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WWE BACKLASH KICK OFF
TYE DILLINGER VS AIDEN ENGLISH
Side headlock takedown by English. English back to his feet. Dillinger with an irish whip pulls English back and delivers a snapmare. Elbow to the jaw by English. Dillinger counters a ten punch in the corner and English looks to escape but is caught by Dillinger.
English trips Dillinger up yelling that Chicago is his town as he stomps away on the Perfect 10. Running uppercut in the corner by English who takes a bow
English still in control with a snapmare on Dillinger. Standing chinlock by English and he once again takes the opportunity to serenade the Chicago crowd by singing "he ain't going anywhere" and follows up with a chorus of "you can't help him."
Dillinger breaks the hold with a nearfall on English. Inverted atomic drop on English and Dillinger with chops to English. English pushes Dillinger in the ropes. Dillinger off the ropes with a kick and Dillinger unloads with clotheslines on English
The 10 Punch in the corner as the crowd starts a "10" chant. English rolls out of the ring and Dillinger tosses him back in. English on the apron swings wildly but misses. English uses the top rope to his advantage. Dillinger slams English off the top rope. Dillinger misses with a splash and English with a nearfall on Dillinger
Frustration starting to set in for English as he picks Dillinger up for a slam. English goes up to the top but misses with a swanton. Dillinger picks English up and delivers the Tye-Breaker for the three count
The winner of the match: Tye Dillinger
WWE Backlash Intro
We are 24hrs removed from NXT Takeover which took place at the Allstate Arena here in Chicago, Illinois and tonight we are back for WWE Backlash which will see three championships being defended
We kick things off with our opening match of the evening as The Show Off Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to the ring. The King Of Strong Style is out next as Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out. The WWE Universe singing along to his entrance theme
SHINSUKE NAKAMURA VS DOLPH ZIGGLER
Waistlock reversals between Ziggler and Nakamura early on. Lock up between Ziggler and Nakamura. Ziggler backs Nakamura into the corner and we get a clean break before Ziggler lands a right hand to the face.
Nakamura fires back and Ziggler ties Nakamura up in a pinning predicament and Ziggler goes to work on the arm. Nakamura takes control and now it's The King Of Strong Style going after the arm.
Midsection shot to Ziggler and Nakamura with a kneedrop to Dolph. Ziggler slides to the outside and Nakamura follows. Shot to the back of the neck and Dolph gets sent back into the ring. Neckbreaker by Ziggler as Nakamura tries to re-enter the ring. Ziggler grabs a handful of hair and goes after Nakamura's eye
Chinlock on Nakamura. Nakamura breaks the hold but Dolph still in control connecting with a dropkick. The Heart Stopper by Ziggler to Nakamura and Ziggler takes time to celebrate calling himself the man.
Dolph picks Ziggler up yelling at Nakamura asking if he can see Ziggler. Headbutt to Nakamura and Nakamura quick with the offense as both men are down. Nakamura blocks a right hand and swings wildly with kicks and punches. Running forearm in the corner. Ziggler laid out across the top turnbuckle and Nakamura connects with a knee to the midsection
Dolph blocks an exploder suplex connecting with an elbow. Nakamura looks for a suplex but Ziggler counters it planting Nakamura with a DDT. Nakamura looking for the Kinshasa but Ziggler counters with a roll up. Famouser to Nakamura for a nearfall.
Ziggler gets to his feet and looking to set up for the Superkick. Nakamura blocks the Superkick but Ziggler hits the ZigZag only to be surprised by Nakamura who kicked out at the count of 2.
Ziggler picks Nakamura up but Nakamura blocks and Ziggler misses with a right hand as Shinsuke unloads on Ziggler. Shinsuke goes for the reverse exploder but Ziggler counters and connects with a kick to the back of the neck. Ziggler rolls Nakamura over for the cover but only gets a 2 count
Nakamura trying to slow Ziggler down and Dolph spits in Nakamura's face. Shinsuke loses it and drives a series of knees into the ribs and the abdomen. Elbows raining down on the side of Ziggler's head. Straight boot to the back of the head and Nakamura on the apron connects with a knee to the side of the face.
