WWE Backlash Kickoff: May 6, 2018

WWE Backlash Kickoff: May 6, 2018


[MUSIC] ANNOUNCER: AND NOW, WWE NETWORK PRESENTS BACKLASH KICKOFF. RENEE: WHAT A TIME WE HAVE HAD SINCE WRESTLEMANIA. SUPERSTARS HAVE SWITCHED FROM RAW TO SMACKDOWN AND THEY WENT TO SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. WE HAVE BACKLASH TONIGHT. WE HAVE SUPERSTARS FROM RAW AND SMACKDOWN. WELCOME. I AM RENEE YOUNG. HERE TO TALK ABOUT BACKLASH, A MOVIE STAR AND AN ACTION STAR, DAVID OTUNGA. DAVID: HELLO. RENEE: IT TOOK ME A SECOND. I LIKE IT. A WWE AT HALL OF FAMER AND PUSH-UP AFICIONADO. BOOKER T: I WILL PUT ANYONE UP TO A PUSH-UP CONTEST. WE ARE HERE. THIS IS IT. ARE YOU READY? RENEE: PLEASE WELCOME PETER ROSENBERG. PETER: IT IS NOT ABOUT ME. IT IS ABOUT THE WWE UNIVERSE. RENEE: LOOK AT THIS. WE ARE ON THE HEELS OF WRESTLEMANIA. WWE HAS BEEN BUSY ALL OVER THE GLOBE AND, TONIGHT, WE HAVE SUPERSTARS FROM RAW AND SMACKDOWN ALL COMING UNDERNEATH ONE ROOF HERE AT THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER. PETER: YOU CAN HEAR THE LEVEL OF INTENSITY. BOOKER T: THERE IT IS. THERE IT IS. THE PEOPLE ARE READY. THIS IS A BAG NIGHT — BIG NIGHT AND THERE ARE SO MANY IMPLICATIONS. RENEE: THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO SEE THAT AND IT IS ON THE WWE NETWORK. HEAD OVER AND START YOUR FREE TRIAL. BACKLASH IS ABSOLUTELY FREE TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS. WE HAVE SOME SERIOUS ACTION. WE HAVE DANIEL BRYAN WITH A TARGET FIRMLY ON HIS BACK FROM BIG CASS TONIGHT. BOOKER T: SETH ROLLINS DEFENDS THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST THE MIZ. WE WILL FIND OUT. PETER: YOU WANT TALK ABOUT A FORMIDABLE TEAM? BRAUN STROWMAN AND BOBBY LASHLEY WILL TAKE ON ZAYN AND OWENS. DAVID: NIA JAX WILL DEFEND HER CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST ALEXA B LISS. RENEE: CHARLOTTE FLAIR LOOKS TO REGAIN WHAT SHE BELIEVES IS RIGHTFULLY HERS, THE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT SHE HAS TO GO THROUGH CARMELLA FIRST. BOOKER T: JEFF HARDY WILL BE DEFENDING HIS UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST RANDY ORTON. THAT ONE WILL BE POIFECT. PETER: ROMAN REIGNS IS ONLY DEFEATED JOE ONCE AND SAMOA JOE BELIEVES THAT HE HAS ROMAN REIGNS’ NUMBER. DAVID: TONIGHT, THE PHENOMENAL ONE WILL TAKE ON THE ARTIST IN A NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH. RENEE: YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST AND WE ARE NOT MESSING AROUND. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS ONE SECOND OF BACKLASH. SIGN UP AND GET THAT FREE TRIAL. NOW, WE HAVE TO TAKE THINGS BACK TO OUR OTHER WE HAVE TO TAKE THK TO OUR OTHER BROADCAST COLLEAGUE. WHAT IS UP?>>SINCE THE SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP, THE ENERGY HAS BEEN HIGH. THERE ARE 5 CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE, INCLUDING THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE BAD BLOOD CONTINUES TO BOIL BETWEEN AJ STYLES AND NAKAMURA. HE REQUESTED A LOCKER ROOM ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ARENA FROM AJ STYLES BECAUSE HE DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH AJ STYLES AHEAD OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. NAKAMURA SAYS THAT THERE IS A LOT OF RESENTMENT BECAUSE HE DID NOT GET THE APOLOGY THAT HE WANTED ON SMACKDOWN. NOW, I ALSO RAN INTO DANIEL BRYAN BACKSTAGE AND HE IS FEELING VERY GOOD. HE HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT AND IS EXCITED FOR HIS MATCH AGAINST CASS. HE SAYS IT WILL COME DOWN TO SIZE VERSUS SKILL AND HEIGHT VERSUS HEART. NOW, SOMETHING ELSE I WANT TO LET YOU GUYS BECOME AWARE OF IS THAT PAIGE WILL SIT DOWN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND THEY WILL ANSWER ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. YOU CAN ASK THE GM’S. THERE IS A LOT TO TALK ABOUT. RENEE: THERE SURE IS A LOT TO TALK ABOUT. AFTER THE WEEKS OF TORMENT FROM JOE, WHO MADE HIS MOVE ON TO THE BLUE BRAND, HE IS STILL THROWING HIS JABS AT THE BIG DOG ON THE GREATEST STAGE OF THEM ALL.>>I DIDN’T GET IT DONE TONIGHT.>>ROMAN FOUGHT BUT COULD NOT CONQUER BROCK LESNAR.>>AS YOU CAN SEE, I GOT MY ASS KICKED LAST NIGHT AND VINCE MCMAHON COULD NOT LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND SMARTEN ME UP.