Welcome to the Fightful.com live discussion & coverage for the 5/8/2022 edition of WWE WrestleMania Backlash on Peacock. We will bring full results and breakdowns for every match and segment on the show. Follow Fightful on Twitter.com/Fightful and Facebook.com/FIGHTFULONLINE
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos (w/ MVP)
Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin
Seth Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes
AJ Styles vs. Edge
RKBro (Randy Orton & Riddle) & Drew McIntyre vs. The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Jimmy & Jey Uso) (w/ Paul Heyman).
The broadcast began with a video package showcasing the matches for the show, including Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins, the opener of the show. Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcomed the audience to the show.
Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins
The match began with both wrestlers locking up, with Rhodes going for the falling slap, but Rollins caught it. Rollins kicked Rhodes in the abdomen. Rollins leaped on Rhodes for the Magistral but got a near fall. Rollins smacked Rhodes in the back of the head, but Rhodes responded by slapping Rollins in the face. Rhodes chased down Rollins outside of the ring, but Rollins got back in and hit Rhodes with a low knee to Cody's head. Rollins hit a knee strike on Rhodes, sending Rhodes to the outside. Outside the ring, Rollins caught Rhodes with a lariat. Both got back in the ring and Rollins got an S-Grip headlock on Rhodes. Rhodes broke the hold by kicking Rollins in the abdomen. Rhodes hit the falling slap before hitting a Standing Facebuster on Rollins. Rhodes hit a disaster kick on Rollins for a near fall. Rhodes went for the Cody-Cutter, but Rollins caught him in the ropes and tossed Rhodes out of the ring. Rollins rolled out and slammed Rhodes onto the barricade, and slammed the head of Rhodes onto the broadcast table. Rollins and Rhodes got back to the ring, with Rhodes and Rollins exchanging punches. Rollins hit an Irish Whip on Rhodes onto the ring corner. Rollins kicked the back of Rhodes, hit a running knee-drop, and locked in a rear-naked choke on Rhodes. Rhodes broke out of the rear-naked choke, but Rollins hit him with a punch. Rhodes went for a Sunset Flip, but Rollins sat down to get a near fall. Rhodes completed the sunset flip for a near fall. Rhodes hit a Standing Super-plex on Rollins. Rhodes and Rollins exchanged chops before exchanging strikes. Rhodes hit a shoulder tackle, a power slam, and a clothesline to the outside on Rollins. Rhodes went for a splash on the outside, but Rollins rolled back in the ring. Rollins went for a Tope Suicida, but Rhodes caught him. Cody hit Rollins with the Cody Cutter for a near fall. Rollins went for the Pedigree, but Rhodes went under the legs of Rollins to evade the move. Rollins hit a leaping head-kick, followed by a superkick for a near fall. Rollins went for the Curb Stomp, but Rollins caught him in the Scorpion DDT position. Rollins escaped and went for the pedigree, but Rhodes went for his attempt of the pedigree, but Rollins escaped that and hit a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Rhodes went for the Disaster Kick, but Rollins caught him and hit him with a Buckle Bomb and a Top-Rope Frog Splash for a near fall. Rollins went up for a Phoenix Splash, but Rhodes evaded and hit Rollins with a superkick. Rollins went for another Falcom Arrow, but Rhodes caught Rollins with the Crossroads, but Rollins got a rope break. Rhodes went for the top-rope moonsault but missed Rollins before Rollins hit Rhodes with the Pedigree for another near fall. Rollins hit a series of low kicks to his head of Rhodes. Rollins hit the Dusty Punches before being caught in a Cross Roads. Rhodes went for the Verta-breaker, but Rollins reversed it with the O'Connor Roll. Rhodes reversed the move with an O'Connor Roll for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Cody Rhodes.
