WWE Backlash Results – 5/6/23 (Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar, Bad Bunny vs. Damian Priest)

WWE Backlash Results

WWE Backlash Results
May 6, 2023
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot)
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Bad Bunny narrates a video that highlights the major matches we will be seeing tonight at WWE Backlash from San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is the first WWE PLE from Puerto Rico since 2005.

An incredible drone shot takes us from outside the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot to the inside to see an amazing sold-out crowd. Michael Cole and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

Raw Women’s Championship
Bianca Belair (c) vs. IYO SKY

IYO SKY is not accompanied by her Damage CTRL cohorts in Bayley and Dakota Kai. Both Bianca Belair and IYO SKY get incredible reactions from the San Juan crowd during the ring introductions.

The bell rings, and the crowd immediately starts to buzz. They circle the ring and lock up. Belair powers her into the ropes, but Sky turns her around. The crowd loudly chants, “Let’s go, Iyo!” Sky wrenches the arm, but Belair scoops her up. The crowd boos this. Belair hits a headlock takeover, and the crowd loudly boos her. Sky twists out and grapevines the head. Belair immediately kips up and taunts the crowd. Sky hits a headlock takeover, but Belair immediately grapevines the head. Sky kips up to huge applause. Belair takes her down for a two-count. Belair backflips over her and shoulder tackles her down to loud boos. Belair cartwheels over her, but Sky does some handsprings. Belair takes her down, but Belair rolls through. Belair knocks her back, backflips off the second rope over her, and dropkicks her back. The crowd is not into Belair tonight. Belair connects with a pair of scoop slams. Belair tries for a third, but Sky slides off onto the apron and snaps her arm off the top rope. Sky goes to the top rope, grabs Belair’s hair, and puts her in a straightjacket hold before leaning over the ropes. Sky releases and comes off the top rope with a double stomp to the arm. Belair grabs her left arm and writhes in pain. Sky twists the arm around the ropes, but Belair kicks her away. Sky kicks her and twists the arm around the top rope again. Sky applies an overhead wristlock and takes her down before cinching it in. Belair twists out of the pressure and hits another scoop slam to loud boos. Sky gets her in a hammerlock and drives the injured shoulder into the top turnbuckle.

Sky gets Belair down in the corner and soaks in the love from the crowd. Sky charges for double knees, but Belair moves. Sky charges her, but Belair connects with an elbow. Belair shoulders her and goes for a double underhook chickenwing slam, but Sky rolls through and hits a double stomp to the midsection! Sky covers for a near fall. They trade right hands in the center of the ring. Belair lays in some forearms to the face and pushes her back. Sky ducks a clothesline and goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Belair counters into a backbreaker!

Belair connects with a pair of clotheslines followed by a dropkick. Belair hits a delayed vertical suplex and kips up. The crowd loudly boos her, but Belair plays it cool. Belair hits a running shoulder thrust in the corner and climbs to the second rope. Belair hits the 10 punches, which the crowd counts in Spanish. Sky pushes her off and goes to the second rope, but Belair stuns her with a right hand. Belair presses Sky above her head, but her left shoulder gives out so she holds her up with one arm! Belair slams her down on her face and hits a handspring standing moonsault for a near fall! Wow! Belair pulls Sky up and goes for a scoop slam, but Sky slides out. Belair responds with a snapmare and charges, but Sky sidesteps her. Belair hits the turnbuckles with her injured shoulder. Sky grabs the arm, climbs the ropes, and leaps to ringside to snap the arm off the top rope. The crowd is going wild. Sky hits a springboard missile dropkick and pops up to a huge ovation. Sky goes to the top rope, but Belair leaps to the apron and pushes her off to the canvas. Belair goes to the top rope for a 450 splash, but Sky gets the knees up! Sky applies a crossface… and the Peacock stream freezes. It comes back, and Belair is struggling to get out of the hold. Belair powers her up for a powerbomb, but Sky counters into a sit-out facebuster! Sky covers the Raw Women’s Champion, but the title reign continues at least a little while longer as she kicks out.

