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Backstage News On Last Minute Change To Battleground Finish

– According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the decision to have AJ Styles lose at Battleground and crown Kevin Owens as US Champion was made last minute, possibly just before the match started or even during.

AJ Styles was visibly upset about the loss last night, Seen below, Styles did not leave the ring until Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers segment and was seen kicking over a ring step.

Interesting note, AJ Styles was heavily favored to defeat Kevin Owens last might, Styles was a -4950 favorite while Owens was a +1650 underdog.

I don’t know it was shown on TV, but AJ stuck around a bit after his match. He was really selling his loss. Even kocking over the ring step pic.twitter.com/Co0VJrdlCs

— Anthony (@megal0maniak) July 24, 2017

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Bayley On Bittersweet Victory, Bray Wyatt Teases Family Reunion

– WWE has released the following RAW Fallout video featuring Bayley reflecting on her bittersweet victory by defeating her best friend en route to a Raw Women’s Title Match against Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam.

– Bray Wyatt continues to release cryptic tweets in the middle of the night, the following tweet hints at a possible Wyatt Family reunion:

Rebellion, an act only brothers can achieve. #DisObey?@LukeHarperWWE @ERICKROWAN @BraunStrowman pic.twitter.com/KCJlR6mAFg

— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) July 25, 2017

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Jim Ross On Punjabi Prison Match, Wrestling Fans’ Passion, Natalya vs. Naomi

Following Sunday night’s WWE Battleground 2017 pay-per-view, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog on his official website, JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some of the highlights.

On the Flag Match and Punjabi Prison Match at WWE Battleground: “Any time two major, main event level matches have little to no ‘near falls’ included due to the structure of their match i.e. the Punjabi Prison bout and the Flag Match, it’s a risky premise. I’m still not sure that I could pass a quiz on the rules of the Punjabi Prison match, which had challenging sight lines for TV through all the bamboo, etc. Those basic challenges can make it hard for the live audience to emotionally invest.”

On the passion wrestling fans have: “While I admire and respect the passion of ‘rasslin fans, I can only hope that they are as passionate about the more significant things in their lives as they are about show biz athletics. This may be like the ‘pot’ calling the ‘kettle’ black, too, I will readily admit. I’ve been as guilty as most in this department.”

On Natalya earning the SmackDown Live Women’s Title shot against Naomi at the upcoming WWE SummerSlam: “Surprised that Nattie won the women’s bout, but not displeased. Many fans are complaining that Charlotte did not win but that was not a concern for me as its simply a matter of getting more talents, in this case Nattie, better ready for higher profile bookings. Charlotte is ‘ready’ whether she won Sunday night or not but Charlotte needs more, viable opponents going forward and Nattie, for one, can certainly fill that void.”

Check out the complete Jim Ross blog at JRsBarBQ.com. Also, don’t forget to follow JR on Twitter @JRsBBQ and to tune into his “Ross Report” podcast each week at PodcastOne.com.

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WWE SmackDown Live Preview (7/25): Aftermath Of Mahal’s Punjabi Prison Win

WWE returns to The Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday evening, as the blue brand returns and the latest episode of 205 Live will take place.

The WWE.com preview for tonight’s show reads as follows:

SmackDown LIVE preview, July 25, 2017: Witness the aftermath of Jinder Mahal’s controversial Punjabi Prison win

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal’s victory over Randy Orton inside the Punjabi Prison at WWE Battleground left fans around the world stunned, as The Great Khali unexpectedly returned to keep The Viper trapped inside the menacing structure. With the WWE Title still in his possession, what lies ahead for The Modern Day Maharaja? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Additionally, the official WWE website is focusing on the following “Quick Hits” for tonight:

SmackDown LIVE Preview : Quick Hits

* Who will step up to challenge Jinder Mahal?
* Will AJ Styles continue his pursuit of the United States Championship?
* How will The New Day’s title win change Team Blue’s Tag Team division?
* Who blindsided The Fashion Police?

Join us here later this evening for live play-by-play results coverage of this week’s episode of SmackDown Live!

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