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COMPLETE WWE BACKLASH PPV REPORT: FIVE TITLE MATCHES, ROMAN VERSUS JOE, MIZ RULES ON THE POST SHOW, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-05-06 23:47:00

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Match Number One:  WWE Intercontinental Championship Match:  Seth Rollins versus Miz

They lock up and Rollins with a side head lock into a hammer lock.  Miz tries for a reversal but Rollins takes Miz to the mat.  Miz goes for a reversal but Rollins keeps control and Miz gets to the ropes to force Rollins to release the hold.  Miz with a kick and punch followed by kicks.  Rollins with a drop kick and chops to Miz.  Rollins with an Irish whip and Rollins with a running forearm into the corner.  Rollins with an Irish whip but he is sent to the apron and he punches Miz.  Rollins is sent to the floor by Miz.  Miz sends Rollins into the announce table.  Miz runs Rollins into the apron and they return to the ring.

Miz with a running boot to the head and he gets a near fall.  Rollins gets to his feet and he punches and chops Miz.  Miz with a knee to the midsection.  Miz with knees to the back and an elbow to the collarbone.  Miz with a reverse chin lock.  Miz with a knee.  Rollins with a rollup for a near fall.  Miz avoids a thrust kick and then kicks Rollins and hits a DDT for a near fall.  Miz kicks Rollins.  Miz with a punch and he chokes Rollins in the ropes.  Miz with a splash to the back.  Rollins with punches and chops.  Rollins with an X Factor followed by a flatline into the turnbuckles.  

Rollins with a boot and he leaps over Miz and hits Slingblade and clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor.  Rollins with a suicide dive onto Miz.  Rollins rolls Miz back into the ring and he goes for a springboard move but Miz blocks it and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Rollins escapes.  Rollins with a blockbuster for a near fall.  Miz gets to the ropes and elbows Rollins.  Miz with a take down and he tries for the figure four but Rollins kicks him away.  Rollins with a forearm from the arpon and he hits a springboard clothesline.

Rollins is sent to the apron and Miz goes to the floor and pulls Rollins face first onto the apron.  Miz sends Rollins back into the ring and he goes up top for a cross body but Rollins rolls through and hits a uranage side slam for a near fall.  Rollins goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near fall.  Rollins looks around and he sets for a super kick but Miz rolls to the floor.  Rollins follows after Miz and they return to the ring and Miz misses a clothesline.  Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor.  Miz with a punch to stop a suicide dive from Rollins.

Miz tries for a DDT on the apron but Rollins pushes him away.  They exchange punches and chops on the apron.  Rollins goes for the V Trigger but Miz moves and Rollins hits the ring post with his knee.  Miz with a figure four leg lock.  Rollins tries for the ropes but Miz keeps him in the center of the ring.  Rollins rolls through and reverses the hold.  Miz rolls Rollins over but Rollins gets to the ropes.  Miz releases the hold.

Miz goes for the figure four again but Rollins kicks him away.  Rollins with a chop and then they exchange punches.  Rollins with the advantage but Miz with a kick to the knee.  Rollins escapes the Skull Crushing Finale.  Rollins with an enzugiri.  Miz with a Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall after Rollins' knee buckles.  Miz gets to his feet and he hits the Awesome Clothesline and then Miz goes up top, but he takes his time.  Rollins with a forearm to Miz on the turnbuckles to stop him.  Rollins favors his knee when he goes up for the superplex.  Miz with punches to stop Rollins.  Miz kicks Rollins in the knee and it sends him to the mat.  Rollins with a superplex and he rolls through but cannot hit the Falcon Arrow.  Miz with a Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall.

Miz puts Rollins on the turnbuckles.  Miz sets for a Super Skull Crushing Finale but Rollins stops Miz and sets Miz to the mat.  Rollins misses Black Out from the turnbuckles.  Each man gets a series of near falls.  Rollins with Black Out for the three count.

Winner:  Seth Rollins (Retains Championship)

Match Number Two:  WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match:  Nia Jax versus Alexa Bliss

Bliss with a drop kick to the knee and she applies a reverse chin lock but Nia with a snap mare.  Alexa with more kicks and she returns to the chin lock.  Nia grabs Alexa by the hair and then she blocks a slap from Alexa.  Nia with a head butt and Alexa backs into the corner.  Nia with a splash into the corner followed by a biel.  Nia with another splash into the corner and a biel.  Alexa goes to the floor.  Alexa gets to the apron and she kicks Nia in the knee.  Alexa with a kick to the temple and then she connects with a forearm and gets a near fall.  

Alexa chokes Nia in the ropes and then she stomps on the head.  Alexa calls Nia a bully and slams her head into the apron.  Alexa with a slap.  Alexa with a running slap.  Alexa sets for a DDT but Nia picks up Alexa and gets her on her shoulders.  Alexa gets to her feet but Nia with a forearm.  Nia misses a senton when Alexa moves.  Alexa with punches and slams her into the mat face first.  Alexa with a forearm and knees.  Nia catches Alexa on a cross body attempt and then she gets Alexa up for a Samoan drop but Nia goes to the corner and Alexa with a choke. 

Alexa with a side head lock into a guillotine.  Nia runs Alexa into the turnbuckles.  Nia with an Iconoclasm.  Nia runs Alexa into the turnbuckles and then sends her into the opposite corner.  Nia with a splash and a biel.  Nia tosses Alexa around the ring and Nia looks to the turnbuckles.  Alexa pushes Nia off the turnbuckles and to the floor.  The referee makes his count and Alexa goes after Nia.  Alexa sets for a DDT on the ring steps and hits it.  

Alexa tries to pick up Nia to get her into the ring but it does not work too well.  Alexa gets back in the ring and she tells the referee to stop the count.  The referee starts again.  Nia gets back into the ring and so does Alexa.  Alexa gets a near fall.  Alexa with forearms and a cross body attempt.  Nia catches Alexa and goes to the turnbuckles but Alexa gets to her feet and she tries to power bomb Nia.  Alexa kicks Nia in the hamstring and Alexa gets a near fall.  

Alexa goes up top and tries for Twisted Bliss but Nia catches Alexa and hits the Samoan drop for the three count.

Winner:  Nia Jax (retains Championship)

After the match, Nia is asked what does this victory mean.  Nia says it means that Alexa's Moment of Bliss is over.  This is for everyone who has been bullied.  She says you should never change for anyone.  She says she will not make any apologies for who she is.  You be who you are.  Be a star.  Remember, in the end, a bully always gets her ass kicked.

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