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WWE Backlash Results
Sunday, September 11, 2016
From the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello darlings and dearies! Welcome to Backlash here at Wrestling News World! I'm Zack, you know me all too well by now, and I'll be your host for tonight! For those who haven't heard, Randy Orton was NOT cleared to compete tonight and has been pulled from the show. What does this mean for Bray Wyatt? That's anyone's guess! In fact that is our...
Question of the Night: How does WWE fill the gaping hole in the card that Randy Orton left?
The show starts with a tribute to 9/11. A reminder that freedom is never free.
Shane O'Mac makes his way out to the ring to start off the show! Daniel Bryan follows after Shane's entrance.
Shane- Wow! Welcome to Smackdown Live's PPV Backlash! What's up Richmond? On behalf of Daniel and myself I'd like to thank all of you for making Smackdown Live a success. You're responsible for ratings soring and blowing up the internet with Smackdown. I love being the underdog, and because of you we're giving the Red team all they can handle.
Daniel- And we are going to keep that momentum going with two title matches. The WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship. Plus, the first ever Smackdown Tag Team Champions AND Smackdown Women's Championship! And that match starts right now!
Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Bella vs. Naomi vs. Carmella vs. Natalya for the SmackdownWomen'sChampionship
Natty and Naomi go after each other and Bliss goes after Nikki. Nikki and Natty are sent out of the ring, then Carmella then Bliss. Becky and Naomi face off and Becky takes her down. Naomi uses her athletic kicks to take down Becky but then gets thrown over the top rope. Becky is feeling fly, but gets attacked from behind from Carmella. Carmella puts her on the top and flings Becky down. Nikki gets in the ring and faces down Carmella but Bliss and Natty run in and attack both. Bliss hits knees to the gut of Nikki Bella. Bliss gets distracted and then hit with a flying kick from Nikki. Bliss with a sunset flip on Nikki. Natty runs in with a dropkick to Bliss and then Becky runs in and clotheslines the group. She is all fired up! Flying forearm by Becky who then gets German Suplexed by Natty. Naomi runs in and hits a Full Nelson Bomb on Natty! Bliss runs over and hits knees to the ribs of Naomi! Naomi with a modified kick and then Carmella runs in with a kick of her own. Nikki tackles Carmella as she's showboating. Carmella with a submission on the neck but it gets turned into the Alabama Slammer! 2 count for Nikki. Nikki puts Carmella on the top turnbuckle but she starts to fight back as Nikki gets up. Nikki goes for the superplex but Natty runs up and turns it into a Superplex Powerbomb! Bliss runs in and goes for a pin on Natty and can't get it, then Nikki and can't get it, then Carmella and doesn't get it. Bliss throws Carmella out and Becky runs in and gets hit with a kick. Bliss fights of the Disarmer and hits a nice flip on Becky. Nikki runs in and takes them out. All the women are on the outside, Nikki signals she wants the suicide dive but Carmella takes her out before she can. Naomi runs in and throws both women out and hits a springboard crossbody on all 5 women! Bliss, Naomi and Natty get in the ring. Bliss throws Naomi out and focuses on Natty. Natty gets Bliss up for a powerbomb and Naomi hits a flipping neckbreaker as the powerbomb hits! Bliss gets pinned!
Alexa Bliss is eliminated
Naomi goes for a springboard move at Nikki Bella and gets hit with a wicked forearm. Natty locks in the sharpshooter to seal the deal. Naomi taps.
Naomi has been eliminated
Natty turns on Carmella and Nikki attacks Natty. She puts Natty up in the torture rack and turns it into a spinning neckbreaker.
Natalya has been eliminated
Carmella rolls up Nikki Bella and gets the pin!
Nikki has been eliminated
Carmella shoves Nikki and Nikki shoves her back and Becky gets in to attack but gets knocked down by Carmella. Becky hooks the leg and hits the Bexploder 3 times! Becky is fired up! Becky runs into a sidekick from Carmella. Carmella goes to pick up Becky and gets rolled up into the Disarmer! Carmella taps!!
Winner and FIRST EVER Smackdown'sWomen Champion: BECKY LYNCH!!
