WWE Performance Center
June 14, 2020
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show hyping up all the matches we’re going to
see tonight on WWE Backlash.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Bayley and Sasha Banks are
interviewed backstage. They’re asked if they lose the titles will
their friendship be over. They are offended by the question. Bayley
says Kayla Braxton will look in the mirror and realize how stupid
that was later tonight.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics vs. Sasha Banks and
The bell rings. It’ll be Nikki Cross, Bayley, and Billie Kay
starting the match. Kay yells at Alexa Bliss, so Cross forearms her
down. Cross throws forearms at Kay and Bayley until they whip her
down by the hair. Bayley punches Kay before running her into Peyton
Royce. Sasha Banks tags in, but Cross tags Bliss in. Bliss forearms
Banks back. All three teams are in a standoff. Banks, Bliss, and
Royce are legal. Royce knocks Bliss down and rolls Banks up for a
two count. Banks clubs Royce and hits a springboard arm drag for a
two count. Banks avoids a leg trip. Banks tries to avoid a Gory
Special with a roll-up, but Royce drops down. Bliss kicks Banks and
takes Royce down. Royce turns Bliss over and picks up a two count.
All three teams get in the ring again and standoff. A brawl breaks
out. Bliss slaps Royce and Banks before tagging Cross in. Royce
quickly hits Cross with a spin kick for a two count. Bayley tags in,
but the referee doesn’t see it. She re-tags and legally enters.
Cross takes Bayley down, but Kay breaks up the pin. Kay and Bayley
team up to double-team Cross. They then turn on each other. Kay
suplexes Bayley and poses. Bayley and Kay fumble through a spot
before Banks knees Kay in the head. Bayley covers, but Cross breaks
it up. Cross fights back, and all three women get taken out.
Bliss tags in and clotheslines Bayley and Royce. Bliss dropkicks
Bayley down before hitting double knees on Royce. Bliss immediately
transitions into a Thesz Press on Bayley. Bliss takes Banks and
Royce down with the press as well. Bliss knocks Kay off the apron
and hits a double cross-body block on Royce and Bayley. Banks tags
in, but Royce hits a cross-body block off the apron onto the other
Royce elbows Banks in the face, and the IIconics hit the Magic
Killer. Bliss and Cross quickly hit The IIconics. Bliss and Cross
hit Royce with a double-team flapjack. Kay drags Cross out of the
ring, and they clunk heads. Bliss hits Twisted Bliss on Royce. Banks
immediately rolls Bliss up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Sasha
Banks and Bayley
WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman drives up to the WWE
Video Package: Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Sheamus quickly hooks a side headlock and takes Hardy down before
ripping at his face. Hardy fights up and applies a waistlock.
Sheamus backs him to the corner, but Hardy hooks a side headlock.
Sheamus tries to whip Hardy off, but Hardy cinches in the side
headlock. Sheamus quickly knees him and talks trash in the corner.
Sheamus kicks him before ripping at his fishnet shirt. Sheamus sends
him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Hardy
dropkicks him in the knees and stomps at the leg. Hardy hits a
slingshot splash and continues to club the back. Hardy backs up, and
Sheamus pops up with a clothesline. Sheamus shouts an insult at the
Sheamus uppercuts Hardy down and chokes him on the ropes. Sheamus
rips at the shirt again and sends him into the ropes, but Hardy
holds on. Hardy drops him on the apron and dropkicks him to the
floor. Hardy dives off the steel steps and clotheslines Sheamus
down. Hardy bounces Sheamus off the commentary table and removes the
top half of the steel steps. Hardy thinks about it and puts it down.
Hardy gets in the ring and clubs Sheamus before trying for a suplex.
Sheamus blocks it, powers Hardy to the corner, and viciously elbows
away at him. Sheamus then gives him a front suplex that clips
Hardy’s leg on the ring post. Hardy falls to the apron and clutches
his leg. Sheamus lifts Hardy up and hits a swinging sidewalk slam.
Sheamus goes to the second rope and hits a diving knee drop for a
near fall. Sheamus shouts at the crowd before digging his boot into
Hardy’s throat. Sheamus drags him into the ring and hits a pair of
Irish Curse Backbreakers for another near fall. Sheamus applies a
chin lock, but Hardy fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Sheamus
quickly floors him with a vicious knee to the face for a near fall.
Sheamus shouts at Michael Cole on commentary. Sheamus goes back to
the chin lock on Hardy. Hardy fights up, sends Sheamus sternum-first
into the turnbuckles, and hits a back suplex. Hardy starts to punch
away at him and hits the ropes, but Sheamus wipes him out with a
clothesline. Sheamus jumps off the top rope, but Hardy avoids it.
