Backlash 2008 News Archive

SmackDown gets hardcore at Backlash

WWE.com has learned Mick Foley will debut on color commentary for SmackDown tonight at Backlash. At the pay-per-view, the Hardcore Legend will call the World Heavyweight Championship Match between title holder Undertaker and Edge, as well as the other SmackDown matches, alongside Michael Cole.

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World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker def. Edge

BALTIMORE -- So much for bringing the gold back to the family. Edge promised on SmackDown that he would bring the World Heavyweight Championship back "where it belongs." And coming into Backlash, Undertaker's career record at the event wasn't quite as impressive as his WrestleMania streak -- 16-0 vs. 2-1-1. But just like WrestleMania XXIV, Backlash saw The Phenom notch a win at Edge's expense, as The Deadman toppled the Rated-R Superstar for the second straight month to walk out of Baltimore with the gold.

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ECW Champion Kane def. Chavo Guerrero

Fire still burns in the Land of the Extreme as ECW Champion Kane solidified his status at the top of the extreme brand by pinning Chavo Guerrero. The win comes four weeks after the Big Red Machine won the title from Guerrero at WrestleMania XXIV in a mere eight seconds.

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Triple H def. Randy Orton, John Cena and JBL in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match (new WWE Champion)

BALTIMORE -- In a history-making Fatal Four Way Elimination battle at Backlash, The Game defeated a trio of past and present WWE Champions -- JBL, John Cena and, ultimately, Randy Orton -- to claim his 12th World Title. (Watch: Exclusive video of The Game's win) Ending the "Age...

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Shawn Michaels def. Batista

BALTIMORE - Theirs was a grudge born of resentment. After years of deeply-held mutual respect, Batista and Shawn Michaels had found themselves at each other's throats thanks to a single note of Sweet Chin Music. Tonight at Backlash, their quarrel finally reached a crescendo, with HBK silencing The Animal in the end.

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Matt Hardy def. United States Champion MVP (new champion)

BALTIMORE -- Matt Hardy's nearly year-long pursuit of MVP and the United States Championship came full circle at Backlash, as the determined Superstar defeated the Ballin' Superstar to finally claim the gold.

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Big Show def. The Great Khali

In this near-biblical battle of WWE giants at Backlash, Big Show proved that size does matter, as The Biggest Athlete in the World outlasted an early onslaught from The Great Khali to pick up the victory.

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Droz makes his Backlash picks

Well everyone, I hope you have recovered from the kickass WrestleMania that took place less than a month ago. WrestleMania XXIV had great matches from top to bottom, and I'm hoping that Backlash can keep that spectacular energy going. I'm sure it won't disappoint, so let's get to my picks.

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12-Diva Tag Team Match

The Glamazon has proven that she's not one to be forgotten, as the former Women's Champion and her five-Diva crew came out on top at Backlash in the first-ever 12-Diva Tag Team Match.

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