The latest rumors circulating around the dirt sheets ahead of tonights Smackdown Live could contain some major spoilers for the upcoming Battleground PPV…
According to the poor mans’ Dave Meltzers at PWInsider and confirmed or repeated by pretty much every other dirt sheet, Randy Orton will face WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in a Punjabi Prison match at the PPV. The double bamboo cage match was invented for The Great Khali, who hailed from Punjab, India, for the Great American Bash PPV in 2006. However, Khali was unable to compete due to testing high for liver enzymes before the show, so The Big Show took his place against The Undertaker instead.
If the Punjabi Prison match does indeed return to WWE, we’ll have seen an ambulance match, an “on a pole” match, and a Punjabi Prison all in the span of a few months, which probably indicates that we are entering a new golden age for ridiculous matches, which will hopefully lead to a scaffold match between Vince Russo and Jim Cornette at Wrestlemania.
Are you excited to see the Punjabi Prison match return? Let us know in the comments below, and watch Smackdown tonight to see if the rumor turns out to be true. On the show tonight, we’ll be treated to a rematch of the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match, since in the first one, James Ellsworth, a man, climbed the ladder and retrieved the briefcase.