WWE WrestleMania Backlash Results (5/8): Flair vs. Rousey, More


Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com live WWE WrestleMania Backlash viewing party. Tonight’s show comes from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

Six matches have been announced for tonight’s card:

  • SmackDown Women’s Championship “I Quit” Match: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins
  • Drew McIntyre & RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) vs. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)
  • AJ Styles vs. Edge (*Damian Priest barred from ringside)
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
  • Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss

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We are underway! The RAW announce team of Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton welcome us to tonight’s show.

Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins

Rollins is in the same gear he wore at WrestleMania last month.

Some cat-and-mouse to start as both men look tentative to lock up. They finally do and trade hammerlocks. Rhodes flips out of Rollins’ hammerlock and tries his uppercut from the mat, but Rollins catches it and backs away as we reset.

Rhodes gets control of Rollins’ arm and backs him into the corner. Rollins turns it around and kicks Rhodes in the gut. Rollins charges but Rhodes evades. Rhodes runs into a cradle for a pinning attempt but Rhodes is able to kick out.

Commentary suspects Rhodes is getting frustrated. Rollins slaps Rhodes in the face. Rhodes fires up and hits a bunch of punches, sending Rollins retreating to the outside. Rhodes pursues and runs him back into the ring where Rollins retakes control and eventually knees Rhodes off the ring apron to the floor.

Rollins goes outside after Rhodes. Rhodes creates some space and charges after Rollins but runs into a big clothesline that turns Rhodes inside-out.

Back in the ring, Rollins grounds Rhodes with some punches and tries to work on Rhodes’ neck. Rhodes gets back to his feet and finally hits his drop-down uppercut from the mat. Rhodes powers up Rollins for a delayed suplex that brings Rollins down on his face. Rhodes hits the Disaster Kick for a 2-count.

Rollins tries to beg off, but Rhodes outsmarts him. Rhodes goes for another springboard, but Rollins pushes him over the top to the floor.

Rollins throws Rhodes into the barricade and slams his head on the announce desk. Rollins rolls Rhodes back into the ring and rains down with some punches.

Rhodes tries to fire up but Rollins fires back. Rollins whips Rhodes sternum first into the turnbuckle and chokes him over the second rope. Rollins brings Rhodes back to center and hits some kicks before going to a chin lock.

Rhodes powers up to his feet and breaks the hold. Rollins maintains control with a headbutt. Rhodes blocks a punch and fires back. A sunset flip attempt is reversed by Rollins but can’t get the pin. Rollins goes to the top rope and Rhodes goes up to meet him. Rhodes brings Rollins in with a superplex from the second rope.

Rollins is the first man to his feet. But Rhodes is right behind him and they trade strikes in the center of the ring. Rhodes hits a powerslam and clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Rhodes runs up the corner but his dive to the outside misses the mark as Rollins is already back in the ring. Rollins tries a dive of his own, but Rhodes cuts him off. Back in the ring, Rollins is caught with a Cody Cutter for a 2-count.

Rollins goes for a Pedigree but Rhodes escapes. Rollins manages to hit a superkick for a 2-count.

Rollins lines up Rhodes for The Stomp. Rhodes avoids it and looks for the Cross Rhodes but Rollins escapes. Rhodes goes to the top rope but Rollins catches him with a boot to the midsection. More reversals lead to Rollins hitting a Falcon Arrow for a 2-count.

Rollins pulls Rhodes to his feet. Rhodes escapes but springboards right into position for Rollins to hit a buckle bomb. Rollins follows with a frog splash for a 2-count.

Rollins goes back to the top rope. He misses the Phoenix Splash but lands on his feet. Rhodes catches him with a superkick. Now Rhodes goes to the top rope, but Rollins goes up to meet him and hits a superplex from the top rope. Rollins tries to follow with a Falcon Arrow but Rhodes catches him with the Cross Rhodes. Rollins gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the pinning attempt.

