Backlash News Archive

Droz's picks for Backlash

Sorry I missed you guys for Wrestlemania, but I had a whole bunch of junk going on that week, along with my 40th Birthday on the 7th of April. I really enjoyed checking out the spectacle that was Wrestlemania 25, and now that the lines have been drawn once again, its time to build back up for another stellar year of pay per views. OF course, that leads us into Backlash…so let's get going…

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Randy Orton & The Legacy def. Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon (Randy Orton new WWE Champion)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Randy Orton went into Backlash with the odds stacked in his favor, with numerous ways to take away the only part of Triple H's life he had been thus far unable to touch: The Game's WWE Title. Ultimately, however, all "The Viper" needed to seal the deal and...

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Edge def. John Cena in Last Man Standing Match (New World Heavyweight Champion)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- For most athletes, using hatred as a motivating factor usually doesn't equal success. But most men aren't like The Rated-R Superstar and new World Heavyweight Champion Edge. With help from Big Show, Edge defeated John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match in...

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Christian def. Jack Swagger (New ECW Champion)

The self-proclaimed new face of ECW has had a shadow following him named Christian since Captain Charisma returned to WWE. At Backlash, Jack Swagger's worst fear was realized when the returning Superstar pinned him to become new ECW Champion in front of a sell-out Dunkin Donuts Center packed with peeps.

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Jeff Hardy def. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With every member of the WWE Universe on the edge of their seats at Backlash, Jeff Hardy emerged victorious from the smoke of unspeakable sibling rivalry, making his rage-filled brother, Matt, scream the shocking words, "I quit."

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Kane def. CM Punk

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After losing the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania and a singles match on Raw to CM Punk, Kane was craving retribution. And retribution is exactly what The Big Red Monster got when he decimated Punk in the center of the...

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Chris Jericho def. WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- After Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat thanked Chris Jericho six days earlier on Raw, the first-ever Undisputed Champion returned the appreciation in his own way at Backlash by making the WWE Hall of Famer tap out in the middle of the ring with the Walls of Jericho.

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Santina on Khali Kiss Cam

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - If Beth Phoenix has an enemies list, "Santina" Marella is surely bubbling to the top. Santino's "twin sister" dealt The Glamazon a one-two punch of humiliation in front of a capacity crowd in Providence, R.I.'s Dunkin' Donuts Center. To her credit, the fairer Marella had actually shown up to explain to an enamored Great Khali why she couldn't kiss him.

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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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