Bobby Lashley vs Omos (w/ MVP)
Lashley attacked Omos with multiple punches, but MVP hopped up on the apron long to distract Lashley. Omos caught Lashley with a big boot, before hitting a ring-corner splash on Lashley. Omos dominated Lashley. Lashley went for a rear-naked choke on Omos back, but Omos tossed Lashley to break the hold. Lashley hit a ring-corner spear on Omos before tying Omos in the ropes. Lashley hit a series of punches while Omos was stuck in the ropes Lashley goes after MVP. MVP swong his cane but Lashley ducked it before Lashley attempted the Hurt Lock on MVP. Omos broke the hold. Back in the ring, Lashley caught Omos with the flatliner. Lashley put the Hurt Lock on Omos. Omos powered up and drove Lashley into the corner, breaking the hold. . MVP yells for Omos to keep Lashley in the corner. Omos hit a series of strikes on Lashley. Lashley tried to suplex, but Omos fights out of it. Omos took a breather, but Lashley caught Omos with a Spine. Lashley went for a Spear on Omos, but Omos got a knee up and sent Lashley into the post. MVP hit Lashley with his cane, and Omos hit a choke bomb for the win.
Winner: Omos (w/ MVP).
Edge vs AJ Styles
The match began with both exchanging punches before Styles stomped down Edge in the ring corner. Styles hit a dropkick on Edge before both brawled on the outside. AJ slammed Edge's fave to the broadcast table. Styles brought Edge back to the ring, but Edge rolled out of the ring. Styles hit a rocket-drop kick on Edge outside. Styles hit a spring-rope Moonsault on Edge outside. Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Edge booted Styles in the rope, before laughing Styles to the lower part of the ring post. Edge worked on the arm of AJ, before trying to remove the bottom turnbuckle. Edge catapulted Styles onto the ring stairs, before continuing to slam Styles onto the stars. Edge slammed the shoulder of AJ onto the canvas, before getting Styles in a shoulder lock. Edge hit a flat liner on the arm of AJ for a near fall, before going for another shoulder-based hold. Edge launched the head of AJ on the corner, before stomping Styles. AJ hit a series of strikes on Edge before hitting a Pele Kick on Edge. Both hit dual-cross bodies, leaving them laying in the ring. Styles hit a series of clotheslines and a sliding forearm on Edge. Styles hit a Facebuster on Edge for a near fall. Styles hit a top-rope Frankensteiner for a near fall. Styles went for the Styles Clash but went instead for a Death Valley Knee-Driver for a near fall. Egde slapped the neck of Styles of before hitting a Scorpion back-breaker and transitioning to a Crossface. AJ escaped the hold and got Edge with a calf-crusher, but Egde got a rope break. Edge untied the middle turnbuckle while being hit with a German Suplex by Styles. Edge went for a spear, but AJ evaded, with Edge landing directly on the turnbuckle. AJ went for a roll-up but only got a near fall. Edge hit a spear on AJ, but AJ kicked out. AJ hit a V-trigger on Edge, launched on Edge in the top-rope, and connected Edge with a Styles Clash but Edge kicked out at two. Styles went for a Top Rope move, but Priest made his way through the ramp. Balor attacked Priest and they brawled in the ring. Styles went to the top rope but was pulled down by a mysterious figure. Edge caught Styles with the Crossface, with Styles passing out, giving Edge the submission victory. The mysterious figure was none other than Rhea Ripley, joining the faction known as Judgement Day.
I Quit Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship
Charlotte Flair (c) vs Ronda Rousey.
