WWE WrestleMania Backlash
April 8, 2022
Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Providence, Rhode Island
We are live with ongoing coverage of WWE WrestleMania Backlash. As always, refresh this page for updates throughout the night. Tonight’s show will be headlined by Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro facing The Bloodline (Roman Reigns and The Usos). As of this afternoon, nothing has been announced for the Kickoff Show. Click here if you are having issues refreshing this page.
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Both men lock up, Cody goes for the drop punch but Rollins catches his hand, Cody then backs Rollins into the corner, Rollins turns it around and lands a boot to the stomach of Rhodes, Cody punches away in the corner but Rollins rolls under the ring, Rollins then lands a knee to Cody off the apron, sending him into the barricade. Rollins tries to slam Cody’s face into the steps but Cody counters and slams Rollins face first into the steps, Rollins lands a closeline on the outside and sends Cody back into the ring, Rollins locks in a headlock but Cody gets out ot it and lands an extended suplex, sending Rollins face first, followed by a disaster kick for a nearfall. Cody goes for another disaster kick but Rollins pushes him to the outside and sends him into the barricade. Rollins then slams Cody face first into the announce table before bringing him back in the ring. Both men exchange punches in the ring with Rollins getting the upperhand, Rollins lands a knee to the face of Rollins, Rollins goes to the top but Cody meets him at the top, Cody is able to land a superplex, both men then get up, both men then exchange punches and chops, Cody then lands a powerslam and a closeline, sending Rollins to the outside, Cody sends Rollins back into the ring and lands the Cody cutter for a nearfall. Rollin is then able to land a superkick to Cody for another nearfall. Rollins goes for the curbstomp but Cody counters and attempts Crossroads but Rollins counters, Rollins goes for a pedigree but Cody counters into an attempt of his own, Rollins counters and lands a falcon arrow for another nearfall. Cody goes for the disaster kick once again but Rollins counters into a bucklebomb followed by a frog splash from the top rope for yet another nearfall. Rollins then goes for the fenix splash but Cody counters into a superkick, Cody goes to the top but Rollins jumps to the top and counters into a falcon arrow, Rollins goes for a second falcon arrow but Cody counters and lands the Crossroads but Rollins is able to get his foot on the bottom rope. Cody then slams Rollins face first into the announce table followed by a series of punches, Cody then goes to the top once again and goes for a moonsault but Rollins moves out of the way, Rollins is then able to land the pedigree for a close nearfall. Rollins then kicks Cody in the head multiple times, Rollins then taunts Cody but landing punches and doing Dusty’s pose, Cody lands a crossroads and goes for a second but Rollins gets his knee up, Rollins rolls up Cody and tries to use the tights but only gets a nearfall, Cody then rolls up Rollins and uses the tights for the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Cody Rhodes at 20:46.
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
– The match starts off with Lashley landing punches onto Omos, Lashley goes to run the ropes but MVP gets on the apron distracting him, allowing Omos to land a big boot to Lashley, Omos then lands an elbow and multiple splashes in the corner, Omos then lands a series of big boots on Lashley, Omos goes for a powerslam but Lashley counters and jumps on the back of Omos, locking in a sleephold, Omos then throws Lashley off and goes for a corner splash but Lashley counters and lands a spear to Omos in the corner, Lashley then ties up Omos in the ropes, allowing Lashley to land punches on an undefensive Omos. MVP tries to untie Omos with his cane, Lashley goes to the outside and attempts to lock in the hurt lock on MVP but Omos brings him in by his head, Lashley counters and lands a flatliner, Lashley then locks in the hurtlock on Omos, Omos is close to fading but Omos slams Lashley into the turnbuckle, breaking the hold. Omos then lands a series of clubbing blows to the chest of Lashley in the corner, Omos then runs at Lashley but Lashley is able to get both boots up. Lashley then lands another spear to Omos in the corner, Lashley goes for a suplex but can’t lift Omos, Omos then runs at Lashley but Lashley lands a powerslam. Lashley goes for a spear but Omos get his knee up, Omos then sends Lashley shoulder first into the ring post, as the referee is distracted by Omos, MVP hits Lashley with his cane, Omos then lands the Nigerian slam for the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Omos at 8:52.
Damian Priest is banned from ringside
AJ Styles vs. Edge
– The match starts with both men brawling with AJ getting the better of the exchange, AJ then lands a dropkick to Edge, sending Edge out of the ring. AJ follows him and slams Edge face first into the steps and the barricade, AJ then slams Edge face first into the announce table. AJ then lands a baseball slide to Edge on the outside, AJ then lands a moonsault from the second rope to Edge on the outside, AJ goes for the phenomenon forearm but Edge counters with a big boot, Edge then throws AJ shoulder first into the steel steps, Edge then cat-a-polts AJ shoulder first into the steel steps. Edge then brings AJ back into the ring and immediately goes to work on the shoulder with armdrag slams, Edge then locks in a keylock on the shoulder of AJ. AJ pushes Edge into the corner but Edge picks AJ up and slams his throat first against the top rope. Edge is then able to land a series of kicks to the stomach of AJ in the corner, AJ and Edge then exchange a series of punches with AJ getting the better of the two with a pele kick. Edge and AJ then both run into each other with crossbodies, sending both men to the mat. AJ then makes a comeback and lands a series of closelines on Edge, followed by a jumping closeline in the corner, AJ then slams Edge face first for a nearfall. AJ is then able to land a hurricarana from the top rope onto Edge for yet another nearfall, Edge goes for the DDT but AJ counters into fireman’s carry slam onto his knee for another nearfall. Edge then lands an inverted DDT to Styles on his knee followed by a crossface but AJ counters into the calf crusher but Edge slams AJ’s head into the mat, breaking the hold. AJ is once again able to lock in the calf crusher but Edge is able to reach the bottom rope. AJ is then able to land a german suplex on Edge but Edge rips off the turnbuckle pad, Edge goes for a spear but AJ counters, sending Edge face first into the exposed turnbuckle, AJ rolls up Edge but only gets a nearfall. Edge is then able to land a spear on AJ but is only able to gain a nearfall. Edge goes for another spear but AJ gets his knee up before slamming Edge stomach first on the top rope, AJ is then able to land the styles clash but Edge kicks out at 2. AJ goes to the top but Damian stands on the ramp, Finn Balor comes out and takes out Priest with punches, a masked person then pulls AJ off the top rope, Edge then locks in the crossface, causing AJ to pass out, giving Edge the submission victory.
– After the match, the masked person is revealed to be Rhea Ripley, Rhea then stands next to Edge.
Winner via submission: Edge at 15:20.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship “I Quit” Match
Charlotte Flair (Champion) vs. Ronda Rousey
– The match starts with both women brawling, Ronda puts Charlotte into the corner but Charlotte is able to land a closeline, Charlotte is then able to land a nasty german suplex on Ronda, Ronda is back up and is able to land a jumping a jumping knee, Ronda then goes for the armbar, Charlotte slams Ronda into the the barricade and asks her if she quits, Ronda says no. Charlotte then slams Ronda into the ringpost shoulder first, Ronda then throws Charlotte over the announce table, Charlotte then lands a big boot on Ronda, Ronda and Charlotte then attack each other on the ramp with kendo sticks, Ronda gets the better of the two and lands a series of kendostick shots to Charlotte, Charlotte then grabs the camera and throws it at Ronda but Ronda moves out the way, both women then brawl in the crowd, Charlotte then throws Ronda shoulder first into a hockey board. Charlotte then lands a series of knees to Ronda as shes caught in the guardrail, but Ronda refuses to quit. Charlotte thens tries to use a chair but Ronda grabs it and sends Charlotte back into the ringside area. Charlotte then slams Ronda’s face first into the announce table, Charlotte then powerbombs Ronda into the barricade, Ronda then picks up Charlotte but Charlotte rakes her eyes and slams her face first into the ring post, Charlotte goes to the top but Ronda locks in an armbar from the top rope, Charlotte refuses to quit as both women crash to the ground. Charlotte then lands a series of chair attacks on the outside followed by a natural disaster on the chair, Charlotte then locks in the figure eight but Ronda once again refuses to quit, Ronda then uses the chair onto the hip of Charlotte, breaking the hold. Ronda then locks in the armbar with the chair, causing Charlotte to finally quit.
Winner and NEW Smackdown’s women champion: Ronda Rousey at 16:36.
Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss
– The match starts with both men locking up, Corbin then lands a kick to the calf of Madcap, Madcap is able to land a series of knees into the stomach of Corbin, Madcap is able to jump over Corbin and land a hiptoss, Corbin is then able to land a chokeslam on Madcap. Corbin then lands a jumping knee to Madcap’s back, sending him face first into the ringpost, Corbin then lands a series of stiff punches to madcap into the apron, Corbin then lands a series of punches to Madcap in the corner followed by a strong Irish whip into the opposite ring corner. Corbin then puts Madcap in a neck-crank submission, to the crowds dismay. Corbin is then able to run around the ringpost and land a closeline on Madcap for a nearfall, Corbin then slams Madcap and lands a swanton for a nearfall, Madcap is then able to land a shoulder tackle, sending Corbin to the outside, Madcap then slams Corbin face first into the ringpost, followed by a series of punches. Corbin runs at Madcap but Madcap catches him and lands a fallaway slam for a nearfall, Madcap goes for the punchline but Corbin counters inyona sideslam for another nearfall, Corbin then lands a series of punches on Madcap and kicks in the corner, Corbin is then able to land a deep six on Madcap for yet another nearfall, Corbin then splashes Madcap in the corner. Corbin goes for yet another ringpost closeline but Madcap is able to land a sunset flip rollup for the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Madcap Moss at 9:47.
Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro vs. The Bloodline (Roman Reigns and The Usos)
– Randy Orton and Jimmy Uso start the match, both men lock up with Jimmy backing Orton into the corner. Riddle comes in and Orton picks him up for a floating bro, Drew then lands a series of chops to Jimmy in the corner, Drew then lands suplex on Jey, Drew then asks for Roman to come in. Drew and Roman stare off in the middle of the ring but Roman tags out to Jey Uso, Drew then lands a belly-to-belly suplex on Jey and tags in Riddle, Riddle then lands a gut-wrench suplex on Jey, both Usos members then kick away at Riddle in the corner. Jey Uso then chokes Riddle against the bottom rope, Jey then delivers a backbreaker on Riddle as Jimmy jumps off the top rope with a chokeblock, Reigns then finally comes in and slams Riddle by his hair, Reigns then lands a series of punches to Riddle in the corner, Riddle tries for a comeback but Reigns stops him with an elbow to the face, Reigns then slams Riddle down with a sideslam/modified Rock bottom. Jey Uso runs at Riddle but Riddle is able to get his knee up, Riddle then tags in Drew as Roman tags in, both Roman and Drew exchange punches in the ring, Drew is able to land a series of closelines followed by a belly-to-belly suplex and two neckbreakers, Roman then sends Drew to the outside and slams him into the barricade and ring apron before sending him back into the ring, Reigns then delivers a series of boots to the face of McIntyre. Reigns then lands a series of closelines on Drew, Reigns grabs both titles from Heyman and poses. Reigns then takes a cheapshot at Riddle from the apron, Drew then lands a claymore on Reigns, allowing Drew to get the hottag to Orton, as Roman tags in Jimmy. Orton then delivers a powerslam to each Uso, followed by a second rope DDT onto Jimmy, Reigns goes for a spear on Orton but Orton lands an RKO on Reigns, Orton then lands an RKO on Jimmy and a pin but Jey Uso breaks up the pin. Drew goes a claymore but Jimmy lands a superkick, both Uso members then land a double superkick on Drew, Riddle then tags in, Riddle kicks Roman from the apron and lands a suplex on Jey, follwoed by the bro-ton. Riddle then lands a fisherman suplex on Jey followed by the floating bro for a nearfall. Riddle then goes for the RKO but Jey is able to counter into a rollup, Jey then lands a nwckbreaker on Riddle but Orton makes the save. Orton then delivers a series of punches to Jimmy on the outside, Reigns lands a superman punch from the steps onto Orton, Drew then slams Roman into the steel steps. Reigns then slams McIntyre through the announce table, Riddle then flies over the top taking everyone out, Jey Uso and Riddle then go back and forth in the ring, with Jey getting the better of the two with a superkick, Riddle is then able to land an RKO go Jay off the top rope, Reigns then lands a spear on Riddle for the pinfall victory.
Winners via pinfall: The Bloodline (Roman Reigns and The Usos) at 22:20.
– Wrestlemania Backlash ends with The Bloodline walking to the back as we see the dismay in the face of Drew McIntyre.