>>BROCK HAS OFFICIALLY RE-SIGNED WITH WWE.>>ROMAN REIGNS WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY IN SAUDI ARABIA.>>IT ISN’T GOING DOWN LIKE WRESTLEMANIA. THIS TIME, THE STORY ENDS WITH ME BECOMING UNIVERSAL CHAMPION.>>OH MY GOD. WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE OFFICIAL DECISION HERE.>>AND STILL!>>ARE YOU KIDDING ME?>>BROCK LESNAR!>>I SHOULD BE THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION. I AM NOT.>>THE OFFICIAL IN THE MATCH MADE AN INCORRECT DECISION.>>THIS IS A SURPRISE THAT ROMAN REIGNS WILL NOT ENJOY.>>YOU LIED TO THESE FANS AND YOU LIED TO YOUR FAMILY. EVERY TIME ROMAN REIGNS AND BROCK LESNAR GET INTO A RING TOGETHER, YOU GET BROKEN AND YOU COME OUT AND YOU MAKE EXCUSES WYATT HAPPENED. A LOT OF PEOPLE LOST FAITH IN ME. THAT ASSUMES THAT ANYBODY HAD ANY FAITH IN YOU TO BEGIN WITH. ROMAN THINKS THAT THERE’S A CONSPIRACY, BUT YOU ARE LOOKING AT A FAILURE. END OF STORY. PERIOD. I WILL NEVER LOSE FAITH IN MYSELF. YOU SHOW UP AND YOU GET BEAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND YOU WILL NOT LEARN UNTIL SOMEBODY PUTS YOU DOWN FOR GOOD.>>NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY OR HOW TELLS THEY COME, THE BIG DOG IS HERE.>>AT BACKLASH, I PUT YOUR DOWN WARD SPIRALING CAREER TO REST. BELIEVE THAT. RENEE: HE CAN CALL ROMAN REIGNS A FAILURE BECAUSE HE LOST AT WRESTLEMANIA, BUT HIS FEET HIT FIRST IN THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE CAGE MATCH. BOOKER T: HE DIDN’T WALK AWAY THE CHAMPION. RENEE: HIS FEET HIT FIRST. PETER: THE LAWYER IN ME SAYS THAT HE HIT FIRST AND THAT BROCK LESNAR NEVER ACTUALLY TOUCHED THE MAT. HE IS THE UNCROWNED CHAMPION. THERE IS PRESSURE TONIGHT AND THAT IS WHAT SAMOA JOE IS COUNTING ON. HE SEES ROMAN REIGNS AS WEAKENED . BOOKER T: HE IS VULNERABLE. YOU CAN ONLY HAVE SO MANY OF THESE MARKS AND YOU ONLY GET SO MANY CHANCES BEFORE YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE BACK OF THE LINE. RENEE: SURE. BOOKER T: I THINK THAT SAMOA JOE IS GOING TO PROVE IT TONIGHT. HE IS A SAMOAN SUBMISSION MACHINE. RENEE: SAMOA JOE HAS COME OUT AND REINSERTED HIMSELF IN THIS SITUATION AND HE IS SUITED WELL TO COME OUT ON TOP. PETER: THEY HAVE COMPETED A LOT AND ROMAN REIGNS HAS BEATEN HIM ONE TIME. SAMOA JOE HAS BROCK LESNAR’S NUMBER. BOOKER T: HE IS A PRIZEFIGHTER. HE IS THE ULTIMATE FIRE. I THINK THAT SAMOA JOE WILL CASH IN. RENEE: JOE? PETER: I GO WITH REIGNS! HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WHAT HE HAS DONE? BOOKER T: I LIKE ROMAN REIGNS. HE IS A GOOD GUY. MY NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR IS A GOOD GUY. RENEE: STICK WITH US. WE HAVE OUR FIRST DATE OF ACTION, AS BAYLEY TAKES ON THE LEADER OF THE RIOTT SQUAD HERE O N THE SHOW.>>LET’S GET THIS STARTED.>>READY?>>LET’S DO THIS.>>I AM EXCITED TO BE DOING THE SHOW.>>LET’S MAKE HISTORY.>>I AM READY, ARE YOU? — READY. ARE YOU?>>RAW AND SMACKDOWN EVERY MONTH!>>YOU’RE FIRED!>>WE ARE GETTING TO COOKING.>>I WANT TO KNOW HOW LONG YOU WILL DO THIS DANCE.>>IT IS JUST GOING SO FAST. I HAVE TO ENJOY WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND ME.>>I WANT TO BE A BETTER PERSON. I AM READY.>>I FEEL LIKE THIS IS WHAT I AM MEANT TO DO.>>THIS IS INCREDIBLE AND THIS IS NXT.>>WE WILL FIND THE GREATEST PERFORMERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. RENEE: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS THE FIRST PAPER VIEW SINCE WRESTLEMANIA AND THE WWE UNIVERSE GOT WHAT THEY HAD THOUGHT COULD NEVER HAPPEN, THE IN RING — IN-RING RETURN OF DANIEL BRYAN. SOMEONE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE SUPERSTAR.>>DANIEL BRYAN HAS BEEN MEDICALLY CLEARED FOR IN RING COMPETITION.>>I HAVE THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD. YOU GUYS HAVE SUPPORTED ME FOR THIS ENTIRE TIME. AND I ALSO HAVE AN AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL WIFE. SHE SAYS, “LISTEN, YOU NEED TO FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS.” THAT IS WHAT DANIEL BRYAN DOES, FIGHT FOR HIS DREAMS. IF YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS, YOUR DREAMS WILL FIGHT FOR YOU.>>WHAT A COMEBACK STORY!>>OH, BIG CASS.>>YOU’RE WHAT THE FUSS IS ALL ABOUT, LITTLE MAN?>>WHAT IS HE DOING HERE?>>RECLAIMING TERRITORY.