As they fought in the parking lot, several people pulled up on motorcycles. I've been featured multiple times on NPR in addition to appearances on BBC and ESPN Radio. Edge has been promoted as the "Greatest Wrestling Match Ever" at WWE Backlash. The Charismatic Enigma hit the Twist of Fate and a Swanton, but The Celtic Warrior saved himself with a foot on the rope. WWE made a last-minute change by announcing, should The Miz and John Morrison win, they will become solo champions as opposed to co-champions. Asuka pondrá en juego su reinado ante Nia Jax. The pre-match attack made it seem like this would be a quick encounter, but they ended up having a longer match than expected. Let’s leave it at that. Asuka vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women's Championship), Apollo Crews vs. Andrade (United States Championship), Braun Strowman vs. The IIconics vs. Bliss and Cross (Women's Tag Team Championships), Street Profits vs. Viking Raiders (Raw Tag Team Championship). Sheamus punished him with a flurry of elbow strikes to the back of the neck. Ambos van repasando y presentando la cartelera que tendrá lugar esta noche. WWE Backlash 2020 Results: Sunday, June 14 2020 Bayley and Sasha Banks def. They have far more chemistry as Frenemies than as rivals. The two teams kept fighting backstage and incorporated several props from their previous competitions. WWE Backlash results, June 14, 2020: Randy Orton outlasts Edge in battle for wrestling superiority . Resultados en vivo del show Backlash emitido el 14 de junio de 2020 en WWE Network ... Comienza WWE Backlash 2020 Kickoff. The poor IIconics’ greatest career moment came in a Women’s Tag Team Championship match just like this, but in this particular match, they were an afterthought. Having Sheamus win was an odd choice unless it leads to a reveal that somebody else was responsible for framing Hardy a few weeks ago. The storyline leading to this match has been questionable at best. They continued to use mostly technical offense as they countered and reversed each other every step of the way. The only real criticism one could levy against this bout was how predictable it was. This wasn't as good as it could have been and did not have a satisfying ending, but it could have been much worse. You may opt-out by. McIntyre ended up knocking The All Mighty into Lana, who fell into MVP's arms. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. As one of WWE's longest-running events, it is an important part of the company's history. The match began with a Madison Square Garden mic unit hanging from the ceiling. The Raiders and Street Profits joined forces to battle the squad of enemies. Friday’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown garnered 2.016 million viewers, up with an advertised Intercontinental Championship match between Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles that lived up to its billing. The women's tag team division has potential if WWE keeps pushing it. Asuka is always entertaining, but her style works better against opponents who are a little quicker on their feet than Jax. Triple Threats usually have three people in the ring at once, but everybody contributed to ensure this one went smoothly. Edge and Orton took the "greatest wrestling match ever" title seriously. junio 14, 2020 (16:58). The conclusion makes it look like this feud may continue for another month. He considered using the steps as a weapon but the ref talked him out of it. These two really did try their damndest to have a great match, and in any ways they succeeded. WWE spent so much time talking up a potential Bayley and Sasha Banks split, I was certain it was going to happen tonight. They took the fight out of the ring so Hardy could hit a dive from the steel steps. Backlash 2020. Sheamus took Jeff Hardy down right away as these combatants locked up immediately. He told the ref he could continue, and Lashley immediately pounced on him in the corner once the bell rang. This match, which featured a “Viking Profits” reference, just further confirmed that The Street Profits and Viking Raiders should each have one-half of the Raw Tag Team Championships. The champ took a bad fall and landed right on the top of his head. The panel hypes tonight’s card and the “Final Farewell” for The Undertaker. Asuka did her best to combat Nia Jax's power early on, but the Raw women's champion eventually found herself being thrown around by the powerhouse. Every time it looked like he would take the upper hand, Orton slithered out of his grasp. Omar. WWE Backlash 2020 Results. The Rated-R Superstar hit a few deep arm drags before his rival countered the last one. It never felt like there was too much going on at one point, which is always a risk with more than two teams. A couple of moves looked messy but most of the bout