The crowd is going wild for this match. Sky hits a running double knee in the corner. Belair gets out of a Tiger Bomb and goes for a double chickenwing slam. Sky rolls through, but Belair avoids a double stomp. Belair goes for a KOD, but Sky slides off and knocks her out of the ring. Belair gets up and grabs the legs, but Sky kicks her away. Belair charges, but Sky flips her onto the apron. As Belair comes down, Sky kicks her in the ribs. Sky signals for something big and heads to the top rope. Sky connects with a huge moonsault block off the top rope to the floor! Sky gets Belair in the ring and covers for a near fall. Belair pulls herself up in the corner, but Sky shoulders her there. Sky puts Belair on the top rope, but Belair shoves her off to the apron. Sky fights back and climbs to the top rope. Sky goes for a super hurricanrana, but Belair holds her up with one arm! Belair powers her up and hits a flying sit-out powerbomb off the second rope for a near fall! Unreal! The crowd cannot believe it!

All of a sudden, Bayley and Dakota Kai head down to ringside. Belair scares Bayley away. Sky grabs Belair by the ponytail, but Belair pulls her into a forearm. Belair lifts her for a KOD and knocks Kai off the apron. Sky counters into a roll-up for a near fall! Sky cannot believe it! Bayley and Kai shout encouragement. Belair pulls Bayley into the ring and throws her into the ropes. Sky pulls Belair into the ropes, and Kai kicks Belair in the head! Sky goes to the top rope. Bayley grabs the braid, but the referee catches her. Sky comes off the top rope for the Over the Moonsault, but Belair moves! Belair immediately follows up with a KOD for the win!

Winner by Pinfall and still Raw Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair

Bianca Belair will now become the longest-reigning Women’s Champion of the Modern Era. Belair celebrates in the ring, while Damage CTRL consoles IYO SKY at ringside.

Bad Bunny is shown backstage getting ready. Rey Mysterio walks in and greets him. Savio Vega soon joins them, and he gets an ENORMOUS reception. Vega hands Bad Bunny a kendo stick decorated with the Puerto Rican flag. Bad Bunny is fired up!

The new rosters from the WWE Draft will go into effect on Monday, May 8. The World Heavyweight Championship Tournament will commence on Raw and continue on SmackDown.

Video Package: Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Omos

Omos w/ MVP vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Seth “Freakin” Rollins stands in the center of the ring and stands there as the crowd loudly and enthusiastically sings his song. All of a sudden, Omos crushes him with a big boot!

Rollins gets to his feet, and the bell rings. Omos immediately turns him inside out with a shoulder tackle. Omos avalanches him in the corner and stands on his midsection. The crowd is nonstop singing Rollins’s song. Omos taunts the crowd and gets them to stop long enough to boo. Rollins snaps Omos’s arm off the top rope. Rollins goes for a springboard, but Omos swats him out of midair. Omos mocks the singing and pulls Rollins up by his face. Omos applies an iron claw in the corner and doesn’t let go as he pulls him into the center of the ring. Omos then shoves him over the top rope to the floor. The crowd is loudly booing the Nigerian Giant. MVP mocks Rollins at ringside.

Omos goes to ringside and scoops Rollins up. Rollins slides off and sends him into the ring post. Rollins gets in the ring and hits a suicide dive. Rollins goes for a second one, but Omos grabs him by the throat and hits a chokeslam on the apron! Omos talks a little trash and presses Rollins above his head before throwing him over the top rope and back into the ring. Omos gets in the ring and sizes up his prey. Omos easily scoops up the Architect. The crowd sings Rollins’s theme song again. Omos hits snake eyes and big boots him down. The encouragement from the crowd isn’t working so far. Omos taunts the San Juan crowd. Omos scoops him up, but Rollins counters into a sleeper hold. Omos pulls him off, but Rollins kicks him in the head. Rollins hits a springboard knee to the head that appears to stun the big man. Rollins kicks Omos in the leg a few times. Omos shoves him off, but he misses two clotheslines. Rollins kicks Omos in the knee to bring him down to one knee. Rollins superkicks Omos and sets up for a Pedigree. Omos hits a back body drop from his knees. Wow.

