At Sunday's WWE live event in Washington, D.C., an announcement was made that the city's Verizon Center will host 2016's Battleground Pay-Per-View on July 24. This will mark the first PPV event held in the United States' capital in more than five years. Battleground is a recent addition to the company's annual schedule, but the event has already garnered a reputation as consistently being one of the worst of the year. At the inaugural show in 2013, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan battled for the vacant WWE Championship, but the match was declared a no contest after The Big Show interfered and a new champion was not crowned. The 2014 iteration of the show saw a highly anticipated Seth Rollins versus Dean Ambrose match cancelled when Ambrose was ejected from the arena for attacking Rollins backstage. Finally, at last year's Battleground, Brock Lesnar got his guaranteed rematch against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, but despite Lesnar's dominance, the match ended in another no contest when The Undertaker returned and attacked Lesnar. Fans interested in attending the event can purchase pre-sale tickets on Ticketmaster using the password VERIZON CENTER. The general sale for the event begins Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 AM ET.
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