Rollins rolls outside and Rhodes goes out after him and batters him against the announcer desk. Rhodes rolls Rollins back into the ring and climbs to the top rope. Rhodes goes for a moonsault but Rollins isn’t there. Rollins hits a Pedigree but Rhodes kicks out at 2.

Rollins with a few Kawada kicks as Rhodes is trying to get up. Rollins pulls up Rhodes and lines him up for some punches. Rollins goes for the Bionic Elbow. Rhodes ducks and hits a Cross Rhodes. He goes for another but Rollins escapes. Rollins tries a rollup while holding Rhodes’ tights, but Rhodes reverses and grabs a hold of Rollins’ tights to keep Rollins down for the 3-count.

Cody Rhodes defeated Seth Rollins via pinfall

Rollins is yelling at the referee after the match. Rhodes calmly strolls away.

Omos (with MVP) vs. Bobby Lashley

The ring announced introduces Omos as “The Nigerian Giant”.

Lashley uses his speed advantage to land a few shots. Omos grabs him by the throat, but Lashley fires back with more bunches and backs Omos up against the ropes. MVP distracts Lashley from the ring apron and Omos hits a big boot.

Omos lands a back elbow in the corner and a pair of running splashes into the corner on Lashley. Omos brings Lashley back to the center of the ring and ground him with a neck hold.

Lashley fights to his feet but Omos powers Lashley over the top rope to the floor. Omos waits in the ring and Lashley beats the referee’s count back into the ring. Omos hits Snake Eyes and another big boot on Lashley.

Omos chokes Lashley over the second rope. MVP taunts Lashley from ringside.

Omos picks up Lashley but Lashley escapes and creates some space with some back elbows. Lashley jumps on Omos’ back and grabs a sleeper hold. Omos powers him off.

Lashley recovers with a spear and hits more on Omos in the corner. Lashley hits a clothesline and ties up Omos in the ropes. Lashley fires away with punches as Omos is unable to defend himself. The referee calls off Lashley and MVP frees Omos.

Lashley goes to the outside and tries to put MVP in the Hurt Lock, but Omos reaches over from the ring and breaks it up. Lashley gets back in the ring and hits a Flatliner on Omos, who was down on one knee. Lashley goes for the Hurt Lock and gets it locked in on Omos. It looks like Omos might go out but Omos recovers and backs Lashley into the corner to break the hold.

Omos fires away with elbows and chops on Lashley in the corner. Omos charges into both boots of Lashley and Lashley rams Omos headfirst into the turnbuckle. Omos charges into the corner with more spears.

Lashley pulls Omos to the center of the ring and looks like he’s going to try for a suplex but Omos punches his way out of it. Omos comes off the ropes and Lashley picks him up and plants him with a spinebuster.

Lashley goes for a spear but runs into a knee by Omos. Omos throws Lashley through the turnbuckles to the ring post. MVP hits Lashley with his cane and Omos follows with his tree slam to get the pin.

Omos defeated Bobby Lashley via pinfall

We’re reminded that WWE Hell in a Cell is coming up on Sunday, June 5.

AJ Styles vs. Edge

Damian Priest is barred from ringside for this match.

The referee rings the bell and both men charge right at each other. Styles gets the better of it and stomps down Edge in the corner, then catches Edge charging into a dropkick.

Styles takes Edge to the outside and slams him into the barricade. He drives Edge facefirst in the announcer desk.

Styles rolls Edge into the ring but Edge just rolls right back out. Styles catches him with a dropkick through the bottom and middle ropes. Styles follows with an Asai moonsault to Edge on the floor.

Styles rolls Edge into the ring and signals for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Edge cuts him off with a boot and throws him under the turnbuckle into the ring post.

Edge goes after Styles’ shoulder, which he and Priest attacked during a recent episode of RAW. Edge catapults Styles from the arena floor into the ring post. Edge slams Styles’ arm on the ring steps and rolls him back into the ring.

