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WWE Backlash 2018 Results and Review
Ruby Riott defeated Bayley
The first match was a women’s match and it was on the pre-show. It was good, Riott is a great worker and Bayley was losing a step here and there, which was odd for her. I didn’t realize that she wasn’t doing so well until mid-match she slipped up a few times, and Riott had her number nearly every time. Eventually a distraction from the Riott Squad and a quick pin would garner Bayley a loss here, and that was that. Before the match, she tried to get Sasha Banks on her side, but that was to no avail.
Seth Rollins defeated The Miz
The opening match of the PPV featured a great back and forth effort that was great for both guys. The Miz gets a lot of crap, but he threw down a great deal of offense against Rollins, and focused on some great in ring psychology. Rollins would get The Miz’s number here, and would eventually pin him with the curb stomp and that was that. Great opener, and perhaps the match of the night.
Nia Jax defeated Alexa Bliss
This wasn’t a great match, but it was good enough. Jax got the boots to her, and Bliss wasn’t messing around, as she was able to bring on some offense, but it wasn’t enough. Jax would rag doll her eventually and would cause her to lose the match. Jax wins and then did a random PSA about bullying, which sucked, and I didn’t care for it. Bliss is reportedly injured now.
Jeff Hardy defeated Randy Orton
Orton has phoned in a lot of his career, including this match. Hardy was on fire throughout it, and was able to bring on a great deal of offense before he got the win. Hardy seems to no have lost a step and the crowd erupts for him, so why not throw him into the title picture? I had fun, you did too, admit it.
Daniel Bryan defeated Big Cass
This was a back and forth match where Big Cass was able to garner a bit of offense here and there, but immediately tapped to Bryan’s, yes lock. After the match he was a sore loser and beat up Bryan. This was a lousy match, but hey, Bryan wins. So long, Big Cass.
Carmella defeated Charlotte Flair
The women’s title was on the line here and Carmella did ok with Flair, but her move set is limited and well, it dragged a little. Flair seemed to hurt her knee off of a moonsault attempt, and then Carmella would get the pin, and that was that.
Aj Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura ended in a No Contest in the WWE Title Match
Well, it was a terrible match, and the ending left me gasping, as the two hit kicks to the groin and that was that. I kid you not.
Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
This was a burial of sorts, and it was Strowman and Lashley getting the big win. A fun 8 minute or so match that wasn’t much of a consequence if you ask me. It was fun, and that’s about it.
Roman Reigns defeated Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe started this match on fire, rag dolling Roman Reigns, but that wasn’t enough. Joe had control of this match for the most part, but it would be Reigns that would get the win after a couple of spears, and that was that. What a crock. Joe loses, and is a chum.
Backlash 2018 was abysmal to some, and ok for others. I didn’t like it all, but there were moments that seemed to work for me. As a whole, it is what it is, another event that the WWE threw at us in hopes of putting over their main stars and Roman Reigns. I give it a 7 out of 10, and that’s very generous, because I had fun watching it. I doubt I’ll be watching it ever again, that’s for certain.