saw the two powerhouses trying to outdo each other with various feats of strength. Kevin Owens joined the commentary team to make sure Angel Garza and Zelina Vega did not interfere in Crews vs. Andrade. A slingshot DDT brought El Idolo close to winning at one point. This could have been a fun gimmick match but ended up being just as predictable as expected. The video ended with them trying to escape a monster that looked like it was right out of a movie Mystery Science Theater 3000 would roast. He hit the running powerslam on Morrison for the pin and the win. Owens being the equalizer helped keep the match fair, but it also opens up the possibility that he will request a title shot for helping Crews retain his belt. There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, which can sometimes lead to an awkward bout. Corey Graves noted that Jeff Hardy intended to “Brogue Kick Jeff Hardy back off the wagon.”. A lot of matches are like that, so it didn't keep this one from being enjoyable. After The Goddess hit Royce with Twisted Bliss, though, Banks ran in and rolled Bliss up to steal the win and retain the titles. There was a lot to like about this, but many fans probably would have preferred to see them settle their feud with a real match. The crowd noise WWE piped in was often more distracting than it should have been, but Edge and Orton were still able to have an incredible match. There were a few sloppy moments but not enough to ruin it. That seemed to play in The A-Lister's mind when he pulled his teammate off of The Monster when he went for a pin. Edge and Randy Orton are two bonafide legends but the pressure was on for them to … Judging by its aesthetics, this match appeared to be going for “Greatest Wrestling Match in MSG History,” which is still a very high bar. This quickly turned into a comedic brawl between the two groups. Billie Kay, Cross and Bayley began for their teams. At this point, it started to drag on a bit. In 2012, I was featured in Bleacher Report's "Why We Watch" documentary discussing the career of Kurt Angle. However, they did manage to keep the match interesting as it progressed. So why not just make this match a Triple Threat? Triple Threat tag teams matches can be tricky sometimes. I was thinking Edge and Orton's Greatest Match Ever was going to be a swerve that featured the type of wackiness we just saw, but I'm so glad it was saved for the Viking Profits. The Viper drilled him with a Punt to finally get the pin. Scott Stanford y Peter Rosenberg conducen el panel que da inicio al preshow. Renee Young, JBL y Booker T opinan sobre Asuka vs. Nia Jax a través de una video llamada. Fans are going to be watching this match with a fine-tooth comb just to make sure Nia Jax doesn’t hurt the beloved Asuka. The Viper used a Pedigree with the same result. Subscribe at bit.ly/deezbits, © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. They traded control several times over the next few minutes to make this a competitive contest. Meanwhile, Randy Orton and Edge will be made to live up to impossible expectations with what is being billed as the “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever.”. Publicado por. Tozawa eventually brought out a huge masked man to face them, but Ivar summed his turkey leg like Thor calling Mjolnir. She got on the apron and accused the ref of cheating. Resultados WWE Backlash 14 de Junio 2020 – ¡EDGE vs. ORTON: EL MEJOR COMBATE DE WRESTLING EN LA HISTORIA! Hardy began to rally but Sheamus prevented him from hitting the Swanton Bomb. Thankfully, this wasn't one of those occasions. At one point, Angelo Dawkins tackled Ivar through a glass pane near the Performance Center entrance. Randy Orton vs. The Viper hit his signature backbreaker to turn the tables and kept focusing on Edge's neck by sending him into the barricade and steel steps. At one point, Randy Orton appeared to whisper “I’m going to [expletive] kill you.” You really gotta to earn the right to say something like that on camera in a TV-PG company, and Randy’s earned it. Edge (44:45) Street Profits vs. Viking Raiders (N/A) Drew McIntyre def. Strowman kicked out with authority and took out both men. The WWE champion still hadn't had a chance to remove his jacket when The All Mighty laid him out with a clothesline for another two-count. Sheamus came back with two Brogue Kicks to get the win. Edge countered and hit the Edge-O-Matic for a two-count. Akira Tozawa revealed himself as one of the bikers and gave a quick promo in Japanese. – The 2020 WWE Survivor Series Kickoff pre-show opens live from the WWE ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. She then sent Jax into the ring post to soften up her shoulder. I’m just glad this match wasn’t a reenactment of Jeff Hardy’s ill-fated match against Sting at TNA Victory Road. It took several officials to force him to break the hold, but the damage had been done. After debuting their new music video, The Miz and John Morrison tried to keep Braun Strowman off his game by using quick tags and speed to stay away from him. