Just five days after the WWE Draft on the premiere episode of WWE SmackDown Live, Dean Ambrose will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against former members of The Shield Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Since the odds aren't likely that all three men will get drafted to the same brand, this may be the last opportunity for a while that the WWE Universe has to see Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose compete in a Triple Threat Match.

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While Roman Reigns is still serving his suspension for violating the WWE's Wellness Policy, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose have been including the Big Dog in their promo work on Monday Night RAW and Thursday Night SmackDown. When Rollins suggests that Reigns doesn't deserve to be in the match at Battleground, the live audiences seems to agree. But there's no reason to think the WWE Universe will get their wish, as Roman Reigns is scheduled to come off of his suspension just days before Battleground.

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What follows is one part in a series of WWE Battleground articles, in which we take a look at a current or former WWE Superstar's history at Battleground, and what their past experiences might tell us about that same (or a similar) competitor at WWE Battleground 2016 on July 24.

Win-loss record at WWE Battleground

Over the course of the three years that WWE Battleground has been a recurring event, the former members of The Shield have been involved in five matches.

One interesting thing to note is that Rollins (1-2) is the only one with a victory, and it was a forfeit victory after Ambrose (0-1) had been ejected from the building. Ambrose has never technically compete in a match at Battleground. In 2013, Rollins and Reigns (0-3) lost to Cody Rhodes as Goldust. In 2014, Reigns lost his chance to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He lost to Bray Wyatt in 2015 and Rollins was disqualified against Brock Lesnar at last year's Battleground.

WWE Battleground title matches

Dean Ambrose will be competing in a title match at Battleground for the first time this year. In 2014, Roman Reigns was one of three challengers (along with Kane and Randy Orton) in a Fatal 4-Way Match, hoping to take the strap from John Cena. Last year, Seth Rollins defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar. Although he didn't win the match, he still left with the gold.

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While the tag belts weren't on the line, The Shield held the WWE Tag Team Championship during their non-title match against the Rhodes brothers. Dean, who didn't have a match at all, was the WWE United States Champion at the time. So Reigns and Ambrose have left WWE Battleground with a title once, while Rollins has left the event with gold twice.

Worthy competition at Battleground

It should come as no surprise that the list of opponents The Shield has faced at Battleground includes only probable (if not certain) future WWE Hall of Fame inductees. John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Kane, Bray Wyatt, Goldust and Cody Rhodes make up the list.

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Predictions for Battleground 2016

WWE Battleground hasn't been very good to Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose or Seth Rollins in the past. Considering that two of the three men will leave Battleground 2016 as losers, the trend for The Shield only improves slightly by the fact that one of them will walk out of Washinton, D.C. on July 19 with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Ambrose is a relatively new champion, so it seems unlikely that he'd drop the title back to Rollins so quickly—and even less likely that Roman Reigns would become a four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion so early in his career. Sticking with the history that shows no member of The Shield has ever lost a title at WWE Battleground, Dean Ambrose seems like the safe bet for 2016's main event Triple Threat Match. 

WWE Battleground 2016 airs live, exclusively on the WWE Network on July 24. Battleground will be available to stream on-demand immediately via the WWE Network.

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