Backlash2022


Dunkin' Donuts Center
Providence, Rhode Island
May 8, 2022

We go to a sold out Dunkin Donuts Center with the pyro going off. The Crowd is loud and wild. We go to a video package with Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins on the short history between the two.

Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins
The bell rings and both men attempt to lock up. Cody and Seth lock it up in the corner. The ref calls for a clean break, but Rollins kicks Cody in the mid-section. Cody rolls up Rollins and goes for a pin, but only gets a two. Rollins slaps Cody in the back of the head, then Rollins goes to the outside, as Cody chases him, but Rollins goes back in the ring and takes advantage of Cody. Cody is on the outside on the apron. Rollins runs and kicks Cody off the apron. Both men are now on the outside. Cody comes to charge at Rollins from behind, but Rollins turns around and hits him with a clothesline onto to the floor. Both men are now back in the ring, with Rollins still in control. Cody attempts to come back and has Rollins up and holds him for a few seconds and drops Rollins face down. Cody hits Rollins with a disaster kick and then goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Cody comes back again with a second attempt with a disaster kick, but Rollins moves out of the way and goes crashing to the floor. On the outside, Rollins tosses Cody into the barricade. Rollins throws Cody back in the ring. Rollins is still in control with the offense, but Cody comes back as both mend exchange blows. Rollins comes back and has uses the ropes to choke Cody. Rollins hits Cody in the face with a knee and has him in a chin lock as Cody begins to fade as Rollins has a full sleeper locked in. Cody breaks the hold with an elbow to Rollins. Rollins has Cody in the corner with an attempted comeback. Cody rolls up Rollins, but only gets a two count. Rollins then attempts a pin using the ropes, but only gets a two count. Both men are on the top rope. Cody drops Seth with a superplex off the top rope. Both men are exchange chops and slaps. Cody comes back with a powerslam on Rollins and then clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. Cody climbs the turnbuckle and attempts to land on Rollins on the outside, but misses. Both men are back in the ring, and Cody hits a Cody Cutter on Rollins from the middle rope. Cody goes for the pin, but Rollins kicks out at two. Rollins comes back and hits a superkick to the chin on Cody, goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Rollins goes for the stomp, but Cody moves out of the way. Cody is on the top rope, comes down and gets hit in the gut by Rollins. Rollins picks up Cody and slams him down with the Falcon Arrow. Rollins goes for the three count, but only gets the two. The crowd is really behind Cody and chants this is awesome. Cody comes back with some offense, but is caught in the air as Rollins hits Cody with a buckle bomb. Rollins then goes to the top rope with a huge frog splash on Cody. Rollins goes for the pin, but Cody kicks out at two. Rollins is back on the top rope and comes down but Cody moves and Rollins land on his feet and gets a kick by Cody. Cody hits Rollins with a superplex and then the crossroads. Cody goes for the pin, but Rollins is close enough to the bottom rope to get his foot on it. Both men are now on the outside. Cody tosses Rollins back in the ring. Cody goes for a moonsault attempt, but Rollins catches Cody with a pedigree and lands it. Rollins covers Cody, but only gets a two count. Rollins has Cody down and kicks him in the head. Rollins has Cody by the ear and punches Cody, who then attempts a crossroads, but it is blocked by Rollins. Rollins rolls Cody and grabs the tights, but only gets a two count. Cody then rolls up Rollins and pulls the tights to get the victory over Rollins.

WINNER BY PINFALL: CODY RHODES

Post-Match: Rollins argues with the ref on the call, telling the ref his tights were pulled. Cody celebrates on the ramp as Rollins is in the ring very upset.

The fans were really behind Cody. This match had some great near falls. Not sure if this is the end of the feud or not.