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Michigan Economic Development Corporation BrandVoice, George Floyd Protests—Mainstream News Coverage, Most-Viewed: Drew McIntyre Drops in on MVP’s VIP Lounge (1,070,652 views), Least-Viewed: Randy Orton Vows to Leave Edge a Broken Man (248,406 views), Most-Viewed: Jeff Hardy Splashes Sheamus in an Unsavory Surprise (803,135 views), Least-Viewed: Matt Riddle Heading to SmackDown Next Week (202,739 views). Even if this didn't seem to make sense, it was a fun showcase of the comedic chemistry these two teams have built up in recent weeks. Conspiracy Theory: WWE made this Street Profits-Viking Raiders match as silly as it could to make it easier for Edge and Randy Orton to follow it and have the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in business economics, an emphasis in accounting and a minor in sports management. Michael Cole suspiciously asked “what if Jeff Hardy loses?” as if to suggest that he might relapse. I've been a pro wrestling columnist and video blogger for a leading national sports website since 2010, and formerly of Bleacher Report, where I was a WWE columnist an. Randy Orton and Edge trade iconic finishers: WWE Backlash 2020 (WWE Network Exclusive) - Duration: 1:12. I created the Pro Wrestling Bits YouTube channel. Tom Phillips even pointed out that this was a common theme. MVP accompanied Bobby Lashley to the ring for his match against Drew McIntyre for the WWE title, and he distracted the champion so his client could put him in a full nelson before the bell. Strowman can be exciting against the right opponents, but The Miz and Morrison aren't the best people to get a good match out of him. Kristal Marshall would have never let this happen. This ended up being something of a surprise cinematic match complete with soundtrack and flashbacks. The Ultimate Opportunist took him down in a hammerlock. As the fight spilled to the ringside area, Crews hit a back-body drop onto the metal ramp. Asuka pondrá en juego su reinado ante Nia Jax. WWE Backlash featured a headline bout billed as 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever'. This match felt like the official start to WWE Backlash. The IIconics and Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross—WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships . They slowed the pace down considerably as The Viper set up for the RKO. They ended up fighting outside the ring until the referee counted out both women, allowing Asuka to retain the belt. This is one of the few matches that would have benefited from being a little shorter. As expected, Crews and Andrade delivered a great match. WWE Backlash returned to the pay-per-view lineup this year after being left out in 2019. Royce and Bliss were the standouts here, but everybody came out of it looking good. The Viper kept him grounded in a headscissor hold but Edge escaped. Having Tozawa lead a group of ninjas was a weird twist, but anything that gets him on a PPV has to be a good thing. I write about men in tights and the money they make for men in suits. It felt like we were watching them try to wrestle like Daniel Bryan, which is not what these two Superstars usually do. Por el Campeonato de la WWE – Sin DQ AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. WWE surprisingly got through at least half of Miz and Morrison’s music video before Braun Strowman interrupted, solidifying this Universal Championship feud as midcard comedy. Piped-in crowd noise was not the positive I thought it would be in a match like this. He hit a vertical suplex for a near-fall as Lana watched from backstage. Here is a look at the card from Backlash: Let's take a look at everything that happened at the PPV. They locked up and struggled for control until Randy Orton slammed Edge's face into the mat. Garza tried to distract the champion, but Owens took him down. Braun Strowman batalla ante The Miz & John Morrison por el Título Universal. This allowed Crews to hit a spinning powerbomb for the pin and the win. — WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2018. WWE Backlash 2020: cobertura y resultados Resultados en vivo del show Backlash emitido el 14 de junio de 2020 en WWE Network Randy Orton y Edge se verán las caras en el combate descrito como ´el mejor de la historia´ Sunday's show featured the men and women of WWE operating at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida once again due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with more states beginning to ease lockdown restrictions, WWE could have fans back sooner rather