Omos charges Rollins in the corner, but Rollins moves. Rollins bounces Omos’s head off the top turnbuckle. Rollins then takes him down with a tornado DDT! Rollins heads to the top rope, and the crowd comes to its feet. Rollins connects with a frog splash, but Omos kicks out at one! Rollins is in disbelief. Rollins gets to his feet and thinks about what he has to do. Rollins punches away at Omos, but Omos grabs him by the throat. Rollins punches his hand off and elbows Omos in the head. Rollins comes off the second rope with a flying elbow to the neck. Rollins sets up for a Stomp, but Omos holds himself up by his arms! Omos hits a Chokeslam and covers for a near fall! MVP cannot believe it at ringside. Omos sets up for a Tree Slam, but Rollins gets out. Rollins counters a sidewalk slam into a sleeper hold. Omos backs him into the corner, but Rollins keeps the sleeper hold applied. Omos drops down to a knee in the center of the ring. Rollins cinches it in tighter, but Omos fights up and counters out with a sidewalk slam.

MVP gets on the apron to distract the referee. Rollins hits Omos with a Stomp and superkicks MVP off the apron! Rollins hits Omos with a second Stomp and covers. Uno… dos… Omos patea fuera del pin! Rollins cannot believe two Stomps didn’t put him away. Rollins goes to the top rope as Omos starts to stir. Rollins measures Omos up. Omos is on his feet, but he’s bent over. Rollins hits a Stomp off the top rope! Uno… dos… tres! ¡Seth Rollins gana el combate!

Winner by Pinfall: Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Replays are shown of Triple H keeping the peace between Bad Bunny and Damian Priest at the WWE Backlash Press Conference yesterday.

Bad Bunny will face Damian Priest in a San Juan Street Fight later tonight.

United States ChampionshipTriple Threat Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed vs. Austin Theory (c)

The bell rings, and Theory charges Lashley. Lashley easily shoulder tackles him down. Lashley attacks Reed and knocks Theory back. Lashley shoulders Theory and sends him into Reed. Lashley then clotheslines Reed down, who also hits Theory with a DDT. Lashley tries to put a Hurt Lock onto Reed, but Theory dropkicks Lashley from behind. Reed is knocked out of the ring. Theory clubs away at Lashley and pulls him up to his feet. Lashley easily counters into a delayed vertical suplex. Theory gets to his feet and ducks a clothesline before sweeping Lashley’s feet. Reed immediately hits Lashley with a big splash. Reed gets Lashley in the corner and attacks. Theory joins in, and they start a temporary partnership to take Lashley out. They stomp Lashley down in the corner. Theory hits a snapmare on Lashley, and Reed flattens Lashley with a rolling cannonball. Theory stomps Lashley and puts him in the corner. Theory talks to Reed and clotheslines Lashley in the corner. Reed, who simply got tired of listening to Theory, immediately avalanches him down.

Reed attacks Theory in the corner and turns into a one-armed spinebuster from Lashley! Lashley then hits Theory with a one-armed spinebuster! Lashley sizes Theory up and hits a Spear. Lashley covers, but Reed pulls him out of the ring. Reed superkicks Lashley and goes to the apron. Reed climbs to the second rope and hits a Vader Bomb to the floor on Lashley! Wow! Reed pulls Lashley up to his feet and puts him in the ring. Reed heads to the top rope, but Theory shakes the ropes to lay him out. Theory grabs Lashley and lifts him up. Lashley gets out of A-Town Down and applies the Hurt Lock! Theory fights the pain and kicks off the ropes to cover him for a two-count. Lashley kicks out and immediately eats a Tsunami from Reed! Theory quickly breaks up the pin!