Back in the ring, Edge continues to work on Styles’ shoulder. Styles backs Edge into a corner to break a hold, but Edge drops him over the top rope.

Back in the center of the ring, they trade strikes and Styles ends the exchange with a Pele kick.

Styles misses a clothesline and both men try a cross body and collide in the middle of the ring.

Styles is back on his feet first and clotheslines Edge multiple times. He hits a running forearm in the corner and plants him with a facefirst slam for a 2-count.

Styles puts Edge on the top rope and fires away with punches. Styles climbs up and hits a hurricanrana from the top rope for a 2-count.

Styles signals for the Styles Clash. Edge escapes but Styles hits an ushigoroshi instead for a 2-count.

Edge attacks Styles leg to retake control and hits a reverse DDT. Edge tries to lock on a cross-face but Styles escapes and locks on a Calf Crusher. Edge slams the back of Styles’ head off the mat but that doesn’t break the hold. Edge finally reaches the bottom rope to break the hold.

Styles pulls Edge out of the corner with a German suplex. Edge pulls off the middle turnbuckle in the process. Then, Edge misses a spear and runs right into the exposed turnbuckle. That gets a 2-count for Styles.

Edge finally does hit a spear but that only gets a 2-count. Edge tries again but Styles meets him with a knee strike. Styles hits the Styles Clash but Edge kicks out at 2.

Styles goes to the top rope but now Damian Priest is walking down the entrance ramp. Priest points out he’s not yet at ringside but Finn Balor is right behind and the two brawl into the ring and back out to ringside.

In the confusion, a masked individual pulls Styles off the top rope. Edge locks on the cross face. Edge turns it into a sleeper hold on the mat and the referee calls for the bell.

Edge defeated AJ Styles via referee stoppage

The masked individual steps into the ring and kneels before Edge before unmasking to reveal it’s Rhea Ripley, sporting a darker hair color.

Back from the break, we are greeted by the SmackDown announce team of Michael Cole and Pat McAfee.

SmackDown Women’s Championship “I Quit” Match: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)

Flair goes for a big boot right off the opening bell but misses Rousey. Rousey grabs a waist lock but Flair elbows out of it. Rousey retakes control with a series of judo throws.

Flair catches Rousey with a clothesline to take back the advantage. Flair starts trash talking but Rousey fires up and hoists Flair on her shoulders. Flair slips out the back and hits a German suplex. Rousey landed very high.

Rousey comes back to life and takes down Flair with an armbar. Both women roll out of the ring. Commentary reminds us that reaching the ropes will not break holds in this match.

Flair rams Rousey into a barricade and follows with some chops. Flair tries to send Rousey into the ring post but Rousey reverses it and Flair goes into the post. Rousey throws Flair into the timekeeper’s area. Flair catches Rousey coming in with a boot to the face.

Flair wants the referee to ask Rousey if she quits. Rousey does not.

Flair gets a kendo stick but misses Rousey. Rousey gets the stick and Flair retreats back into the ring and out the other side as Rousey is in pursuit all the way up the entrance ramp. Flairs briefly heads backstage and returns with two kendo sticks.

They square up on the stage and trade swings and blocks. Rousey finally neutralizes the sticks and flips Flair down the aisle. Rousey has both sticks and absolutely goes to town on Flair, battering her all the way down the aisle back to ringside. Flair is asked, but will not quit.

Back in the ring, Rousey is still battering Flair with the sticks. Flair rolls out of the ring and grabs a video camera and throws it at Rousey. It causes Rousey to drop the sticks but Rousey is still in full attack mode and pounds Flair with punches as the fight spills over the barricade and into the crowd. Flair throws Rousey into a wall on the edge of the arena floor to end Rousey’s rally.

Flair takes Rousey up the stairs into a section of fans and tries to choke her out using the railing in the middle of the stairs. Rousey refuses to quit. Flair finally gives up on the hold.

