Battleground was a professional wrestling pay-per-view show made by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It was held on October 6, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. It was announced on the July 29 episode of WWE Raw as the new October WWE pay-per-view which would replace Over the Limit.
|Promotion||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||October 6, 2013|
|Venue||First Niagara Center|
|City||Buffalo, New York|
|Battleground Kickoff (Pre-show)||Dolph Ziggler defeated Damien Sandow||Singles match||10:22|
|1||Alberto Del Rio (c) defeated Rob Van Dam (with Ricardo Rodriguez) by submission||Battleground Hardcore Rules match for the World Heavyweight Championship||17:08|
|2||The Real Americans (Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro) (with Zeb Colter) defeated Santino Marella and The Great Khali (with Hornswoggle)||Tag team match||07:11|
|3||Curtis Axel (c) (with Paul Heyman) defeated R-Truth||Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship||7:36|
|4||AJ Lee (c) (with Tamina Snuka) defeated Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella)||Singles match for the WWE Divas Championship||6:37|
|5||Goldust and Cody Rhodes (with Dusty Rhodes) defeated The Shield (Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) (with Dean Ambrose)||Tag team match
If Goldust and Cody won, they would be reinstated by WWE. If The Shield won, Dusty would have lost his job as an NXT trainer and the Rhodes family would have been banned from WWE.
|6||Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) defeated Kofi Kingston||Singles match||8:27|
|7||CM Punk defeated Ryback (with Paul Heyman)||Singles match||14:47|
|8||Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton ended in a no contest||Singles match for the vacant WWE Championship||25:00|
|(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match|
- "WWE Battleground Announced as New October Pay-Per-View". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "Dolph Ziggler def. Damien Sandow (Kickoff Match)". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Rob Van Dam (Battleground Hardcore Rules Match)". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "The Real Americans def. Santino Marella & The Great Khali". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel def. R-Truth". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Brie Bella". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
- "Cody Rhodes & Goldust def. WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "Bray Wyatt def. Kofi Kingston". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "CM Punk def. Ryback". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton ended in a No Contest". WWE. Retrieved 2013-10-31.