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|First event||Battleground (2013)|
|Last event||Battleground (2017)|
WWE Battleground was a professional wrestling event produced by the WWE, a Connecticut-based promotion, and broadcast live and available through pay-per-view (PPV) and the WWE Network. The event was established in 2013, debuting in October on WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2014, the event moved to the July slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2016, the event is regarded as the last PPV event featuring both superstars from Raw and SmackDown, before the newly reinstated WWE brand extension went into full effect.
With the brand extension reinstated in 2016, the pay-per-view in 2017 was a SmackDown branded event. The event was expected to return in 2018, as a Raw branded event. However, the event was taken off WWE's PPV lineup as all events after WrestleMania 34 became dual-branded.
Dates and venues
|Battleground (2013)||October 6, 2013||Buffalo, New York||First Niagara Center||Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan for the vacant WWE Championship|
|Battleground (2014)||July 20, 2014||Tampa, Florida||Tampa Bay Times Forum||John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane vs. Roman Reigns in a Fatal four-way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship|
|Battleground (2015)||July 19, 2015||St. Louis, Missouri||Scottrade Center||Seth Rollins (c) vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship|
|Battleground (2016)||July 24, 2016||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center||Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship|
|Battleground (2017)||July 23, 2017||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Wells Fargo Center||Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison match for the WWE Championship|
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match