WWE Backlash 2020
June 14, 2020
WWE Performance Center
We are live with ongoing coverage of WWE Backlash, featuring “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” between Randy Orton and Edge. As noted earlier, the Orton vs. Edge match was taped last weekend and Edge suffered an injury. Click here for more on that story.
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WWE United States Championship
Apollo Crews (Champion) vs. Andrade
Kevin Owens walked out to join the announcers on commentary during this match. Crews came out to new entrance music. This was a good fast-paced match. Crews retained the title after Garza tried to distract the referee. Kevin Owens pulled Garza off the ring apron and hit the stunner. Crews hit the toss powerbomb and then pinned Andrade.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Match
Bayley and Sasha Banks (Champions) vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics
The match started with Cross, Bayley and Kay. Bliss tagged herself in during the opening minute and there was a standoff with all six women in the ring for a brief moment. There was a sequence in the middle of the match with Bliss hitting Lou Thesz presses on several of the women. Banks hit a cross body onto Bliss that knocked her onto the other women at ringside. Banks was able to roll up Bliss after Bliss hit Twisted Bliss on Royce to retain the titles. Bayley and Sasha are still champs.
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
They started out by wrestling snug, which makes sense since this feud has been very personal or Hardy. After a few minutes, the action spilled to ringside with Hardy launching himself off steel steps and onto Sheamus at ringside. Hardy thought about bringing the steps into the ring but he chose not to because he knew he would get disqualified. As Hardy got in the ring, he was nailed with several blows to the back of the head and neck. Sheamus then picked up Hardy and dropped him on the turnbuckle with his legs hitting the post. Sheamus continued on offense with two Irish Curse backbreaker before attempting a pin that Hardy would kick out of.
Sheamus continued on the attack with a sleeper hold and rake of the eyes on Hardy but Hardy slowly began to mount a comeback with a back suplex and punches but Sheamus cut him off with a clothesline. Sheamus tried a clothesline off the top but Hardy ducked and then hit Whisper in the Wind. Sheamus kicked out of the pin attempt. A few moments later, Hardy was able to get to the top rope for a move but Sheamus knocked him off the ropes and then he hit White Noise but Hardy kicked out of the pin attempt. Sheamus was able to turn things around and he locked Hardy into a Texas Cloverleaf but Hardy was able to break the hold by getting to the bottom rope. Hardy was able to turn things around with a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb off the top but Sheamus got his foot on the bottom rope. At ringside, Hardy was nailed with a kick to the face as he was trying to dive off the barricade onto Sheamus. Back in the ring, Sheamus hit another Brogue Kick to win the match. It looks like this feud will continue into Extreme Rules.
Kayla Braxton interviewed Kayla Braxton backstage. It was announced during the Kickoff show that the person who pins Braun Strowman would be the sole champion so there won’t be a dual champion. Otis appeared with Mandy Rose and said that he might cash in his briefcase tonight.
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Asuka (Champion) vs. Nia Jax
Asuka hit some strikes and then she tried an armbar but Jax was able to counter. Asuka locked in an octopus submission but Jax powered out of it. Jax hit a clothesline and then a body block when she tossed Asuka off the ropes. Jax also hit a spinebuster before attempting a pin but Asuka was able to kick out. Jax also hit a modified version of the jackhammer but Asuka was able to kick out of the pin attempt.
Asuka got fired up and made a comeback when Jax mentioned Kairi Sane’s name. Jax was able to fight her way back with a powerbomb and a pin attempt. Jax charged and missed and crashed into the corner and that was the opening Asuka needed to get back on offense. Asuka went to the top rope but Jax caught her but Asuka countered into an armbar and then dragged her over the top rope and to the ringside area. Asuka then locked in the armbar at ringside but Jax broke free. The referee counted both women out at ringside because they couldn’t get into the ring on time.
MVP was backstage ordering champaign and then Lana appeared.