than later. I've been a pro wrestling columnist and video blogger for a leading national sports website since 2010, and formerly of Bleacher Report, where I was a WWE columnist an host of the nearly 100-episode digital series WWE WTF. The Rated-R Superstar dropped Orton with an Edgecution for a near-fall. You could almost see which moves were coming from a mile away. The old Edge began to emerge as he smiled seeing the damage he had done. The official home of the latest WWE news, results and events. The Scottish Psychopath struggled to regain his composure and get to his feet. After a long struggle, Edge came back with three suplexes in a row as an homage to Eddie Guerrero. Jax began to slow the pace down as she kept The Empress of Tomorrow grounded with power moves. The Irishman pushed his rival's face to the mat and scraped off some of his face paint. As she taunted the titleholder with Kairi Sane's name, Asuka nailed her with a spinning back fist. Resultados WWE Backlash 14 de Junio 2020 – ¡EDGE vs. ORTON: EL MEJOR COMBATE DE WRESTLING EN LA HISTORIA! The match progressed in a fun and logical way. Even if Hardy signed off on it, many fans feel using his real-life issues with drugs and alcohol in a feud is a bad decision. They used more mat-based offense than we have seen either of them employ in years. Garza and Andrade won't be together much longer if El Idolo blames him for failing to provide a proper distraction. After realizing what he had done, he tried to help him get the pin once more but to no avail. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. No, but it was really good and that is the best we could have hoped for. The Monster Among Men kept brushing off their offense and eventually threw both men out of the ring. Orton was stunned when Edge kicked out of the RKO, but The Rated-R Superstar was just as shocked when he failed to win with two Spears in a row. The longer they went, the more small mistakes they started to make. The fight started out in the parking lot. She’s joined on the panel by Peter Rosenberg and three WWE Hall of Famers – JBL, Booker T and Jerry Lawler. He appeared to be alright and continued the match. This match felt like a win that Sheamus absolutely had to have. Bliss may have been the smallest competitor but when she got the hot tag from Cross, she ended up dominating the other four Superstars. Once they started using more strikes and power moves, we started to see more signature moves from their respective repertoires. Cross' unorthodox offense allowed her to get the better of the other two Superstars until she was able to tag in The Goddess. They traded chest chops as they got back to their feet. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Street Profits-Viking Raiders vignettes, but good on WWE for committing to this goofy angle with an even goofier match that called back to its many silly hijinks. McIntyre began to build some momentum after sending Lashley out of the ring. A headbutt from Edge caused Orton to start bleeding from his forehead. After they escaped on a production truck, all four men ended up in a dumpster. The best thing to come out of this may be the end of Lana and Lashley's relationship, though. They botched a move late in the match and Hardy almost took a header right into the mat. Now WWE Superstar gets more kickouts at one than Drew McIntyre. At one point, during a Nia Jax cover, the referee took at least one second to get in position, potentially costing Jax a championship. Drew McIntyre defenderá el Título Mundial de WWE ante Bobby Lashley. The second Lana walked outI became deflated as Lashley’s fate was all but sealed. The United States champion followed up with a moonsault from the apron. While everything they did was fluid, it didn't feel like we were watching Edge and Orton until about halfway through the match. As one of WWE's longest-running events, it is an important part of the company's history. Though Bobby Lashley is a shooter, he’s typically booked asa monster in WWE, but this match featured a surprising amount of mat wrestling. Both men looked as dangerous as ever, so it was hard to tell who would win. Randy Orton def. The Celtic Warrior was clearly looking for revenge after The Charismatic Enigma threw urine in his face on Friday's SmackDown, and he taunted Hardy as he beat him down in the corner. WWE 2,054,024 views The challenger took control early by using an illegal chokehold over the top rope until the ref forced him to break. Prior to the fight, The Miz and Morrison were told only one of them would become the new champ if they beat Strowman. This led to the champion hitting a Claymore to retain his title. TERMINO EN DOBLE CONTEO CUANDO NINGUNO PUDO VENCER EL CONTEO DE 10 MIENTRAS ESTABAN EN EL SUELO YA QUE EN UNA DE … Howard Finkel's voice introduced the competitors.