Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the WWE Backlash recap. Backlash was live at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond Virginia. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship was on the line as Dean Ambrose defended the championship against AJ Styles. The Miz defended the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler. We found out who won the newly created WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship and the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship. "The Viper" Randy Orton battled Bray Wyatt.
** WWE Backlash Pre-Show **
- Backstage, Daniel Bryan gives Apollo Crews advice on his ring performance, but gets interrupted by Baron Corbin. Corbin demands a reward for beating Dean Ambrose two weeks ago and tells Bryan that he needs to stop wasting his time with losers like Crews. Crews says he's free tonight to kick Corbin's ass. Bryan makes the match official for the preshow.
- Backstage, Heath Slater says he's making history tonight, will be able to feed his kids and will get a Smackdown Live contract. Rhyno says that Slater let his son Roscoe steal the car so he could chase him and get in a good cardio work out. Slater says after they win they're going to Golden Corral and Dollywood.
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall.
** WWE Backlash **
-- First Elimination: Alexa tosses Naomi outside and works over Nattie in the corner. Nattie comes back and sets Alexa up for a power bomb. Naomi gets back in the ring, climbs the ropes, hits a super blockbuster on Alexa and scores the pinfall. Alexa Bliss is eliminated.
-- Second Elimination: Naomi tosses Nattie outside, but gets attacked by Nikki. Nattie gets back in the ring, takes out Nikki and then traps Naomi in the Sharpshooter submission, forcing Naomi to tap out. Naomi is eliminated.
-- Fourth Elimination: Before Nikki can get back on offense, Carmella rolls up Nikki from behind and scores the pinfall. Nikki Bella is eliminated.
-- Final Elimination: Carmella unloads on Becky and drops her to the mat. Becky comes back and hits three straight suplexes on Carmella. Becky charges at Carmella, but eats a big boot. Becky regains control and ends up trapping Carmella in the Dis-Arm-Her submission. Carmella ends up tapping out and Becky becomes the inaugural champion.
Winner: Becky Lynch to become the first ever WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion
- Backstage, The Miz is furious that X-Games skateboarder Jagger Eaton had a dressing room. Eaton apologizes for having a locker room, said he loves Miz's Marine movies and he would love to have Miz on his show.....if they can't get John Cena.
- Backstage, Bray Wyatt attacks Randy Orton out of nowhere and beats Orton down. WWE Officials pull Bray off Orton as Orton holds his leg in pain.
Winners: The Usos, by submission, to advance to the Finals.
Winner: The Miz, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Winner: Bray Wyatt, by countout.
- "No Holds Barred Match": Bray Wyatt vs. Kane: Before Bray can leave the ring, Kane arrives and we get an impromptu no holds barred match. The match closes out with Kane going for a choke slam on Bray through the announcers table. Bray counters with an eye rake and a lariat on Kane. Bray places Kane on the announcers table, mocks Randy Orton and then senton splashes Kane through the table.
Winner: Kane, by pinfall.
Winners: Heath Slater and Rhyno, by pinfall, to win the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.