"You deserve this" chants from the crowd. She is asked how it feels and she says it's incredible, it's because of the fans and their support. She holds up her title in celebration and looks overwhelmed by the moment. Good for Becky!
Bray Wyatt is attacking Randy Orton. Bray puts Randy's leg in a door frame and slams the door on his ankle repeatedly. A ref runs up and tells Bray to get off him. Bray sits against the wall and laughs.
The Usos vs. The Hype Bros semi-finals in the Tag Team Championship Tournament
Mojo Rawley and Jey start this match off. Jey runs straight into a backbody drop! Jey rolls out of the ring. Jey runs in and right into a hip toss. Tag to Ryder, who gets pushed into the Usos corner and a tag is made to Jimmy. Chops to Ryder's chest. Ryder grabs the head of Jimmy and slams it with a facebuster. Forearms to the face and Ryder sets up for the Broski Boot, but Jey saved Jimmy. Ryder takes out both then hits a Missle dropkick from the apron. Mojo comes around the corner and hits a MASSIVE football tackle on both Usos! Jimmy tags Jey and the Usos double team Ryder and send him out of the ring. Jey with an uppercut and rolls Zack in. 2 count for the Usos. Backbreaker into a splash from the Usos after a tag was made to Jimmy. Suplex to Ryder and a 2 count. Ryder fights out of a headlock but eats a spinning roundhouse kick from Jimmy. Tag to Jey and the Usos team up to do a running hip attack. Zack goes for a tag but can't make it before Jey stops him. Rear chinlock on Ryder who fights out but Ryder reverses a suplex into a neckbreaker. Mojo wants the tag badly but gets knocked off the side by Jimmy who tagged in. Jey and Jimmy attack together while the ref is distracted with Mojo. Tag to Jey but Zack uses the moment to break out of the corner and tag Mojo! Mojo with a shoulder tackle on Jey, and two, and three! Splash by Mojo! And Another! He sends Jimmy out of the ring! Jey goes for a splash but Mojo catches him and slams him down! They go for the Hype Ryder but Jimmy pulls the leg of Rawley. Zack puts Jey on the top and hits a hurricarana from the top! Jimmy runs in and attacks. Mojo gets taken out on the outside! Chopblock by Jey to the leg of Ryder. Jimmy tags in and locks in the Half Boston crab on Ryder. Ryder fights to get to the ropes but eventually has to tap out.
Winners: The Usos
The Miz w/Maryse vs. Dolph Ziggler for the IntercontinentalChampionship
Before the match Miz tells Daniel Bryan that he wants to renegotiate his contract since Smackdown NEEDS his title which means it needs Miz! He is going to go win and after the negotiations will get much tougher. Now Bryan should watch him do what Bryan can't.
Miz runs into a spinebuster from Ziggler right at the start. Miz rolls out of the ring and regroups. Miz gets back in the ring and takes down Ziggler and stomps away. Ziggler with a huge dropkick and a second! Miz ducks a Superkick and sends Ziggler into the ropes. Miz catapults Ziggler into the ropes. Miz with a running knee on Ziggler who is on the ropes. Miz knees the ribs of Ziggler and then a bow and arrow submission on Ziggler. Ziggler rolls up Miz and then tries the spike DDT but gets caught and tossed over the top rope. Ziggler lands hard! Miz with a huge baseball slide! Miz rolls Zigger back in and Miz uses the ropes to choke Dolph. Chinlock by Miz, but Ziggler fights out and tries for the splash but Miz moves and Ziggler crashes hard! Miz locks in the surfboard submission! Miz goes for it again but instead stomps the hamstrings of Dolph. Miz hits a running corner dropkick, then 2 more! Miz does the Yes chant to taunt Bryan. Miz with the running clothesline in the corner. Miz goes up to the top rope and hits a double axehandle. Miz signals the Skull Crushing Finale but Ziggler rolls him up! 2 count! Dropkick from Ziggler! Both men are down. Swinging neckbreaker by Ziggler, then a modified spinebuster slam and right hands! Miz goes for a tackle but misses and shoulder hits the post! Ziggler tries a hurricarana but Miz turns it into a powerbomb first against the ropes then to the mat! Miz catches a superkick and the uses it to blast the knee! Ziggler still manages to hit a Fameasser but it only gets a 2 count. Ziggler may have made his knee worse after that move. Ziggler runs at Miz but gets caught, but Dolph reverses it into a sleeper! Miz reaches for the ropes but can't quite make it. Miz down to one knee! Miz gets up and uses the turnbuckle to ram Dolph. Maryse gives Miz words of encouragement. Miz runs at Ziggler but runs straight into a spike DDT! Dolph gets up but his knee is still bothering him. Superkick but it's blocked by Miz and reversed into a DDT and then the Figure 4! Ziggler is in a ton of pain! Ziggler crawls to the ropes and just barely makes it. Miz doesn't let go until the 4 count. Miz pulls Ziggler back into the middle of the ring and kicks Ziggler in the face. Miz tries for the Figure 4 again but is kicked away and then Miz runs right into a Superkick! 1-2-NO Miz gets his foot on the rope! Miz rolls out of the ring. Miz seems to be crawling away from the ring and to the back. Ziggler comes out and gets Miz. He puts him on his shoulders and rolls Miz in the ring. As Ziggler gets in Miz rolls him up but then Ziggler rolls it through! Miz kicks out and Dolph lands on the ropes and Maryse sprays something in the eyes of Ziggler! Miz runs up and hits the Skull Crushing Finale! 1-2-3!
Winner: The Miz
Bray makes his way down to the ring and looks ready to wrestle. The announcer says that Randy can not compete so they will count to 10 to make the forfiet complete. The ref counts to 10 and they announce Bray winner via forfiet. Bray starts to leave the ring when the announcer says that Bray will however, compete in a No Holds Barred match against this man....
Kane's Pyro hits and the Big Red Machine comes out!
Bray Wyatt vs. Kane No Holds Barred
Kane gets in the ring and starts hammering away at Bray. Bray rolls out of the ring but Kane comes right after him and throws him into the announcer area. Kane clears off an announce table but Bray attacks with the ring bell! Wyatt grabs a chair but Kane hits an uppercut. Kane rolls Bray in but Bray hits a wicked running body slam. Wyatt runs right into a boot from Kane. Wyatt rolls out and when Kane comes after him he gets blasted by a chair. Wyatt attacks Kane with the chair repeatedly. Wyatt shouts that he is a god! Wyatt uses the chair on the front and back of the ribs of Kane. 2 count. Kane able to hit a DDT on Wyatt and it connects with the chair on the mat! Kane with a clothesline in the corner and a sidewalk slam! Wyatt rolls out but Kane follows and sets Wyatt up for the chokeslam on the table. Wyatt fights out and then hits a wicked clothesline on Kane. Wyatt clears off a second announce table. Bray lays Kane on one table and stands on the other. He mocks Randy and hits the running senton on Kane through the table! Bray rolls Kane back in and does his backwards hang and sets Kane up for the Sister Abigal but Kane reverses it into a chokeslam! Bray is able to kick out at 2. Bray is able to hit the Rock Bottom-throw and slam Kane onto the chair! Suddenly Orton is limping down to the ring. Orton runs in and hits an RKO! Kane picks up Wyatt and hits the chokeslam for the win.
Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Usos for the SmackdownTag TeamChampionships
Slater and Jimmy start things off. Slater with a running forearm that takes down Jimmy! Drop toe hold by Slater who tags Rhyno. Double elbow on Jey who tagged in. Rhyno on the attack and then tags Slater. Slater exchanges hands with Jey. Jey hits a hard punch and Slater rolls out. The Usos tag and hit a double suplex on Slater into the steel post. 2 count in the ring. Jimmy uses the ropes to choke Slater. Tag to Jey and a double team on Heath. Headlock on Slater who fights out. Slater is whipped into the corner but gets his feet up to knock Jey down. Jimmy tags in and stops the tag before it can happen and whips Slater hard into the corner. Jimmy smacks the head of Slater and whips him hard into the corner again. Tag to Jey who comes off the top rope to take out Slater. Jey whips Slater into the corner hard AGAIN. Belly to back suplex by Jey Uso. 2 count. Chinlock on Slater. Slater fights it and tries for a tag but gets thrown down before he can make it. Jey tackles Slater into his corner and tags Jimmy who hits a big splash in the corner. Leg drop by Jimmy. Tag to Jey who headbutts Slater. Slater ducks a clothesline and both Slater and Jey hit a crossbody. Both men make a tag and Rhyno cleans house! Huge tackles from Rhyno. Belly to belly on Jimmy! Jimmy side steps a tackle and Slater tags himself in! Neckbreaker on Jimmy, then one for Jey! Slater is fired up! Leaping DDT! 1-2-No Jey pulls Slater out of the ring! Slater sends him into the announce table but turns into a Superkick! GORE! 1-2-3! They did it!