WWE Universal Championship – 2-on-1 Handicap Match
Braun Strowman (Champion) vs. The Miz and John Morrison
Miz and Morrison used teamwork to take out Strowman in the opening minutes of the match. Strowman eventually fought his way back with elbows and a Beale out of the corner to Miz but Strowman missed a charge into the corner and Morrison tagged himself into the match and continued to attack Strowman. Miz tagged back in and resumed his offense.
There was trouble between Miz and Morrison when Miz pulled Morrison off Strowman during a pin attempt. Strowman fought his way back and hit a running powerslam on Morrison to win the short match.
AJ Styles was interviewed by Kayla Braxton. He called himself the greatest champion in WWE history so he wants a championship presentation on Friday Night SmackDown and Daniel Bryan is invited.
Drew McIntyre (Champion) vs. Bobby Lashley
Lashley attacked McIntyre by putting him in the Full Nelson before the match got started as referees scrambled to get Lashley to break the hold so they could start the match. Lana was shown watching the match from the backstage area.
After several minutes of offense from Lashley, McIntyre was able to hit a clothesline that knocked Lashley over the top and to the floor. McIntyre shoved Lashley into the barricade several times but Lashley turned it around and tried to hit a move with McIntyre on his back but he dropped him on the floor. Lashley then picked up McIntyre and slammed him into the steel post. Lashley also charged at McIntyre but McIntyre reversed and tossed Lashley into the barricade and then followed up with a suplex on the floor.
Back in the ring, they traded blows and McIntyre was able to gain some momentum with a series of moves. McIntyre hit a spinebuster and then went for a pin but Lashley kicked out. Lashley was able to fight back and hit a spinebuster but McIntyre kicked out at one. Lashley then drove McIntyre into the post and then he hit a flatliner but McIntyre kicked out at one. Lashley tried to lock in the Full Nelson but McIntyre resisted. Lashley ended up on the shoulders of McIntyre and then was slammed face first. McIntyre went for a pin but Lashley kicked out at two. McIntyre tried a piledriver but Lashley reversed into an ankle lock. Lashley then tried a spear but McIntyre reversed into a Kimura submission but Lashley made to the bottom rope. McIntyre hit a superplex off the top rope but he was not able to quickly go for a pin because he was hurting and exhausted. McIntyre went for the Claymore Kick but Lashley hit the spear and McIntyre kicked out of the pin attempt as Lana made her way down to the ringside area. Lana was accidentally knocked off the ring apron and onto MVP. The distraction allowed McIntyre to hit the Claymore. He pinned Lashley to retain the title.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
The Street Profits (Champions) vs. The Viking Raiders
The match got started in the parking lot and they accidentally busted the windshield of Braun Strowman’s car. They made their way into the tent area just outside of the Performance Center. Ivar had a daydream from their bowling competition and then he tossed a bowling ball into the crotch of Montez Ford. Ivar went to check on Erik just as Angelo Dawkins speared Erik through a window.
Erik had a dream from their golf competition and declared that they can do anything better than Street Profits. Back outside, a bunch of people showed up on motorcycles. One of the bikers (ninjas) took off his helmet and revealed himself as Akira Tozawa and said “we can do better” with subtitles to translate. Viking Raiders joined forces to become the Viking Profits so they could take out the ninjas in a comedic fight scene. They took out the ninjas but then a 7 foot tall ninja appeared. Street Profits and Viking Raiders wanted nothing to do with the giant ninja after he pulled out a sword so they took off. The fight continued on top of a production truck and then Dawkins and Erik fell off of it. Ivar pushed Ford off of the truck and into a dumpster. All four men ended up in the dumpster and then there was another dream sequence with flashbacks to segments that aired in previous weeks. Ref Jessika Carr appeared to tell them that their match was next as something was heard growling in the dumpster bin and that was the end of the segment. There was no winner.
The announcers said the next match would have unique camera angles and enhanced audio.