Theory pulls Reed up and forearms him twice before hitting a rolling thunder blockbuster. Theory signals for the end. Theory somehow lifts Reed up, but Reed slides off the shoulders and hits a short-arm powerslam! Reed heads to the top rope for a moonsault, but Theory moves! Lashley quickly spears Reed down. Theory throws Lashley out of the ring and covers Reed for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall and still United States Champion: Austin Theory

WWE Night of Champions takes place on Saturday, May 27.

Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship

SmackDown Women’s Championship
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Zelina Vega

Zelina Vega comes out with a huge Puerto Rican flag on her back. She gets an incredible ovation and embraces her family at ringside. Vega has tears in her eyes at the ovation.

The crowd is absolutely electric as the bell rings. Ripley shouts at her and charges, but Vega rolls away from her. The crowd sings to Vega. Ripley corners Vega and charges, but Vega twists away and knocks her back. Vega grabs la chancla (a flipflop) from her mother and throws it at Ripley to a huge ovation. Vega knocks Ripley back and comes off the second rope for a flying hurricanrana, but Ripley counters into a vicious powerbomb for a near fall! Ripley grabs her face and angrily throws her down. Ripley puts Vega in the corner and shouts at the crowd before shouldering her midsection. Ripley whips Vega hard into the corner and mocks Eddie Guerrero’s shimmy. Vega angrily fights back with some forearms, but Ripley easily cuts her off with another hard whip to the corner. Ripley pulls Vega up to her feet and talks some trash before whipping her hard into the corner a third time. Ripley connects with a rib breaker and applies a modified Gory Special. Vega twists out after a few moments and goes for a whip, but Ripley won’t move. Ripley sends her to the corner and charges, but Vega moves and Ripley hits the ring post shoulder-first.

Vega forearms Ripley, ducks a clothesline, and hits some more forearms. Ripley throws Vega to the corner, but Vega knocks her back. Vega hits a clothesline, but Ripley doesn’t go down. Vega tries again for the same result. Vega tries a third time, but Ripley head-butts her in the face. Ripley goes for a Riptide, but Vega counters into a DDT! Ripley is stunned. Ripley is leaning on the middle rope, and Vega hits a 619! Vega goes to the second rope and hits a meteora for a near fall. Vega cannot believe she didn’t win. Vega strikes her, but Ripley kicks her in the face. Ripley angrily hits a Riptide to end the match.

Winner by Pinfall and still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley grabs her SmackDown Women’s Championship and mocks the crowd as she goes up the ramp. Zelina Vega, with tears in her eyes, slowly gets to her feet in the center of the ring. The crowd in San Juan, Puerto Rico gives her an incredible standing ovation. Vega is moved and cannot believe this reaction.

Ridge Holland and Butch promote Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Netflix show “Fubar.”

Video Package: San Juan Street Fight

San Juan Street Fight
Damian Priest vs. Bad Bunny

Damian Priest is wearing the same attire he wore when he teamed with Bad Bunny at WrestleMania 37.

The reaction to Bad Bunny is outrageous. They know every word of his song. Bad Bunny has a shopping cart full of weapons that he brings down to ringside.

The bell rings, and the crowd is going wild before anything even happens. Bad Bunny steps right up to Damian Priest and gets in his face. Priest shoves him down and taunts the crowd. They respond by booing him out of Puerto Rico. Bad Bunny gets up and in his face again, but Priest shoves him to the corner and taunts him. Bad Bunny responds with a right hand. Priest is furious and charges, but Bunny hits him with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall! Wow!

Priest is irate and chases him out of the ring. Bad Bunny grabs a kendo stick from his shopping cart and gets in the ring. Priest quickly tackles Bunny to the corner and punches him in the midsection to take him down. Priest takes the kendo stick and snaps it over his knee. Priest slams Bunny down and playfully boots him in the head. Priest grabs Bunny’s arm and taunts the crowd. Bunny punches him, but Priest wrenches the arm and mocks the crowd again. Priest punches Bunny down, but Bunny rakes the eyes. Bunny attacks, but Priest knees him in the midsection. Priest grabs him, but Bunny hits a jawbreaker. Bunny starts the 10 punches, but Priest pulls him out of the corner on his shoulder. Bunny counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Bunny punches him in the face, but Priest rocks him with a straight right hand. Priest sizes Bunny up in the corner and hits a running elbow to the head. Priest connects with the South of Heaven and covers. One… two… Priest pulls Bunny’s shoulders up.