Flair pitches Rousey down the stairs and back to the arena floor. Flair slaps Rousey in the face and grabs a steel chair. She swings but Rousey blocks it and Flair runs away back to ringside. Rousey follows with a chair in hand. Flair kicks the chair out of Rousey’s hands as she’s coming back over the barricade and slams her against the announce desk.

Flair powerbombs Rousey against the barricade. The referee asks but Rousey will not quit.

Flair trash talks Rousey and pie faces her and that fires up Rousey. Rousey hoists up Flair, but Flair rakes her eyes and shoves Rousey into the ring post.

Flair climbs to the top rope but Rousey cuts her off. Flair is hanging upside down and Rousey locks on an armbar while hanging upside down. Flair doesn’t quit and eventually, both women slip off the top rope to the floor.

Flair gets a chair and goes after Rousey’s hip. Rousey won’t quit. Flair sends Rousey back into the ring along with the chair and hits Rousey with Natural Selection on the chair. Rousey won’t quit.

Both women appear exhausted. Flair locks on the Figure Eight. The referee is asking but Rousey won’t quit. She reaches for a chair and uses it to break the hold.

Flair opens the chair and sets it up. She calls over the ref and speaks into the microphone, “This is your last chance. Happy Mother’s Day.” Rousey reaches through the chair and locks on the arm bar in the chair and Flair finally says she quits.

Ronda Rousey is the new SmackDown Women’s Champion!

Ronda Rousey defeated Charlotte Flair by forcing Flair to say “I Quit”

Rousey triumphantly heads backstage while Flair sobs in the ring.

Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss

Lockup to start and Corbin goes with a kick to the leg of Moss. Moss fires back with a shoulder tackle and a hip toss after a pair of leapfrogs.

Corbin catches Moss with a chokeslam to slow down Moss. He boots Moss out of the ring and follows him out. Corbin drives Moss into the ring post and pounds him against the barricade.

Corbin sends Moss back into the ring and jaws at the fans at ringside. Moss tries to fight up but runs into a back elbow for a 2-count.

Corbin whips Moss hard into the turnbuckle. He rains down elbows on Moss and grounds him with a head and arm choke.

Another hard whip into the corner by Corbin and he follows with his in-and-out running clothesline for another 2-count.

Corbin slams down Moss and follows with a senton for another 2-count.

Corbin charges into a back elbow by Moss. Moss builds up a big head of steam and shoulder tackles Corbin out of the ring. Moss slams Corbin into the ring post.

Back in the ring, Moss drives his shoulder into Corbin in the corner but runs into a knee when he goes for it again. Moss recovers with a fallaway slam for a 2-count.

Moss is looking for Punch Line neckbreaker but Corbin reverses into a uranage slam for a 2-count.

Corbin pounds on Moss in the corner and lifts him to the top rope. Corbin tries to come up but Moss fights him off. Moss misses a diving clothesline from the second rope and Corbin hits Deep Six for a 2-count.

Corbin hits a running splash in the corner. A second one misses and Moss goes for a sunset flip and that gets the pin.

Madcap Moss defeated Happy Corbin via pinfall

Another reminder that WWE Hell in a Cell is coming up on Sunday, June 5.

Corey Graves has joined Cole and McAfee on commentary for the main event.

We get a recap of Ronda Rousey defeating Charlotte Flair. Backstage, Kayla Braxton reports that Flair has suffered a fracture of the radius. That’s one of the bones in your lower arm.

Drew McIntyre & RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) vs. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (with Paul Heyman)

Orton and Jimmy start out. Jimmy backs Orton into the corner and lands a few strikes. Orton replies with a European uppercut and tags in Riddle.

Jimmu recovers to whip Riddle hard into the corner. Another whip leads to a reversal by Riddle and he tags in McIntyre.

McIntyre chops Jimmy in the corner. McIntyre hits a suplex on Jimmy and Jimmy retreats to his corner. McIntyre wants Reigns to tag in. Reigns milks it for a few moments and tags into the match.