Omos vs. Bobby Lashley
The bell rings and here we go. Lashley attempts hits on Omos, who brushes them off. Lashley comes back with more hits on Omos. MVP distracted Lashely and Omos took advantage of it, but taking Lashley down. Omos is still in control and had a headlock on Lashley. The crowd seems to be taunting MVP. Omos tosses Lashley to the outside. Lashely gets back in the ring as Omos picks up Lashley and tosses his face on the top turnbuckle, and hits Lashley with a big boot to the face. Lashley is down as MVP trash talks Lashely. Lashley attempts a come back as he hops on the back of Omos and puts him in a sleeper. Omos is in the corner and Lashley attempts a come back. Lashely locks Omos in the ropes and drills blows to head of Omos. MVP tries to use his cane to untangle Omos. Lashely goes to the outside and attempts a hurt lock on MVP. Lashley gets back in the ring. and attempts the hurt lock on Omos and has it locked on Omos, who begins to fade, but Omos gets back to his feet and has Lashley in the corner. Omos has Lashley in the corner and hits Lashley with big chops. Lashley is down in the corner. Omos charges at Lashley who counters it with offense. Lashley lifts up Omos and plants him down on the mat. Omos comes back and tosses Lashley shoulder first into the ring post. L MVP pokes Lashley in the eye with cane as the ref is distracted. Omos picks up Lashley, slams him down and get the win.

WINNER BY PINFALL: OMOS

For most of the match, the crowd was quiet. There were some parts where the crowd came alive, but for the most part, they were on their hands. I would think this feud is probably over. This match was mostly boring.

AJ Styles vs. WWE Hall of Famer Edge (Damian Priest is banned from ringside).
The bell rings and both men lock it up. AJ pushes Edge to corner and hits Edge with a series of headbutts. The action spills to the outside. AJ slams Edge on the announce table. AJ tosses Edge back into the ring and Edge rolls out. AJ comes back with a baseball slide rocket dropkick on Edge. AJ come hits a moonsault onto Edge on the floor. AJ goes for a phenomenal forearm, but Edge kicks AJ in the face. The action is back on the outside. Edge catapults AJ into the ring post. Edge tosses AJ back in the ring and continues the offense on AJ. Edge is working on AJ’s bad shoulder and twists AJ down using the bad shoulder. Edge has AJ in a shoulder lock. The fans are really behind AJ. He attempts to come back, but Edge counters and puts AJ in another shoulder lock. Edge has AJ down in the corner and kicks him. AJ comes back with some offense on Edge and hits him with a pele’ kick on Edge. AJ continue with the offense on Edge. AJ continues to favor his left shoulder. AJ slams Edge down, and goes for a pin, but only gets a two count. Edge is on the top rope. AJ climbs the rope and then hits Edge with huracarrana and goes for the pin, but only gets a two. Edge comes back and works on AJ’s shoulder with a snap on it. Edge reverses it with a calf crusher. Edge is trying to get to the bottom rope. AJ still has it locked, but Edge is able to get to the bottom rope to break the hold. Edge in the corner, grabs the turnbuckle pad off. Both Edge and AJ trade some great near-falls. Edge recovers and attempts a spear, but AJ counters with a step up knee. As Edge is on the ropes, AJ hits Edge with a Styles clash. He covers Edge, but only gets the two. AJ goes to the top rope. Damien Priest who is barred from ringside comes out on the entrance ramp. Finn Balor comes out to take out Priest. A mystery person in a hood takes out AJ and Edge has Styles locked in chin lock. AJ tries to break the hold, but AJ ends up passing out.

WINNER: EDGE

Post-Match: The mystery person all dressed in black comes into the ring and takes off the black hood and it is Rhea Ripley to a mixed reaction from the fans.

I did not expect Edge to go over since he won at WrestleMania. This feud probably continues on…Ripley joining Edge is not a big surprise since it was rumored she was going to be part of the faction. This Judgement Day faction is a rip off of House of Black.

We go to to a video package featuring Bianca Belair.

