Last night during Monday Night Raw, Zack Ryder had to scratch and claw to get a shot at the United States Championship, but Rusev finally gave him what he wanted at a price.

After losing a match to Sheamus, Ryder was destroyed by The Bulgarian Brute and twisted into a pretzel with The Accolade. However, Rusev officially accepted his challenge for a US title match while torturing him.

It was soon revealed on that Rusev vs. Ryder is set for “Battleground” next weekend, and it will be for the United States Championship. The following was written on after the announcement:

“Zack Ryder became a symbolic champion of America after he and Big Show led Team USA to victory over The Multinational Alliance on the Fourth of July. However, with a match against Rusev now confirmed for WWE Battleground, Ryder stands ready to attain something a bit more tangible: the United States Championship.

Though Lana’s Super Athlete appears to be taking the threat of “Zack Daddy” lightly, Ryder historically thrives when it comes to proving doubters wrong. Such was the case when he heroically won the U.S. Championship once before, defeating Dolph Ziggler at WWE TLC 2011 in one of the biggest feel-good wins in memory. More recently, Ryder came away from WrestleMania 32’s seven-Superstar Ladder Match holding the Intercontinental Title, despite the fact he was widely regarded as an underdog heading into the contest.”

Do you think Zack Ryder will defeat Rusev at “Battleground?”


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