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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

Samoa Joe is in the interview area.  He is asked whether Roman is rattled going into their match tonight.  Joe says rattled is not a strong enough of a word.  He has lost some speed, power, and determination.  Tonight, Roman is a man who loses to him.   You should ask what Roman will feel.  He will feel pain.  Roman will see his face and admit his failures.  He turns the Big Dog into a whimpering puppy.

Match Number Three:  WWE United States Championship Match:  Jeff Hardy versus Randy Orton

Hardy with a side head lock and shoulder tackle.  Hardy with a waist lock and Orton with an elbow to escape and he follows with a side head lock.  Orton with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall.  Hardy with a sit out jaw breaker and drop kick.  Orton goes to the floor and Hardy with a baseball slide and then he goes to the apron for a clothesline.  Orton with a kick and drop kick for a near fall.  Hardy goes to the turnbuckles but Orton crotches Hardy on the turnbuckles and hardy is caught on the top turnbuckle.  Orton with kicks as the referee tries to pull him off.  

Orton punches Hardy and connects with a European uppercut that sends Hardy to the floor.  Orton goes to the floor and Hardy with a jumping leg lariat off the ring steps.  Hardy kicks and punches Orton.  Hardy slams Orton's head into the ring steps.  Orton drop kicks Hardy off the apron to the floor.  Orton with a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier and he does it a second time.  Orton goes for a third one and he does it.   Orton gets a near fall.  Orton with a kick to Hardy and then he stomps on the arm.  Orton drops Hardy chest first on the top rope.

Orton gets a near fall.  Orton with a reverse chin lock.  Orton adds a body scissors.  Hardy gets to his feet and he connects with elbows.  Hardy with a kick and flying forearm.  Hardy with a reverse atomic drop and double leg take down followed by a leg drop and drop kick for a near fall.  Hardy misses a forearm into the corner but Hardy goes up top and hits Whisper in the Wind for a near fall.

Hardy with a kick and Orton avoids a Twist of Fate.  Hardy escapes an RKO attempt and Orton with a power slam for a near fall.  Hardy goes to the apron and Orton sets for an elevated DDT but Hardy gets into the ring and hits a mule kick that sends Orton into the corner.  Hardy goes for the hesitation kick in the corner but Orton moves and Hardy hits the turnbuckles.  Orton hits the elevated DDT and then he looks around the ring and twists to the mat.   Orton pounds the mat and sets for the RKO but Hardy with a rollup for a near fall.  Hardy with a kick and Twist of Fate followed by a Swanton for the three count.

Winner:  Jeff Hardy (retains Championship)

Elias is in the ring and he wants to know who wants to walk with him.

He says he is good friends with Bruce Springsteen.  They go to parties together, they talk about music and life.  Elias says he gives Bruce advice.  Elias says of all the great things he has done, Bruce's only regret is that he is from New Jersey.  Elias says he gets it because this place is a toilet.  Elias says he told Bruce to tune in tonight because he has a song Bruce will like.

Elias threatens not to perform if the people will not listen to him.  Elias says he is going to leave, but it was a ruse.  Elias says Bruce needs to hear this.

The New Day interrupt Elias' performance and they make their way to the ring.  Big E has a bass drum while Kofi has pancakes in his cymbals.

Woods tells Elias they heard some of their stuff and it is actually fantastic. 

Elias says he did not get through what he wanted and it must be intimidating to be out here with the biggest musical act on the planet.  He asks if they want autographs.

Kofi asks Elias if he wanted to jam out with the New Day.  A one day dual branded concert.

Woods says they want to WALK WITH ELIAS.

Elias says he is a solo act.

Big E says they do not want to play with Elias but they enjoy a solo act.  The New Day perform and Elias tells them to stop.

Elias says some day they could open for Elias but tonight is not that night.

Elias asks for the lights to come down.

Aiden English interrupts and he makes his way to the stage.

Aiden says New Day's skills do not pay the bills so stick to their short stacks.  He tells Elias that he can play his guitar but does he know what day it is?  It is RUSEV Day.

Rusev makes his way out.

Elias wants to know what they are doing out here.

Rusev says they are doing whatever they want.  There is only one person here that celebrates a holiday in his honor and it is not Bootleg Bob Dylan or the Booty Boys.

