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Ronda Rousey makes Charlotte Flair quit, Bloodline wins again

Backlash has been a WWE highlight for a long time, but last year marked the first time the company added “WrestleMania” in front of the title. Adapted this year for WrestleMania Backlash 2022, the card was filled with matches from this year’s biggest stage.

While some matches were repeated, Sunday’s biggest change was Ronda Rousey becoming the new SmackDown Women’s Champion by forcing Charlotte Flair to say “I quit” while encased in a monster-looking penis. . In the main event, The Bloodline was on the defensive for most of the match, but a spear out of nowhere quickly changed the outcome.

Here’s how every match plays out at Backlash and what could befall us in the weeks to come as WWE heads to hell on June 5th.

Six-Man Tag Team Match: The Bloodline defeated. RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre

There was absolutely no legitimate explanation as to why canceling the winner’s tag team match would take everything between Usos and RK-Bro instead of the six-man card, for a match on paper more worthy of the main mission. SmackDown is a great live event.

Considering the past of this frustration, the match moved the story well between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre. Reigns did his best to avoid any action with McIntyre, tagging him whenever he was in front of McIntyre. It made for a significant moment when the two were tagged at the same time, giving us some insight into what would likely be the start of a months-long ownership dispute.

Reigns likes to brag about having “greatness on another level”. Randy Orton too. Orton’s hot tag was a highlight of the night, capped off by RKO’s counter for Reigns’ spear.

The last two minutes of the game were completely free for everyone. Reigns McIntyre slammed into the announcer’s table with a massive orange. Plunge the puzzle outwards. Orton was punched by Superman. Riddle returned to the ring and RKO. Then finally, Reigns blindly ticked the match and fired Riddle for the win.

The Bloodline WrestleMania Backlash end is up front, but the match did exactly what it was supposed to, and these six are far from a fight.

And after: Reigns will defend his WWE Universal title against McIntyre. It’s a match that’s not only likely to be a main event in Hell in a Cell, but also most likely a main event for Money in the Bank at Allegiant Stadium on July 2. And it might even continue to SummerSlam and beyond. .

RK-Bro and Usos may still have the Winners Take All match we were supposed to see on Sunday. Fans deserve to see these two teams in a real one-on-two matchup without Reigns being overwhelmed.

Smackdown Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey wins “I Quit” match against Charlotte Flair

It was one of the most physical women’s matches in a long, long time. Slicing the edge of a piercing knife, blasting kendo sword fights, shooting cameras – Charlotte and Rosie have taken full advantage of the unforgiving condition where anything goes until someone says the words” I quit”.

In the words of Pat McAfee, it was “an absolute battle from start to finish!” Rousey’s scratch on Charlotte from the bib was an uncomfortable sight, even for mixed martial arts fans. It helped set up the finish when Rousey jammed Charlotte’s arm in a steel chair before pulling a modified rod.

During the final moments, when Charlotte didn’t resign, Rousey shouted into the microphone, “I was hoping you’d say b—-!” And changed the angle on hold. Then Charlotte almost immediately quit and Rousey became the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Later in the show, WWE mentioned This Flair had suffered a broken spoke.

And after: Rousey as a champion is best suited for the job, as a part-timer or full-timer. His name goes beyond WWE, or even MMA. The question is whether Rossi will be a defending champion who pops up every week to cement controversies.

Rousey could use a spokesperson if she’s to appear on SmackDown every week — Paul Heyman, please. RAW has its most impressive female roster (Asuka, Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley), so Charlotte’s feud may have to continue through Hell in a Cell. However, it’s only a matter of time before Sasha Banks returns to the title picture. Bayley could also return from injury in the near future.

Madcap Moss Def. merry corbin

This match had an unfortunate slot right after the Rousey-Charlotte barn burner and before the main event. The goal of this match from start to finish was to introduce Madcap Moss as a future SmackDown player. Moss has the looks, intensity, and physical charisma that WWE tends to favor. Moss won the short match with a bluff, stunning his former partner.

And after: Happy Corbin will continue to feel pain on his side, whether in a main event or an opener. The next month for Moss could say a lot about how high WWE he thinks his ceiling can be.

edge def. A J . fashions

AJ Styles continues to be an eternal wonder, with Asai Moonsault bringing out a 44-year-old rarely seen these days. Edge is still a good athlete at the age of 48. But this fight was about the psychology of a veteran.

Edge ripped the turnbuckle as Styles drove to the German Suplex, with Styles then shooting the Edge box first into the exposed metal. Styles landed impressively with Styles Clash on the much longer edge, but was fired just as he had when they first met.

The climax of the match saw a banished Damien Priest leave the ring to save Edge. Finn Balor attacked and attacked the priest, distracting the reference. As Styles stood on the top rope, someone in a black jacket pushed him down and allowed Edge to close out his cross submission for the win.

The person wearing the mask has been revealed to be none other than Rhea Ripley, with a freshly dyed black hairstyle.

And after: Adding Ripley to Judgment Day provides a much-needed boost to the newly formed faction. Ripley and Priest will benefit from Edge’s leadership and experience, both on and off screen. Styles is far from working with Edge and his team. That number will be settled in Hell in Cell, but perhaps the bigger question is whether Balor continues in the Styles Corner or will he be the next member on Judgment Day?

Cody Rhodes Def. Seth Rollin

Well worth setting straight to the start of the map to see. Rollins used the element of surprise in their first match as an excuse to default at WrestleMania, and he seemed to be better prepared this time around, having a counter for all of Rhodes’ signature moves in the first half of the match.

“The Architect” stayed ahead of the game, providing a refreshing level of storytelling to watch in reruns. The game was full of drops after its near-drop with Providence, Rhode Island, with the crowd eating all 2,999,999 counts – Rhodes’ missed goal that led to Rollins’ pedigree was the highlight.

Rollins and Rhodes showed chemistry that far exceeded the two singles matches. There were several signature moves along the way, but the ending had none. In the end, Rollins twisted Rhodes, holding his shirt, only for Rhodes to bounce back while grabbing a handful of Rollins’ clothes for the pin.

And after: Would anyone complain about seeing these two together again? Cody won cleanly at WrestleMania, but had to cheat at WrestleMania Backlash for the win. The cheap win more than likely means the Rhodes Rollins feud is far from over. Hell in a Cell is WWE’s next premium event on June 5, and the event’s namesake could be a fitting ending to seasons one and two.

Omos beats. Bobby Lashley

Omos had another shot at Bobby Lashley, but this time with MVP in his corner. The first half of the match was something of a replay of their first encounter, with Omos using their height advantage to physically control Lashley.

Lashley was able to mount insults and even lock Hurt Lock, which he was unable to do at WrestleMania. Omos was breaking control by forcing Lashley into the corner ropes, and from that point on it looked like the match could only end in one direction. Omos Lashley’s 7-foot-3 Spinebuster lift was a sight to behold, but MVP’s participation was the difference on Sunday. Unsurprisingly, the MVP hit his former client with his crutch as the official was distracted and used Omos to end the game.

And after: Both Lashley and Omos won, so there’s a rubber match in the RAW tags for the next two weeks. You’d think this feud wouldn’t have enough power to make it to Hell in a Cell, but the MVP’s involvement adds storytelling to a fruitless rivalry. Lashley will have to figure out how to win with MVP continuing to be a thorn in his side. A cage match on RAW can do just that.