Battleground was added to the WWE event calendar in October 2013, replacing the spot previously occupied by No Way Out. Although the inaugural installment was an absolute disaster, WWE didn't hesitate to bring it back the following summer, where it has remained ever since.
Taking place one month before SummerSlam, it isn't hard to see why Battleground is never taken seriously by WWE; they're merely holding off on putting forth a strong effort until the biggest part of the summer. That was certainly evident this past Sunday night when WWE put on their weakest live special of the year to date where everything (outside of the awesome SmackDown Tag Team Championship match) was abysmal.
Battleground hasn't always been atrocious however, as the 2016 event was actually exceptional and among the best shows WWE had all year. However, even that installment had a handful of bad booking decisions that left fans scratching their head.
Four years removed from its inception, Battleground could be close to extinction after the atrocity we witnessed over the weekend.
In light of Battleground 2017, let's look back at the worst moments to have taken place at the not-so-anticipated annual event over the years.