Priest goes outside and grabs an axe handle from the shopping cart. Priest gets in the ring and taunts the crowd as he sizes Bunny up. Priest then throws the axe handle aside. Bunny rolls out of the ring. Priest goes for a somersault plancha, but Bunny throws a chair into his face. Bunny grabs a kendo stick from under the ring and hits Priest a few times. Priest quickly shoves him to the corner. Bunny boots him and hits a tornado DDT. Bunny then clotheslines him over the top rope and to the floor! The crowd is going wild for Puerto Rico’s favorite son. Bunny goes to the top rope and hits a flying cross-body block to the floor!

Bunny grabs two trash can lids and hits Priest with them before sandwiching his head! Bunny gets a kendo stick and follows Priest into the ring. Bunny smacks the stick off Priest’s midsection a few times until Priest grabs it and knocks him back. Bunny attacks him and claps the ears. Bunny hits Priest with the Broken Arrow for a near fall!

Priest rolls out of the ring and notices that his nose is bleeding. Priest is irate. Bunny challenges him to get in the ring and draws an imaginary line. Priest waves him off and starts to walk off. Bunny grabs a garbage can and charges, but Priest big boots it into his face. Priest smirks because he roped Bunny into his game. Priest smashes the garbage can off Bunny’s back and hits him with a trash can lid. Priest grabs the kendo stick with the Puerto Rican flag on it given to Bad Bunny by Savio Vega. Priest smashes it onto Bunny’s back and signals like he hit a home run. Priest throws Bunny into the timekeeper’s area and mocks the crowd. Priest punches Bunny into the crowd. Bunny fights back, and they’re brawling in the crowd now. Priest rocks Bunny with a kick to the head and places him on a large crate. Priest climbs to the top of the crate and takes his shirt off. Bunny fights back, but Priest cuts him off. Priest then hits a Broken Arrow off the crate and through some tables! Unreal!

WWE Official Adam Pearce runs out to check on one of the biggest superstars in the music industry, who hasn’t moved. Daivari tries to talk some sense into Priest. Priest says Bunny isn’t done until he is. Priest grabs Bad Bunny and puts him on his shoulder. Priest easily carries Bunny back to ringside and throws him down. Priest kicks Bunny in the chest. Priest sizes him up against the ring post and kicks, but he hits the ring post when Bunny moves. Bunny grabs a kendo stick and hits him in the injured leg a few times. Priest knocks Bunny down and hobbles to the corner. Priest goes to boot him back, but Bunny counters with a leg snapper. Priest tells the referee his knee is shot. Bunny grabs the leg and smashes it off the ring post! Bunny punches Priest in the head and smashes the injured leg off the ring post again. Bunny grabs a chain from his shopping cart and hits the leg with it. Bunny uses it to help swing Priest’s leg into the ring post. Priest is pleading with Bunny to stop. Bunny grabs a steel chair and smashes it into Priest’s leg against the ring post!

Priest cannot stand and writhes in pain on the mat in the center of the ring. Bunny gets in the ring and goes to hit Priest, but Priest is begging him off. Bunny hesitates and thinks about it before putting the chair down. Priest then kicks Bunny in the face. Priest hobbles on one leg and goes to hit Bunny with the chair, but Bunny low blows him.

Finn Bálor and Dominik Mysterio run down and attack Bunny! They double-team him with stomps. Bálor wedges the chair in the corner of the ring. Rey Mysterio runs down to a huge ovation and tries to fight Bálor and Dominik off, but they overwhelm him. All of a sudden, Carlito Caribbean Cool comes out to a HUGE ovation. Carlito helps Rey fight Bálor and Dominik off. Carlito then hits Bálor with a Backstabber. Carlito takes a bite of an apple, but Dominik attacks him from behind. Rey attacks his son and hits him with a 619. Carlito then spits the apple into Dominik’s face!