Shinsuke goes airborne misses with the Kinshasa. Ziggler misses with the superkick. Reverse exploder connects and Nakamura is fired up as he connects with the Kinshasa for the three count
The winner of the match: Shinsuke Nakamura
Video: Promo for WWE Extreme Rules which takes place in 2 weeks from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland
Backstage: AJ Styles is preparing for his match against Kevin Owens for the United States Championship.
Announce Table: Tom Phillips and JBL are still talking about the opening match and coming up next is the WWE Tag Team Championships as The Usos defend against Breezango. They then throw to a segment of The Fashion Files which aired this past Tuesday on SmackDown Live
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: BREEZANGO VS THE USOS
Jimmy starts things off with Fandango. Fandango with a side headlock. Irish whip across the ring. Jimmy misses with a clothesline and a hurricanrana by Fandango surprises Jimmy.
Tyler Breeze gets the tag and he enters the ring with mop in hand beginning to sweep towards Jimmy. Jimmy attacks from behind but Breeze side steps.
Breeze holds Jimmy at bay with the mop and paintbrushes Jimmy in the face with it. A right hand lays Breeze out as Jimmy breaks the mop over his knee. Jey who tags in goes airborne but Breeze rolls out of the way. Breeze with a kick to Jey and Fandango tags in
Jey takes control and Jimmy in now with a straight right hand to Fandango. Irish whip reversed and a sunset flip by Jimmy who holds his balance and connects with a legdrop for the three count
Breeze returns dressed as an old woman and tags in. Jimmy with a shot to Breeze and he connects with a dropkickc. Breeze with the bronco buster. Jey with a dropkick of his own and Jimmy tags back in connecting in the corner as he rips the dress off of Breezee.
Jimmy picks Breeze up and places him in the corner. Jimmy gpes for the running splash in the corner but hits the steel. Fandango back in unloads with punches and spinning kick by Fandango. Chops to Jimmy by Fandango. Jimmy goes for another splash to Fandango but misses. DDT by Fandango to Jimmy. Breeeze back in.
Double team by Breezango countered by Jey. Breezango maintain control however. Jimmy back in connects with a big splash and The Usos double team on Breeze. Breeze, however, keeps his cool as he hits The Unprettier. The Usos slide out of the ring and Breeze off the apron gets caught by The Usos who dump him over the barricades. Fandango takes out The Usos. Fandango to the top but gets nailed with a superkick for the three count
The winners of the match and still WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions: The Usos
WWE Network Plug
SAMI ZAYN VS BARON CORBIN
Corbin powers Zayn into the corner. Back to the lock up and Corbin powers Zayn into the corner once more but misses with a right hand. Zayn goes to work on the arm and Corbin with a knee
Irish whip to Zayn and Zayn with a takedown sending Corbin to the outside to re-group. Corbin back in and a punch to Zayn and Corbin bounces Zayn's head off the turnbuckle. Zayn sent over the ropes to the apron. Shoulder block and Zayn back in connects with a dropkick sending Corbin to the outside.
Corbin pulls Zayn out and connects with a straight right. Irish whip and Zayn off the barricade connects with a kick laying Corbin out. Corbin rolls back in. Zayn follows and Zayn with a kick to Corbin's knee. Corbin picks Zayn up and drives him into the corner. Corbin goes after the back. Backbreaker to Zayn. Baron picks Sami up and whips him across the ring. Zayn hits the corner hard and Corbin picks Zayn up nailing him with a right hand. Zayn with a series of punches
Zayn off the ropes is caught in a bearhug. Zayn tries to fight out of it and does. Irish whip by Corbin who ducks and gets caught with a kick. Corbin charges and Sami pulls the top rope down sending Corbin to the outside. Spinebuster by Corbin for a nearfall
The crowd starts an 'Ole' chant as Corbin yells at Sami to stay down. Another right hand by Corbin as he stands over Zayn arms outstretched in celebration. Frustration on Corbin's face and off the ropes he gets nailed with a clothesline by Zayn. Sami favouring his lower back picks Corbin up who hits another right hand.
