The latest WWE pay-per-view (PPV), WrestleMania Backlash, will be going down tonight (Sun., May 8, 2022) from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island starting at 8:00 pm ET, live on Peacock (in the U.S.) and WWE Network (everywhere else).
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WWE WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH QUICK RESULTS
- The Bloodline def. RK-Bro & Drew McIntyre
- Madcap Moss def. Happy Corbin
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey def. Charlotte Flair (c)
- Edge def. AJ Styles
- Omos def. Bobby Lashley
- Cody Rhodes def. Seth Rollins
WWE WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
Waking up alone, no song to sing us off the edge. The speakers are blown, this planet is an orphanage, Deep abandonment issues at our core, but I’m gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The main show kicks off with a video package recapping our storylines heading into the show, after a pre-show that had no matches on it.
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins
Circling, Rhodes with a hammerlock, Rollins with a back suplex, block the drop down slap, stalemate! Test of strength, backing Cody into the corner, breaking dirty with a front kick. Whip across, snap scoop powerslam denied, small package for two and Rollins is feeling himself!
Action to the floor, Seth gives a merry chase and cuts Rhodes off on the return with a flurry of grounded punches and chokes in the corner. Sending Cody back to the floor with a knee, back inside, reverse chinlock into a cravate, Rhodes fires back with punchs and hits the drop down slap this time!
Delayed vertical into the gourdbuster, Seth passes him to the floor and back inside, putting boots to him as he re-emphasizes his momentum. Whip into the corner hard, choking Cody over the ropes, going back to the reverse chinlock to grind him down.
Trading sunset flips, Rhodes back body drops him to the apron, catches a forearm, cuts Seth off on the climb up top and joins him... SUPERPLEX! Trading punches give way to slaps, just paintbrushing each other, into wild brawling punches, off the ropes, Cody with a shoulder block, up and over and into the snap scoop powerslam and then he clotheslines Rollins to the floor!
Double jump, nobody home on the floor! Back in, Cody Cutter... SO CLOSE! Back elbow, underhooks, Rhodes ducks the Pedigree but eats an enzuigiri and a basement superkick... NOPE! Block Cross Rhodes, put Cody on the apron, he pops up and dives into a front kick!
Underhooks, blocked, Cody with the underhooks, no Jay Driller, rolling elbow sets up Death Blow... FALCON ARROW CAN’T KEEP RHODES DOWN! Whips and knees, Rhodes with a front kick to set up Beautiful Disaster but Seth counters with a buckle bomb! Off the top... CODY KICKS OUT OF THE FROG SPLASH!
Off the top, roll through, Rhodes nails him with a superkick and he’s fired up! Cody up top, Rollins pops up, superplex, roll through, Cody reverses... CROSS RHODES CONNECTS BUT SETH’S FOOT IS IN THE ROPES! Out to the floor, brawling in front of the announce desk, Rhodes up top... NOBODY HOME ON THE MOONSAULT!
Front kick, underhooks, Pedigree... CODY WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Seth with Kawada kicks while he jaws at Rollins, Tenryu jabs give way to a Flip, Flop, & Fly... CROSS RHODES! Seth with a knee, Cody goes for it again, underhooks, roll him around... ROLLINS COUNTERS THE COP KILLER! O’Connor roll, reversed...
Cody Rhodes wins by pinfall with an O’Connor roll.
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
Lashley going right in with punches, denying Omos opportunities to cut him off, the big mand shoves him away but he keeps the right hands coming! Standing neck crank, the Nigerian Giant taking control, Bob fights back with punches but Omos grabs the Iron Claw and shoves him over the ropes and to the floor!
Back inside, he scoops Lashley up on one shoulder, Snake Eyes, big boot! Bobby pops up, sleeper hold, wearing him down, lariats lead to trapping Omos in the ropes! Punches in the ropes, MVP tries to free his giant but Lashley goes after him on the floor, putting him in the Hurt Lock until Omos breaks free!
Bob pulls his arm over the top rope, basement dropkick, reverse STO! Half nelson applied, knee lift and he’s got the Hurt Lock in on the Nigerian Giant! Omos rams him into the corner but Bob won’t let go of the hold! Smashing the big man’s face in the corner, shoulder thrust, Lashley wants the delayed vertical but he can’t get it!
Spinebuster on the big man, Omos lands a knee and posts Bob, and MVP jabs him with his cane! Omos capitalizes...
Omos wins by pinfall with the chokebomb.
AJ Styles vs. Edge
Charging right in, wild punches, Styles gains advantage and throws headbutts and stomps to wear Edge down in the corner. Big dropkick, to the floor, reverse STO into the announce desk! Going back inside, the Rated R Superstar blocks a slingshot and exacerbates AJ’s arm injury!
Posting him after, kneeling armbar, grinding Styles down but he fights back with punches, whip across, Edge hits a Divorce Court to cut him off and gets two off it! Grounded armbar, boots in the corner, duck a lariat and AJ hits the Pele kick! Double crossbodies, both men down and out!
Corner lariat, Edge reverses, Styles hits the back suplex facebuster for two! Up in the turnbuckles, AJ with an avalanche Frankensteiner... NOT ENOUGH! Calling for the Styles Clash, blocked, fireman’s carry, Ushigoroshi connects... SO CLOSE! Trading submissions, AJ gets the Calf Killer in!