Winners and FIRST EVER SmackdownTag TeamChampions: Heath Slater and Rhyno!
AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWEChampionship
They lock up to start but AJ gets behind and headlock takedown! Ambrose gets up and they circle each other. Roll up by AJ for 2. Ambrose with a small package for 2! AJ gets behind Ambrose and tells him he owns him. Ambrose with a hard shot and two arm drags with a body slam to boot! AJ rolls out of the ring and Ambrose goes right after him, AJ uses this to take down Ambrose. AJ with a running forearm to the face of a sitting Ambrose! Ambrose up with chops and jabs! Back body drop by Ambrose! AJ rolls out but Ambrose goes for the suicide dive but AJ runs in and trips Ambrose and sends him into the ropes throat first. Neckbreaker by Styles. Styles uses the ropes to choke Ambrose. Styles with elbows to the back of the neck and then a reverse chinlock. Ambrose fights out and uses right hands to get separation but runs straight into a dropkick from Styles! Styles drops a knee to the face of Ambrose and then knees him again when he sits up. Forearm to the face of Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose throws AJ in the corner and repeatedly stomps AJ. Ambrose goes for a tackle but misses and crashes into the steel post. Ambrose and Styles exchange blows. AJ puts Ambrose in the corner but misses with a splash! Ambrose puts AJ up on the top and hits massive, modified german suplex, Styles landed on his chest and Ambrose landed on his neck. Ambrose with running forearms! AJ tries to hit a flying crossbody but gets caught and slammed on Ambrose's knee! Ambrose goes to the top but AJ rolls out of the ring. Ambrose doesn't care and hits an elbow from the top rope to the outside! Back in the ring Ambrose misses a forearm in the corner but Ambrose can still hit the standing sitout facebuster. Ambrose gets rolls by Styles and then suplexed into the corner by Styles! AJ misses with the Phenomenal Forearm and Ambrose tries the Dirty Deeds but it's reversed. AJ takes the calf of Ambrose and drops a knee on it. AJ repeatedly kicks the calf of Ambrose. AJ twists the leg of Ambrose. AJ rolls Ambrose and locks in the Calf Crusher! Ambrose fights to get to the bottom rope and finally makes it after a lot of struggle. AJ locks it in again! Ambrose grabs the head of AJ and slams it against the mat repeatedly to free himself! Styles goes for the Styles Clash but Ambrose uses the ropes to avoid it. Big kick by AJ! AJ looks to set up the Clash on the apron but Ambrose reversed it into a catapult into the steel post! Ambrose with a lariat on Styles as he gets up! Ambrose with the forearm into the bulldog! 2 count! AJ puts Dean on his shoulders and hits the firemans carry into his knee! AJ sets up the Styles Clash but Dean reverses it! Ambrose with the running forearm but AJ fights out of the bulldog, AJ with a spinout powerbomb! 2 count! AJ with a slam and says let's see if he gets up from this one. Springboard 450 splash! 1-2-NO! Dean kicks out! Dean reverses a punch into a neck breaker! Punches and jabs from Ambrose who is going crazy! Ambrose dropkicks a seated AJ through the ropes to the mat below! Ambrose with the suicide dive! Styles goes flying over the announce table! Ambrose throws AJ back over the top and over the barricade into the fans. Ambrose up on the announce table and hits the double axehandle over the barricade! Ambrose throws AJ back over the barricade and into the ring. Ambrose hit with the Pele Kick but Ambrose turns it into the Lunatic Clotheslin! Dirty Deeds gets countered an hits the referee! Styles with a lowblow! He picks up Ambrose and hits the Styles Clash! Ref wakes up 1-2-3!
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: AJ Styles!
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