Bálor and Dominik retreat… until Savio Vega comes out to an unreal ovation. Bálor chuckles at Vega. Vega holds a hand up and motions to the back. The rest of the Latino World Order join him. Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde, and Cruz Del Toro come out. The lWo attacks the Judgment Day, with Carlito and Rey joining in. Bálor gets away and comes up to Vega. Vega chops him in the head three times before hitting a spin kick to the head! The crowd is going wild. Dominik also gets attacked by Vega. The Judgment Day retreats to the back.

Back to the ring, Priest sizes up Bunny, but his leg gives out. Bunny applies a Figure Four Leglock to Priest! Priest screams in pain in the center of the ring. He appears to pass out from the pain. The referee counts the shoulders for a two-count. Bunny cinches it in, but Priest grabs him by the throat. Priest goes for South of Heaven, but Bunny counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Priest hobbles around and charges headfirst into the chair wedged in the corner. Bunny hits him with Sliced Bread #2 that nearly spikes him on his head for a near fall! Unbelievable! Bunny goes outside and grabs a steel chair. Bunny smashes the chair off Priest’s back over and over again! Bunny gets the crowd going and hits the Bunny Destroyer for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall: Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny celebrates in the ring with the Latino World Order, along with Savio Vega and Carlito, who are honorary members tonight. The crowd goes wild as Bunny celebrates on the turnbuckles. Damian Priest is seething in anger at ringside.

WWE Night of Champions is coming on Saturday, May 27.

Video Package: 6-Man Tag Team Match

6-Man Tag Team Match
The Bloodline (The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) and Solo Sikoa) vs. Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

The Usos talk strategy with their brother, Solo Sikoa. Jey Uso will start the match against Sami Zayn. They lock up, and Jey applies a side headlock. Zayn backs him into the ropes and whips him off, but Jey shoulder tackles him down. The Usos pose in the corner. Solo Sikoa doesn’t join in and never takes his eyes off what is happening in the ring. Jey gets down and goes back to the center of the ring. They lock up, and Jey applies a side headlock. Zayn whips him off, drops down, and hits a clothesline. Jey retreats to his corner and holds his jaw. Jimmy Uso signals that he wants in. Jey obliges. Zayn looks across the ring and then looks to his corner. Kevin Owens tags in to a big reaction. Owens kicks Jimmy to the corner and stomps him down before telling Solo to “suck it.” Jimmy punches him, but Owens sends him to the ropes and hits a back elbow. Owens immediately follows up with a senton splash. Matt Riddle tags in, and he forearms Jimmy to the corner. Jimmy reverses a whip to the corner, but Riddle slingshots over him and hits a kick to the chest. Riddle hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex. Zayn tags back in. Zayn bounces Jimmy in the corner before going to the second rope. Zayn comes off the ropes with a flying elbow to the head.

Jimmy retreats to his corner and talks strategy with Jey. Solo Sikoa has had enough and tags himself in. The Usos don’t look too pleased. Solo locks up with Zayn and powers him to the corner. Solo punches away at Zayn before head-butting him down. Solo is fired up. Solo sends Zayn into the ropes and floors him with a vicious back elbow. Sikoa throws Zayn down to his corner and tags Jimmy back in. Jimmy shoulders Zayn’s midsection in the corner. Jey tags in and hits a running forearm to the face as Jimmy pins Zayn in the corner. A “We want Roman” chant picks up. Zayn fights up and punches Jey in the head. Jey tackles Zayn to the corner and tags Jimmy in. Jimmy kicks Zayn in the back of the head. Sikoa tags himself in. Jimmy tells Sikoa to do his part. Sikoa grabs Zayn and stomps the midsection. Sikoa head-butts Zayn into the ropes and chokes him. Jimmy boots Zayn in the head for good measure. Jimmy tags in. Sikoa and Jimmy hit Zayn with a wishbone split for a two-count. Jimmy quickly applies a chin lock. Zayn fights up, but Jimmy slams him down. Jimmy quickly kicks Riddle off the apron. Jimmy sends Zayn into the ropes, but Zayn springboards off the ropes over him and hits a clothesline. Jey tags in and charges, but Zayn sends him out of the ring. Zayn goes for a tag, but Jey pulls him off the apron. Jey then slams Owens down onto the ring steps! Unbelievable!

