WWE Backlash 2020 results: Edge vs Randy Orton lives up to its hype, Strange finishes mark an otherwise fun pay per view.
WWE Backlash featured a host of title matches. However, the Pay per View was built around Edge and Randy Orton. The match was tagged ‘The Greatest Match Ever’ and it did enough to justify its billing even if it went on a bit long.
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Weird finishes were the call of the hour with most of the matches ending in a bizarre manner. None however, could compare to the Raw Tag title matches being interrupted by ninjas on bike and garbage monsters. Let’s take a look at all the results from tonight’s pay per view.
WWE Backlash 2020 results
Apollo Crews (c) vs Andrade w/ Angel Garza and Zelina Vega (United States Championship)
Kevin Owens was on commentary to ensure that the match would not end up being a 3v1. In the end, Owens’ presence turned out to be invaluable for Crews as he took out Garza, allowing for the Champion to powerbomb Andrade and successfully defend his title.
Result: Apollo Crews retains the United States Championship
Bayley & Sasha Banks (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics (WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match)
The women’s tag team match did an excellent job of following up the brilliant match before them. A triple threat match could have easily ended up as being a chaotic mess. In the end, however, they put forth a fun spectacle.
Alexa Bliss hit Peyton Royce with the Twisted Bliss. However, just as she appeared to go for the pin, Sasha Banks ran in and rolled Bliss up to retain her tag titles.
Result: Bayley and Sasha Banks retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Jeff Hardy vs Sheamus
The match began with a brawl between the two wrestlers. In the end, despite being an enjoyable match, there was nothing spectacular about it. The fight was about as predictable can be. Sheamus won with two Brogue Kicks on Hardy.
Result: Sheamus won
Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)
The first of the weird finishes off the night. Asuka and Nia Jax and fought a relatively tamer match compared to what they’ve shown in the past. The match ended with a double count out after both Jax and Asuka failed to get back in the ring before the count of 10.
Result: Asuka retains via double count out
Braun Strowman (c) vs. The Miz & John Morrison (WWE Universal Title Handicap Match)
Forget the Jeff Hardy vs Sheamus match, this was the most predictable match of the night. What could have been an exciting match turned out to be a short formulaic match with Strawman winning rather comfortably in the end.
Result: Braun Strowman retains the Universal Championship
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley (WWE Championship)
From a match that was shorter than it should have been to a match that was longer than it should have been. McIntyre successfully defended his title after Lana accidentally distracted Lashley, allowing the champion to land a Claymore kick for the win.
Result: Drew McIntyre retains the WWE Championship
The Street Profits © vs. The Viking Raiders (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
The match never got to start as The Street Profits and The Viking Raiders joined hands to fight off a group of Bike ninjas led by Akira Tozawa. Somehow, the foursome ended up in a dumpster with a strange monster chasing them.
As weird as this was, it was quite enjoyable. Although, some would have preferred to see the actual match instead. It will be interesting to see where the WWE goes from here.
Result: No Winners
Edge vs Randy Orton
Edge and Randy Orton wrestled out of their skins to put on a clinic, the likes of which they have never done before in their illustrious careers before. There was a lot of mat based wrestling before the pair began dishing out the more popular moves in their arsenal.
Both Orton and Edge kicked out of their respective finishers before Orton picked the win with a low blow and a punt. The match, labelled ‘The Greatest Ever’ could have easily come back to haunt them, and while not the greatest ever, the two put forth a great match and deserve to be extremely proud of themselves for that.
Result: Randy Orton wins
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