>>HE MISSED THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR WITH HIS KNEE INJURY.>>NOBODY CARES ABOUT DANIEL BRYAN. THE DAY I GET CLEARED, GUESS WHO ELSE GETS CLEARED? DANIEL BRYAN. NOBODY TALKED ABOUT BIG CASS. I AM MAKING SURE HE GOES BACK TO WHERE HE BELONGS, ON THE SHELF, BEATEN, AND RETIRED. HE WILL NEVER CAST A SHADOW OVER ME OR ANYONE ELSE AGAIN. RENEE: WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED?>>I GOT BLINDSIDED BY A COWARD. WHY A SEVEN FOOT MAN ATTACKS ANYONE FROM BEHIND, I HAVE NO IDEA. BUT I HAVE A NEW LEASE ON MY CAREER.>>THE PRESSURE IS ON.>>DANIEL BRYAN HAS SAID THE RECORD, LASTING LONGER THAN ANY MAN IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW HE IS STILL MOVING RIGHT NOW.>>THE MAN WHO CAME AFTER DANIEL BRYAN WHEN HE RETURNED FROM EIGHT MONTHS OFF. DANIEL BRYAN SET A RECORD HERE IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE.>>BIG CASS WITH A BIG BOOT. HE JUST ELIMINATED DANIEL BRYAN. A RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE TONIGHT.>>I KNOW I AM BETTER THAN DANIEL BRYAN.>>IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW BIG YOU ARE. EVERYBODY IS THE SAME SIZE ON THE MAT AND TAPPING OUT. CROWD: YES! YES! YES! RENEE: DANIEL BRYAN HAS BEEN IN THE RING WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN HIS CAREER AND CASS HAS THIS CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER. WHERE DOES HE STACK UP? PETER: BIGGER THAN THE REST OF THEM. I DON’T HAVE THE STAT IN FRONT OF ME, BUT I DO NOT KNOW IF THERE HAS EVER BEEN A BIGGER SIZE DISCREPANCY IN A PAPER VIEW MATCH. — PAY-PER-VIEW MATCH. RENEE: HOW MUCH IS SIZE A FACTOR? BOOKER T: DANIEL BRYAN HAS BEEN STUDYING HIS WHOLE TIME OFF AND HAS BEEN WAITING TO GET BACK TO THIS MOMENT. THIS IS NOT THE SAME DANIEL BRYAN. THIS IS A RECONSTRUCTED DANIEL BRYAN AND BIG CASS LOOKS TO DISMANTLE DANIEL BRYAN AND BREAK OFF A PIECE OF SOMETHING, TEARING HIM FROM LIMB FROM LIMB. RENEE: OH MY GOSH! PETER: HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WHAT DANIEL BRYAN HAS BEEN THROUGH? THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO THIS THAN SIZER. — SIZE. RENEE: I AM WITH OTUNGA. I AM NOT WITH YOU. DAVID: I DON’T WISH PAIN ON HIM. BOOKER T: WE CAN REBUILD HIM, MAKE HIM BETTER THAN BEFORE! RENEE: THAT IS ALL STILL TO COME. ALSO HERE, OUR FIRST BIT OF ACTION, AS WE WILL SEE BAYLEY TAKE ON RUBY RIOT WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE RIOTT SQUAD IN HER CORNER. THAT IS TONIGHT ON THE BACKLASH KICKOFF SHOW. WE ARE COMING TO YOU FROM THE GARDEN STATE AND WE HAVE MEMBERS OF RAW IN SMACKDOWN GATHERED UNDER ONE ROOF. THE WAY YOU WILL SEE THAT IS ON THE WWE NETWORK. HEAD ON OVER AND SIGN UP, BECAUSE BACKLASH IS ABSOLUTELY FREE TO ALL NEW SUBSCRIBERS.>>WHAT ABOUT THEIR CORBIN? — BARON CORBIN?>>A BIT OF A LONE WOLF. DOESN’T WANT TO BE PART OF A TEAM.>>WHAT ABOUT JINDER?>>GENTLEMEN, DADDY’S HOME. I COULD NOT BE PROUDER OF MY SONS. THOSE MIND GAMES YOU ARE PLAYING ON SETH ROLLINS AND FINN BALOR ON RAW, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE APPLE HAS NOT FALLEN FAR FROM THE TREE. I REALIZED YOU WERE DESTINED TO BE MY MIZ-TOURAGE. A COUPLE OF STAGEHANDS TOOK THE LAST TWO CHAIRS.>>THEY PICKED THE WRONG DAY TO DO THAT.>>WHO COULD FORGET ABOUT THE MIZZIES, THE SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCHES.>>THE MIZMAS CAROLS!>>WE HAD A GOOD TIME. THAT IS WHY I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER. WE CAN DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN IN MY MATCH AGAINST SETH ROLLINS. ANYWAYS, WE SHOULD GET GOING. GUYS?>>MIZ, I’M SORRY. WE ARE NOT THE SUPPORTING CAST IN YOUR STORY ANYMORE. RENEE: YIKES! THE MIZ HAS BEEN IN CONSTANT PURSUIT OF HIS ILLUSTRIOUS TITLE AND HE FINALLY GETS TO INVOKE HIS REMATCH CLAUSE TONIGHT. THIS IS A BIT OF A STICKY SITUATION WITHOUT THE MIZTOURA GE. BOOKER T: AXEL WAS DOWN, BUT BO SEEMS LIKE HE WASN’T — I DO N’T KNOW., — KNOW. I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE MONEY. PETER: THE MIZ IS AN ICONIC INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION. RENEE: SO MANY SUPERSTARS WISHED TO BRING IT UP TO THAT LEVEL. BUT, YOU LOOK TO SETH ROLLINS AND THE TYPE OF CHAMPION HE WANTS TO BE AND I THINK IT LOOKS GOOD ON HIM. DAVID: I RESPECT THAT SETH ROLLINS IS NOW A GRAND SLAM CHAMPION. THE MIZ HAS ALWAYS NEEDED HELP AND HE KNOWS HOW TO WIN, BUT IT ALWAYS COMES WITH HELP. RIGHT NOW, WE ARE SEEING THE BEST VERSION OF SETH ROLLINS THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. RENEE: DAVID OTUNGA IS ON FIRE TONIGHT. WHO WALKS OUT AS THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION TONIGHT? PETER: THE MIZ. BOOKER T: THE MIZ. DAVID: ROLLINS. RENEE: I GOING THE MIZ. WE GO TO CHARLOTTE FLAIR LOOKING TO DETHRONE CARMELLA. WILL IT BE THE QUEEN OR WILL MELLA BE MONEY?