I Quit Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
The bell rings and Charlotte attempts to punch Ronda. Ronda comes back with offense on Charlotte, who then comes back with offense and hits Ronda with two big clotheslines. Ronda comes back and slams Charlotte down. Charlotte comes back with a hit to the back and then picks up Charlotte and slams her down. Both women are on the outside and Charlotte slams Ronda against the barricade. Charlotte trash talks Ronda and chops Ronda across the chest. Ronda comes back and sends Charlotte into the ring post as Charlotte is favoring her left arm. Charlotte comes back and kicks Ronda in the face. Charlotte tells the ref to ask Ronda if she quits. Ronda says no. Charlotte has a kendo stick. She attempts to hit Charlotte with it, but Ronda gets it and Charlotte starts heading to the back. Charlotte comes back with two kendo sticks and hits Ronda who drops hers. Charlotte hits Ronda with the kendo sticks. Ronda gets the kendo sticks back and starts unloading on Charlotte. Both women are back in the ring and Ronda continues to hits Charlotte. Charlotte rolls to the outside and grabs a camera from one of the camera men and tosses it at Ronda. Both women now spill the fight into the crowd. Charlotte tosses Ronda against the barricade. Charlotte tells the ref ask Ronda if she quits. Ronda says no. Both women start to climb the stairs. Charlotte has Ronda in a choke hold. Charlotte tells the ref to ask Ronda if she quits. Ronda says no. Charlotte, still on the offense is slapping Ronda. Charlotte grabs a chair and attempts to hit Ronda, who blocks it. Ronda has the chair as both women are back over barricade and at ringside. Charlotte slams Ronda down on the announce tables. The crowd begins to chant we want tables. Charlotte picks up Ronda and slams her down on the barricade. Charlotte tells the ref to ask Ronda if she quits. Ronda says no. As Charlotte is trash talking Ronda, comes back, but Charlotte counters and slams Ronda into the ring post. As Ronda is down, Charlotte goes to the top rope, but Ronda comes back and gets Ronda in an armbar lock as Charlotte is locked up on the top rope upside down. Charlotte screams in pain but still says no, she doesn’t quit. Both women fall to the floor as Charlotte is holding her arm. Charlotte picks up a chair and hits Ronda in the hip and back. The ref asks Ronda if she quits and she says no. Both women are back in the ring. Charlotte hits Ronda with the Natural Selection on a chair. Charlotte tells the ref to ask Ronda if she quits. Ronda says no. The crowd continues to chant we want tables. Charlotte has Ronda locked in with the figure eight. Ronda grabs a chair to break the hold. Charlotte is on her feet and sets up the chair. Charlotte says happy mother’s day to Ronda, and then Ronda grabs the chair and wraps Charlotte’s arm in the chair. and locks the armbar. Charlotte finally says she quits, and Ronda says to Charlotte, “I was hoping you would say that you B—-“

WINNER AND NEW SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: RONDA ROUSEY

This match, so far is the match of the night. Both women worked really hard and put on an outstanding match. Rousey and Flair’s in ring work together was excellent. I really enjoyed this match.

Madcap Moss vs. Happy Baron Corbin
The bell rings and the both men lock up. Corbin kicks Moss in the thigh and then bounces Moss’ face off the turnbuckle. Moss comes up with a hip toss. Moss is on the outside of the apron. Moss is back in the ring and Corbin slams Moss down. Corbin goes to the outside as Moss is on the floor. Corbin hits Moss and then as Moss is on the barricade, Corbin hits Moss with a series of blows to the side of the head. Both men are back in the ring and Moss tries to fight back, but Corbin counters and goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Corbin has Moss in the corner and then hits an Irish Whip on Moss to the corner. As Moss is down, Corbin hits Moss with elbows and then puts Moss in a chin lock. Moss attempts to come back and is back to his feet. Corbin comes back with a big clothesline on Moss. Corbin goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Corbin hits a sinton on Moss. Moss recovers and comes back and hits Corbin to the outside of the ring. Moss tackles Corbin and sends him into the ring post. Moss then hits Corbin with a shoulder who is in the corner. Corbin comes at Moss who is caught and Moss hits Corbin with a fall away slam. Corbin recovers and slams Moss down. Corbin goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Corbin hits Moss with a deep six. Corbin goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Corbin attempted another deep six, but Moss moves out of the way. Corbin charges at Moss, but Moss hits a sunset flip on Corbin to get the three count.