Elias says Bob Dylan wishes he could be Elias.  It is not about Rusev Day or New Day, it is Elias' night.

Before Elias can play, No Way Jose comes out and he is joined by his Conga Line.  Titus Worldwide and Breezango join the random people around the ring.

Elias wants the music stopped.

Elias says this is his night and nobody is going to ruin it or interrupt him again.

Bobby Roode interrupts Elias and he hits a GLORIOUS DDT.

Rusev keeps Aiden from joining the tomfoolery.

Match Number Four:  Big Cass versus Daniel Bryan

Bryan with a kick to the leg and then he kicks Cass in the leg a few more times.  Cass backs Bryan into the corner but Daniel escapes and he punches and kicks Cass.  Bryan goes for the knee and Cass with a forearm to the back.  Cass with a punch to Bryan.  Cass punches Bryan.  Bryan ducks down and Cass goes over the top rope to the floor.  Bryan with a baseball slide and a flying knee off the apron.  Bryan goes up top and he he hits a missile drop kick.  Bryan with kicks to the chest but Cass with a choke slam when Bryan goes for the round kick.

Cass chops Bryan across the chest and hits a forearm to the back.  Cass with another chop across the chest.  Cass with another chop across the chest.  Cass punches Bryan and slams him.  Cass with an elbow drop for a near fall.   Cass with punches and then he gets Bryan on his shoulder for a back breaker.  Bryan with a drop toe hold to send Cass into the turnbuckles.  Bryan with kicks in the corner followed by a running drop kick or two.  Cass sends Bryan high into the air and he lands face first on the mat.  Cass with a clothesline for a near fall.  

Cass walks across Bryan's chest and hits a short arm clothesline.  Cass with a second short arm clothesline.  Cass with a third short arm clothesline.  Cass misses a running boot and Bryan with a round kick to the temple and he tries to apply the Yes Lock but Cass blocks it.  Bryan with crossfaces and Bryan applies the hold and Cass taps out.

Winner:  Daniel Bryan

After the match, Bryan celebrates but he is attacked by Cass and sent to the floor.  Cass tosses Bryan around by the hair.   Cass sends Bryan back into the ring for a big boot and connects.

Match Number Five:  WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship Match:  Carmella versus Charlotte Flair

Charlotte wooos and then Carmella tries to copy Charlotte and turns into a boot.  Carmella goes to the floor and Charlotte holds the ropes open for the champion.  Carmella wants her belt and she is going to go home.  Carmella says she does not need this, but Charlotte waits for her at the ring post by the ramp to the back.  Charlotte chases and catches Carmella and sends her to the floor.  They return to the ring and Charlotte gets a near fall.  Charlotte blocks a kick and kicks Carmella and gets a near fall.  Charlotte with a rollup and bridge for a near fall.  Carmella pulls the ring skirt to try to distract the referee.  

Carmella goes to the floor and Charlotte goes for a pescado but lands on her feet when Carmella moves.  Carmella with a thrust kick.  They return to the ring and Carmella gets a near fall.  Carmella with punches and gets a near fall.  Carmella with elbows to the neck and a reverse chin lock.  Carmella with a kick and a near fall.  Carmella returns to the reverse chin lock.  Charlotte with a backpack stunner to escape the hold.  Carmella punches Charlotte and rubs her face on the mat as she screams.   Carmella with a surfboard and she stomps on Charlotte's back.

Charlotte gets back to her feet and hits a mule kick.   Charlotte with an STO followed by chops.  Charlotte struts and then hits a belly-to-back suplex.  Charlotte with a knee to the neck and then she misses a boot on the apron and Carmella drops Charlotte on the apron.  Carmella with a bow and arrow around the ring post.  Carmella with shots to the ribs.  Carmella slaps Charlotte and kicks her in the corner.  Charlotte with a spear and both women are down.  Carmella with the Code of Silence.

Charlotte gets to her feet but Carmella with a victory roll for a near fall.  Charlotte with a boot to the head for a near fall.  Carmella is kicked away by Charlotte and Charlotte goes for a moonsault but her leg buckles when she lands.  Carmella with a rollup for the three count.

Winner:  Carmella (retains Championship)

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