On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 23, 2017, WWE Battleground 2017 took place. This event featured the return of the Punjabi Prison match and the WWE Championship was contested for the first time in this match.
Former World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali returned to WWE during the main event and helped Jinder Mahal win the Punjabi Prison match to retain the WWE Championship. Also at the event, Kevin Owens defeated AJ Styles to become a 3 time United States Champion. Below are the results from the PPV:
– Kickoff Match: Aiden English def. Tye Dillinger
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day def. The Usos (c) to win the Titles.
– Shinsuke Nakamura def. Mr. Money In The Bank Baron Corbin via DQ.
– Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match For A SmackDown Women’s Championship Match At SummerSlam 2017:
Natalya def. Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Lana & Tamina Snuka
– United States Championship Match: Kevin Owens def. AJ Styles (c) to win the Title.
– Flag Match: John Cena def. Rusev
– Sami Zayn def. Mike Kanellis
– Punjabi Prison Match For The WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal (c) def. Randy Orton to retain the Title.
You can watch The Great Khali’s return below: