WWE Backlash is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., May 21, 2017) from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois at 8:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
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WWE BACKLASH QUICK RESULTS
Jinder Mahal def. Randy Orton to win the WWE championship
The Usos def. Breezango
Kevin Owens def. AJ Styles via countout
The Welcoming Committee def. Naomi & Charlotte & Becky Lynch
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Dolph Ziggler
Sami Zayn def. Baron Corbin
Luke Harper def. Erick Rowan
Tye Dillinger def. Aiden English
WWE BACKLASH LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger
Things are even early on with men exchanging holds. Dillinger frees up and does a bunch of 10s, which the crowd loves. However, when Tye finds himself on the apron, English grabs his arm and pulls him into the ropes. This gives the Artiste control of things.
English maintains control of the Perfect 10 for awhile and even sings a little while he's got a chinlock in. But Tye escapes and goes for a roll up and then a series of chops on Aiden. Flying elbow. Series of strikes and then a stomp. Tye is fired up.
Tye hits 10 corner punches and pulls down his knee pad, but Aiden takes a powder. When English is on the apron, he delivers a neck break over the ropes to Tye. English maintains offense and hits a big move but Tye kicks out. And now Aiden is getting tearful.
Aiden slams Tye and goes to the top... but misses the Senton. Tye Breaker! 1-2-3.
Dillinger def. English
Then. Now. Forever.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
This crowd is really into Nakamura. Who would have thunk it? (That's sarcasm. Please don't @ me.)
The guys start with some mat wrestling. Nak goes for a knee but Dolph dodges and things are at an early stalemate. After another lock up, Dolph slaps Nak. Shinsuke responds with some knees to the midsection.
Despite the knees, this is still a very even wrestling match with exchanged holds. Nakamura signals Dolph to bring it and Zigs runs right into some more knees. The leads to Good Vibrations in the corner and Dolph needs to take a breather out side of the ring.
Nak follows him to toss him back in the ring. But as he's entering, Dolph attacks with a big neckbreaker. He follows up with a rake to the eyes and then a headlock.
There is what sounds like a "Let's go Ziggler. Ziggler sucks" chant.
Meanwhile, Nak escapes the holds but eats a drop kick from the Show Off that puts him right back on the mat. Dolph keeps working over and talking some trash at the same time.
Nak fights back with a knee to the gut and a spinning heel kick (that hits with the second foot). Both men are down. Both men are up and it's Nak with the strikes putting Ziggler on his heels. Knee in the corner. Sets him up on the ropes and another knee ot the midsection. That earns him a nearfall.
Nak tries a triangle choke but Dolph quickly makes the ropes for a break. Dolph fights out of a suplex and kicks Nak's knee and hit's a big DDT for a nearfall. Again both men are down.
It looks like Nak goes for a Kinshasa but Dolph gets out of the way and hits the Fame Asser. Goes for the pinfall but only earns a 2.
Dolph is up and tunes up the band for a superkick as the Chicago crowd reigns down some boos. Nak dodges the superkick but Dolph hits the ZigZag! Only a 2 count! Dolph sets him up for a powerbomb but Nak fights momentum with huge legs. Nak hits a kick to the back of the head. He goes for the reverse exploder but Zigs lands on his feet... and delivers a superkick to the back of Naks head! He slowly crawls to the cover. 1-2-Kick out!
Dolph is on top of Shinsuke, pounding the back of his head with punches and kicks. Nak catches a leg and stands up... and Dolph spits in his face! Headbutt from Nak. Dolph goes for a take down but Nak blocks and delivers a series of knees to the Show Off.
Ziggler is draped over the bottom rope... and Nak gets on the apron and knees him in the face! Shinsuke climbs to the top... but missis his knee. But Dolph misses the superkick. Exploder from Nak! Now it's time... KINSHASA! 1-2-3!
Nakamura def. Ziggler
They replay some of the last Fashion Files. It's as good as it was last time.
Breezango vs. the Usos (c) for the tag team championships
Breeze is in his undercover janitors outfit! And he mops his way to the ring! And then in the ring!
Starts with Jimmy and Fandango. Dango hits a rana early on and does a bit of gyrating. Dango then tags in the janitor with map and all. He continues to mop the ring as the Usos stare in disbelief. Jimmy tries to splash him but the janitor dodges and then trips him with the mop. And then mops his face! What is going on here?!
Finally Jimmy has had enough and layouts Breeze and breaks the mop over his knee. He goes up top but Breeze rolls out of the way. So Jey goes to the other corner and Tyler rolles back to the first one! So Jey goes to that one and Breeze rolls away again... and it happens again! Jey picks up Breeze and Breeze nails him with a kick to the head. Dango tagged in.
However Dango soon finds himself in the wrong corner and Jimmy is tagged in, delivering a series of chops. Jimmy goes for a sunset flip but he can't get Dango down and instead Fandango dances over him before dropping a leg.
Suddenly an old lady with a cane (Breeze) climbs on the apron! And she's tagged in! This old can barely walk and again the Usos watch in disbelief. (the crowd chants "Let's go grandma!")
They kick the cane but Breeze delivers a kick to both Usos. and then a bronco buster in the corner. But then Jey hits a running drop kick, knocking Breeze in the corner. And Breeze is suddenly in trouble. They rip the dress off Tyler and throw it at JBL.
But Jimmy misses a corner splash and hits his head on the turnbuckle. Both men tag out. Dango is hot laying out both Usos, including a big kick to Jey. 2 count.
Jey misses another splash and Dango hits a spinning DDT for a 2 count. Tags in Breeze. They try to flip Jey over but he neutralizes Dango. Jimmy blind tags in, they hit a double team, and score a 2 count. However they mistime a move and one Usos kicks the other. Tyler hits an Unprettier for a very closer near fall.
Dango tags in but both Usos are on the floor taking a breather. Breeze throws himself at him but they catch him and toss him in the crowd. Fandango hits a big top rope dive and tosses one of the champs into the ring. He goes to the top for his top rope drop kick but the other Usos holds his leg as the legal one hits a big superkick to the face. This is enough for the 1-2-3.
The Usos def. Breezango to retain their gold.
Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
The men lock up and things are pretty even early on, though Corbin has the clear power advantage.Sami uses his spead to hit a springboard over Corbin and hits a rana. Corbin needs to take a breather outside.
Back in, Baron hits a kick to the gut and tosses Sami's head into the turnbuckle (twice). But Sami is about to hit a drop kick that sends the Lone Wolf outside again. Zayn goes to follow up, but Corbin pulls him out and punches him. He tries to toss Zayn into the barricade but Sami jumps on it and flips onto Corbin. But Sami is holding onto his back and a bit slower moving now.
Back in the ring, Baron picks up his opponent and runs him into the corner. He continues to focus on the lower back of Zayn, just stomping on it. Follows up with a backbreaker. Sami is hurting here.
Sami tries to fight back with some elbows but when he runs at the Lone Wolf, he gets caught in a bear hug, again focusing on the back of the Underdog from the Underground (they still calling him that?). Sami fights out, ducks some punch attempts, but Corbin catches him in another bear hug.
Sami fights out again. When Corbin runs at Zayn, Sami pulls the rope down sending Corbin to the outside. Sami climbs to the top rope as Corbin slides into the ring. Baron runs at the corner and Sami jumps over him... but Corbin hits a spinebuster! 2 count!
The crowd starts singing "Ole!" which just seems to anger Corbin, who lands a huge punch to Sami. He yells at Zayn to "Stay down!" He hits another right hand and Sami is looking worse for the wear.
Sami with a bit clothesline as Corbin with going for a punch to a downed Zayn! A second one! Crossbody from the top rope into the cover - 2 count!
Corbin does the spot where he's sent against the ropes but slides out of the ring, slides right back in, and his a big time clothesline for a 2 count. Baron is back to having his way with Sami.
Corbin sets up Sami for a superplex but Sami starts fighting out. Sunset flip powerbomb! 2 count! Corbin is up and sets up Sami in the corner. A series of moves leads to Sami attempting the corner exploder but he missed it. Corbin hits a Deep 6 for a 2 count as Zayn keeps fighting to stay alive in this.
Baron is clearly frustrated, stomping the hell out of Sami. Corbin runs at Sami but Zayn dodges and he ends up on the outside. He's quickly back in. But Sami kicks Corbin, pushing the Lone Wolf into the corner. HELLUVA KICK! 1-2-3!
Zayn def. Corbin
We get a look in at some UpUpDownDown playing Rocket League. Apparently Xavier is going to be at the Rocket League World Championship.
We see a couple limos pulling up backstage. The former Bollywood Boys get out of one. They grab a carpet to put next to the other before Jinder Mahal comes out of it. Jinder is interviewed backstage and says that Chicago (and America) and is full of haters. He says we all hate him for who we think he is, how he looks, and how he talks. But he's going to take our hatred and turn it into something positive. Something spiritual. Something almost holy. He says he's a peaceful man but when provoked, he becomes an animal. Tonight, he's going to turn us all into believers. Then he speaks some Punjabi.
Carmella, Tamina, and Natalya vs. Becky Lynch, Charlotte, and Naomi
James Ellsworth comes down to the ring to a chorus of boos. He tells "all of you sausages" to listen to him right now because he's the Michael Jordan of sports entertainment. The epitome of masculinity. He then introduces Carmella.
Becky's gone full Rufio with her hair.
Starts with a 3 on 3 staredown in the middle before it starts with Becky and Tamina. They lock up and ex gets tossed into the corner. Becaky goes for a attempted roll up but just gets sent into the wrong corner. Nattie tags in.
Nattie gets rolled up for a 2 count. Lynch makes it to her corner and tags in Charlotte. They go back in forth locked up early until Nattie takes the Queen down by her hair. When she's showboating, Charlotte goes for a roll up (2 count) before hitting a series of chops and drops a knee.
When she's out on the apron, she's distracted by Carmella and Nattie hits a big clothesline. Tamina tagged back in. Now Carmella. Charlotte is in the wrong corner as the Committee uses frequent tags.
It's Carmella who stays tagged in, locking in a chinlock to Charlotte. The Queen fights out and tries for a slam, but Carm uses the hair to bring down Flair. Charlotte finally fights back and tags in Naomi, who delivers her kicks and then a drop kick to the Princess of Staten Island.
Tamina distracts the champ and this allows Carm to kick Naomi in the leg and lay in some stomps. She taunts Charlotte and then hits a Bronco Buster before tagging in Tamina. The champ tries to fight back but Tamina hit s big clothesline and tags in Naomi. The champ is in trouble.
Nattie knocks Charlotte off the apron and brings Naomi into the middle of the ring. Tamina is tagged in but Naomi fights off and jumps for the tag to Becky... but Carmella pulls Becky off the apron. Tamina hits a Samoan Drop and goes for the cover... but Charlotte breaks up the attempt.
Finally, Naomi is able to deliver a rana ot Nattie and tags in Becky, who's a house of fire! Bexplex to Nattie! Follows up a forearm and goes for the cover for a 2 count. Lynch climbs to the top rope but has to jump down as Tamina runs at her. But this allows Nattie to go for the Sharpshooter, which is reversed into the Disarmer. That's broken up and everyone is in the ring getting their stuff in breifly.
Back to just Bex and Nattie. Tamina distracts Becky which allows Nattie to finally lock in the Sharpshooter, forcing her to tap.
The Welcoming Committee wins
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens (c) for the United States championship
Kevin Owens walks around his huge face that's on the entryway on his way to the ring. Makes sense.
The men lock up to start things off and it's even early. When the pace quickens and it looks like AJ may nail a dropkick, KO rolls out of the ring. AJ goes to follow him and KO immediately rolls into the ring. It's Owens who gets the offense in when AJ enters. Styles then misses a dropkick and KO lays in some boots. He runs against the ropes but runs right into a picture perfect Styles drop kick.
AJ is able to keep Owens off balance but the men are still even with things... until Owens knocks AJ down when Styles is climbing to the top rope and then follows up with a clothesline. He then takes AJ to headlock city. He follows up with a series of senton, which earns him a nearfall, and then back to headlock city.
Styles is able to escape when KO tries to pick him up and nails him with a kick to the head. AJ delivers some forearms in the middle of the ring and a clothesline that takes Owens down. Running forearm for a 2 count! Man his offense is pretty.
Now it's the challenger who has a flurry of offense. He looks for the Styles Clash but KO escapes. Styles is still hit the firemans carry onto the knee. He goes for another Clash but gets back body dropped. Styles goes for a springboard moonsault but Owens gets out of the way and superkicks him. He hits AJ with the package neckbreaker.
Styles is sent out onto the apron and Kevin pulls his head down onto the rope, sending the challenger to the floor. KO climbs to the top rope but Styles is up to the apron to meet him with a punch. Oh crap... he's got him set up for the Styles Clash... but Owens escape and knocks AJ's right leg into the ring post. And then sends him leg first into the ringsteps.
Back in the ring, Owens hits a corner cannonball and the champ is in clear control. He hangs up the bad leg over the rope and performs a corner cannonball right on it. Then a single leg Boston on the bad leg! He then changes it into a brutal ankle lock, contorting AJ's bad leg! Styles gets the break but his leg is hurting.
Both men find themselves up top and Styles hits a powerbomb to KO. AJ slides to the apron, looking to set up the Phenomenal Forearm.... but the leg gives out! DDT from KO. 1-2--kick out!
KO starts slapping AJ... who responds with a Pele! Styles sets up KO on the top rope... KO with the package powerslam! 2 count! Owens climbs to the top rope but AJ rolls under the ropes to avoid whatever Kevin had planned. The champ meets him and sets up for a suplex on the apron... but AJ hits an apron suplex of his own! Both men are on the floor and Kevin is in pain!
AJ rolls into the ring to break the 10 count but right back out. KO quickly tosses him over the barricade but falls right back down. Phenomenal Forearm from the barricade! Now he brings KO onto the announce table looking for the Clash but he fells into the monitor opening of the table. He's stuck!
Kevin Owens is able to make the count but Styles is tied up in the table, getting counted out.
Owens def. Styles via countout
KO attacks AJ once after the match before taking his title and leaving.