The wrestlers and managers in the WWE have made an art out of holding a grudge and carrying feuds.
Now the “Battleground” has been set. The first “WWE Battleground” will be broadcast live around the world Sunday from our very own First Niagara Center where multiple championships will be on the line.
CM Punk will seek revenge for being jumped in his hometown of Chicago when he battles Ryback and his manager Paul Heyman. Daniel Bryan will fight Randy Orton for the vacant WWE Championship, and Bryan’s fiancee, Brie Bella, will face AJ Lee for the Diva’s Championship.
Alberto Del Rio defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Rob Van Dam in a Battleground Hardcore Rules Match. Finally, the Rhodes family will have a lot at stake when Cody Rhodes and Goldust fight Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. On the line: If the Rhodes family loses, they are all out of the WWE forever – including dad Dusty. A “pre-event” kickoff match between Dolph Ziggler and Damien Sandow starts at 7:30 p.m.
Available tickets are from $25 to $300 (box office, www.tickets.com). Be sure to buy some pink gear to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of the WWE’s Rise Above Cancer campaign. Visit www.firstniagaracenter.com.
– Toni Ruberto