>>THE FIRST EVER WOMEN’S MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH. CARMELLA CLIMBS THE LADDER. THERE YOU HAVE IT.>>SHE IS MISS MONEY IN THE BANK.>>CHARLOTTE IS OUT THERE MAKING HISTORY.>>OHMY GOD!>>STILL YOUR SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION.>>PEYTON ROYCE AND BILLIE KAY.>>OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE IICONICS.>>TWO-ON-ONE HERE.>>OH MY GOD.>>CHARLOTTE IS HEARD. — HURT.>>THIS IS BRILLIANT.>>THE KICK!>>I WAS MAKING PLANS FOR MY RETURN.>>CARMELLA IS CHAMPION.>>THE NEW SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION, CARMELLA.>>THERE IS SOMEONE I REALLY WANT TO THANK. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ME!>>I DID CHARLOTTE FLAIR ALL OF MY OWN! — ON MY OWN! MELLA IS MONEY! YOU CAN CALL ME THE MOONWALKIN’, TRASH TALKING, PRINCESS OF SMACKDOWN LIVE! I BEAT CHARLOTTE FLAIR. ME! WHOO! WHOO!>>OH!>>THE STATEN ISLAND PRINCESS GETS A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE.>>CARMELLA, YOU HAVE SOMETHING OF MINE.>>SHE WILL HAVE HEARD CHANCE AT THE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP.>>IN ORDER TO BE THE WOMAN, YOU HAVE TO BEAT THE WOMAN.>>WILL THE CROWN PRINCESS OF SMACKDOWN LIVE GET DETHRONED BY THE QUEEN?>>THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT CARMELLA IS ON THE TOP, BUT CHARLOTTE IS AT THE TOP OF HER GAME, WHETHER SHE HAD THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR NOT.>>RIGHT NOW, SHE IS TITLE-LESS. [CHIRPING NOISE]>>THAT IS PLENTY OF CHITCHAT ABOUT THE TITLE MATCH. CHARLOTTE FLAIR IS 2000-NEVER.>>BILLIE KAY AND PEYTON ROYCE DEFEATED ASUKA ON HER FIRST MATCH ON SMACKDOWN. WE BEAT HER IN HER FIRST MATCH ON SMACKDOWN LIVE. WE ARE BETTER THAN ASUKA! RENEE: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS. CAN YOU GIVE US SOME INSIGHT ON THE MATCHUP?>>TERRIBLE QUESTION. WHAT DO YOU HAVE?>>I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE MET BEFORE. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE HEARD YOU BEFORE.>>I WILL TAKE A CUP OF COFFEE AND I HAVE SOME PLACES TO GO.>>THAT IS NOT WHAT I SOUND LIKE .>>SO I AM INTERESTED IN THE TITLE MATCH.>>WE LIKE CARMELLA.>>SHE IS “MAGE.” YOU ARE A PUG, PETER. PETER THE PUG.>>THANK YOU.>>BACKLASH COULD POSSIBLY COULD BECOME IICONIC! [HIGH SINGING SOUNDS] RENEE: THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH. THEY GOT YOU GOOD. PETER: WITH MY OWN LANGUAGE. BOOKER T: WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT? RENEE: THESE ARE TWO WOMEN WHO HAVE RISEN TO THE OCCASION EVERY SINGLE TIME. LOOKING AT CARMELLA, SHE IS DOING WELL. PETER: SHE IS THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER OF WWE. YOU MAY NOT LIKE THE TACTICS, BUT SHE GETS IT DONE. DAVID: I DON’T KNOW THAT I WOULD GO WITH THAT. BOOKER T: CHARLOTTE WILL PROVE THAT SHE REALLY IS THE CHAMPION TONIGHT. RENEE: STICK WITH US ON THE BACKLASH SHOW. BACKLASH IS FREE TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS.>>YOU REALLY WANTED TO TALK?>>YES. I AM DONE FIGHTING WITH YOU.>>TONIGHT, YOU SHOULD BE IN MY CORNER IN MY MATCH AGAINST RUBY.>>NOW YOU NEED ME IN YOUR CORNER? WHERE WERE YOU LAST WEEK? JUST WATCHING BACKSTAGE. YOU WANT TO PLAY THE “LET’S BE FRIENDS” GAME?>>I DON’T THINK SO!>>I DON’T NEED YOU. I CAN HANDLE THIS, LIKE I HAVE HANDLED YOU. BUT YOU’VE HANDLED ME? I WOULD MAKE YOU TAP OUT.>>I WAS TRYING TO EXTEND THE OLD BRANCH AND GIVE THE RIOTT SQUAD SOME REVENGE FOR WHAT THEY DID TO YOU ON RAW, BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE PIG-HEADED, THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM.>>YOU CAN SPIN THIS ANY WAY YOU WANT. TONIGHT, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.