Corbin slides to the outside and back in from the other side and a clothesline folds Zayn up like an accordion. Corbin targetting the lower back. Back suplex countered by Zayn but Corbin with a backbreaker for the nearfall.
Zayn is seated on the top turnbuckle and a right hand by Corbin. Corbin on the ropes hooks Zayn up . Zayn blocking it with forearms to the back. Powerbomb by Zayn from the top rope and Corbin kicks out
Zayn back to the top rope hooking Corbin up for the DDT. Zayn looks for the exploder suplex but Corbin drives elbows to the back of the neck. Corbin with the Deep Six to Zayn. Sami kicks out at 2 and frustration has set in on Corbin as he stomps away at Zayn.
Corbin unloading with punches and kicks as the referee continues to admonish him about the five count. Corbin is sent to the outside but quickly gets back in. Big boot to Corbin and Zayn follows up with the Helluva Kick for the three count
The winner of the match: Sami Zayn
UpUpDownDown: Rocket League video game plug
Parking Lot: A station wagon pulls in followed by a white limousine and The Singh Brothers pull a carpet out of the back of the station wagon and lay it out for Jinder Mahal. Jinder says Chicago and America are full of haters. They take one look at him and hate him for what they think he is. They hate him for the way he looks and talks and he will take that hate and turn it into something positive and spiritual and almost holy. He is truly a peaceful man but once provoked turns into an animal but tonight he will turn a universe of discriminators into believe
James Ellsworth comes out to the ring and calls himself the Michael Jordan of sports entertainment, the epitome of masculinity and the excelsior of execution and the WWE Universe is about to be in the presence of royalty and tells Chicago to stand up for his home girl Carmella
NAOMI, CHARLOTTE FLAIR AND BECKY LYNCH VS THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE
Tamina powers Becky to the mat. Waistlock into a sleeper by Becky and Tamina backs her into the corner. Headbutt by Tamina and Natalya tags in. Suplex by Natalya but back counters into a nearfall
Charlotte tags in and goes to work on the arm. Natalya reverses it and powers Charlotte to the mat. Natalya with a celebration is rolled up by Charlotte and Charlotte lights Natalya up with chops.
Charlotte off the ropes with a knee drop. Natalya with an irish whip. Charlotte on the apron is clotheslined by Natalya and Charlotte now in the Welcoming Committee's corner as Carmella and Tamina double team Charlotte. Natalya in now putting the boots to Charlotte
Carmella with elbows to the side of the head and a chinlock on Charlotte. Charlotte's head is bounced off the turnbuckle and Naomi tags in unloading with kicks to Carmella. Naomi with a kick to Tamina and Carmella with a boot to the back of the head. Carmella puts the boots too Naomi
Tamina back in wearing Naomi down with a chinlock. Nsomi creates separation and a clothesline takes Naomi down as Carmella tags in. Kick to Naomi and now it's Natalya and Carmella with the double team on Naomi. Carmella misses and hits the bottom rope which takes her out and Charlotte gets taken out by Tamina. Carmella pulls Becky off the apron before she can get a tag
Naomi in the wrong corner as Natalya hits a sit out slam. Naomi with a counter and she gets the tag to Becky who unloads on all three members of the Welooming Committee. Becks-ploder to Natalya and the Straight Fire takes Natalya down.
Becky goes to the top rope and Tamina with a distraction gets sent to the floor with a dropkick. Sharpshooter attempt countered into the Disarm-Her. Carmella breaks it up. Charlotte back in gets superkicke by Tamina.
