WWE Results: Backlash 2017
Hello, welcome back, did you miss us, we missed you. It's been a long time. Ok fine, it was only 24 hours, but we really did miss you and are glad you're back. Let's see which of us won this PPV's votings. But first a quick reminder of our current standings.
Now here we go, welcome to WWE Results: Backlash 2017!
Tye Dillinger vs Aiden English
As expected, this was a good match, but nothing great. English even had a good sequence, but between Tye's call up, and Aiden's current gimmick of being a crybaby, did not spell well for Aiden, but as expected, Tye took this one home.
Winner - Tye Dillinger (all of us)
Dolph Ziggler vs Shinsuke Nakamura
I've got to admit, I anticipated this match being much better. Not to say it was a bad one, but these two have the potential to put on an amazing show. Unfortunately, we didn't get it. Thankfully, Shinsuke won, and honestly that's all that matters.
Winner - Shinsuke Nakamura (all of us)
The Usos (c) vs Breezango (Smackdown Tag Title Championship)
I know this wasn't meant to be a great match, but I enjoyed the hell out of. It was fun, funny, and had some good wrestling. Despite Rybo Slice going against the grain, I don't think anyone really thought Breezango had a real chance of winning the belts.
Winners - The Usos (Brundan, Double A, Pink)
Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin
It's not often all four of us are wrong, but i'm glad this was a match for it. Sami held himself nicely during the kickoff lounge, and he followed that up with good match against Corbin. I'm glad to be wrong in this situation (especially since it didn't effect the votings). I'm surprised they didn't give Corbin the win, but he'll get his in due time.
Winner - Sami Zayn (none of us)
Naomi & Becky Lynch & Charlotte vs The Welcoming Committee (3-on-3 Women's tag match)
Whelp, I hope your bathroom break was well spent. I'm not the type to shit on women's wrestling, not anymore at least. I believe they've firmly established both women's divisions as a thing to watch. However, this match was a huge step backwards. Not going to waste much more on this, other than to say Brundan and Double A took.
Winners: The Welcoming Committee (Brundan & Double A)
Kevin Owens (c) vs AJ Styles (United States Championship match)
This was a great match as most expected. AJ and Owens went in on each other, and it was a joy to watch. There were some spots that made me wince, because they unleashed all they had. But then there's the finish to the match. AJ getting caught up and counted out while on the table., is a good way to keep him from looking weak in a loss. But on the other hand, it wasn't an entertaining finish for the viewers.
Winner: Kevin Owens (Brundan, Double A, Pink)
Luke Harper vs Erick Rowan
This match was better tan it had any right to be. Both of these guys can go in the ring, and have put on good matches, but there was virtually no hype for it. I mean, they didn't even announce the match until after the go-home Smackdown last week, but it was a good match. But as expected, Harper won, not changing our voting at all.
Winner: Luke Harper (all of us)
Randy Orton (c) vs Jinder Mahal (WWE Championship match)
Talk about a way to end the PPV. No one gave Jinder a shot in this match, but everyone knew that if, by some miracle, he actually won, it would be with the help of the Singh Bro's. I really like how they played no part in the match until the finish. The majority of the match, it was a textbook match between the veteran Orton, and the underdog heel challenger Mahal. It was a back and forth match with Randy predictably controling most of the pace, but to have the Singh Bro's come in and save Jinder, was the perfect way to start his reign. A lot of people may complain about it, but this is no different that Seth Rollins having J&J Security at every one of his matches. I hope this is a star making run for Jinder, and I sure as shit hope Randy doesn't win it back.
Winner: Jinder Mahal (none of us)
Well this is a first, we have a tie. Brundan and Double A, who had the same exact votes across the board, won the most votes. We currently don't have a concrete plan for this situation, so, we're both getting a point. Moving forward, we'll think of a tie-breaker method.
Until then, here's the new standings.
Rybo Slice may have lost his undefeated streak, but he is still in the lead. Brundan and Double A have earned their ways onto the board, and Pink is still sitting pretty with a goose egg.
Come back June 4h for Extreme Rules.
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