Hardy connects with Whisper in the Wind. Hardy takes Sheamus, hits a
double leg drop, and splashes him for a two count. Hardy sets up for
a Twist of Fate, but Sheamus rolls him up for a two count. Hardy
hits a mule kick, but Sheamus soon sends him into the ropes. Hardy
hits a modified Sling Blade and starts going to the top rope.
Sheamus cuts him off and climbs to the top rope. Hardy punches him
off and goes for a Swanton Bomb. Sheamus sweeps the feet, and Hardy
falls onto Sheamus. Sheamus connects with White Noise for another
Sheamus grabs Hardy’s legs and stomps the midsection. Sheamus then
applies the Irish Cloverleaf. Hardy screams in pain, but he makes it
to the bottom rope for the rope break. Sheamus kicks Hardy in the
back a few times. Sheamus sets him up on the apron and hits the 10
Beats of the Bodhrán. Hardy collapses in pain. Sheamus lifts Hardy,
but Hardy slides off and sends him shoulder-first into the ring
post. Hardy drops Sheamus with the Twist of Fate! Hardy follows up
with a Swanton Bomb, but Sheamus gets a foot on the bottom rope
before the three count!
Hardy catches Sheamus going outside and dives off the barricade, but
Sheamus Brogue Kicks him out of mid-air! Sheamus gets him in the
ring and connects with another Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
The Miz and John Morrison are talking about being co-Universal
Champions. Kayla Braxton says whoever scores the win is the SOLE
Universal Champion. They look shocked and pretend to be ok with it.
Otis comes up and says he may cash in if they win tonight. Mandy
Rose says they won’t be Universal Champion for long.
Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship
Raw Women’s Championship
Nia Jax vs. Asuka (c)
Asuka opens up with some punches, but Jax quickly stops her. Asuka
goes for a sleeper hold, but Jax powers her off. Asuka tries for an
arm bar, but Jax head-butts her off. Asuka kicks her back and
bounces her off the turnbuckle. Jax swats her away, but Asuka
quickly applies an octopus stretch. Asuka viciously bends the arm
back, but Jax somehow powers out. Jax lifts her up, but Asuka goes
for a takedown. Jax quickly avalanches her down. Jax backs up and
avalanches Asuka in the corner before throwing Asuka across the
ring. Jax connects with a scoop slam for a two count.
Jax stretches Asuka on the ropes for a few moments. Asuka punches
her back and charges, but Jax hits a one-armed spinebuster for a
near fall. Jax applies a cobra clutch, but Asuka fights up. Asuka
goes for a guillotine, but Jax lifts her up and hits a jackhammer
for a near fall. Jax cannot believe it. Asuka viciously backhands
her and strikes away at her. Asuka gets out of a Samoan Drop and
goes for a roll-up, but Jax doesn’t go down. Jax goes for a
cannonball, but Asuka moves. Asuka hits a sliding knee for a near
fall. Asuka soon takes her down and hits a hip attack to the face
for a near fall. Asuka kicks away at the chest, but Jax counters
into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall.
Jax angrily backs up and charges, but Asuka takes her over the top
rope. Asuka then catches her with an arm bar at ringside. The
referee counts them out.
Asuka remains Raw Women’s Champion
Asuka angrily comes off the apron with a hip attack to Jax.
MVP is backstage talking about wanting lots of champagne for Bobby
Lashley’s championship celebration. Lana walks up and says this is
the greatest night in Lashley’s career. It’s because of her that
he’s been successful. MVP says he’s not the person she should be
having this conversation with. He didn’t tell her to stay backstage.
Maybe she should have this conversation with her husband. She’s
scared to hear what Lashley will tell her. MVP has to go tend to the
new WWE Champion.
Video Package: WWE Universal Championship
The Miz and John Morrison make their way to the ring. Before one of
them becomes the WWE Universal Champion, they want to show a music
video that’s sweeping the nation.
Music Video: Miz and Morrison perform “Hey Hey Ho Ho.” Braun
Strowman’s music interrupts the video.
WWE Universal Championship – Handicap Match
The Miz and John Morrison vs. Braun Strowman (c)
It’ll be Strowman starting against The Miz. Miz tags John Morrison
in and gets a cheap shot in on Strowman. Morrison avoids some shots
from Strowman before Miz tags in. Miz quickly goes to ringside and
is stalling. Morrison distracts Strowman, and Miz attacks from
behind. Morrison tags in, and they hit a double-team dropkick.
