Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth asks if you remember when you were kids and your parents told us that if we worked hard enough, we could achieve anything you want. Money in the Bank proved that our parents are big fat liars. No one out works him. He came back from a career threatening injury in record time. He pinned that paper champion, Roman Reigns, in the center of the ring. That was his dream and he achieved it. Where is the WWE Championship? After fighting the match of his life, that thief and scumbag Dean Ambrose came up from behind and smacked him in the back of the head and stole his WWE Title.
To make matters worse, instead of taking me on in my rematch one on one, he has to beat both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in a Triple Threat match at Battleground. That is fine. At Battleground, he will prove that he is and always has been and will always be the greatest member of the Shield. He says that is the truth, but that is Battleground. Seth says he wants to prove something tonight. He will prove that he is more of a man than Dean Ambrose could ever be. He is going to make a one-on-one open challenge to anyone in the locker room to come out and face him in the main event of Smackdown. Who has the guts to take on The Man? Sami Zayn’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage and he walks to the ring. Seth shows fake enthusiasm for Sami and he asks if Sami’s master Kevin Owens let him off the leash for a few hours. He tells Sami to calm down. He says that Sami is the perfect man for him to make an example of later. It couldn’t be any better than this. Dean Ambrose’s music makes his way to the ring. He tells everyone to stop.
Seth says this is his time. Dean says they look like a couple of amateurs and he wants his set brought out. The Ambrose Asylum set it brought into the ring and Dean wants this centered. Dean welcomes everyone to the Ambrose Asylum . . . Championship Edition. Dean draws a title belt on the sign to make it official. Dean introduces the two men who are in the ring. Seth says this is the stupidest thing he has ever seen. Sami says this is exciting. He says he is a huge fan. Dean says he likes Sami’s enthusiasm. Dean asks Seth why is he being such a jackass. Seth says he has his own microphone and he does not have time for Dean’s games because he has a main event match against Sami Zayn. Dean says that Seth has a bad attitude and he might never ask for him to be his guest again. Sami wants to know why does he have to wait for the main event and why not do it now. Dean tells Sami he is the one who asks the questions so he asks the same question. Seth says that is his title and this is his time so he will wrestle Sami when he wants. He calls this bull crap and he leaves the ring. Dean says that Seth has a poor attitude.
Backstage: Seth Rollins is walking in the back and Dean Ambrose stops him and says he is not missing this and he has a front row seat for this. Seth starts to walk and Dean follows behind him.
Seth Rollins versus Sami Zayn
They lock up and Seth pushes Sami away. They lock up and Seth with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Seth relaxes on the turnbuckles to mock Sami. They lock up and Seth with a side head lock. Sami with an arm drag or two. Sami is sent to the apron by Rollins and Sami with a shoulder tackle. Zayn with a head scissors take down. Sami punches Seth and he blocks punches from Seth. Sami with a chop. Sami with an Irish whip and he is sent to the apron. Sami with a forearm and Sami goes for a slingshot move and Rollins with a forearm to send Zayn to the floor. Seth slams Sami’s head into the announce table. Seth sends Sami into the ring and hits a clothesline as we go to commercial.
We are back and Seth kicks Sami in the corner. Seth with more kicks as the referee warns Seth. Zayn and Rollins try for suplexes that are blocked until Seth hits a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. The referee checks on Sami. Seth with a running forearm into the corner and the referee checks on Zayn. Seth slaps Zayn and hits a running forearm in the corner followed by Slingblade for a near fall. Rollins kicks Sami and slaps him in the head. Seth taunts Zayn and punches him. Zayn with a clothesline. Zayn with punches and then he climbs the turnbuckles and punches Rollins. Rollins gets out of the corner. Rollins goes to the floor and relaxes on the announce table. Zayn clotheslines Rollins on the floor. Zayn sends Rollins back into the ring and he goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Rollins goes to the apron and Zayn tries to suplex Rollins back in and Rollins lands on his feet. Zayn goes for the Blue Thunder Bomb but Rollins with elbows to avoid it. Zayn hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Zayn sets for the Helluva Kick but Rollins with a running drop kick and buckle bomb. Rollins goes for a super kick but Zayn blocks it and gets a near fall. Rollins goes for the Pedigree but Zayn counters into a wrist clutch run the ropes tornado DDT. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick but Rollins goes to the floor. Zayn with a plancha onto Rollins but Rollins hits the Pedigree when they get back into the ring and Rollins gets the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match: Rollins celebrates his victory and walks over to the announce table. Rollins has some words with Ambrose and Ambrose tells Rollins to stop touching the title. Seth starts to walk away and then he knocks Dean over and punches him. Dean with a cross body to Rollins and they go into the ring. Ambrose tries for the double underhook DDT but Rollins escapes.