Monday, 03 August, 2020

WWE Backlash 2017 Results

Lamar Ellis | 23 May, 2017, 12:33

The win over Dolph Ziggler was just the beginning of his push as a top babyface for WWE, but it's coming to light that his debut may not have gone exactly as planned and WWE officials will need to book him better in the future. Mahal almost three years after he was released from the company before returning last summer, is living proof. RAW is a great show, but for me SmackDown Live has better opportunities.

Owens claiming that the Falls Count Anywhere stipulation is what cost him the title would be the next natural step toward a 2-out-of-3 Falls match. Mahal's promos and bad-guy antics are well-executed enough to elicit the kind of response that's desired - so much so that it would not shock me at all to see him steal a victory and, with it, Orton's Championship. Winning the belt would keep Styles out of "Money in the Bank". He faces his biggest challenge vs. Styles.

The WWE's decision to oust Orton from this throne had fans divided, erupting in a storm of Tweets after the fight concluded.

Shinsuke Nakamura made his in-ring main roster debut, somewhat surprisingly opening the show.

As the first match of Backlash, Nakamura and Ziggler set the tone for the rest of the night. Ziggler then spit on Nakamura and that was it for the Artist who went on a barrage of double knee assaults on Ziggler.

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The Welcoming Committee is still establishing it's dominance as a heel unit and Charlotte is in the midst of a face turn, therefore it would seem make sense that one of them gets a cheap win over Flair. WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Naomi is the only SmackDown champion not in action this Sunday. The match itself was fairly good considering the storyline heading into it was weak, and it was interesting to see Natalya be the one to pick up the victory, forcing Lynch to tap out to the Sharpshooter.

There wasn't much else to say about the rest of Backlash 2017.

Breezeango further established themselves as a comedy act as Tyler Breeze wrestled dressed as a janitor - even getting the crowd to chant "Mop" - and then as a grandmother with a dress, glasses and a wig. Corbin looked good in the match, dominating large portions, but Sami was able to catch him with a Helluva kick at the end for the pin.

Read that sentence, read it again, and picture what would happen if you could go back in time two months and tell yourself that. Hot off of his World Championship win at Wrestlemania Chris Benoit was placed in a triple threat match in front of his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The match itself with Randy Orton was a lot better than most had anticipated, it was very aggressive and hard-hitting, including Orton destroying the Singh Brothers including an extremely painful-looking table spot.

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