Jey has Zayn down in his corner. Jey sizes Zayn up. Zayn gets up and punches Jimmy and Sikoa. Jey stops Zayn from making a tag and hits a Samoan Drop. Jey tags Sikoa in. Sikoa punches Zayn in the head and head-butts him. Sikoa talks some trash as he slowly attacks him. Sikoa puts Zayn on the top rope. Zayn fights back and hits the Street Champ with a tornado DDT.

Riddle and Jimmy tag in. Riddle boots Jimmy down before knocking Jey back. Riddle hits Jimmy with an overhead kick before crushing Jey with a ripcord knee. Riddle hits Jimmy and Jey with running forearms before hitting exploder suplexes. Riddle hits Jimmy with a Broton before hitting both Usos with a Broton. Riddle kicks Sikoa in the face from the apron and hits a springboard Floating Bro onto The Bloodline! Riddle gets Jimmy in the ring and goes for a slingshot, but Jimmy superkicks him down for a near fall! Jimmy heads to the top rope, but Riddle scales the ropes and hits a belly-to-belly overhead superplex!

Owens pulls himself up to the apron and is still holding his neck. Owens tags in and hits Jimmy with a Swanton Bomb for a near fall. Owens sizes up Jimmy and goes for a Stunner. Jimmy shoves him off and goes for a superkick, but Owens blocks it and hits a superkick. Owens goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, and Jey tags in. Jimmy avoids it and goes for a superkick, but he accidentally hits Jey! Owens superkicks everyone, including Sikoa. Owens then hits Jey with a Pop-up Powerbomb for a near fall! Owens goes to the top rope for another Swanton Bomb, but Jey gets the knees up. Owens and Jey trade punches in the center of the ring. Jey gets out of a Stunner and superkicks Owens. Owens responds with a superkick. Jey superkicks him back, so Owens bounces off the ropes and turns him inside out with a clothesline.

Zayn and Jimmy tag in. Zayn hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two-count. Zayn goes to the top rope, but Jimmy cuts him off with a kick. Jimmy kicks him again and backs up to his corner. Jey tags in. The Usos climb to the second rope and attack Zayn. Zayn fights back and jumps off, but The Usos wipe him out with a double superkick! Jey covers for a near fall. Jey talks some trash to Zayn and says he tried to break his family up. Jey says this is all Zayn’s fault. Jey throws his shirt at Zayn and backs up. Sikoa gets on the apron and tags himself in. Jey does not look happy at all. Sikoa eyes his older brother up and sets up for a move. Jey viciously tags himself back in, angering the Enforcer of the Bloodline. Jey shouts at Sikoa. Jey avoids a Helluva Kick, and Sikoa eats it! Zayn hits an exploder suplex into the corner. Zayn hits Jey with a Helluva Kick and covers, but Sikoa breaks up the pin.

Sikoa gets to his feet and looks at both Zayn and Jey down on the mat. Sikoa is irate. First, he appears to head to Zayn, but then turns to his brother! Riddle takes out Sikoa with a knee to the face. Jimmy sends Riddle out of the ring. Owens then wipes out Jimmy with a Stunner. Sikoa superkicks Owens and hits a Samoan Spike. Jey turns Sikoa around, and Sikoa nearly hits him with a Samoan Spike! Sikoa thinks about it, but Jey shouts at him and gets in his face. Zayn takes Sikoa out of the ring. Jey rolls Zayn up for a near fall. Jey immediately follows up with a superkick. Jey goes to the top rope for an Uso Splash, but Zayn gets the knees up for a two-count. Jey superkicks Zayn, and Riddle tags in. Riddle punches away at Jey and hits a knee. Sikoa blind tags in. Riddle hits Bro Derek on Jey. Sikoa runs in and hits Riddle with the Samoan Spike for the victory!

