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NEW CHAMPIONS AND MORE: COMPLETE WWE BACKLASH PPV COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2016-09-11 22:40:00

Backstage, Rhyno and Heath Slater were interviewed about their match tonight.  Slater said he felt like $100,000 and was like the guy in Star Wars who fought the Empire alone.  Who was that?  He slapped Rhyno's shoulder and Rhyno looked like he was angry.  Slater walked off.  He then returned and thanked Young for the interview and then told Rhyno his stomach felt a little off because of something his wife made and he was nervous because he needed to win.  Rhyno reminded him they were still on the air and Slater was surprised, then tried to play it off like he was swerving Rhyno as a joke.  He cut a promo hyping himself up and then acted as if he was going to poop himself and said he had to go.  Young then said she had to go too, trying to get away from whatever smell leaked out of Slater.

WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz (with Maryse) vs. Dolph Ziggler

Backstage, Miz demanded respect from Daniel Bryan and said they were going to negotiate a new contract for him right now.  Bryan was silent, not giving Miz what he wanted.  Miz's music hit and said he was going to do what Bryan can't do anymore and now the negotiations were going to be harder.

Ziggler started out aggressive but Miz Zbyszko left the ring and killed time walking around.  Ziggler was controlling Miz but was caught with right hand and Miz slammed him down.  Ziggler made a comeback with a series of dropkicks but avoided a superkick.  Miz sent Ziggler into the ropes and worked him over.  Ziggler cut him off but was caught during a dropkick attempt and hit a catapult that sent Ziggler over the top to the floor.

Ziggler was grabbing at his shoulder as he came up.  Miz hit a dropkick through the ropes and sent Ziggler back into the ring, scoring a two count.   Ziggler sent Miz into the corner and went for the splash but Miz moved.  Miz locked on a modified surfboard, working on Ziggler's back, then stomped the back of Dolph's knees.  Miz continued to lay waste to Ziggler, nailing the Awesome clothesline in the corner.

Ziggler surprised Miz with a forward roll but Miz escaped at two.  He followed up with a big dropkick but was too exhausted to follow up.  He drilled Miz with an elbow as he charged in the corner.  Ziggler nailed a series of clotheslines, a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker.  He took down Miz and began nailing elbows.  They continued back and forth until Miz nailed his shoulder on the ringpost.  He was able to nail a slingshot off the ropes into a sitdown powerbomb, but his shoulder was hurting and was unable to make the cover initially.  When he did, Dolph kicked out.

Dolph went to kick Miz as he charged, but Miz snatched the leg and begin working it over.  Ziggler caught him with a bulldog for a two count.  Miz blocked the Zig Zag.  Ziggler cinched in a sleeper.  Miz tried to get to the ropes but was pulled away.  He finally ran to the buckles, slamming Ziggler into it.  Ziggler caught Miz with a leaping DDT but Miz kicked up at two.

Ziggler went for a superkick but Miz blocked it, nailed a DDT and cinched in a figure four leglock.  Ziggler battles and makes it to the ropes.  Nice pop when he makes it.  Miz continued to work on the leg and nailed a running kick to the face.  Miz went for the figure four again but Ziggler pushed him off and nailed the superkick but Miz got his foot on the ropes at the last second. 

Miz pulled himself out of the ring and tried to climb up the aisle.  Ziggler caught him and brought him back to the ring.  Maryse distracted Ziggler, allowing him to roll up Ziggler.  Ziggler rolled through and even hooked the tights but Miz kicked out.   Ziggler was sent into the ropes, where Maryse pulled out an old Precious trick and sprayed him in the eyes.  Miz nailed the Skull Crushing Finale and scored the pin.

Your winner and still WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz!

Really Good back and forth match.   They had their working boots on.  Very fun stuff.

Bray Wyatt came to the ring.  The crowd chanted for "Randy."

They announced that due to injury, Randy Orton will not be competing.  Wyatt demanded they ring the bell, so he could win by forfeit.  They rang the bell and began counting Orton out.  Wyatt was announced the winner via forfeit.

They then announced Wyatt would compete in a No Holds Barred Match against....

Kane's music hit.

Kane vs. Bray Wyatt: No Holds Barred

They immediately brawled to the ringside area.  Wyatt was dumped into the timekeeper's area.  Kane set up a table but Wyatt nailed him with a ring bell.  Kane fought him back and they returned to the ring.  Wyatt nailed a kick but was sent to the floor with a big boot.  Kane went to follow him but Wyatt nailed him with a chair to the leg. 

Wyatt worked over Kane with the chair, nailing him across the back and drilling him in the mid-section.     They battled back and forth and returned to the floor, where Kane was placed atop of a commentary table.  Wyatt nailed a back senton splash off one table through the other, destroying it as he put Kane through it.    Wyatt brought him back to the ring and went for Sister Abigail but Kane slipped out and nailed a chokeslam for a two count.

Kane set up a chair and called for a tombstone but Wyatt slipped out and drilled him with a Uranage on the chair for a two count.  Randy Orton came out and began limping towards the ring.  The crowd chanted for Orton.  Bray turned his attention to Orton but Kane sat him.  Orton caught him with the RKO out of nowhere and left the ring. 

Kane grabbed Wyatt and nailed a chokeslam for the pin.

Your winner, Kane!

Backstage, AJ Styles was walking backstage when he came across two local wrestlers.  He said he knows where they have been, sleeping in their cars and hitting the indy scene.  He told them they are going to be destined for failure, but they can always say that they met "him" on the night he became WWE World champion.

They announced the next Smackdown brand PPV will be 10/9 for No Mercy.

WWE Tag Team championship: The Usos vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno

Slater came out strong early, controlling Jey Usos.  There was a "ECW" chant for Rhyno when he tagged in.    Slater was caught on the floor and hit with a double suplex into the ringpost.   The Usos trapped Slater and continued taking their time beating him down.  Slater finally drilled Jey Uso down with a kick as he charged in the corner.  Rhyno was almost tagged in but Jimmy Uso caught Slater and sent him hard into the buckles.

The Usos continued to savage Slater.  Jey slammed Heath after antagonizing Rhyno for a two count.  The crowd chanted for Rhyno.  Slater almost made the tag but Jey Uso grabbed him by the hair and slammed him down to the mat.  Uso drilled Slater back into their corner and continued tagging in and out.  Rhyno finally made the tag and cleaned house but missed a charge in the corner and was down.

Slater tagged himself back in and cleaned house.  He had one of the Usos pinned but the other pulled him out of the ring.  He was caught by a Jimmy Uso superkick but Rhyno gored Uso while the referee was preoccupied with the other Uso.  Slater rolled atop of him for the pin.

Your winners and the first WWE Smackdown Tag Team champions, Heath Slater!

Solid match.  The crowd was really into Slater's comebacks.  Usos were just dynamite tonight as heels.

The new champions were interviewed in the ring after their win.  Slater thanked Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan.  He was excited about winning and said it was the biggest moment of his life except for a couple of his kids being born.  He declared to his wife Beulah that they were getting a double wide.

 


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