Waistlock by Becky into a cover. Boot by Tamina blocked as Becky takes her down. Natalya locks The Sharpshooter in. And Becky taps out
The winners of the match by submission: The Welcoming Committee
WWE Shopzone Plug
Rocket League Video Game Plug
Video: Kevin Owens' United States Championship reign
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: AJ STYLES VS KEVIN OWENS
Styles backs Owens into the corner. Clean break and Owens goes after the right leg. Styles with a side headlock on Owens. Owens to his feelt turning it around into a side headlock of his own.
Irish whip by Styles. Leapfrog over Owens and Owens slides to the outside. Styles follows but Owens slides back into the ring. The crowd with a "Stupid Idiot" chant as Owens puts the boots to Styles. Styles goes for a dropkick but Owens counters. Third time's the charm as Styles connects off the ropes.
Right hands to Owens. Irish whip reversed. Leapfrog by Styles. Waistlock on Owens but Owens shakes him off. Right hand by Owens and Styles answers with one of his own. Irish whip by Owens. Elbow by Styles. Owens bounces Styles face first off the turnbuckle and a clothesline by Owens
Knees to the spine by Owens and a chinlock on Styles as Owens tells the referee to ask Styles if he quits. Styles gets to his feet firing back with right hands but Owens plants him with a DDT. Series of sentons on Styles for a nearfall. Back to the chinlock for Owens slowing Styles down
Styles breaks the hold and connects with a kick stunning the United States Champion. Clothesline and a forearm to Owens. Right hand by Styles and a clotlesine in the corner. Wheelbarrow by Styles and a nearfall on Owens. Styles sets up for The Styles Clash but Owens counters. Ushigoroshi by Styles to Owens.
Back body drop by Owens and Owens runs into an elbow. Moonsault misses its mark. Superkick by Owens and a neckbreaker to Styles for a nearfall. Boot to the jaw by Styles. Owens sends Styles to the outside but Styles lands on the apron as Owens stuns him off the top rope sending him crashing to the floor.
Styles Clash on the apron but Owens slams the right leg into the ring post and sends Styles crashing into the barricades. Back in the ring, Owens hits the Cannonball on Styles and OWens goes to work on the right leg wrapping it around the bottom rope hitting a Cannonball on the leg.
Single leg Boston Crab on Styles into an Ankle Lock and Styles screaming in pain but manages to reach for the bottom rope forcing the break. Owens pulls Styles up to the top rope. Owens picks Styles up on his shoulders but Styles counters it into a powerbomb and both men are laid out. Styles pulls himself up onto the apron and goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but his leg gives out as Owens off the underhook plants Styles with a DDT.
Owens tells Styles to stay downw. Styles with a pele kick and now Styles has Owens on the top rope hooking him up but Owens counters and hits a suplex of his own. Owens goes to the top rope and Styles rolls under the bottom rope to the apron. Owens pulls him up and hooks him up for a suplex but Styles blocks it and hits one of his own which sends both men to the floor.
Owens launches Styles into the timekeeper area connecting with the Phenomenal Forearm. Styles pulls Owens up onto the announce table for a Styles Clash by Owens cut him down and makes back into the ring as Styles finds himself caught in the announce table and counted out
The winner of the match by count out and still United States Champion: Kevin Owens
Announce Table: Tom Phillips, JBL and Byron Saxton review what just happened in the Kevin Owens-AJ Styles match then throw to a video of the Tye Dillinger-AIden English match from the Kickoff Show then plug Talking Smack which airs tonight immediately following Backlash
We quickly go back to the ring for our next match between former "brothers" and Wyatt Family members Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
LUKE HARPER VS ERICK ROWAN
Rowan powers Harper into the corner and unoads with kicks and punches. Irish whip by Rowan and an elbow floors Harper. Kick and punch by Rowan and chops in the corner.
