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WWE Backlash Results — PAGE ONE
April 26, 2009
Report By: Matt Boone
-The nerdy white boy is hosting the WWE Backlash pre-show, with the usual video packages we’ve seen on RAW and SmackDown! the past few weeks, hyping up matches for tonight’s PPV.
WWE Backlash Opener:
A video package for Backlash airs, previewing tonight’s main matches and it’s time for the show to begin.
Christian vs. Jack Swagger (c)
Christian’s music hits to open the show. The ECW world title match is up first. Swagger enters. Match begins with Swagger utilizing an amateur wrestling takedown on Christian. Swagger mauling Christian early. Christian gets a little comeback, Swagger moving kind of slow. Swagger again takes control, throwing Christian around like a rag doll for quite a bit. On the outside of the ropes, Swagger is trying to german suplex Christian onto the floor. Christian knocks Swagger into the ring and goes to the top. Swagger meets him there, back-drops him off, and Vader-bombs him for a 2-count. Christian with a quick roll-up, but only gets two. Swagger with a running powerslam. Swagger takes the turnbuckle off the corner, but the ref catches him and puts it back on. As that’s going on, Christian removes a turnbuckle in his corner. He slams Swagger into it and nails the killswitch for the win. Christian is the new ECW world champion.
Winner and NEW ECW champion: Christian
Backstage: Edge and Christian
Christian walks past the curtain and celebrates with Tommy Dreamer and Finlay. He asks to be excused for a minute as he sees something. He walks up and we see Edge. The two banter and Edge talks about how he has to beat John Cena tonight.
-Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Steamboat
Jericho is out first. Steamboat comes out and the crowd seems into him. Steamboat with a takedown early. Steamboat out-quicks Jericho, running around and confusing him. Back in the ring, double-chop from Steamboat. Steamboat with a wrist-lock on Jericho. He switches to an armbar. Jericho punches his way out. Steamboat comes back with a loud chop. Shoulder-block from Steamboat. Jericho attempts to throw Steamboat over the top. He skins the cat, old-school style, but on the way back in – Jericho quickly clotheslines him over the top and to the floor. Jericho leapfrogs off the second rope and dropkicks Steamboat down onto the apron, outside the ropes. Jericho pulls Steamboat back in the ring and back-suplexes him to the mat. Big spot with Steamboat back-suplexing Jericho off the very top rope. He only gets two and the pace of the match is picking up as Steamboat is firing up. Running powerslam from Steamboat, but he only gets two. Loud chop from Steamboat. Spinning-kick from Jericho. Running bulldog from Jericho. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho but Steamboat eventually reverses it into a weird figure-four that he screwed up setting up. Jericho rolls to the ropes and forces the hold to be broken. Jericho runs into the ring post, turns around and Steamboat comes off the top with the high-cross body. He goes for the pin but only gets two. Steamboat goes for the tomahawk chop off the top but Jericho falls to his back and catches Steamboat off the top into a code-breaker. Jericho goes for the pin but Steamboat gets his foot on the rope to break the count. Jericho argues with the ref over the pin. Jericho picks Steamboat up and Steamboat rolls him up. He only gets two. Jericho up quickly and puts the Walls of Jericho on Steamboat, who taps out.
Winner: Chris Jericho