Edge mere inches from the ropes, reaching, clawing, posting up and smashing Styles’ head in but he won’t let go of the hold! Big German suplex, Edge pulls the turnbuckle pad off and AJ passes him into the exposed steel, cover... NOPE! AJ with a knee, hanging him over the ropes, Styles Clash!
Rolling him over... EDGE KICKS OUT! Styles up top, Damian Priest comes down the aisle but stops short of ringside! Finn Balor rushes in to take care of him, a masked interloper pulls AJ off the top, Edge puts the arm-trap crossface back on...
Edge wins by referee stoppage with an arm-trap crossface.
Our masked interloper gets in the ring after the match and kneels in front of Edge... It’s Rhea Ripley!
We get a Bianca Belair video package.
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship “I Quit” Match)
Rousey with a knee early, waistlock, Flair smacks her with a back elbow, Ronda gets a few judo throws but charges into a boot. Charlotte with a lariat and a big German suplex! Action crashes to the floor, Rousey refuses to quit against the barricade and then eats a big boot!
Flair with a kendo stick, she misses and Ronda hits a few elbows and grabs the stick before heading back inside. Charlotte rolls out the far side and runs away up the stage, Rousey gives chase with two kendo sticks and beats her down with abandon! Brawling out into the crowd, Flair choking her over a guardrail but Rousey won’t quit!
Ronda introduces a chair and Charlotte books it out of the crowd and back to ringside! Cutting Ronda off, powerbomb into the barricade! Piefacing Rousey, Ronda fights back, fireman’s carry, Flair slips out and puts her into the ringpost! Charlotte goes up top, Rousey cuts her off, armbar in the ropes but Flair won’t give!
Ronda gets full extension and hangs off the top but Charlotte’s hold on the ropes gives before her willpower does! Back inside, Natural Selection on the chair! Spinning toehold, figure four leglock applied, piefacing Rousey, bridging back into the Figure Eight, Ronda screaming agony but she won’t quit and she smashes Flair in the face!
Charlotte with a boot, she sets up a chair and tells Ronda this is her last chance and wishes her a happy mother’s day but Rousey slides her arm through the chair and puts the armbar on! Flair won’t give, Ronda readjusts and this time she breaks...
Ronda Rousey wins by submission with an armbar through a chair to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss
Collar and elbow, Moss pushes him into the ropes and Corbin breaks dirty with a leg kick. Right hand, smashing Madcap’s face into the turnbuckles, back elbow, knees from Moss, leg kicks, Happy fires back with a big chokeslam! To the floor, Corbin with a big knee to the back and then raining elbows down on Madcap’s neck!
Back inside, clubbing blows, overhead elbows and Happy locks the half nelson chinlock on! Elbows and pins, pumphandle slam into a senton... MOSS KICKS OUT! Passing Corbin to the floor, back in, off the ropes, pounce sends him back to the floor and Madcap follows out after him to beat him down!
Posting Happy, right hands, back inside, boot up but Madcap catches him with a fallaway slam for two! Blocking the Punchline, back suplex... NOPE! Right hands, setting Moss up top, back down, Deep Six... NO GOOD! Pass to the floor, back in, Madcap catches him...
Madcap Moss wins by pinfall with a sunset flip.
We get a medical update on Charlotte Flair, who has a fracture of the radius.
Drew McIntyre & RK-BRO (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton) vs. the Bloodline (Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, & Roman Reigns)
Jimmy and Orton to start, Uso with punches, Randy cuts him off, tag to Riddle, assisted moonsault, no deal! Hard whip puts Matt into the corner, up and over, chest kick sets up a Karelin lift, tag to McIntyre! Working Uso over, he gets away and tags Reigns in!
Roman and Drew circling, Reigns immediately tags out to Jey and leaves McIntyre frustrated but blasts Uso with a boot! Tag to Riddle, working him over, Jey turns the tide and Matt finds himself on the wrong side of a heat segment. Reigns taking the lead to try and send a signal to McIntyre before tagging Jimmy back in to resume working Riddle over.
Jey on the offense when Matt powers up and lands a knee for some separation! The path is clear, Riddle tags Drew in! McIntyre and Reigns squaring up and trading forearms, Drew with neckbreakers on everybody, Superman Punch sends him crashing to the floor!
Back inside, running boots, corner lariats, both men end up down and out and Orton wants the tag! He gets it and comes in hot with lariats on Jimmy Uso! Snap scoop powerslams, hanging DDT, RKO on Reigns, one for Uso... JEY BREAKS IT UP! The match breaks down, Claymore blocked with a superkick, Superkick Party!
Riddle in, a flurry of knees and kicks, perching, corkscrew moonsault... STILL NO! RKO reversed, folding press for two, back suplex neckbreaker from Jey but Randy breaks up the pin! Action to the floor, uppercuts and right hands from Orton on Jimmy, Roman comes in with a Superman Punch!
McIntyre throws him into the steel steps, he clears the announce table, Reigns Rock Bottoms him through it! Jey dives on Riddle, throwing him back inside, back and forth, enzuigiri connects, jumping knee, superkick, Uso up top, Matt runs in, avalanche RKO but Roman is right there and legal...
The Bloodline win by pinfall with a spear from Roman Reigns on Matt Riddle.
That’s the show, folks,