In the mean event, “The Viper” Randy Orton will battle “The Maharaja” Jinder Mahal for the WWE World Championship. Orton is looking to silence the outspoken Mahal for good and eliminate him for the competition. Meanwhile, Mahal is looking to forge his own legacy at the expense of “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton.
Kevin Owens believes that he’s the new face of SmackDown Live. AJ Styles has a serious problem with this statement. Styles hopes to proves who’s the true franchise of the blue brand. He’ll prove that tonight if he can beat KO and capture the WWE United States Championship.
There’s so many exciting matches to look forward. WWE Backlash is live and in your house with the best athletes in all of professional wrestling.
WWE Backlash 2017 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time (kick-off show): 7:00 P.M. EST
Time (main show): 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
Main Event: WWE World Championship match: Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
WWE Backlash 2017 Results
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WWE Backlash 2017 Kickoff Show
Kickoff match: Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English
Aiden English sings on his way to the ring. He’s really showing off those pipes. Tye Dillinger comes out to a yuge pop. They tangle up to kickoff Backlash, and Aiden takes down Tye. Aiden hits Tye with an uppercut and taunts his opponent as the crowd chants for “10.” English is in complete control. He throws Tye down to the mat with a neckbreaker.
Back from the break, and English is still dominating Dillinger. Fans help Tye rally back, as “The Perfect 10” hits Aiden with kicks, chops, a hard forearm and an atomic drop (not necessarily in that order). Now, Dillinger is in control, unloading on English in the corner as the crowd chants along until the 10 count.
Tye tries to drop the knee on English, but the Artist moves out of the way and dumps his opponent from the top rope. English goes to the top rope, but his plans are foiled by Tye. Aiden gains some retribution, as he avoids a big splash and drops Tye on his face. English goes for the cover. 1..2…kick out!
English starts crying because he’s unable to put away Dillinger. Tye capitalizes. As Aiden charges, he runs right into Dillinger’s Tye Breaker.
Tye Dillinger defeats Aiden English
Dolph Ziggler vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Ziggler used his amateur-wrestling background to dominate and keep Nakamura grounded for most of the match. Shinsuke was just trying to survive in the ring against Dolph who was simply relentless.
But Dolph gets too cocky and disrespectful and spits right in Shinsuke’s face. Nakamura snaps and mops the floor with Ziggler. This is one of the biggest comebacks I’ve seen, and I partially grew up in the John Cena-era.
Shinsuke finishes Dolph with a kick.
Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Dolph Ziggler
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. Breezango
This match was both hilarious and action-packed. The match starts off with Jimmy Usos and Fandango. ‘Dango blocks a clothesline and throws Jimmy to the mat with a headscissors. Tyler Breeze gets the tag and he literally uses a mop to mess with The Usos.
At another point in the match, Breeze is dressed up as an old lady…who can drop kick! The Usos are dominant, but Breezango seems to have the edge tonight. Until The Usos dump Breeze over the barricade. The brothers double-team Fandango on the top rope.
Fandango eats a superkick and crumbles to the ring.
The Usos defeat Breezango to retain the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
Corbin beat the hell out of Sami for most of the match. Baron mopped the floor with Zayn, but “The Underdog of the Underground” made a yuge comeback. Somehow, Sami is able to execute a helluva kick on the much larger opponent for the victory.
Sami Zayn defeats Baron Corbin
Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch (Team Lynch) vs. Carmella, Natalya & Tamina Snuka (The Welcoming Comittee)
The Welcoming Committee dominated this match. Team Lynch had bursts of straight fire, but not enough to burn their opponents. In the end, Natalya trapped Becky Lynch in the center of the ring with a modified Sharpshooter.
The Welcoming Committee defeats Team Lynch
WWE United States Championship match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles
This is just the classic match I’d expect out of both men. A lot of back-and-forth action throughout the match. The WWE has really upped its game in regards to the mid-card division. This is this most focus I’ve seen WWE put on mid-card titles since I watched old wrestling tapes from the 1980s.
We see AJ execute a sick suplex onto Owens. But Styles gets his leg caught up on the announcer’s table and the referee counts to 10.
Kevin Owens defeats AJ Styles by count-out to retain the WWE United States Championship
Erick Rowan vs. Luke Harper
Rowan dominated for most of this match. He beat down Harper inside and outside the ring. But Luke came back with a flurry of offense, hitting a big boot and a tilt-a-whirl sideslam.
Rowan fights back with a spinning kick and a powerbomb, but Haper keeps kicking out. Rowan is visibly frustrated. Both men trade shots.
Rowan tries to reach for his sheep mask to gain some type of supernatural strength. But Harper takes him out with a discus clothesline.
Luke Harper defeats Erick Rowan
WWE World Championship: Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
Wow. Just wow. I can’t believe what just happened. A couple of weeks ago, I decided that Jinder Mahal was the best pick for this match. I flip-flopped a couple of times and then went with Randy Orton in the predictions page. Oh, how I was very wrong to change my choice.
Randy was too busy taking out The Singh Brothers, that Mahal came out of nowhere with The Coloss.
Jinder Mahal wins the WWE World Championship
WWE Backlash Match Card
- Dolph Ziggler vs. Shinshuke Nakamura
- Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn
- WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. Breezango
- WWE United States Championship match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles
- Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Carmella, Natalya & Tamina Snuka
- Erick Rowan vs. Luke Harper
- Kickoff match: Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English