WINNER BY PINFALL: MADCAP MOSS

Stupid booking. Why did WWE put this match after Ronda and Charlotte, other than they thought some people would need a bathroom break. Corbin’s current character is dumb and Madcap Moss does nothing for me. Snooze. This match was not all that good. I didn’t expect Moss to win. The crowd seemed into it. With Moss winning, this feud is certain to continue.

We go to backstage with Kayla Braxton who announces after speaking with medical staff, Charlotte has a broken radius. We then go to a video package on the feud between The Bloodline, RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre.

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Drew McIntyre and Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro
The bell rings and it appears it will be Jimmy Uso and Orton starting the match as the crowd chants Randy. Both men lock up as Jimmy gets Orton into the corner. Orton does a quick tag to Riddle. Jimmy whips Riddle into the corner and hits Riddle with a few blows. Riddle has Jimmy in his corner. He tags in McIntyre. McIntyre in the corner and hits Jimmy with chops. McIntyre stays ahead of Jimmy. McIntyre slams down Jimmy and points to Reigns. Jimmy tags in Reigns as the crowd goes crazy. As Reigns walks around he tags in Jey Uso and the crowd boos like crazy as Reigns trash talks the fans and says he is the head of the table. McIntyre has Jey Uso down and tags in Riddle. The Usos are able to double team Riddle. Jimmy is using the ropes to choke Riddle. As the ref is distracted, Jey hits Riddle with a cheap shot. The Usos continue to double team Riddle as the ref is distracted. Jey has Riddle while Jimmy comes off the top rope onto Riddle. Jey goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Jey tags in Reigns, who picks up Riddle and has him in the corner and hits him with blows. Riddle attempts to come back, but Roman comes back and hits Riddle with a high elbow. Reigns picks up Riddle and slams him down. Reigns tags in Jimmy who knocks Riddle to the corner. Jimmy picks up Riddle and tosses him into the ring post. Jimmy then kicks Orton to the face and knocks him off the apron. Jimmy charges at Riddle, who comes back with a kick on Jimmy. Reigns is tagged in as Riddle is able to make it and tag in McIntyre as the Usos are down. Both men are trash talking and exchange blows. Reigns hits McIntyre with a blow to the mid-section. McIntyre comes back and takes out Reigns and The Usos who are come back int the ring. Reigns comes back and hits McIntyre with a superman punch that sends McIntyre to the floor. Reigns goes to the floor and tosses McIntyre back into the ring. Reigns has McIntyre in the corner who hits him with blows. As McIntyre is down, Paul Heyman hands Reigns both titles as Reigns holds them high and flexes with them. As Reigns is distracted by Orton, McIntyre hits Reigns with a Claymore. Orton is tagged in and takes out both Jimmy and Jey. Its just Jimmy in the ring. Jey attempts to come at Orton who takes out Jey. Orton hits Reigns and both Usos with an RKO. Orton goes for the pin on Jey, but only gets the two count. McIntyre attempts a Claymore on Jey, but is met with a superkick. The Usos then superkick McIntyre. Riddle is on the apron wanting to tag in. Jey is tagged back in. Riddle is tagged in. Riddle is on the offense with a running knee on Jey. Riddle goes to the top rope and hits a flip on to Jey, and then goes for the pin, but only gets the two count. Jey attempts a pin on Riddle but only gets a two count. Jey then hits Riddle with a pop up neck breaker. Outside the ring, Orton is taking out Jimmy. As Orton turns around he is hit with a superman punch by Reigns. McIntyre comes and attempts to slam Jey on the table, but the Usos double team and Reigns slams McIntyre on the table. Back in the ring its Riddle and Jey that exchange kicks. Jey is on the top rope looking for the Uso splash, but Riddle leaps to the top and takes down Jey, but Reigns comes in and spears Riddle and covers Riddle for the win.

WINNERS BY PINFALL: Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos

This match was crazy. The action was all over the place and the crowd was into this match with this is awesome cheers. This feud continues as eventually there will be a unification match for both sets of tag titles and McIntyre and Reigns I am sure will have a match for the title.

Be sure to join us tonight for the WrestleMania Backlash Post-Show live on YouTube soon after the show goes off the air.

 


 
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