Monday, September 12, 2016

WWE Backlash 2016 Recap #WWEBacklash

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

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.

- Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews: The match closes out with Corbin landing forearms on Crews, but misses a clothesline. Crews hits a running knee, a jumping enziguri and then a standing moonsault on Corbin for a near fall. Corbin drops Crews with Deep Six and gets a near fall. Crews hits a Samoan drop on Corbin and then sends Corbin into the corner. Crews mounts Corbin in the corner, but gets poked in the eye. Corbin hits End Of Days on Crews and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall. 

** WWE Backlash **

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship, Six Pack Challenge Elimination Match": Nikki Bella vs. Naomi vs. Becky Lynch vs. Nattie Neidhart vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss:
-- 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.
-- Third Elimination: Carmella attacks Becky and tosses her into the steel steps. Carmella helps Nattie double team Nikki, but Nikki fires back, drops Carmella and then hits a back breaker on Nattie to score the pinfall. Nattie 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.

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Semi Finals Tournament Match": The Usos vs. The Hype Bros: The match closes out with Jimmy sending Mojo outside with a lariat. The Usos double team Ryder. Jimmy with a head lock and a head butt on Ryder. Ryder tags Mojo. Mojo hits a series of shoulder blocks, two corner splashes on The Usos, tosses Jimmy outside and military presses Jey. Jimmy and Mojo brawl outside as Ryder hits a frankensteiner on Jey. Mojo gets tossed into the barricade by Jimmy, as Ryder unloads knees on Jey. Jimmy distracts Ryder, allowing Jey to chop block Ryder's leg. Jey lands a drop kick on Ryder's knee. Jimmy locks Ryder in a single leg crab submission, applies the pressure to the injured knee and forces Ryder to tap out.
Winners: The Usos, by submission, to advance to the Finals.

- "WWE Intercontinental Championship Match": The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler: Before the match, Miz demands Daniel Bryan to watch and be jealous that he can't wrestle anymore. The match closes out with Ziggler going ground and pound, gets a near fall elbow, boots Miz in the leg, gets a near fall sunset flip and sends Miz into the ring post. Miz gets a near fall sit down power bomb on Ziggler. Ziggler gets a near fall Famasser on Miz. Miz escapes a sleeper and sends Ziggler into the corner, but Ziggler comes back and gets a near fall DDT.
Miz counters the super kick, hits a DDT and traps Ziggler in the Figure Four submission. Ziggler escapes and gets a near fall super kick on Miz. Miz rolls outside and tries to crawl away, but gets carried back to the ring by Ziggler. Maryse sprays perfume in Ziggler's eyes, blinding him and allowing Miz to hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall.
Winner: The Miz, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

- Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton: Bray Wyatt awaits Orton's entrance, however, it's announced that Orton can't compete because he's injured and not medically cleared by the doctor. Bray demands the referee count to ten, which he does for the win.
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.

Back in the ring, Bray sets Kane up for Sister Abigail, but Kane counters and plants Bray with a choke slam for a near fall. Kane lays down a steel chair in the ring and goes for the Tombstone on Bray. Bray counters and plants Kane with a Uranage Slam for a near fall. Randy Orton suddenly hits the ring and plants Bray with an RKO. Kane choke slams Bray and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Kane, by pinfall.

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Finals Match": Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Usos: The match closes out with The Usos working over Slater and keeping Rhyno out. Slater and Jey take each other out with a double cross body. Slater finally tags in Rhyno and Rhyno unloads on The Usos. Rhyno hits a flying shoulder block on Jimmy, then a corner spear. Rhyno hits a side belly to belly suplex on Jimmy and then goes for the Gore. Jimmy counters and sends Rhyno face first into the turnbuckles.
Slater tags in, hits a swinging neck breaker on both Jimmy and Jey and then plants Jimmy with a leaping DDT. Slater goes for the pinfall on Jimmy, but Jey pulls Slater off Jimmy. Jimmy hits an Uso Kick on Slater, but Jimmy gets a Gore from Rhyno. Slater covers Jimmy and scores the upset pinfall.
Winners: Heath Slater and Rhyno, by pinfall, to win the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match": Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles: The match closes out with Styles getting a near fall spinning power bomb and a near fall springboard 450 splash on Ambrose. Ambrose hits a swinging neck breaker and then drop kicks Styles outside. Ambrose hits a suicide dive that sends Styles flying over the announcers table. Ambrose dumps Styles into the crowd and then hits a double axe handle off the barricade on Styles. Back to the ring, Styles catches Ambrose with a Pele Kick. Ambrose comes back with the lariat and then goes for Dirty Deeds. Styles counters and tosses Ambrose into the referee. Styles lands a low blow, hits the Styles Clash and scores the pinfall to take the championship.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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