Sunday, April 26, 2009

WWE Backlash 2009 Results and Review

WWE Backlash 2009 Results

Christian defeated Jack Swagger to win the ECW Championship
Chris Jericho defeated Ricky The Dragon Steamboat
Kane defeated CM Punk
Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Hardy in an I Quit Match
Santina defeated Beth Phoenix
Ted Dibiase Jr, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton defeated Shane McMahon, Batista, and Triple H
Edge defeated John Cena in the World Championship Last Man Standing match

WWE Backlash 2009 Review

After a weird week with my cable set up, I finally got things ironed out, at least I hoped. The 2009 Backlash ppv was looking to be quite strong on paper, but would it deliver? We’ll see…here is my review of sorts of Backlash 2009 WWE ppv.

Christian defeated Jack Swagger to win the ECW Championship

Right off the bat the ECW Championship was on the line. Ever since Christian came into the WWE he’s been fighting an uphill battle to get back to the main event spotlight. Jack Swagger has been “the man” over on ECW for so long that it was nice to see a little different event. This match started with a little back and forth, but moreover Jack Swagger was dominating, showing that he could manhandle Christian with his power. Swagger seemed one step ahead of Christian’s counters early on, and it was interesting to note that Swagger was made to look like the smarter wrestler, as he was definitely showing off his move set, which was a change for a champion in the WWE. Christian turned things around mid match by putting his knees up after Swagger tried a splash using the ropes. Christian got a second wind and looked poised to win with a top rope sunset flip, but it only garnered a two count. Swagger kept going for his gut wrench power bomb, but Christian kept fighting it off. Christian managed to pull a tornado ddt from the far corner, and it seemed mathematic at this point, but it was only a two count. The match progressed into near fall after near fall with neither opponent getting too close. A frustrated Swagger seemed to have things sewn up, but it was Christian that got the last laugh as he won this match and became the ECW champion! Christian is the new ECW champion. Christian used an exposed turnbuckle to set up the unprettier and the win.

Chris Jericho defeated Ricky The Dragon Steamboat

This match wasn’t that great. Sure the two competitors tried to put on a good show, but Ricky Steamboat is way past his prime. Steamboat started this match off with some basic mat wrestling, Jericho tried to brawl up front, but it didn’t seem to work out too well early on. Jericho took control of this match up with ease and started to systematically breakdown steamboat. A back suplex out the corner was a nice touch to an otherwise very slow moving match up. A bunch of nearfalls later, including the Walls of Jericho countered into a figure four, and we had ourselves an ok match up. However, it spun back into the Walls of Jericho for the win. Steamboat put up a good fight, but didn’t win this one, and Jericho once again wins.

Kane defeated CM Punk

I didn’t know this match was going to be on the card, but it was indeed interesting to see. The match started with Punk going all out to stop Kane. Kane was taking full control towards the mid match. Punk nearly got an STF, but wasn’t able to finish Kane, and was attempting to get the upper hand, but Kane seemed like he was going to win big. However, CM Punk was dropping bombs. After a huge choke slam, Kane picked up the victory.

Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Hardy in an I Quit Match

Jeff Hardy started this match straight up, fighting with all he had to seclude Matt Hardy. Matt had a lot of nothing to give early on, as Jeff had this thing sewn up early on. Jeff was putting on a clinic, putting his best moves forward. But Matt Hardy wasn’t going to lie down and just lose, the match turned around and Jeff Hardy was now on the receiving end of things. The match began to slow down tremendously, and towards the middle it was just random rest holds. The longest being a half Boston Crab by Matt on Jeff, that just seemed overkill for such a high profile match up. The match really had the crowd mesmerized as Matt Hardy was knocked out in ring and Jeff went outside to get a table. Jeff duct taped Matt’s legs and arms together all while on the table. He then tied him to the table with ropes! Jeff then proceeded to set up a ladder! Matt got on the mic and said he Loved Jeff and it was weird. Jeff climbed to the top of the ladder, Matt then quit; losing the match. However, Jeff still delivered a huge leg drop off the top rope through a table!

Santina defeated Beth Phoenix

The Great Khali was scheduled to kiss “Santina” at this point in the ppv. Santina claimed that she was in love with Jim Ross and that she couldn’t kiss Great Khali. Khali agreed not to kiss Santina if she kissed JR! Beth Phoenix came out and told everyone that Santina was really Santino! Khali hit Beth Phoenix in the head, and then pushed her over! Santina then jumped into action and pinned Beth Phoenix! This is the weirdest piece of ppv history ever in the WWE.

Post match Santina ran out of the ring clutching his/her chest! So much or that pg rating huh?