Morrison gets dropped on the apron, so he kicks him back. Strowman
grabs him by the throat and throws him. Miz tags in, and he looks
terrified. Miz snaps Strowman off the top rope and big boots him.
Strowman doesn’t feel it. Miz tries to beg him off and looks for a
tag, but Morrison is still recovering. Strowman kicks Miz back and
whips him into Morrison, who just got back on the apron. Strowman
then throws Miz out of the ring. Strowman sets up for a shoulder
block train, but Miz and Morrison get in the ring. Morrison kicks
Strowman off the apron. Miz knocks Strowman back, and Morrison hits
a corkscrew plancha.
Strowman is in the ring with Miz. Miz kicks him in the face and
covers, but Strowman kicks out at one. Miz goes for a sleeper hold,
but Strowman powers Miz to the corner. Morrison blind tags in and
chop blocks Strowman. Morrison elbows away at Strowman before
kicking away at him. Morrison kicks Strowman and tags Miz. Miz and
Morrison hit a double-team DDT, but Strowman kicks out. Miz and
Morrison do their dance before Strowman chops and boots Miz before
knocking Morrison off the apron. Strowman throws Miz across the ring
and charges, but he hits the ring post shoulder-first when Miz
moves. Morrison hits a kick, a springboard kick, and a knee that
misses by a country mile. Miz tags in and attacks Strowman. Morrison
tags in, and Miz hits Strowman with a Skull Crushing Finale.
Morrison covers, but Miz pulls him off. Miz reconsiders and puts
Morrison on top of Strowman.
Strowman knocks Morrison out of the ring and chokeslams Miz.
Strowman wipes out Morrison before hitting a Running Powerslam for
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Universal Champion: Braun Strowman
Video Package: AJ Styles becomes the WWE Intercontinental Champion
on SmackDown by defeating Daniel Bryan
WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles says he’s having a
championship celebration on SmackDown.
Video Package: WWE Championship
Bobby Lashley w/ MVP vs. Drew McIntyre (c)
Before the match begins, Lashley blindsides McIntyre and applies the
Full Nelson! Lashley takes him down and applies a body scissor.
Referees run down and pull Lashley off. McIntyre looks furious.
McIntyre demands the match start.
The bell rings, and Lashley powers McIntyre to the corner and
shoulders away at him. McIntyre is still wearing his ring jacket.
Lashley hits a release vertical suplex for a one count. Lana is
shown watching backstage. Lashley charges McIntyre, but McIntyre
kicks him and begins punching. Lashley quickly takes him down for
another one count. Lashley rips McIntyre’s jacket off and knees him
in the back before applying a reverse chin lock. Lashley keeps
McIntyre grounded and chokes him with his boot. Lashley scoops
McIntyre up, but McIntyre slides off and clotheslines him out of the
ring. McIntyre drives him into the barricade a few times. Lashley
lifts him up, but loses his footing and nearly drops McIntyre on his
head! McIntyre tucked his chin at the last second and avoided
disaster. Lashley then lifts McIntyre up and drives him into the
Lashley gets McIntyre in the ring, but McIntyre rolls back outside
and is crawling around. Lashley follows him out and charges, but
McIntyre catches him with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex that
should’ve sent Lashley into the timekeeper’s area, but they
misjudged the distance. McIntyre powers Lashley up and suplexes him
on the floor. They get in the ring and exchange punches. McIntyre
chops Lashley’s chest before having a whip to the corner reversed.
McIntyre pops out with a clothesline before kicking him in the face.
McIntyre goes to the top rope and hits a diving clothesline. MVP is
running around shouting advice at Lashley. McIntyre kips up and
lifts Lashley, but Lashley slides off. Lashley charges, but McIntyre
hits a spinebuster for a near fall. McIntyre kicks Lashley in the
face and charges, but Lashley hits a one-armed spinebuster for a one
Lashley sends McIntyre into the ring post shoulder-first and slams
him down for another one count. MVP is going crazy at ringside.
