The WWE champion still hadn't had a chance to remove his jacket when The All Mighty laid him out with a clothesline for another two-count. Fans are going to be watching this match with a fine-tooth comb just to make sure Nia Jax doesn’t hurt the beloved Asuka. The pre-match attack made it seem like this would be a quick encounter, but they ended up having a longer match than expected. As expected, Crews and Andrade delivered a great match. WWE Backlash returned to the pay-per-view lineup this year after being left out in 2019. There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, which can sometimes lead to an awkward bout. This could have been a fun gimmick match but ended up being just as predictable as expected. Prior to the fight, The Miz and Morrison were told only one of them would become the new champ if they beat Strowman. Asuka pondrá en juego su reinado ante Nia Jax. Both men used the things that brought them to the table like Sheamus' power and Hardy's agility. The only real criticism one could levy against this bout was how predictable it was. Asuka vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women's Championship), Apollo Crews vs. Andrade (United States Championship), Braun Strowman vs. Strowman kicked out with authority and took out both men. McIntyre ended up knocking The All Mighty into Lana, who fell into MVP's arms. Having Tozawa lead a group of ninjas was a weird twist, but anything that gets him on a PPV has to be a good thing. Let’s leave it at that. MVP accompanied Bobby Lashley to the ring for his match against Drew McIntyre for the WWE title, and he distracted the champion so his client could put him in a full nelson before the bell. Randy Orton went low to best Edge in what may have been The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. Edge and Randy Orton are two bonafide legends but the pressure was on for them to … The women's tag team division has potential if WWE keeps pushing it. The IIconics vs. Bliss and Cross (Women's Tag Team Championships), Street Profits vs. Viking Raiders (Raw Tag Team Championship). Kristal Marshall would have never let this happen. The Monster Among Men kept brushing off their offense and eventually threw both men out of the ring. I write about men in tights and the money they make for men in suits. The video ended with them trying to escape a monster that looked like it was right out of a movie Mystery Science Theater 3000 would roast. WWE Backlash 2020 Results: Sunday, June 14 2020 Bayley and Sasha Banks def. Having Sheamus win was an odd choice unless it leads to a reveal that somebody else was responsible for framing Hardy a few weeks ago. Edge countered and hit the Edge-O-Matic for a two-count. This quickly turned into a comedic brawl between the two groups. The Rated-R Superstar dropped Orton with an Edgecution for a near-fall. Get breaking news, photos, and video of your favorite WWE Superstars. Strowman can be exciting against the right opponents, but The Miz and Morrison aren't the best people to get a good match out of him. There was a lot to like about this, but many fans probably would have preferred to see them settle their feud with a real match. However, they did manage to keep the match interesting as it progressed. They used more mat-based offense than we have seen either of them employ in years. It felt like we were watching them try to wrestle like Daniel Bryan, which is not what these two Superstars usually do. Asuka did her best to combat Nia Jax's power early on, but the Raw women's champion eventually found herself being thrown around by the powerhouse. They continued to use mostly technical offense as they countered and reversed each other every step of the way. The United States champion followed up with a moonsault from the apron. This match felt like the official start to WWE Backlash. WWE Backlash results, June 14, 2020: Randy Orton outlasts Edge in battle for wrestling superiority . The Irishman pushed his rival's face to the mat and scraped off some of his face paint. As one of WWE's longest-running events, it is an important part of the company's history. Backlash 2020. The Rated-R Superstar hit a few deep arm drags before his rival countered the last one. This match, which featured a “Viking Profits” reference, just further confirmed that The Street Profits and Viking Raiders should each have one-half of the Raw Tag Team Championships. The Miz and John Morrison (Universal Championship), Banks and Bayley vs. I was thinking Edge and Orton's Greatest Match Ever was going to be a swerve that featured the type of wackiness we just saw, but I'm so glad it was saved for the Viking Profits. Even if Hardy signed off on it, many fans feel using his real-life issues with drugs and alcohol in a feud is a bad decision. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Was this the greatest match ever? Howard Finkel's voice introduced the competitors. WWE Backlash 2020 Results. Asuka is always entertaining, but her style works better against opponents who are a little quicker on their feet than Jax. They traded control several times over the next few minutes to make this a competitive contest. Akira Tozawa revealed himself as one of the bikers and gave a quick promo in Japanese. Tozawa eventually brought out a huge masked man to face them, but Ivar summed his turkey leg like Thor calling Mjolnir. Cross' unorthodox offense allowed her to get the better of the other two Superstars until she was able to tag in The Goddess. Drew McIntyre defenderá el Título Mundial de WWE ante Bobby Lashley. After realizing what he had done, he tried to help him get the pin once more but to no avail. In 2012, I was featured in Bleacher Report's "Why We Watch" documentary discussing the career of Kurt Angle. Jax began to slow the pace down as she kept The Empress of Tomorrow grounded with power moves. Hardy began to rally but Sheamus prevented him from hitting the Swanton Bomb. Asuka pondrá en juego su reinado ante Nia Jax. Resultados WWE Backlash 14 de Junio 2020 – ¡EDGE vs. ORTON: EL MEJOR COMBATE DE WRESTLING EN LA HISTORIA! This didn't go too long, so there was only one moment when The Miz and Morrison were not in sync, and that is what led to their downfall. Edge has been promoted as the "Greatest Wrestling Match Ever" at WWE Backlash. They took him down with a combination of