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WWE Backlash 2018 Results

WWE Backlash 2018
May 6, 2018
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

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WWE Backlash Kickoff Match: Bayley vs. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bayley applies a wrist lock. Ruby reverses the hold. Bayley with a side headlock takeover to Ruby. Ruby slams Bayley’s head on the canvas. Ruby applies a side headlock. Ruby drops Bayley with a shoulder tackle. Bayley slides under Ruby. Bayley with a series of pinning combinations for a two count. Bayley decks Ruby with a Back Elbow Smash. Bayley lands a Flying La Magistral for a two count. Ruby blasts Bayley with a big right hand. Ruby repeatedly bounces Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley fires back with a Corner Clothesline. Up and Over goes Bayley. Bayley takes a swing at Sarah Logan. Ruby with an STO to Bayley. Bayley is trying to regain her composure on the outside.

Ruby applies a side headlock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Ruby drops Bayley with a FlatLiner. Ruby applies an arm-bar. Ruby with a Clubbing Knee Strike for a two count. Ruby goes back to the rear chin lock. Ruby is mauling Bayley in the corner. Ruby places her knee on Bayley’s back. Sarah Logan delivers a cheap shot. Ruby with the lateral press for a two count. Bayley creates distance with The Snake Eyes. Ruby whips Bayley’s face across the middle turnbuckle pad for a two count. Ruby and Bayley are trading back and forth shots.

Bayley with a Leaping Enzuigiri to Ruby. Bayley follows that with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Bayley fires up with multiple lariats. Bayley with a Belly to Back Suplex to Ruby. Ruby reverses out of the irish whip from Bayley. Bayley takes out Logan with a Flying Hurricanrana on the floor. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley connects with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Bayley knocks Liv Morgan off the ring apron. Ruby blasts Bayley with a Bicycle Kick. Ruby lands The Riott Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ruby Riott via Pinfall 

WWE BACKLASH 2018 !!!

First Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollins applies a hammer lock. Rollins with two wrist lock takedowns to Miz. Miz kicks Rollins in the gut. Miz repeatedly stomps on Rollins back and chest. Miz bounces Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rollins reverses out of the irish whip from Miz. Rollins dropkicks Miz. Rollins delivers multiple knife edge chops. Rollins with a Running Forearm Smash. Miz launches Rollins to the ring apron. Rollins creates distance with a big haymaker. Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Miz counters with a Big Boot. Miz slams Rollins head on the announce table. Miz drives Rollins back first to the ring apron. Miz rolls Rollins back into the ring. Miz with a Running Boot for a two count.

Miz applies a rear chin lock. Rollins is dishing out stiff bodyshots. Miz drops Rollins with a High Knee Lift. Miz is mauling Rollins in the center of the ring. Rollins with a quick rollup for a two count. Miz blocks a SuperKick from Rollins. Miz with The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz follows that with a Running Knee Strike. Rollins responds with a Chop/Haymaker Combination. Rollins with a Running X-Factor for a two count. Rollins with a TurnBuckle FlatLiner to Miz. Rollins dives over Miz. Rollins with a SlingBlade. Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Rollins lands a Suicide Dive.

Rollins rolls Miz back into the ring. Miz gets Rollins in position for The Skull Crushing Finale. Rollins catches Miz off guard with a victory roll for a two count. Rollins kicks Miz in the jaw. Rollins connects with a BlockBuster for a two count. Miz decks Rollins with a Back Elbow Smash. Rollins fights out of the Figure Four Leg Lock. Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Miz. Miz slides under Rollins. Miz dumps Rollins face first on the ring apron. Miz goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Rollins counters with a Swinging Side Slam. Rollins follows that with a Frog Splash for a two count.

Miz rolls himself out of the ring. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Miz. For the second time in the match, Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Rollins goes for another Suicide Dive, but Miz counters with a Big Haymaker. Miz and Rollins are trading back and forth shots. Miz avoids The Revolution Knee Strike. Miz gets Rollins trapped in The Figure Four Leg Lock. Rollins crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Following a long punching exchange, Miz kicks Rollins in the face. Rollins responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz follows that with The Awesome Clothesline. Rollins has Miz perched on the top turnbuckle. Miz attacks the injured knee of Rollins. Rollins with a SuperPlex to Miz. Rollins goes for a Roll Through Falcon Arrow, but Miz counters with another Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz avoids The Flying Blackout. Miz rolls Rollins over for a two count. Rollins plants Miz with The Blackout to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Second Match: Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Bliss dropkicks the left knee of Nia. Bliss applies a Sleeper Hold. Nia with a Hip Lock TakeOver to Bliss. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Nia. Bliss repeatedly kicks the back of Nia’s hamstring. Bliss rakes the eyes of Nia. Nia HeadButts Bliss. Nia follows that with a Body Avalanche. Nia with a Biel Throw/Body Avalanche Combination. Bliss is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Bliss attacks Nia from the ring apron. Bliss kicks Nia in the face. Bliss with a big haymaker for a one count. Bliss places her knee on Nia’s neck. Bliss stomps Nia’s head on the canvas. Bliss talks smack to Nia.