>>I HATE SEEING THESE TWO NOT ON THE SAME PAGE. PETER: THIS IS A DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP. RENEE: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SOME GIGANTIC MATCHES AND WE WOULD BE REMISS TO NOT TALK ABOUT THIS GIANT TANDEM TAKING ON ZAYN AND OWENS. MAN, OH, MAN, CAN ANYONE OVERCOME THESE TWO? BOOKER T: LASHLEY HAS A BACKGROUND IN WRESTLING AND GRAPPLING AND THIS IS 81-MAN DISRUPTION CREW. — A ONE-MAN DESTRUCTION CREW. PETER: I WILL ADMIT THAT I AM BIASES. — BIASED. I AM EXCITED. YOU HAVE BEEN IN THERE WITH LASHLEY BEFORE. BOOKER T: HE IS AN ATHLETE AND THE COMBINATION WITH BRAUN STROWMAN IS A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL THAT IS GOING TO EXPLODE. SAMI ZAYN AND KEVIN OWENS, GET YOUR PAPER AND USE IT WISELY. PETER: THEY KNOW ABOUT THIS SIZE DISPARITY AND THEY WILL COME WITH SOME TRICKS UP THEIR SLEEVES. BOOKER T: FIGHT OR FLIGHT. RENEE: YOU CAN GET YOUR EYES ON THAT MATCHUP ON THE WWE NETWORK. FIND OUT — SIGN UP. A MATCH THAT HAS GOTTEN MORE AND MORE PERSONAL IS JAX AND BLISS. THE RAGE IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH AND WE ARE GOING TO GET A WRESTLEMANIA REMATCH.>>I TRUSTED ALEXA. I THOUGHT SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.>>YOU ARE STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL.>>AT WRESTLEMANIA, I’M GOING TO SQUASH YOU LIKE A BUG.>>SHE’S GOT BACK UP.>>SHE GOES THROUGH MICKIE JAMES.>>THERE IS NOWHERE TO RUN AND NOWHERE TO HIDE. BLISS IS TEMPORARILY BLINDED. OH!>>NIA IS GOING TO DISPATCH OF THE GODDESS, ONCE AND FOR ALL.>>NIA JAX HAS DONE IT.>>FOR ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN BODY-SHAMED OR TOLD YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH –>>SHE IS A ROLE MODEL FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO ACCEPT WHO THEY ARE.>>STRONG, CONFIDENT, DIFFERENT.>>NIA IS THE BULLY HERE. SHE LIKES TO THROW HER WEIGHT AROUND. IT’S TIME THAT YOU HEARD THE TRUTH ABOUT HER.>>YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A BULLY WILL COME. NIA SPENT THE ENTIRE DAY MAKING FUN OF MY HEIGHT AND ASK IN THE PARK EMPLOYEES IF I WAS TALL ENOUGH FOR THE RIDES. A POOR OLD LADY CAME UP TO US AND NIA STOLE IT, TURKEY LEG IN EACH HAND, LAUGHING AND LAUGHING. SHE TURNED THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH INTO THE SADDEST DAY EVER. BULLIES THRIVE ON SILENCE. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE BEING A BULLY, SAY SOMETHING.>>MOCKING NIA JAX BAD FOR HEALTH. I AM THE BULLY? THOSE WORDS WILL NOT HELP HER IN THE RING.>>A TOTAL LOSER.>>I AM NIA JAX. I DON’T TAKE THIS. I AM BIG. BUT I LOVE WHO I AM AND I WANT YOUNG GIRLS TO SEE ME AS A CHAMP .>>SHE CARES ABOUT ONE THING IN THE WORLD.>>I WILL WIN BACK MY CHAMPIONSHIP.>>SHE IS EVERYBODY WHO TRIED TO CHEAT ME DOWN. THIS IS SOMETHING I SHOULD NOT FEEL SORRY FOR. I CANNOT ALLOW HER TO DEFINE ME. RENEE: CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE PETTINESS LEVEL OF ALEXA BLISS, COMING OUT, CLAIMING THAT NIGHT JAX IS A BULLY, IT IS TOO MUCH. — NIA JAX IS A BULLY. IT IS TOO MUCH. PETER: I LOVE NIA. SHE COULD BE A HERO TO SOME MANY. THE PROBLEM WITH ALEXA BLISS IS, PEOPLE TAKE HER TITLE AND SHE ALWAYS TAKES IT RIGHT BACK. ASK SASHA AND BAYLEY. THAT IS WHAT SHE DOES. BOOKER T: SHE IS A MONSTER. SINCE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, I THINK IT IS TIME TO UNLEASH THE BEAST. HOW WILL THIS MATCH PLAY OUT? WILL SHE OVERCOME WHAT HAPPENS WITH HER TONIGHT? NIA JAX, AT THIS POINT RIGHT HERE, IS UNSTOPPABLE. RENEE: YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH WE STILL HAVE NOT SEEN FROM HER. DAVID: SHE IS BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND ALEXA BLISS KNOWS THAT AND THAT IS WHY SHE STARTED WITH THE MIND GAMES. RENEE: WHO IS WALKING OUT AS THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION? BOOKER T: I THINK SHE WILL POP HER LIKE A PIMPLE. RENEE: YOU CAN SEE THE CLOCK TICKING DOWN HERE AND YOU HAVE JUST OVER 20 MINUTES UNTIL WE ARE LIVE ON THE WWE NETWORK AND BACKLASH IS LIVE TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS. SIGN UP AND GET IT READY. AND A SPECIAL THANKS FOR CHAMPION. THE ALBUM IS AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES AND SPOTIFY. THEY TOLD YOU TO USE THE HASHTAG. NOW, IT IS TIME TO BRING ON KURT ANGLE AND PAIGE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU. RENEE: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE EVERYBODY UNDER ONE ROOF?