Lashley goes for a Full Nelson, but McIntyre fights it. Lashley
bounces McIntyre off the top turnbuckle before punching him in the
back of the head. McIntyre counters into an inverted Alabama Slam
for a near fall. Lashley gets to his feet and looks woozy. McIntyre
snaps him off the top rope and tries for a diving clothesline, but
Lashley counters into a crossface. McIntyre fights up and turns
Lashley over, but Lashley counters into an ankle lock. McIntyre gets
out and applies a Kimura Lock. Lashley gets to the ropes to break
McIntyre hits Lashley with a superplex, and the paid crowd of WWE
trainees chants, “Fight forever.” Lashley counters a Claymore Kick
into a Spear for a near fall. Lana all of a sudden marches down to
the ring and gets on the apron. McIntyre hits Lashley with a Glasgow
Kiss that knocks him into Lana, who falls into MVP. McIntyre follows
up with a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre
Bobby Lashley angrily gets up and walks past his wife with MVP. Lana
We go out to the parking lot to see The Street Profits and the
Viking Raiders brawling in the parking lot. Erik is put through
Braun Strowman’s windshield. They all run in fear. The two teams
then resume brawling backstage. They grab weapons, but agree to put
them down. Eventually Angelo Dawkins spears Ivar through a glass
door. Ivar hallucinates eating turkey legs. They then decide not to
All of a sudden a bunch of people drive up on motorcycles. One of
them is Akira Tozawa. He says in Japanese, “Anything you can do, we
can do better.” The Viking Raiders and Street Profits huddle for
strategy and mention they have to fight ninjas… but they’ll do it
together. They morph into the Viking Profits. Tozawa takes a big
gulp. They all want the smoke. The ninjas run up prepared to fight.
The Viking Profits then annihilate the ninjas. Ivar is slammed onto
one of the ninjas through a car windshield. They are filming this
like an old Bruce Lee movie. All four men jump in the air and join
fists while triumphant music plays.
Tozawa is still standing and begging for more ninjas. There is a
really tall ninja standing there. Ivar uses the Force to pull a
turkey leg to him for strength. The ninja takes a sword out, and
Ivar is scared. Erik wants to go after him, but they hold him back.
They get on top of a WWE Production Truck and run away. Ivar runs
out of breath and has to catch up. All of a sudden, The Street
Profits and Viking Raiders start brawling again. Dawkins bulldogs
Erik off the truck. Ivar then knocks Ford off the truck. Air Ivar
then hits a senton into the dumpster full of garbage. They’re all
Ivar starts remembering all the women that have told him he’s cute
through the weeks. Referee Jessika Carr comes up and says their
match is next. Then she says Ivar is cute while Erik… not so much.
They then realize there is something alive in the dumpster.
Preview: Undertaker: The Last Ride
The commentators talk about how Edge vs. Randy Orton will have tons
of production value added to it.
Video Package: Edge vs. Randy Orton
Randy Orton vs. Edge
As they make their entrances, they pipe in crowd noise from an
arena. The old Madison Square Garden microphone drops from the
ceiling, and Howard Finkel does their introductions.
Charles Robinson is dressed as an old school referee with the
bowtie. They lock up and tussle around the ring for position. Orton
takes him down and jacks his jaw. Orton applies a side headlock, but
Edge whips him off, leapfrogs him, and hits two arm drags. Edge goes
for a third, but Orton puts the brakes on. Edge looks embarrassed.
Edge applies a side headlock and hits a takeover. Orton rolls him
over for a one count. Orton applies a head-scissor and cinches it
in. Edge fights out and goes for a headlock, but Orton slithers
away. Orton has been one step quicker throughout the match.
Edge applies a side headlock, but Orton backs him into the ropes.
Orton whips him off, and they crisscross before Orton trips him.
Edge slides out of the ring and is completely embarrassed. Orton
looks like he’s enjoying himself. Edge gets in the ring, and they
lock up again. Orton takes him down, but Edge slides out of the
ring. Orton tries to follow, so Edge tricks him getting in and out
of the ring. Edge eventually big boots him down at ringside. Edge
gets him in the ring, but Orton takes him down. Edge soon catches
him with an arm drag and applies an arm bar. Orton fights up and
lifts Edge up, but Edge applies more pressure to the arm, so Orton
drops him. Orton eventually fights up and stomps Edge’s foot to get
out. Orton sends him to the corner, but Edge slingshots and hits a
head-scissor takeover that sends Orton out of the ring. Edge goes to
the top rope, but Orton gets on the apron and punches him. Orton
sets up for a superplex to the floor, but Edge holds on and
head-butts him off. Orton gets up, but Edge head-butts him down.
Edge then hits a diving clothesline to take Orton down on the apron!
Orton is busted open!
The arena crowd noise is chanting, “This is awesome.” Edge attacks
Orton’s wound and gets him in the ring. Edge tells Orton not to back
off and punches away at him. Edge knees him in the midsection. Edge
knees him again and takes him down with a crossface. Orton tries to
surprise him with an RKO, but Edge avoids it. Edge goes for the head
and arm submission, but Orton gets to the ropes. Orton then crushes
Edge with his headlock backbreaker.
