Shortly after John Cena returned to the WWE on July 4th, he was booked in a match with Rusev for Battleground.
On SmackDown Live this evening, John Cena returned and was confronted by Rusev. After Rusev badmouthed the U.S., John Cena challenged him to a flag match to take place later that night. Rusev did not accept, saying that they will fight on his terms.
But only about 20 minutes later, Daniel Bryan made this match official. It will take place at Battleground, the SmackDown Live exclusive pay-per-view that will air on Sunday, July 23rd.