Winners by Pinfall: The Bloodline

Video Package: WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther highlight reel

Video Package: Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar

Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar

As Brock Lesnar saunters around ringside during his entrance, Cody Rhodes hits him with a suicide dive! Rhodes rips the lid off the commentary table and hits Lesnar with it. Rhodes grabs the top half of the steel steps and hits Lesnar in the head with it three times! Rhodes grabs a steel chair and bends it over his back with four smacks. Lesnar gets in the ring. The referee takes the chair away from Rhodes.

The bell rings, and Rhodes continues to attack Lesnar. Lesnar lifts Rhodes and drives him into the corner. Rhodes hits a pair of Disaster Kicks that only bring Lesnar down to his knees. Rhodes goes for a third, but Lesnar counters with a German Suplex! Rhodes rolls to the apron. Lesnar grabs him, but Rhodes snaps him off the top rope. Rhodes kicks him back and comes off the top rope for a cross-body block, but Lesnar catches him. Lesnar hits a fallaway slam! A loud “Suplex City” chant picks up. Lesnar grabs Rhodes and gives the crowd what they want: a vicious German Suplex. Lesnar smiles and takes Rhodes on his third trip to Suplex City with another German Suplex. Lesnar lets out a primal scream to a big ovation.

Lesnar, who has marks all over his back from the chair shots earlier, kicks away at Rhodes’s ribs. Lesnar grabs a waistlock and hits a fourth German Suplex. Lesnar peppers him with strikes before hitting a pair of vertical suplexes. That’s six suplexes so far. Rhodes pulls himself up in the corner. Lesnar rips Rhodes back, and the top turnbuckle pad is ripped off. Lesnar hits a German Suplex. Lesnar sees that the turnbuckle is exposed. Lesnar grabs Rhodes and applies a bear hug. Rhodes fights it a bit, so Lesnar hits him with a modified belly-to-belly suplex. That’s eight trips to Suplex City now. Lesnar puts Rhodes in the corner and shoulders away at the midsection. Lesnar backs up and charges, but he eats the exposed turnbuckle when Rhodes moves. Lesnar is absolutely busted wide open! Rhodes hits a Cody Cutter, followed by a Disaster Kick! Lesnar’s face is a crimson mask! Rhodes punches away at Lesnar and is covered in his plasma. Rhodes comes off the second rope with a Cody Cutter! Lesnar is bleeding profusely. Rhodes hits Lesnar with Cross Rhodes before pulling him up for a second Cross Rhodes. Rhodes covers, but Lesnar barely kicks out! This is amazing.

Rhodes sizes up Lesnar and sets up for a third Cross Rhodes. Lesnar fights out and hits an F5 for a near fall! Rhodes gets up and fights him, but Lesnar catches him with a Kimura Lock. The cameras are trying to avoid Lesnar’s crimson mask. Rhodes screams in pain before transferring his weight onto Lesnar’s shoulders to pick up the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Cody Rhodes

Rhodes clutches his left arm and heads up the ramp. Lesnar is covered in blood and his face shows complete disbelief. A towel is thrown toward him, and Lesnar wipes his face clean. Lesnar is covered in blood still. He is furious as he listens to the crowd sing Rhodes’s theme song.

Video Package: WWE Backlash 2023 highlights

Quick Match Results

— Bianca Belair def. IYO SKY to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
— Seth “Freakin” Rollins def. Omos
— Austin Theory def. Bobby Lashley and Bronson Reed in a Triple Threat Match to retain the United States Championship
— Rhea Ripley def. Zelina Vega to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship
— Bad Bunny def. Damian Priest in a San Juan Street Fight
— The Bloodline (The Usos [Jimmy and Jey Uso] and Solo Sikoa) def. Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
— Cody Rhodes def. Brock Lesnar

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