>>THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR. WE HAVE TO GET USED TO IT. RENEE: WE HAVE SCOURED THE QUESTIONS. PETER: THIS COMES FROM — WHO IS YOUR DREAM OPPONENT FROM TODAY’S GENERATION?>>THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD TALENTS ON RAW AND SMACKDOWN, BUT DANIEL BRYAN. I HAVE WANTED TO WRESTLE HIM FOR FIVE YEARS. HOPEFULLY, DOWN THE ROAD, YOU SEE THAT HAPPEN. DAVID: I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS. WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT BEING GENERAL MANAGER? WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO FINDING OUT THAT ABSOLUTION WAS COMING TO SMACKDOWN?>>I AM NOT ABOUT HELPING OUT MY FRIENDS. THE LADIES WILL HAVE TO EARN IT AND I AM CALLING IT STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE. THEY WILL GET THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH WHEN THEY EARN THEIR PLACE. IT IS KIND OF TOUGH.>>IT IS ABOUT GIVING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO EVERY SUPERSTAR. WHEN YOU GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY, PEOPLE RISE TO THE CHALLENGE. WE CONTINUE TO USE THE CREAM OF THE CROP. BOOKER T: WHICH MATCH WILL STEAL THE SHOW TONIGHT?>>I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A.J. STYLES AND NAKAMURA BECAUSE I’VE PUT A GREAT STIPULATION ON THE MATCH AND I AM EXCITED ABOUT CARMELLA AND CHARLOTTE. I ADORE CHARLOTTE AND CARMELLA IS A CHAMPION AFTER THE SURPRISING VICTORY. KURT ANGLE: IT IS THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION AND SAMOA JOE AND ROMAN REIGNS. THOSE GUYS WANT TO GET THEIR HANDS ON EACH OTHER AND IT WILL BE AN INCREDIBLE MATCH. RENEE: BEST OF LUCK.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. RENEE: YOU CAN SEE THE EXCITEMENT STARTING TO MOUNT HERE AND IT IS TIME TO GET TO SOME TRACTION. LET’S GO TO MICHAEL COLE AND COREY GRAVES. MICHAEL: RAW AND SMACKDOWN SUPERSTARS ARE HERE TONIGHT. WE ARE STARTING WITH RAW ACTION. WE WISH THAT YOU WERE HERE WITH US. WE HAVE THE COACH. ARE YOU EXCITED? JONATHAN: I WAS, UNTIL YOU SAID THAT. [BAYLEY’S THEME PLAYS]>>THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A MATCH SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL. INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, BAYLEY. MICHAEL: WE ARE AT THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER IN NEWARK WITH OVER 14,000 EXPECTED AND WE ARE GETTING SET FOR ACTION HERE ON THE BACKLASH KICKOFF SHOW. TONIGHT, WWE BACKLASH IS PRESENTED BY HULU. ENJOY THE LARGEST STREAMING LIBRARY ON HULU. AND, MATTEL’S ELITE ACTION FIGURES. THIS CONTINUES BETWEEN BAYLEY AND SASHA BANKS. JONATHAN: TONIGHT, LIKE THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, SASHA IS NOT OUT HERE TO SUPPORT BAYLEY. SO, SHE WILL HAVE TO GO IT ALONE. LIKE THE>>HER OPPONENT, ACCOMPANIED BY THE RIOTT SQUAD, RUBY RIOT/ — RIOT.>>BAYLEY CONTINUED TO WATCH THE MATCH IN THE LOCKER ROOM AREA. COREY: WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE RIOTT SQUAD, ONE IS NEVER ENOUGH BECAUSE THE NUMBERS GAME. JONATHAN: YOU SEE THAT LOOK ON BAYLEY’S FACE. IT SAYS, “I KNOW WHAT I’M GETTING MYSELF INTO.” MICHAEL: WHAT AN IMPACT THEY HAV E MADE? COREY: LIV MORGAN, SARAH LOGAN, RUBY RIOTT, REPEATING HISTORY HERE. MICHAEL: THEY’LL SAID TO SASHA EARLIER TO LET BYGONES BE BYGONES, BUT SASHA SAID, NO WAY, ESPECIALLY NOT AFTER LAST WEEK. JONATHAN: DON’T YOU THINK THAT THEY WANT TO EITHER GET IT TOGETHER OR CUT IT AND GO IT ALONE. JONATHAN: SOMEWHERE IN THEIR MINDS, THAT MIGHT BE THE CASE, BUT I ALSO THINK THAT BAYLEY IS TIRED AND FED UP OF SASHA BANKS AND THIS ANTICS. JONATHAN: YOU HAVE A TENDENCY TO STEER PEOPLE TOWARDS A CERTAIN AREA THAT OTHER PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO GO TOWARDS OTHERWISE. MICHAEL: WE ARE ONLY A FEW MINUTES AWAY FROM THE FIRST CO-BRANDED PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT HERE. JONATHAN: WHENEVER YOU COME TO A PLACE LIKE THIS, WE COULD NOT HAVE PICKED A BETTER VENUE TO HAVE THE FIRST CO-BRANDED PAY-PER-VIEW. MICHAEL: DO THEY KNOW THAT THEY ARE INTERRUPTING ME? BACKLASH IS FREE TO THE NEW SUBSCRIBERS. THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND THERE IS A KICKOUT. COREY: MY GOODNESS. THAT WILL MAKE YOU WEAK IN THE KNEES. RUBY RIOTT CONNECTED. JONATHAN: I HAVE BEEN AMAZED BY THE PROGRESSION OF RUBY RIOTT. MICHAEL: SHE HAS REALLY COME INTO HER OWN. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO CEMENT THE GROWTH OF RUBY RIOTT. THERE IS SASHA, LOOKING ON. COREY: SHE IS PROBABLY JUST OBSERVING. JONATHAN: THIS COMPETITION — COREY: SHE LANDED ON THE APRON. JONATHAN: IT IS THE SAME FOR THE WOMEN AND THE MEN. THESE SITUATIONS AND SPOTS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN AND THEY HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM WHEN THEY GET THEM. MICHAEL: THIS ALLOWS RUBY RIOTT TO TAKE CONTROL AS THIS MATCH CONTINUES.>>I CAN MAKE YOU THIS SOLEMN PROMISE AT BACKLASH. I WILL DECIMATE ROMAN REIGNS.>>I HAVE NEVER SEEN SAMOA JOE MAKE AN IDLE THREAT.>>BELIEVE THAT.>>HERE COMES THE BIG DOG.>>THE BIG DOG IS STILL HERE. BUT THE HISTORY OF THE SUPERSTARS IS THAT THEY DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER. COREY: THE SUPERSTARS WITH SIMILAR JOURNEYS AROUND THE GLOBE IT ALL LEADS TO THIS NIGHT.>>A DOUBLE COUNT OUT HERE AT GREATEST WILL RUMBLE.>>I THINK THAT AJ STYLES JUST WANTS TO SETTLE THE SCORE.>>A.J. STYLES.>>A.J. STYLES HAS SNAPPED.>>I’M HERE FOR A FIGHT.>>COME ON. LET’S THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP –>>THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP.>>YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO GO OVER TO WWE NETWORK AND SUBSCRIBE. BAYLEY FIGHTS BACK AND YOU SEE MORGAN AND LOGAN AT RINGSIDE. COREY: BAYLEY — MICHAEL: SHE MIGHT BE OUT. RUBY RIOT GOES TO THE ARM. A SURPRISE THAT SHE HAS NOT COVERED. JONATHAN: DOES IT WANTS TO PUNISH HER BEFORE WINNING? COREY: A KICKOUT. MICHAEL: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT RUBY RIOT HAS SAID IS THAT SHE DOES NOT NEED ADMIRATION OR APPROVAL. SHE IS A LEADER AND NOT A FOLLOWER. BECAUSE SHE REFUSES TO CONFORM, THAT IS THE REASON WHY SHE FOUNDED THE RIOTT SQUAD. JONATHAN: I LIKE THE WAY THEY WALK IN FORMATION, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE VICTORIOUS, IF THOSE ARE THE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO SAY. COREY: BAYLEY IS DOING HER BEST TO GET OUT OF THE SUBMISSION HOLD. FACED-FIRST, ONCE AGAIN — FACE-FIRST, ONCE AGAIN. MICHAEL: WHAT IS IT ABOUT RUBY RIOT? HER AGGRESSIVENESS? HER CONFIDENCE? COREY: SHE IS ONLY CONCERNED WITH HERSELF AND THE RIOTT SQUAD. JONATHAN: YOU CAN SEE THE WAY SHE GOES AROUND THE RING AND SHE PACES HERSELF. THIS IS NOT SOMEBODY WHO IS OVERANXIOUS. MICHAEL: A COVER AND A KICKOUT. COREY: THE RIOTT SQUAD CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS, WEEK AFTER WEEK. MICHAEL: YOU SEE THAT LOOK OF CONCERN ON THE FACE OF THE BOSS. JONATHAN: I THINK, AT THIS POINT, BOTH OF THESE THINGS, YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT. MICHAEL: BAYLEY AND SASHA HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO REPAIR THEIR RELATIONSHIP. RIOTT — OH, WHAT A MOVE AND SHE BURIES BAYLEY’S FACE IN THE TURNBUCKLE. COREY: I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE SURVIVED THAT. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE MOVE. SHE CANNOT GET FRUSTRATED HERE. SHE HAS NO QUIT IN HER HEART. NOTICE HOW SHE USES HER ENTIRE LOWER BODY TO DRIVE BAYLEY’S FACE INTO THE TURNBUCKLE. JONATHAN: YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE TO BE AGGRESSIVE. MICHAEL: LOGAN AND MORGAN BARK ADVICE RINGSIDE. JONATHAN: I LOOK AT THESE TWO AND YOU HAVE TO WONDER AT WHAT POINT ARE THEY GOING TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THEIR IS DEEMED LEADERS. COREY: RUBY GETS TO HER FEET QUICKLY. COREY: SHE WENT FACE IVAN FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, MOMENTS AGO. THAT BUYS HER SOME TIME. COREY: I DON’T THINK IT IS THE BEST MOVE FOR HER TO GO FOR THIS RIGHT NOW. JONATHAN: WHEN YOU ARE DISORIENTED, NOT THE BRIGHTEST MOVE TO PULL OFF, BUT SHE DID. MICHAEL: NOW, BACK TO HER FEET AND BAYLEY WITH THE CLOTHESLINE. COREY: SHE IS STARTING TO BUILD MOMENTUM AND THERE IS THE BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX. MICHAEL: SHE IS LOOKING TO REGROUP HERE. COREY: HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE ON THAT TOP