Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe closed out the WWE Backlash pay-per-view on Sunday night. I guess because these are now dual-branded shows they will run longer than 3 hours. The music entrances started at 11:03 pm eastern. Joe attacked Reigns before the bell rang and he put him through the announcer’s table at ringside. The match officially got started at 11:09 pm eastern. Joe dominated for several minutes and then things slowed down with a long submission move. Fans didn’t like it and some chanted “this is boring.”
Towards the final minutes of the match, Reigns hit a spear and then went for the pin but Joe got his foot on the bottom rope so the match continued. Later, Joe locked in the Coquina Clutch and it looked like Reigns passed out but he barely made it to the bottom rope and the match continued.
Reigns won the match after hitting the spear. I guess the rematch with Lesnar is next.
Chants during this match:
– CM Punk
– Rusev Day
– Delete, Delete, Delete
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— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2018