Bliss levels Nia with a Knee Lift. Bliss slaps Nia in the face. Bliss goes for a DDT, but Nia blocks it. Bliss fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Nia drops Bliss with another Body Avalanche. Nia goes for a Rolling Senton, but Bliss ducks out of the way. Bliss slams Nia’s head on the canvas. Bliss is mauling Nia in the center of the ring. Nia catches Bliss in mid-air. Nia goes for an Avalanche Samoan Drop, but Bliss blocks it. Bliss applies a side headlock. Bliss transitions into a front face lock. Nia drives Bliss back first into the turnbuckles. Nia launches Bliss half way across the ring.

Nia clotheslines Bliss. Nia goes back to her Biel Throw/Body Avalanche Combination. Nia brings Bliss to the corner. Bliss sends Nia crashing to the outside. Bliss connects with a Snap DDT on the steel ring steps. Bliss rolls Nia back into the ring. Bliss with the cover for a two count. Bliss is throwing a temper tantrum. Bliss delivers clubbing blows to the back of Nia. Bliss goes for a PowerBomb, but Nia blocks it. Bliss kicks Nia off the second rope for a two count. Bliss walks over Nia. Bliss goes for The Twisted Bliss, but Nia counters with The Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Third Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Randy Orton For The WWE United States Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hardy applies a side headlock. Hardy drops Orton with a shoulder tackle. Hardy applies a waist lock. Orton decks Hardy with a Back Elbow Smash. Orton applies a side headlock. Orton with a shoulder tackle of his own for a one count. Hardy responds with a SitOut Jaw Breaker. Hardy follows that with a dropkick. Hardy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Orton. Hardy with a Flying Clothesline off the ring apron. Hardy rolls Orton back into the ring . Orton kicks Hardy in the gut. Orton dropkicks Hardy for a two count. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate, but Orton blocks it.

Orton has Hardy tied in the tree of woe. Orton repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Orton delivers multiple haymakers in the corner. Orton uppercuts Hardy. Hardy rolls himself out of the ring. Hardy with a Flying Leg Lariat off the steel ring steps. Hardy transitions into a ground and pound attack. Hardy takes off his t-shirt. Hardy slams Orton’s head on the ring steps. Hardy goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Orton counters with a Standing Dropkick.

Orton with Three Belly to Back Suplex’s on the ringside barricade. Orton with the cover for a two count. Orton wears down Hardy with The Garvin Stomp. Orton dumps Hardy ribs first on the top rope for a two count. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Hardy gets back to a vertical base. Hardy with shots to midsection of Orton. Hardy hits The Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick.

Hardy connects with The Whisper In The Hand for a two count. Orton goes for an RKO, but Hardy blocks it. Orton PowerSlams Hardy for a two count. Orton goes for a IEDDT, but Hardy counters with an Inverted Mule Kick. Orton avoids The Hardyac Arrest. Orton drops Hardy with The IEDDT. Hardy rolls Orton over for a two count. Hardy kicks Orton in the gut. Hardy clocks Orton with The Twist of Fate. Hardy lands The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Jeff Hardy via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass 

Bryan ducks a clothesline from Cass. Bryan is dishing out multiple buzzsaw kicks. Bryan attacks the midsection of Cass. Bryan kicks the back of Cass hamstring. Cass drops Bryan with a straight right hand. Cass slaps the ribs of Bryan. Bryan lowers the rope which sends Cass tumbling to the outside. Bryan with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Cass. Bryan lands a Flying Knee Strike. Bryan follows that with a Missile Dropkick. Bryan delivers a series of YES! Kicks.

Bryan goes for a Leg Lariat, but Cass counters with a SpineBuster. Cass is poses for the crowd. Cass with vicious open hand chops to Bryan. Cass bodyslams Bryan. Cass follows that with an Elbow Drop for a two count. Cass with rapid fire haymakers across the forehead of Bryan. Cass gets Bryan trapped in the Canadian Back Breaker Rack. Bryan drop toe holds Cass into the middle turnbuckle pad.