Side headlock by Rowan and Harper fires back with his own punches. Irish whip reversed by Rowan and Harper lands on the apron. Right hand by harper to Rowan and Rowan sends Harper crashing to the floor
Baseball slide by Rowan and Rowan picks Harper up sending him into the barricades. Right hands to Harper as Rowan throws him back into the ring. Big splash by Rowan for a 2 count. Rowan with a chinlock on Harper
Rowan in control with a powerslam to Harper. Rowan picks Harper up for a pumphandle slam into a backbreaker and a clothesline to Harper for another nearfall.
Rowan on the apron goes to the top ropes and a big splash misses its mark as Harper rolls out of the way. Rowan reaches for his mask but Harper steps on his hand. Rowan slides to the outside and Harper with a clothesline as he bounces Rowan's head off the announce table and a suicide dive leaves Rowan trapped between the announce tables. Back int he ring senton from the apron by Harper and a big boot to Rowan
Tilt o whirl side slam by Harper. The crowd with a "Lets Go Harper chant. Rowan with an elbow and a spinning kick. Powerbomb to Harper for a nearfall. Rowan with mounted punches on Harper. Rowan picks Harper up and Harper with a jackknife cover. Harper and Rowan trade punches.
Rowan with a powerbomb but Harper counters with a superkick. Rowan off the ropes and Harper ducks and connects with the discus clothesline for the three count
The winner of the match: Luke Harper
Last Month: Six Pack Challenge to determine the #1 Contender for Randy Orton's WWE Championship
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: RANDY ORTON VS JINDER MAHAL
Orton immediately goes after Jinder. Irish whip to Mahal in the corner. Uppercut and kicks to Mahal and Jinder is sent to the outside. Orton follows and throws Mahal over the announce table and goes to work on him landing a series of punches.
The crowd with a "Randy" chant as he throws Jinder back into the ring. Mahal slides to the safety of his corner. Mahal is seething as he glares at Orton and this match is officially underway as The Viper picks up where he left off. Jinder avoids an RKO early on.
Clothesline to Mahal on the outside. Orton keeping the Singh Brothers at bay as he throws Mahal back into the ring but Jinder rolls out the other side. Orton back to the outside and Mahal sends Orton shoulder first into the LED board along the apron. Orton is thrown back into the ring and a submission hold locked in on Orton
Mahal goes to work on the injured shoulder and nearfall on Orton. Mahal back to the submission hold. The crowd with a loud chant of "Let's Go Jinder/Jinder Sucks". Mahal sends Orton off the ropes and Orton fires back with a clothesline. Garvin Stomp on Mahal and a knee to the face. Uppercut to Mahal has Jinder stunned. Backslide attempt and Mahal with an armbreaker. Kneedrop across the chest
Back to work on the arm. Orton slowly turns the match around with an irish whip sending Mahal over the top rope and Orton dumps Jinder over the announce table. Back in the ring, Mahal turns things around once more stomping away at the WWE Champion
Orton getting to his feet backing Mahal in the corner. Headbutt to Jinder and Jinder with an irish whip but Orton side steps sending Mahal shoulder first into the ring post.
Mahal's head is bounced off the turnbuckle. Mahal and Orton on the top rope and ORton kicks Mahal. Orton climbs up and hooks Jinder up for a superplex. Orton and Mahal trade punches and Jinder quickly back to work on the left arm. Clotheslines to Mahal and a powerslam. Fallaway slam by Orton for a nearfall
Shot to the throat from Mahal and Jinder with a neckbreaker. Backbreaaker by Orton. Mahal on the apron and Orton pulls him through the ropes planting him with the DDT. Orton is going to that place and Mahal rolls out of the ring. Orton follows
The Singh Brothers get in Orton's face and get sent into the barricades. Mahal sends Orton into the ring post shoulder first then back into the ring. Orton out of nowhere hits an RKO and The Singh Brothers pull Jinder out of the ring
The Singh Brothers get sent over the announce table. Orton isn't done as he hooks up both Singh Brothers planting them with a DDT and Mahal from behind plants Orton with the Coloss for the three count
The winner of the match and NEW WWE Champion: Jinder Mahal