Reigns circles McIntyre for a moment and then tags in Jey. Jey runs right into a boot by McIntyre. McIntyre sends Jey across the ring with an overhead suplex and tags in Riddle.

Riddle hits a gut wrench suplex on Jey, but Jimmy manages to make a blind tag and cuts off Riddle with a kick to the back of the head.

Jimmy chokes Riddle across the second rope and tags in Jey for a double team. Jey slams Riddle and chokes him on the bottom rope as Jimmy gets in a cheap shot. Jimmy tags in for a combination sidewalk slam and elbow from the second rope for a 2-count.

Now Reigns is ready to tag in. Reigns slams down Riddle by his hair. He slams Riddle into the turnbuckle and rains down some punches in the corner. Riddle tries to fight back but Reigns cuts him off and hits a back elbow.

Reigns plants Riddle with a Rock Bottom for a 2-count. Reigns tags in Jimmy. Jimmy chops Riddle in the corner. Jimmy misses a splash in the corner and Riddle starts to crawl for the tag, but Jey tags in and stops it. Jey throws Riddle into the ring post and kicks Orton for good measure.

Jey charges at Riddle but runs into a knee from Riddle. Jey falls out of the ring but Reigns rolls him into the ring to make the tag and when he does he realizes Riddle has tagged in McIntyre.

Reigns and McIntyres trade punches in the center of the ring. Reigns whips McIntyre into the corner but McIntyre fires out with a clothesline and follows with an overhead throw and a neckbreaker.

McIntyre lines up for the Claymore but The Usos distract him and Reigns hits a Superman Punch. McIntyre goes outside the ring. Reigns follows and slams him against the barricade. Back in the ring, Reigns hits a kick to McIntyre’s head. Reigns clotheslines McIntyre repeatedly in the corner. Reigns comes off the ropes with a leaping clothesline.

Reigns gets his championship belts from Paul Heyman and holds them up. He gives them back and takes a cheap shot at Riddle. Reigns jaws at Orton but turns around right into a Claymore from McIntyre.

McIntyre makes the tag to Orton as Jimmy also tags in. Orton runs wild on Jimmy and Jey with powerslams. Orton hits a draping DDT on Jimmy. Orton sets up for an RKO. Jey runs in and Orton sends him over the top rope. Reigns tries to attack Orton but runs right into an RKO. Jimmy hits a superkick but Orton shakes it off and hits an RKO. Jey dives in to break up the pinfall attempt.

Things are breaking down as McIntyre comes in and throws Jey across the ring. He sets up for a Claymore but runs into a superkick by Jey and then a double superkick by both Usos.

Jimmy tags in and Orton tags in Riddle. Riddle hits a suplex and a senton on Jimmy followed by a running knee and a fisherman buster. Riddle goes up top and hits the Floating Bro for a 2-count.

Riddle sets up for an RKO. Jimmy reverses into a rollup for a 2-count. Jimmy follows with a pop-up neckbreaker. Orton runs in to break up the pin attempt. Orton takes Jimmy outside the ring and batters him against the barricade. Reigns run in with a Superman Punch on Orton from the ring steps. McIntyre grabs Reigns and throws him into the ring steps.

McIntyre starts clearing the announcer desk. He grabs Reigns but Jimmy intervenes. Reigns recovers and slams McIntyre through the table with a uranage. Riddle and Jey both follow with dives.

Riddle and Jey fight back into the ring where Jey hits a superkick. Jey climbs to the top rope. Riddle runs up the corner and brings Jey down with an RKO. But Reigns immediately follows with a spear to pin Riddle.

Roman Reigns & The Usos defeated Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro via pinfall

Replay reveals Reigns snuck in a tag while Jey was on the top rope.

The Bloodline walks back to the stage victorious as McIntyre & RK-Bro are shown looking disappointed.

That’s our show!

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