WWE is back for its first post-Wrestlemania PPV on Sunday with backlash at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI. Here are the final results from the show.
Scores were settled Sunday night at Wrestlemania Backlash. Despite a relatively small, six-match card, there was excitement aplenty. Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins brought the house down again; a title changed hands; a burgeoning faction gained a new member; and someone’s arm got broken (well, at least according to WWE).
Here are the matches and results from 2022 Wrestlemania Backlash:
What a great 22-minute match to close the show! Everyone got RKO’d. Reigns put McIntyre through a table. Riddle looked to have the match won for “RK-McBro” with an RKO off the top rope, but Reigns was there to spear Riddle and notch another victory for The Bloodline.
“Since Day 1! Born and bred! This is what the Bloodline does! Runs this business!” – @WWERomanReigns #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/7iAebmafo9
The match’s first 10 minutes consisted almost entirely of Riddle getting beaten to a pulp by all members of The Bloodline. Then Riddle made the hot tag to McIntyre who finally got a shot at Reigns after The Head of the Table ducked him early in the match.
On HIS time.#WMBacklash @WWERomanReigns @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/2CETc0l6KZ
Reigns got the upper hand on the Scottish Warrior when they did lock up and did some top-notch heel work. But then Reigns got distracted and caught by a Claymore.
.@DMcIntyreWWE caught @WWERomanReigns slipping! #WMBacklash(via @WWE)pic.twitter.com/g8WeioKsyv
This began an incredible run in this match, which featured a few near falls, Orton hitting Reigns with a classic RKO out of nowhere, and Reigns slamming McIntyre through the announce table. IT WAS KINETIC MADNESS!
Bodies are flying everywhere! #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/ojsoPstFv2
Moss really didn’t put together much offense in this one; it was Corbin who really dominated most of the match. But Moss pulled out a roll-up out of nowhere to get the victory over his former friend.
.@MadcapMoss pulls a fast one on Happy @BaronCorbinWWE!#WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/khyk6v4Mgh
The crowd didn’t seem to be alive for this one after a series of really fun matches and with the main event up next.
.@BaronCorbinWWE continues to dominate in this match! #WMBacklash (via @WWE)pic.twitter.com/aMu8PDb0I8
The Baddest Woman on the Planet makes The Queen scream “I quit!” … AND BREAKS HER ARM?!
Back on top. #WMBacklash(via @WWE)pic.twitter.com/QLGUeVneGA
Flair taunted Rousey, saying “Happy Mother’s Day” as she looked to put on the finishing touches with a chair. Rousey, who had her first child last September, immediately snapped, dragging Charlotte by her arm and locking in the armbar through a chair.
Charlotte yells I quit #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/rL7lQ5sU0D
After the match, WWE announced that Flair has a “fractured radius.” In layman’s terms, a broken forearm. Guess we won’t be seeing her for a while.
BREAKING: @KaylaBraxtonWWE reports that @MsCharlotteWWE has suffered a fractured radius following her brutal #IQuitMatch with @RondaRousey at #WMBacklash. pic.twitter.com/UygccnAyIm
As expected, things got physical in a hurry in this one. Ronda brought out a kendo stick at one point, so Charlotte countered by running backstage for … two kendo sticks.
#WMBacklash #IQuitMatch @MsCharlotteWWE @RondaRousey pic.twitter.com/YNR0ZldVws
Chairs, a TV camera and even a beverage were also used as weapons.
This match has descended into chaos! #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/EEhHCEBYuz
.@MsCharlotteWWE and @RondaRousey are battling out into the WWE Universe at #WMBacklash!#IQuitMatch pic.twitter.com/fosUuNS8Xi
Another highlight was the scene as Rousey locked in an armbar from the ring apron while Charlotte got caught hanging upside down off of the top rope. Flair was able to break free from that, much like how Rousey used a chair shot to get out of Flair’s Figure Eight.
AKA: RHEA RIPLEY SCREWS AJ STYLES!!
What did we just witness?!?!#WMBacklash @EdgeRatedR @RheaRipley_WWE pic.twitter.com/BwRs6BEYL6
With The Phenomenal One perched on the top rope, looking to put Edge away with a high-flying maneuver, Damian Priest, Edge’s lackey in Judgment Day who was barred from ringside, came out to cause a distraction. Finn Balor then raced out to take out Priest.
It’s @FinnBalor!#WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/Am74bz4qzi
However, as Styles turned his attention back to Edge, a hooded figure tripped Styles off of the rope. Edge capitalized with a crossface hold that put Styles out cold.
And Judgment Day now has a third member!
It’s @RheaRipley_WWE!!! #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/lvT4JtSVt8
Most of the match centered on Edge taking away Styles’ left arm, leaving The Phenomenal One to battle with basically one arm for the majority. In the end, Edge notches another win over Styles thanks to interference.
Simply Phenomenal.#WMBacklash @AJStylesOrg pic.twitter.com/YAZPqWiciI
Omos earned a measure of revenge after losing to Lashley at WrestleMania, but it was MVP who was, well, the real MVP.
.@TheGiantOmos stands tall at #WMBacklash @The305MVP pic.twitter.com/QtL6V1bNT0
Just when Lashley seemed to have all the momentum, Omos threw him into the corner, which gave MVP the opportunity to clock Bobby right in the eye with his cane, hidden from the view of the ref. Omos followed that up with a tree slam to get the 1-2-3.
This looked like a squash for Omos early, but things changed when Omos’ arms got tied up between the ropes, leaving him defenseless against Lashley.
The strength of @fightbobby! #WMBacklash (via @WWE) pic.twitter.com/qwilegtUP0
Bobby had the Hurt Lock cinched in at one point, and it looked like The Colossus would fade, but he was able to fight back before getting an assist from the outside.
.@The305MVP is ecstatic after @TheGiantOmos smashed his way to victory over @fightbobby. #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/TtnBLXtkTq
The rematch was just as good as the original!
Superplexes, kickouts of both the Crossroads and the Pedigree, a bunch of high-flying action — these two just put on incredible matches. Ultimately, after Rhodes hit the Crossroads on Rollins for a second time, he reversed a roll-up, holding on to Rollins’ tights to grab the win.
NIGHTMARE SZN Fire opener #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/Cgy64vVLaS
Rollins controlled the early portion of the match, using a lot of strikes to slow down Cody. But after this superplex from Rhodes, the pace really picked up.
#WMBacklash @CodyRhodes @WWERollins pic.twitter.com/txa1mhAosF
.@CodyRhodes is starting to take over! #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/nIEMVjmLan
Near the end of this 20-minute match, Rollins disrespected Rhodes by hitting him with punches in the style of his late father, The American Dream Dusty Rhodes. But The American Nightmare turned Rollins’ momentum into a Crossroads, which set up a frantic ending to this fantastic match.
After another win over @WWERollins, @CodyRhodes is ready to move forward and chase his championship dream. #WMBacklash pic.twitter.com/sKu8DmBjC3