moves that ended with Morrison hitting a dive over the top rope to the floor. I've been featured multiple times on NPR in addition to appearances on BBC and ESPN Radio. McIntyre began to build some momentum after sending Lashley out of the ring. A couple of moves looked messy but most of the bout saw the two powerhouses trying to outdo each other with various feats of strength. After they escaped on a production truck, all four men ended up in a dumpster. Edge and Orton took the "greatest wrestling match ever" title seriously. Here is a look at the card from Backlash: Let's take a look at everything that happened at the PPV. They agreed to put the weapons down and fight like men. Now WWE Superstar gets more kickouts at one than Drew McIntyre. This led to the champion hitting a Claymore to retain his title. The best thing to come out of this may be the end of Lana and Lashley's relationship, though. The Ultimate Opportunist took him down in a hammerlock. – The 2020 WWE Survivor Series Kickoff pre-show opens live from the WWE ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. At this point, it started to drag on a bit. The Viper drilled him with a Punt to finally get the pin. The Scottish Psychopath struggled to regain his composure and get to his feet. That seemed to play in The A-Lister's mind when he pulled his teammate off of The Monster when he went for a pin. She got on the apron and accused the ref of cheating. There were a few sloppy moments but not enough to ruin it. The high-flyer began to focus on Sheamus' leg to combat his Brogue Kick. WWE Backlash returned to the pay-per-view lineup this year after being left out in 2019. Banks, Bliss and Peyton Royce each tagged in to give their partners a chance to rest, but all six women ended up brawling at the same time at one point. The Viper used a Pedigree with the same result. WWE surprisingly got through at least half of Miz and Morrison’s music video before Braun Strowman interrupted, solidifying this Universal Championship feud as midcard comedy. They ended up fighting outside the ring until the referee counted out both women, allowing Asuka to retain the belt. This match felt like a win that Sheamus absolutely had to have. The first match on the main show featured Bayley and Sasha Banks defending the women’s tag titles against The IIconics and the team of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Michael Cole suspiciously asked “what if Jeff Hardy loses?” as if to suggest that he might relapse. He appeared to be alright and continued the match. Renee Young, JBL y Booker T opinan sobre Asuka vs. Nia Jax a través de una video llamada. Charly Caruso welcomes us. As one of WWE's longest-running events, it is an important part of the company's history. Even if this didn't seem to make sense, it was a fun showcase of the comedic chemistry these two teams have built up in recent weeks. After The Goddess hit Royce with Twisted Bliss, though, Banks ran in and rolled Bliss up to steal the win and retain the titles. My expertise in pro wrestling includes covering countless WWE and independent wrestling events live, including six WrestleManias. I've been a pro wrestling columnist and video blogger for a leading national sports website since 2010, and formerly of Bleacher Report, where I was a WWE columnist an. It took several officials to force him to break the hold, but the damage had been done. Billie Kay, Cross and Bayley began for their teams. The challenger took control early by using an illegal chokehold over the top rope until the ref forced him to break. WWE spent so much time talking up a potential Bayley and Sasha Banks split, I was certain it was going to happen tonight. Garza tried to distract the champion, but Owens took him down. Even Fatal 4-Way tag bouts can be easier to manage because only two people are legal at the same time. Lashley countered a Claymore Kick with a Spear to get a close two-count before Lana made her way to the ring. The match progressed in a fun and logical way. Por el Campeonato de la WWE – Sin DQ AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. Piped-in crowd noise was not the positive I thought it would be in a match like this. The Charismatic Enigma hit the Twist of Fate and a Swanton, but The Celtic Warrior saved himself with a foot on the rope. He hit the running powerslam on Morrison for the pin and the win. They took the fight out of the ring so Hardy could hit a dive from the steel steps. The two teams kept fighting backstage and incorporated several props from their previous competitions. The panel hypes tonight’s card and the “Final Farewell” for The Undertaker. These two really did try their damndest to have a great match, and in any ways they succeeded. You could almost see which moves were coming from a mile away. Garza and Andrade won't be together much longer if El Idolo blames him for failing to provide a proper distraction. Corey Graves noted that Jeff Hardy intended to “Brogue Kick Jeff Hardy back off the wagon.”. Royce and Bliss were the standouts here, but everybody came out of it looking good. Conspiracy Theory: WWE made this Street Profits-Viking Raiders match as silly as it could to make it easier for Edge and Randy Orton to follow it and have the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. Bliss may have been the smallest competitor but when she got the hot tag from Cross, she ended up dominating the other four Superstars. The Raiders and Street Profits joined forces to battle the squad of enemies. At one point, during a Nia Jax cover, the referee took at least one second to get in position, potentially costing Jax a championship. Though Bobby Lashley is a shooter, he’s typically booked asa monster in WWE, but this match featured a surprising amount of mat wrestling. The fight started out in the parking lot. Resultados WWE Backlash 14 de Junio 2020 – ¡EDGE vs. ORTON: EL MEJOR COMBATE DE WRESTLING EN LA HISTORIA! As she taunted the titleholder with Kairi Sane's name, Asuka nailed her with a spinning back fist. The universal champion tried to make a comeback but wound up running himself into the ring post. Every time it looked like he would take the upper hand, Orton slithered out of his grasp. Judging by its aesthetics, this match appeared to be going for “Greatest Wrestling Match in MSG History,” which is still a very high bar.