Orton goes outside and drives Edge into the plexiglass. Orton
continues to drive Edge into the barricades and slams his head into
the ring steps. Orton bounces Edge off the commentary table before
hitting a back suplex on it! Orton gets Edge in the ring and picks
up a near fall. Orton cinches in a chin lock, and Edge is fading
away. Edge fights up and punches out. Orton quickly shoves Edge into
the corner, and Edge collapses to the mat holding his neck. Orton
looks up to the sky and goes for the Three Amigos. Edge blocks the
third suplex and hits the Three Amigos in tribute to Eddie Guerrero.
Both men are down. They roll over and punch each other in the
midsection. They punch each other from their knees. They get to
their feet, and Edge chops away at him. Orton then dropkicks him out
of the ring. Orton slithers out of the ring and stalks Edge. Orton
grabs Edge’s arms around the ring post and pulls Edge throat-first
into the turnbuckle connector. Edge gets on the apron, and Orton
grabs him. Orton drags him up to the top rope and clubs the back.
Orton takes some time and hits a big superplex. Orton grips his
shoulder for a few moments and covers for a near fall.
Orton uppercuts Edge and sends him into the ropes. They each hit the
ropes for a running cross-body, but they had the same idea and wipe
each other out. Edge pulls himself up and elbows Orton back before
hitting a pendulum kick. Edge goes to the top rope, but Orton cuts
him off. Orton goes for the draping DDT off the top rope, but Edge
gets down and hits the Edgecution! Edge slowly rolls Orton over and
covers for a near fall! The piped in crowd noise chants, “This is
awesome!” Edge hits a high knee lift and knees him in the face. Edge
hits a running forearm for another near fall. Edge goes to the top
rope and hits a diving cross-body block for a near fall.
Edge charges, but Orton rolls him up. Edge kicks out and applies a
crossface. Edge gets his arm under Orton’s chin and tries to choke
him out. Orton rolls him over for a two count. Edge goes for another
takedown, but Orton counters into an Olympic Slam for a near fall.
Both men struggle to get up. Orton gets up and sends him into the
ropes, but Edge hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall! Orton
cannot believe that Edge keeps coming back. Edge charges, but Orton
gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Edge slowly pulls
himself up at ringside. Orton grabs him and pulls him up to the
apron. Orton crushes him with a draping DDT, and Edge looks like
he’s out! Orton looks down at his former friend and begins stalking
him. Edge pushes off an RKO attempt and goes for an Unprettier, but
Orton goes for another RKO. Edge pushes him off and hits an
Edge-O-Matic for a near fall!
Edge looks at Orton with disdain. Edge sets up in the corner and
waits for Orton. Orton leapfrogs the Spear and goes for a powerslam,
but Edge puts the brakes on. Edge hits the Unprettier, which is
Christian’s move, for a near fall! Another “This is awesome” chant
gets piped in. Edge gets up, but Orton lifts him up and hits a
snapshot on the top rope. Orton kicks Edge in the midsection and
connects with a Pedigree, but Edge kicks out! Orton cannot believe
the referee’s count. A “Fight forever” chant gets piped in. Edge
quickly grabs Orton and hits a Rock Bottom for a near fall.
Another “This is awesome” chant fires up. Edge sets up for a
submission, but Orton kicks him away. Edge avoids a clothesline and
goes for a backslide. Orton fights it, but Edge drops down for a
near fall. Orton immediately gets up and uppercuts Edge down. Orton
goes for another draping DDT, but Edge snaps him off the top rope.
Edge hits a sunset flip for a near fall. Edge rolls him up a few
times for more two counts. Orton then drops Edge with an RKO, but
Edge somehow kicks out! Orton cannot believe it. Orton has a
disgusted look on his face and backs up, signaling for a Punt. Orton
charges, but Edge cuts him in half with a huge Spear! Edge gets to
his feet and looks intense. Edge connects with a second Spear… but
Orton kicks out!
Edge is absolutely stunned. Orton pulls himself up and reverses a
whip to the corner. Edge springboards off the ropes, but Orton drops
him with an RKO out of mid-air! Orton covers… but Edge kicks out!
Orton picks Edge up, but Edge surprises him with a head and arm
attempt. Orton catches him with a low blow when the referee wasn’t
looking and crushes Edge with a Punt for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Orton rolls over and tells Edge to tell Beth, Ruby, and Lyric that
Uncle Randy says hi. Orton celebrates big time as the show ends.