ROPE. MICHAEL: SHE GOT CAUGHT. COREY: SHE GOT SPIKED AND NEEDS TO FOCUS ON RUBY. JONATHAN: SHE REALLY IS TURNING AND NEGATIVE INTO A POSITIVE AND, AT SOME POINT, SHE NEEDS TO REGAIN HER MENTAL CONTROL AND BODY CONTROL. COREY: RUBY IS IN JEOPARDY. MICHAEL: THERE IS THE ELBOW STRAIGHT TO THE HEART. THE COVER ON RIOTT. JONATHAN: THE IMPACT COST HER THE WIN. COREY: THAT TOOK MORE OUT OF BAYLEY THEN SHE HAD INTENDED. MICHAEL: SHE HAS BEEN OUT OF SORTS, EVER SINCE SHE HAD THE TURNBUCKLE. COREY: SHE HAS WON MATCHES OVER AND OVER WITH THAT WELL-PLACED ELBOW. THAT JUST CAUSE SOME DISORIENTATION. WAIT A MINUTE, MORGAN ON THE APRON. MICHAEL: RIOTT TO THE FACE. THERE IT IS. THE COVER. AGAIN, THE RIOTT SQUAD IS PAYING DIVIDENDS. JONATHAN: ONCE AGAIN, ONE TOO MANY BODIES OUT HERE. IT COST BAYLEY, JUST LIKE SASHA. COREY: RUBY RIOT AND THE RIOTT SQUAD ARIF HORSE TO BE RECKONED WITH HERE ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW. — ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH HERE ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW. RENEE: THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE YOU CAN SEE BACKLASH. SIGN UP BECAUSE BACKLASH IS FREE TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS. WHAT DO WE GET? PETER: DANIEL BRYAN RETURNING AGAINST BIG CASS. BOOKER T: I CANNOT WAIT FOR JEFF HARDY TONIGHT DEFENDING AGAINST RANDY ORTON. THAT WILL BE THE MATCH OF THE NIGHT. DAVID: THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP WITH NIA JAX AND ALEXA BLISS. RENEE: WE HEARD ABOUT THAT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. THAT IS STILL TO COME HERE. IT WILL BE NIA JAX AGAINST ALEXA BLISS. BOOKER T: CHARLOTTE WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE CHAMPIONSHIP AWAY FROM CARMELLA TONIGHT. IT WILL NOT BE EASY. RENEE: MONEY MELLA. THIS IS THE ONE YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT. BOOKER T: I BROUGHT THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP HERE. I HAVE A LOT INVESTED IN THAT MATCH. PETER: WE HAVE ROMAN REIGNS AND SAMOA JOE. THIS HAS BEEN BACK-AND-FORTH FOR OVER A YEAR. DAVID: WE HAD AN INCREDIBLE DREAM MATCH AT WRESTLEMANIA. TONIGHT, IT WILL BE THE PHENOMENAL ONE AGAINST THE ARTIST IN A NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH. RENEE: A NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCHUP FOR THE WWE TITLE. WHO DOES THE STIPULATION FAVOR? BOOKER T: IT MEANS NO RULES. A.J. STYLES IS IN HIS MID-30’S AND IS THE BEST SHE CAN GET RIGHT NOW. IT IS BAD NEWS FOR SHINSUKE. PETER: HE HAS BECOME THE LOW BLOW KING. DAVID: I HAVE TO GO WITH AJ. RENEE: HEAD OVER AND SIGN UP. BACKLASH IS ABSOLUTELY FREE TO ALL NEW SUBSCRIBERS AND IT IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN.

100 Replies to “WWE Backlash Kickoff: May 6, 2018”

  1. Shame on WWE!
    Backlash main event was a non title match it means that there is no respect for wwe world heavy weight championship title!
    Universal title is worst title I ever seen in my life

  2. How many times people dislike roman WWE doesn't get it people never wants roman as a face of company but no ,that dog Vince doesn't understand

  3. Hope anyone has watched Happy! on Netflix the main actor looks alot like The Undertaker such that it was funny

  4. Me and my dad made it in the background!!! Im the girl with the peach glasses and her mouth open lol?

  5. the first leg of roman has fallen. because brock lesnar was the cage above the iron wall , not the ground!

  6. WWE I Have Watch It For A Long Time Since The Day I Was Born On August 24 1996 Is on Satrbay Live On Tv It Was UnderTaker Aka Mark. William Calway And Hes 53 Year's old Now And I Wish I Can Meet Him On My Brithday I'll Be 22 Year's old

  7. And All The Women Wrestler's To Date PLEASE! And All The WWE SuperStar And Women Superstar Can Make A Google Plus Page And Add Me And I Have A Book About Wrestling The Book Is Called WorldWrestlingCool And Have A Good Story And I Want My Dream To Be In The WWE Hall of Fame And To Be A Wrestler It's. A Long. Time Deam And I Would Like To Meet Sasha Bank's And Seamus Please And Think You

  8. ROMAN is d real champ. pig Joe in a skirt thats' all he is a loser envious of my hero Roman???

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