WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022 features a massive 6-player tag team match and “I Quit” decision for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. All findings and developments in live report.
WWE WrestleMania Backlash – May 8, 2022 – Providence, Rhode Island
*** Only six matches on the WWE WrestleMania Backlash Card. Even in a short time, no appointment was added. There was no direct action in the premiere.
*** Revealed in the premiere with Kayla Braxton: #WMBacklash begins with Rhodes vs.
*** “Dunkin’ Donuts Center” in Providence (Rhode Island) has been sold out for its first Premium Live event after WrestleMania (approximately 8000 spectators).
Code rolls into cylinders!
(1) Singles Match:
CODY RHODES VS. SETH “FREAKIN” ROLLINS WITH ROLL-UP (AND GRAB DISCOUNT PANTS)
At WrestleMania, Seth Rollins had to wait until the last minute for his opponent: Cody Rhodes. The return won the match – Rollins “Fricken” later spoke of unfair circumstances. So Rollins couldn’t prepare for Rhodes at all. “American Nightmare” immediately agreed when the return match came.
To convey a little WrestleMania feel to this evening of Backlash, Seth Rollins donned his WrestleMania light blue outfit again today.
The fact that Rollins entered the match with better preparation was made clear in the first few minutes of the match. Seth was not fooled. Soon, Cody was able to get off the apron and get out against the barrier.
Cody is back with a disaster kick. When he went on the ropes again, Seth immediately kicked him out and regained control.
Rhodes’ counterattack came when both struggled on the ropes: Rollins pinned a vertical suplex from the second ring rope. Soon the two men were hitting each other. “American Nightmare” brought a quick hit and Cody Cutter in the near fall.
Rollins came out on the pedigree. Cody freed himself, and received a great kick in return. Cody escaped being trampled. Rollins pulled his head away, trying to cross Rhodes.
Seth brought the rolling elbow to Cody’s neck, the hawk’s arrow followed him for two counts. Soon, it descended with frog mist the following near fall. Rollins couldn’t believe his opponent was staying.
Seth climbed the ropes again. Attempting Corkscrew Splash, Seth, who also admitted to Superkick, escaped. Cody went to the top rope and Seth followed him to the superplex. Rollins wanted to follow up with another Falcon stock. But Rhodes countered the Cross of Rhodes. Just because Seth set foot on the loop rope on the cover that followed didn’t stop the official from counting.
Cody Rollins bombarded the ad table. Back in the episode, the moon must follow. Rollins dodged and immediately followed up with the descent, again only for a count of 2.
Rollins cursed Rhodes because he survived all the work. He kicked him in the face repeatedly. A groggy Cody took the punches Rollins used to imitate the “American Dream.”
Cody didn’t want to let that sit on it. He surprised Seth with the Cross of Rhodes. He was scheduled to follow the action a second time, but Seth made his way out. Now there were several counterattacks again. Among other things, Cody put Seth in place for a vertebrae fracture. Rollins survived in the perilous starting position.
In the end, Seth spins Cody, pulling his opponent’s pants in the process. However, Rhodes responded to this roll, and in turn landed Seth’s shoulders on the floor of the ring. Rhodes also wore Rollins’ pants. This is how he ran the install – same as the Bolins’ means, but not quite as clean!
Rollins resented his defeat with his tricks. This smells like another clash!
MVP Help Omos win Lashley
(2) Singles Match:
“Nigerian Giant” Omos especially “All Mighty” BOBBY LASHLEY via Tree slam
“All Mighty Ones” did not hesitate and began to strike the Nigerian giants. The MVP jumped over the edge of the ring to distract Lashley. Omos took advantage of this to defeat Lashley with a high leg.
Omos now tried to crush his opponent’s skull like a watermelon with his overgrown claws. Fortunately, that didn’t work. For this, Bobby was forcefully kicked out of the ring.
The MVP seized the opportunity to provoke his former ally. Omos now took control. There were Snake Eyes (in Kevin Nash style!) and another great shoe.
Bobby returned and threw himself on Omos’ back. He applied a sleeping suspension but got rid of it. Lashley kept trying. Finally, Omos landed in the circular ropes. His arms were wrapped in ropes. Now the giant is trapped. Bobby let the punches follow. MVP enters again.
Lashley was hit to lock the MVP out of the ring for Omos to get in. But Bobby had the upper hand. He was able to flatten Omos to the carpet. Now the Nigerian giant has landed in agonizing lockup. Lashley kept working. But Omos pushed Bobby into the corner of the ring, eventually breaking the surrender suspension.
The ‘Almighty’ continued to fight against his overwhelming opponent. He eventually managed to hit him with some kind of suffocation. The MVP didn’t want to believe what was happening now. A spear was supposed to follow him, but Omos raised his knee.
Lashley fell into the corner of the ring, MVP – regardless of the referee – hit from the outside with his stick.
Now Omos snatched all the mighty in the Great Khali Tree Slam that gave the Nigerian giants the win!
Lashley dominated the match but was thwarted by the nefarious machinations of Omos and his manager MVP. Once again, everything smells like match three! whether you like it or not!
*** The following Premium Live event has been confirmed for Pentecost (June 5th): “Hell in a Cell” will take place in Chicago (Illinois).
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