Ted Dibiase Jr, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton defeated Shane McMahon, Batista, and Triple H

Randy Orton is the new WWE Championship

This match bega with a complete melee; Triple H and Orton immediately took each other outside of the ring, and down the ramp. Triple H returned without Orton and it seemed to be two on three. At least at first, as Cody Rhodes ad Ted Dibiase were stuck trying to battle the McMahon team. Shane & Cody got things started as the bell rang and the match started out, and then it was Triple H and Batista that were working over Priceless with ease. Batista hit a nice delayed vertical suplex, and it was better if not as good as The Franchise Shane Douglas! Batista put on a clinic in there, beating the crap out of Cody and Ted. He stopped short of delivering the Batista Bomb. Randy Orton ran down to the ring, and brought himself back into the match up. He fought off Batista’s attack and brought the match to their favor. It seemed like whenever one team got on a roll, it was turned over immediately with a hot tag, making for a nice fast paced match, but no clear story, which isn’t terrible, but it just seemed different from the traditional six man tag fair that the WWE usually throws at us on ppv. I spoke too soon, because moments later this match up turned into a slower paced match as Shane Mcmahon was isolated in the ring against Cody Rhodes. Priceless then took turns working over Shane McMahon in this match up, and it looked like he was on his way to getting pinned. The ring cleared and only two people were left in the match up, and Triple H was knocked out with an RKO! Then after a very false finish with the bell rung and all, the ref distracted Orton punted the crap out of Triple H and pinned him. Batista essentially cost Triple H the belt because he distracted the ref and well…I’m doing a terrible job explaining it all, it was really chaotic at the end. Wow…Triple H finally loses. Randy Orton pinned Triple H and afterwards was carried out on a stretcher as Triple H was kicked really hard in the head. I don’t think he was seriously injured, but it looked bad. Maybe this is going to mark a break for Triple H for a while now. Who knows?

The crowd was yelling at Batista left and right. Death to Batista etc; Triple H was wheeled out of the ringside area via the ramp on a full stretcher.

Edge defeated John Cena in the World Championship Last Man Standing match

This match started out slow, and I wasn’t really into it. I have seen these guys wrestle way too much in my lifetime. I don’t know if anyone really cared about this match, as it was really not going strong at all for me, and while the crowd to be into it somewhat, I wasn’t at all. Edge had some rest hold in and continued to just try to rest hold Cena to death. He had a sleeper hold locked in for a good 8 to 10 minutes. The action spilled outside, proving once again that this match might have some valid points. However, the two men moved back into the ring for more. Cena brought the steel steps into the ring, and was keen on using them to knockout Edge. Edge was the one that capitalized on using the stairs as a weapon in this match, hitting Cena square in the shoulders with them after a running Baseball Slide into the corner. John Cena lifted the steps and threw them at Edge outside of the ring, hitting Edge square in the face with them, and nearly knocking him out. The lamest part of this match was that both competitors nearly knocked each other out with punches. Yep. Punches. They made it interesting with Edge trying a “You Can’t See Me” which led John Cena to hit the STF! Edge was tapping like a drunk man, but it wasn’t helping at all. Cena hit a mid rope Attitude Adjustment and this thing looked said and done. Edge was completely out, and it did look good, as it waked up the crowd and made me almost interested in this match up. Cena leaped off the top rope but Edge caught him in mid air and hit a SPEAR! This looked like the End for sure. Edge then propped Cena onto the announcers table outside the ring and it was to no avail! Cena dumped Edge onto the first three rows of FANS! That’s right, EDGE was thrown into the first three ROWS OF FANS! The two guys managed to get themselves to the ramp area and shades of Royal Rumble 99 hit me. Edge then hit a nice ddt on the ramp! Cena looked out cold, but I knew it wasn’t over. This match slowly turned me into a believer as I really wanted to see who would win this one. The Big Show came out! The Big Show then grabbed Cena and dropped him off the side of a Stage into a weird Electrical unit that Exploded! Yep. This weird glass, electrical light fixture completed exploded with Cena inside! It was a really interesting lighting effect and Edge won this match! Edge is the NEW World Heavyweight champion!

Not a bad ppv. That ending was great. I wanted C.M Punk to cash in Money in the Bank right then and there, but it didn’t look like it was in the cards. It looked marvelous seriously, it looked amazing, Cena took a sweet bump right into the stage lights and the explosion rocked the crowd and it looked legit. I liked how it turned out.

That ending sealed the deal. Edge champion, wow; Orton and Edge are now champions.

Good overall ppv. Cena looked dead.

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3 comments:

  1. I think Punk will cash in during the next PPV after Randy Orton goes through another ordeal in the ring.

    If he went after Edge's title, that would be a shocker though.

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  2. THANK YOU!! finally I can watch wwe again in full because I switch channel when CENA is on the air. I hate that guy, I never hated a wrestler like this before, I hated "bad news brown" but not like this!!!! I hope he's gone for a long long time. By thy the way, I was so pissed when he appearred on RAW the next night.

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  3. Cena will go away if his movie career takes off. He was ragging on The Rock for leaving wrestling because of his film career, but I think he will do the same thing when the time comes.

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