WWE Backlash 2018 Results & Review

FEATURED

WWE Raw: Shane McMahon Introduces Raw Underground, New 24/7 Champion Crowned

Ahead of this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE announced that Shane McMahon was making his return on the show. The...

WWE Raw: Montez Ford Collapses in The Ring After His Drink is Seemingly Spiked

Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins have stepped into a feud with Andrade and Angel Garza heading into SummerSlam surrounding the Raw Tag...

WWE Raw: Nia Jax Suspended Indefinitely Without Pay

Nia Jax was fined by WWE last week after the company deemed her actions against WWE producer Pat Buck were unsanctioned and...

WWE Raw: Apollo Crews Returns, Proves He’s The Real United States Champion

Apollo Crews returned to Monday Night Raw this week after a few weeks on the sidelines. The United States...

Preview: The first co-branded ppv of 2018 features AJ Styles defending his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura in a No Disqualifications Match, Roman Reigns against Samoa Joe, SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella against Charlotte Flair, and more. Read our detailed WWE Backlash 2018 Results & Review below.

Date: May 6th, 2018

Location: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.

[adace-ad id=”3395″]

Meh (With a High Tone)

(Ruby Riott def. Bayley – Kickoff Match)

For a show-opener, it was not bad. They were given quite a bit of time, and Bayley vs Riott turned out to be a fun little match. The inferences from Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan, as well as the Bayley-Banks stuff added a bit more umph to the entire ordeal.

[adace-ad id=”4959″]

Show-Stealer

(Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins def. The Miz)

The Miz vs Seth Rollins had set way too high a bar for the rest of the card to top. The quality of the match was awesome (no pun intended), reversals were abound, and the execution was top-notch. We really could not find much superlative adjectives to describe the match.

But there was one thing we did not like about that cracker of a bout: Its outcome. It was very much set as soon as The Miz had been shaken up to Smackdown Live, and Rollins was not. Seth just won the Intercontinental Championship at The Grandest Stage of Them All, so “There is no way Seth is losing the title that early”. And our speculations turned out to be correct, thus making the fantastic showdown between two of WWE’s most fantastic workers fall a tad short of being the full-package masterpiece.

LATEST

WWE Raw: Shane McMahon Introduces Raw Underground, New 24/7 Champion Crowned

Ahead of this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE announced that Shane McMahon was making his return on the show. The...

WWE Raw: Dominik Mysterio Will Make In-Ring Debut at SummerSlam, Samoa Joe Returns to Action

This week's episode of Monday Night Raw was as stacked as ever and ended with Seth Rollins heading to the ring to...

WWE Raw: Montez Ford Collapses in The Ring After His Drink is Seemingly Spiked

Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins have stepped into a feud with Andrade and Angel Garza heading into SummerSlam surrounding the Raw Tag...

WWE Raw: Nia Jax Suspended Indefinitely Without Pay

Nia Jax was fined by WWE last week after the company deemed her actions against WWE producer Pat Buck were unsanctioned and...

WWE Raw: Apollo Crews Returns, Proves He’s The Real United States Champion

Apollo Crews returned to Monday Night Raw this week after a few weeks on the sidelines. The United States...