The next WWE "SmackDown Live" exclusive pay-per-view will be WWE "Battleground" 2017. The big event will take place in July with the blue brand's top superstars in action. So far, several matches have been announced for the next "SmackDown" PPV, with speculation as to what else could find its way onto to the card. With two championship matches already set in motion, what else might join the WWE "Battleground" match card for next month's event?

Matches announced

On Tuesday, June 27th the episode of WWE "SmackDown Live" featured two matches that were officially set up for the upcoming pay-per-view.

Early on during the show, The Usos were able to defeat Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder in a non-title match. After they won, The New Day came out to get in the ring and called out The Usos for leaving their title match at "Money in the Bank." New Day demanded a title rematch at "Battleground" and after some trash talk, The Usos accepted. That means the WWE "SmackDown" Tag Team titles will be on the line at the PPV.

In another segment during "SmackDown," Randy Orton came down to the ring still angry over Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers' actions towards his father at the "MITB" PPV. Orton said he wasn't leaving the ring until he got what he wanted: either his hands on Jinder or another match against him.

Commissioner Shane McMahon came to the ring and told Orton he could have his title rematch at "Battleground," but that the champion would get to choose a stipulation for it.

Jinder Mahal arrived out with The Singh Brothers and eventually said they will have a Punjabi Prison Match at the PPV.

It will be the third one in the history of WWE, with others involving Big Show vs. Undertaker and Batista vs. The Great Khali.

Other possible matches

During the recent "SmackDown Live," Shane McMahon also said there will be a battle royal coming up on the blue brand's show for July 4th. The winner of that match becomes new No.

1 contender for Kevin Owens' United States Championship. With AJ Styles standing backstage, it would seem he's the frontrunner to win. However, John Cena is also making his return on July 4th as a "free agent." Will he compete in the match and win it?

There's also a potential Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin match. That was suggested as "The King of Strong Style" was seen backstage watching Corbin defeat Sami Zayn in a match. After Corbin's win, Shinsuke was interviewed about the possibility of facing Corbin in the ring and said "The Lone Wolf" should be afraid of what he might do to him.

A few other WWE "Battleground" match possibilities could feature Sami Zayn battling Mike Kanellis and women's champion Naomi putting her title on the line at the event. While she's defeated Lana twice, will WWE push a third match between the two? It's always possible that someone such as Tamina or Natalya gets a shot at Naomi too. It would be strange to see Carmela get the shot, especially after winning the "MITB" briefcase, again.

The WWE "Battleground" pay-per-view is scheduled for Sunday, July 23rd from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.