Bryan fires up with a series of Running Corner Dropkicks. Cass sends Bryan sternum first to the canvas. Cass with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Cass walks over Bryan. Cass is wearing down Bryan with short-arm clotheslines. Cass goes for a Big Boot, but Bryan ducks out of the way. Bryan blasts Cass with a Leg Lariat. Bryan applies The YES! Lock which forces Cass to tap out. After the match, Cass attacks Bryan from behind. Cass is tossing Bryan around the ringside area. Cass drops Bryan with a Big Boot.

Winner: Daniel Bryan via Submission 

Fifth Match: Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship 

Charlotte woo’s at Carmella. Charlotte drops Carmella with a Big Boot. Carmella rolls herself out of the ring. Charlotte tells Carmella to bring it. Carmella wants to get intentionally counted out. Charlotte gets in Carmella’s way. Charlotte chases Carmella around the ringside area. Charlotte slams Carmella’s head on the floor. Charlotte rolls Carmella back into the ring. Charlotte with the cover for a two count. Charlotte kicks Carmella in the gut. Charlotte gets Carmella trapped in a number of pinning predicaments.

Carmella fights out of the Figure Four Leg Lock. Charlotte clotheslines Carmella. Charlotte goes for a SlingShot Plancha, but Carmella ducks out of the way. Carmella SuperKicks Charlotte for a two count. Carmella transitions into a ground and pound attack. Carmella with the lateral press for a two count. Carmella applies a rear chin lock. Charlotte gets back to a vertical base. Charlotte with a Back Pack Stunner to Carmella. Charlotte goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Carmella counters with The Edge O Matic. Carmella locks in The Bow and Arrow Stretch.

Charlotte fires up with stiff knife edge chops. Charlotte proceeds to strut in the center of the ring. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex to Carmella. Charlotte follows that with a Running Knee Strike. Carmella drives Charlotte’s head to the ring apron. Carmella gets Charlotte trapped in the Ring Post Stretch. Carmella starts paint brushing Charlotte. Carmella moonwalks. Charlotte Spears Carmella. Charlotte goes for a Jack Knife Cover, but Carmella counters with The Code Of Silence. Carmella negates The Cradle Tombstone PileDriver from Charlotte. Charlotte delivers another Big Boot for a two count. Charlotte goes for a MoonSault ducks out of the way. Carmella thrust kicks the back of Charlotte’s injured knee to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, Carmella via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a No Disqualification Match For The WWE Championship 

Nakamura is playing mind games with Styles. Nakamura goes for a Knee Strike, but Styles ducks out of the way. Styles drags Nakamura out of the ring. Styles repeatedly whips Nakamura back first to the ringside barricade. Styles bounces Nakamura head on the ring apron. Styles with multiple strikes in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Styles kicks Nakamura in the back. Styles with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Nakamura responds with a Big Boot. Styles with a Pendulum Back Breaker to Nakamura. Nakamura attacks the throat of Styles. Nakamura applies a side headlock. Styles leapfrogs over Nakamura. Styles dropkicks Nakamura. Styles continues to use the ringside barricade as a weapon.

Nakamura avoids The Stinger Splash. Nakamura with a Forearm Smash to Styles. Nakamura sends Styles sternum first to the steel ring steps. Nakamura has Styles draped across the ring apron. Nakamura with a Guillotine Knee Drop for a two count. Nakamura with a series of buzzsaw kicks to Styles. Nakamura is choking Styles with his boot. Nakamura connects with Bad Vibrations. Nakamura with a Diving Knee Drop for a two count. Styles fires back with knife edge chops. Nakamura drops Styles with a Roundhouse Kick. Nakamura with a Back Body Drop for a one count. Nakamura follows that with Cheek Bone Knee Strikes.

Nakamura applies a front face lock. Styles goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Nakamura with a Single Leg Dropkick to Styles. Nakamura launches Styles into the time keepers area. Nakamura trips Styles in mid-air. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura transitions into a Dragon Sleeper. Nakamura goes for a Release Exploder Suplex, but Styles counters with a straight right hand. Nakamura places Styles on the top rope. Nakamura hits The Rib Shot.

Nakamura lands a Flying Kinshasa for a two count. Nakamura connects with The LandSlide for a two count. Nakamura is putting the boots to Styles on the bottom rope. Nakamura brings a steel chair into the ring. Nakamura fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Nakamura responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Nakamura with a Release Exploder Suplex on the chair for a two count. Styles throws the chair at Nakamura’s knee. Styles is busted open.

Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Styles. Styles locks in The Calf Crusher. Nakamura transitions into a Triangle Choke. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Nakamura blocks it. Styles with a Running Forearm Smash across the back of Nakamura’s head. Styles with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Styles drops Nakamura with a Pele Kick. Nakamura and Styles are trading stiff low blows. Following a forearm exchange, Nakamura HeadButts Styles. Nakamura and Styles proceeds to kick each other in the grape fruits. Referee Jason Ayers calls for the bell.

Match Result: Double CountOut, but still WWE Champion, AJ Styles 

Seventh Match: Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn 

Lashley and Zayn will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley backs Zayn into the turnbuckles. Zayn pats Lashley on the chest. Zayn tells Lashley to back up. Zayn applies a side headlock. Lashley drops Zayn with a shoulder tackle. Zayn says that he has vertigo. Zayn tags in Owens. Lashley with a waist lock takedown. Lashley bounces Owens head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley with a Corner Spear to Owens. Owens kicks Lashley in the face. Lashley ducks a clothesline from Owens. Lashley with a Swinging Neck Breaker. Owens tags in Zayn.

Lashley with a Corner Clothesline to Zayn. Lashley follows that with a series of back elbow smashes. Zayn is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Zayn kicks Lashley in the gut. Lashley throws Zayn back first to the ringside barricade. Lashley with a Haymaker to Zayn. Lashley is distracted by Owens. Zayn sends Lashley crashing to the outside. Zayn tags in Owens. Owens with a Running Senton on the floor. Owens rolls Lashley back into the ring. Owens is putting the boots to Lashley. KAMI continues to cut the ring in half.

Zayn transitions into a ground and pound attack. Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Owens tells Strowman to shut up. Lashley gets back to a vertical base. Lashley drops Zayn with a FlatLiner. Lashley makes the hot tag to Strowman. Strowman fires up with two clotheslines. Strowman with a Body Avalanche to Owens. Strowman with a Running Shoulder Block on the floor. Strowman launches Zayn into the ringside barricade. Strowman levels Owens with an Inside Out Lariat. Owens sends Strowman crashing shoulder first to the steel ring post.

Owens tags in Zayn. Strowman goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Zayn lands back on his feet. Zayn starts heading to the backstage area. Owens yells at Zayn. Zayn rolls Owens back into the ring. Strowman with a Drop Down Lariat to Owens. This time it’s Owens who throws Zayn back into the ring. Zayn slaps Owens in the face. Strowman tags in Lashley. Strowman delivers another Body Avalanche. Lashley follows that with a SpineBuster. Lashley plants Owens with a Delayed Vertical Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe 

Joe attacks Reigns before the bell rings. Joe unloads vicious Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Reigns and Joe are trading back and forth shots on the floor. Joe puts Reigns through the spanish announce table with a Uranage Slam. Joe is throwing Reigns around like a rag doll. Joe rolls Reigns back into the ring. Joe with a series of left jabs to Reigns. Following a snap mare takeover, Joe kicks Reigns in the back. Joe with a Running Knee Drop for a two count. Joe applies a long key lock. Joe transitions into a Cravate.

Reigns with straight right hands to Joe. Joe decks Reigns with The CSS Enzuigiri for a two count. Joe goes back to the Cravate. Reigns attacks the midsection of Joe. Joe bounces Reigns head on the top rope. Joe lands a Suicide Dive. Joe with the cover for a two count. Joe is wearing down Reigns with The Key Lock. Following a forearm exchange, Reigns drops Joe with a Big Boot. Joe rolls himself out of the ring. Reigns connects with The Drive By. Reigns follows that with a series of lariats. Reigns goes for a Diving Lariat, but Joe counters with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Joe with a Big Boot to Reigns. Joe with a Running Senton for a two count.

Joe goes for a Uranage Slam, but Reigns blocks it. Joe kicks Reigns in the jaw. Reigns responds with a SpineBuster for a two count. Reigns goes for a Drive By, but Joe counters with a Coquina Clutch. Reigns rolls Joe over for a two count. Reigns hits The SuperMan Punch for a two count. Joe decks Reigns with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Reigns responds with a Spear for a two count. Reigns side steps Joe into the turnbuckles. Joe gets Reigns trapped in the Coquina Clutch. Reigns blocks The Muscle Buster. Reigns dives over Joe. Reigns plants Joe with another Spear to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

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