WWE Backlash 9/11/16

Never forget 15 years ago today.  Tonight’s piece is dedicated to the ones we lost on that September day.

We are 45 minutes away from the Kick-Off show of Backlash.  Smackdown presents their first PPV since the brand split.  And our main event will be Dean Ambrose Vs AJ Styles, for the WWE World Championship.

Keep it locked here tonight.

It’s time for Backlash Kick-Off.  Live in Richmond, Virginia.  Renee Young welcome us to the show, with Booker T, Lita, and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Tom Phillips is in the Social Media Lounge, and his guests tonight will be Heath Slater and Rhyno.

Tonight, The Miz will put his Intercontinental Title against Dolph Ziggler.

The Miz Vs Ziggler video is being shown.

Is this Ziggler’s last chance for a title?

Daniel Bryan is with Apollo Crews, trying to pump him up, giving him some advice.  He’s telling him to get loose.  Oh boy.

Baron Corbin isn’t amused by this.

He tells Daniel 2 weeks ago he beat the WWE World Champion on Smackdown Live, and he handles that by now having him appear on the show, and he’s off the Backlash PPV.  But he handles a nobody like Apollo Crews.

Apollo is free tonight, to kick his ass.  Daniel gives us our Backlash Kick-Off show, Corbin Vs Crews.

Tonight, Orton Vs Wyatt, we see video of that.

We are less than 40 minutes away from the live Backlash.

Last Tuesday, we see The Usos turning on American Alpha.

American Alpha is out of the title match, and we will have a second chance challenge, with The Usos Vs The Hype Bros, and the winner will face Slater and Rhyno.

I love this storyline here, we know American Alpha will be back.

Social Media Lounge, with Rhyno and Slater.

Rhyno is very “excited” about this match tonight.

Slater can’t lose, he won’t get his contract.  He can’t feed his kids.  He can’t get that double-wide.  He can’t build his pool.  He needs this win.

Has his kids trained him for this match?  This is hilarious.

Tonight there is a first ever Women’s 6-Pack Challenge match to determine the new Smackdown Women’s Championship.

Alexa Bliss joins the panel.

Booker T questions her experience in the ring, and Alexa believes she has this opportunity, and who is going to beat her?

Alexa is dressed like Harley Quinn.

Match time, Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and JBL welcome us to the show.

Apollo Crews Vs Baron Corbin is now.

End of Days, Corbin silences Crews.  A good match to start the show tonight.

Renee Young is talking Jaeger Eaton, host of Nickelodeon’s new show.

Video set up for AJ Styles Vs Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Title, tonight.

Is this AJ’s night?

WWE is starting a message saying we will never forget about the events of 9/11.

Backlash is starting now.

We are live in Richmond, Virginia, we welcome you to Backlash.

HERE COMES THE MONEY!!  HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan kicks off the PPV.

Welcome to Smackdown Live, presents Backlash.

Shane wants to thank all of us making Smackdown Live a success.  We are responsible for the ratings to soar, we are responsible for social media blowing up, and for new superstars to get their opportunity.

Daniel tells us we will have 2 title defense.  Intercontinental Title, and WWE World Title.  But we will also crown first Smackdown Tag Team Champions, and a new Women’s Smackdown Champion.

6-Pack Challenge kicks off the show.

Alexa Bliss is eliminated after Natalya and Naomi hit a Liger Powerbomb.

Excellent start to the show.

Naomi is eliminated after a Sharpshooter by Nattie.

4 women are left.

Nattie is eliminated by a Northern Lights Backbreaker by Nikki Bella.

Carmella rolls up Nikki, and eliminates her.

It’s now between Carmella and Becky Lynch.

Becky Lynch became the first Smackdown Women’s Champion, making Carmella tap out to the Disarmer.

All 6 women fought hard for this, and what a moment for Becky.

Charly Caruso asks Becky how she is feeling right now.  Becky thanks the fans for cheering for her for all of these years.  “Becky Balboa baby, we did it.  We did it”.

In 2 weeks, Raw presents Clash of Champions.

The Miz comes in Jagger Eaton’s dressing room.  He took Miz’s locker room.  Jagger asks Miz to be on his show, unless they can get John Cena instead.

Bray Wyatt attacks Randy Orton’s leg, will Randy be available tonight?

Second Chance Tag Match is set now.  Winner moves on to face Slater and Rhyno later tonight.

The Usos Vs The Hype Bros is now.

The Usos win with a leg cramp, making Zack tap out.

I love this new look by The Usos, and I can see them winning Tag Titles later tonight.

Renee Young is with Slater and Rhyno.  Slater is ready for The Usos.  He walks off, but tells Rhyno his stomach is upset, everything is on the line.  And Beulah made this crab dip that hit the spot.

But they are live, and Heath has to go.

Later tonight, The Usos Vs Slater and Rhyno to determine the first Smackdown Tag Team Champions.

The Miz Vs Ziggler for the IC Title is now.

Before the match, Miz wants to renegotiate his Smackdown contract, and after his match, things will get trickier.  So Daniel, Miz will do something he can’t do anymore, wrestle.

With some help from hair spray Maryse used on Dolph, Miz won the match with a Skull Crushing Finale.

These two can wrestle anytime.

The Kick-Off panel discuss what we have seen so far.

Earlier tonight in the Kick-Off match, we had Baron Corbin defeat Apollo Crews.

Bray Wyatt comes out now.

Bray wants Charles Robinson to count out Orton.

Greg Hamilton informs us Randy Orton cannot compete tonight, so Charles must count to 10, so he wins by forfeit.

The winner, by forfeit….Bray Wyatt.

However, Bray Wyatt will be competing in a no holds barred match against this man….

Kane.

Kane wins the match, with some help from Randy Orton, who came out with a RKO.  Kane wins with a Chokeslam.

AJ Styles approaches 2 “independent” wrestlers in the back.  Telling them they will never amount to greatness.  But they can tell their kids they were here when the new “Face That Runs This Place” became the new WWE World Champion.

WWE No Mercy is set for Sunday, October 9th.

Smackdown Tag Team Title match is up now, The Usos Vs Slater and Rhyno.

SLATER AND RHYNO WIN!!  SLATER AND RHYNO WIN!!  SLATER AND RHYNO WIN!!

Rhyno helps Slater by giving Jimmy a Gore, and Heath Slater has a job, and Tag Titles.

Heath and Rhyno get to talk about their reactions to being Smackdown’s first Tag Team Champions.

Slater was great in this, Yo Beulah, they are getting a Double-Wide.

Another Chicken Little commercial, with Ziggler and The Miz.  But they already faced each other in the ring.

It’s now Styles Vs Ambrose, our main event, and it’s for the WWE World Title.

AJ Styles just had his career defining moment, when he pinned Ambrose, after a ref bump.  AJ kicked Dean in the balls, and hit a Styles Clash for the win.

My goodness, this match had everything we needed.

The show ends here with Styles celebrating his win.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Going into the PPV, there was a report Orton hadn’t been cleared.  I always try to avoid websites the night of the PPVs, so I can be surprised.  They did what they had to do, but I felt Bray should have won that match.

And while they only had 3 weeks of build-up, I felt like the men and women did a fantastic job to make this a fun show.

It was built around Styles Vs Ambrose, and this was a fantastic match, and it ended the show on the right foot.

Now Raw has 5 weeks to build their PPV in 2 weeks, so I expect that show to try to top tonight’s.  But with Styles winning the big title, not sure if they can top it.

What are your thoughts?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Kevin Gillman
I have had this blog up for a few years, writing every Monday night and anytime in between. Always check the site out, send me a comment on what your thoughts are for the current state of wrestling.

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