Edge vs. Randy Orton
They used audio of Howard Finkel to do the ring introductions. It was clear that they added some artificial crowd noise but it was a good thing because it really did enhance the match. They started off with arm drags like Steamboat and Savage but Orton was able to avoid the last one and caused Edge to land on his head. Orton outsmarted Edge in the opening minutes but Edge was able to turn things around and he took over on offense by kicking Orton in the face at ringside. Orton was able to kick out of the first pinfall attempt.
Orton was quickly able to get back on offense with an uppercut but Edge was able to counter into an armbar into a headlock. Moments later, Edge was able to get a headscissors to pull Orton out of the ring. Edge tried a move off the top but Orton cut him off with punches. Orton tried to suplex Edge from the ring to the outside but Edge fought back and then he hit a clothesline off the turnbuckle. The camera zoomed in on Orton’s face and it showed that he was bleeding from his forehead. Edge hit a side Russian leg sweep into a crossface submission but Orton got his foot on the bottom rope. Orton was able to fight back with a choke into a modified back breaker/neck breaker. Orton then rammed Edge’s head and neck into the barricade, apron and announcers table several times at ringside. He also rammed the back of Edge’s head and neck into the steel steps several times. Orton then slammed Edge back first on the announce desk.
Orton brought Edge into the ring and tried to pin him but Edge kicked out. Orton locked in a sleeper choke but Edge stomped Orton’s foot to break out of it but Orton shoved Edge neck-first into the top turnbuckle. Orton did a tribute to Eddie Guerrero with Three Amigo’s suplexes but Edge countered before the third suplex. Edge hit his own series of suplexes in a tribute to Eddie. Both men traded chops as they made their way up to their feet with Edge getting the upperhand until Orton hit a dropkick. Orton pulled Edge into the post at ringside and that did more damage to Edge’s neck. Orton hit a very nice looking superplex off the top rope as WWE used a new camera angle for this spot. Orton continued the attack with an uppercut and then he sent Edge into the ropes but they both collided in the center of the ring as they both tried a cross body at the same time.
Edge kicked Orton in the head and then he tried a move off the top but Orton caught him with punches. Orton tried the draping DDT but Edge countered into the Edgecution DDT. Edge took out Orton with a knee to the face and then a running elbow to the chest but Orton was able to kick out of the pin attempt. Edge followed up with a cross body off the top but Orton kicked out of the pin attempt. Edge went for a spear, Orton ducked and Orton went for a rollup but Edge locked in a crossface submission but Orton counted into a pin attempt that Edge kicked out of. Edge went back for the arm but Orton hit an Angle Slam but Edge kicked out of the pin attempt. Orton sent Edge into the ropes and then tried a dropkick but Edge countered into a powerbomb and a near fall. Edge went after Orton but Edge took a body drop over the top rope and to the floor. Orton hit a draping DDT in the ring but Orton didn’t go for a pin. Instead, he began to signal for the RKO by pounding his fist on the mat. Edge countered the RKO attempt, Orton leapfrogged and Edge hit the Edge-o-Matic. Edge went for a spear, Orton leapfrogged but Edge hit the Unprittier but Orton kicked out of the pin attempt. Orton dumped Edge’s ribs onto the top rope, Orton then hit Triple H’s Pedigree but Edge kicked out. Edge fought back and hit a Rock Bottom but Orton kicked out of that. Edge tried the sharpshooter but Orton kicked him off. Edge managed to get a backslide into a pin attempt but Orton kicked out and then hit him with an uppercut. Orton went for another draping DDT but Edge caught him and drove Orton’s throat to the ropes and then he tried several consecutive pin attempts but Orton caught Edge with the RKO but Edge barely kicked out of the pin attempt. Orton argued with the referee about the count as the replay showed that Edge barely got his shoulder up.
Orton went for the punt to the head but Edge caught him with a spear. Edge hit a second spear and then went for the pin but Orton kicked out. Edge did a move off the middle rope but Orton caught him with another RKO but Edge kicked out again. Edge was able to lock a triangle choke but Orton hit a low blow and a kick to the head> Orton pinned Edge to win the match.
After the match, the audio picked up Orton telling Edge to go home and tell his kids that Uncle Randy said hi.