The match began with Flair going for a big boot, but Rousey hit a series of knee strikes on Flair. Flair hit an elbow strike on Rousey, but Rousey hit a series of arm drags on Flair. Flair hit a lariat on Rousey. Rousey threw Flair. Rousey went for Piper's Pit, but Flair hit Rousey with a fore-arm in the neck and a German Suplex on Rousey. Flair went for a Figure Four, but Rousey got an arm-drag and a knee-strike on Flair. Rousey went for the arm-bar, but both rolled out of the ring. Flair hit a series of chops on Rousey, but Rousey slammed Flair onto the ring post. Flair kicked Rousey in the head. Flair went for a hit with a Kendo stick, but Rousey took the Kendo away from Flair. Rousey chased Flair down the ramp before Flair got two Kendo Sticks. Flair hit Rousey with the two sticks, but Rousey caught the sticks and hit a Monkey Flip on Flair, with Flair landing on the ramp. Rousey unloaded on Flair with the Kendo sticks before both got the ring. Flair rolled out of the ring to prevent getting hit again by Rousey. Flair threw a camera on Rousey, but then tried to escaped to the crowd area. The two brawled on the fan-side area, with Flair tossing Rousey on the hockey board. Flair got Rousey in a modified Banks Statement on Rousey in the metal stand in the fan area. Flair got a chair, but Rousey kicked Flair in the abdomen. Flair got back to ringside and slammed Rousey's face onto the broadcast table. Flair power-bombed Rousey onto the barricade. Rousey slapped Flair in the face before punching Flair's abdomen. Rousey went for Piper's Pit, but Flair gauged the eyes and slammed Rousey onto the ring post. Flair went on the top rope, but Flair caught her and locked in an Arm-bar in the ring apron, but Flair and Rousey fell down to break the hold. Flair hit Rousey with a chair shot on Rousey's back, before sending Rousey back to the ring. Flair hit Natural Selection on Rousey onto a chair, before locking in the Figure Eight on Rousey. Rousey broke the hold by slamming Flair with a chair. Flair hit a low-big boot to Rousey's head. Rousey got Flair in a Chair-assisted Arm-bar, which led to Flair saying "I Quit", crowning Rousey as the new SmackDown Women's Champion.
Winner & New SmackDown Women's Champion: Ronda Rousey.
Madcap Moss vs Happy Corbin
The match began with Moss and Corbin locking up, with Corbin kicking Moss in the inside of Moss' leg. Moss hit two knee strikes don't e abdomen of Corbin. Moss did a hip-toss on Corbin. Corbin kicked Moss in the chest, before hitting a choke slam on Moss. Corbin kicked Moss out of the ring, before sending Moss into the ring post with a knee strike to the bum of Moss. Corbin and Moss got back to the ring but were caught with two punches. Corbin hit an elbow strike on Moss for a near fall. Corbin hit an Irish Whip on Moss. Corbin hit two elbow strikes on Moss' neck, followed by getting Moss on a half-and-half choke. Moss broke the hold, but Corbin sent him with another Irish Whip. Corbin hit a Lariat on Moss for a near fall. Corbin hit a senton on Moss for a near fall. Moss hit a shoulder tackle on Corbin, which sent Corbin outside. Moss hit a spear on Corbin in the ring corner. Moss hit a Fall-away slam on Corbin for a near fall. Corbin hit a back-suplex on Moss for a near fall, before laying in a series of punches on Moss. Moss went to the middle rope, but Corbin got a Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin hit a splash in the corner. Moss did a sunset flip for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Madcap Moss.
RKBro (Randy Orton & Riddle) & Drew McIntyre vs. The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Jimmy & Jey Uso) (w/ Paul Heyman).
The match began with Orton and Jimmy locking up, with Jimmy punching Orton in the corner. Orton poked Jimmy's eyes and Riddle hit Assisted Floating Bro on Jimmy Uso. Jimmy hit an Irish whip on Riddle, followed by a series of chops. Riddle hit a kick on Jimmy, followed by a Kareline Suplex. McIntyre hit two chops on Jimmy Uso in the corner, before kicking Jimmy in the abdomen, followed by a suplex. Reigns tagged in, to the excitement of the crowd and Drew McIntyre. Reigns and Drew stalled before Reigns tagged Jey Uso, to loud boos from the crowd and the laughter of Pat McAfee in the broadcast team. Drew hit an overhead suplex on Jey before Riddle tagged in. RIddle hit another Kareline Suplex. The Usos double-teamed Riddle. Jey hit a body slam on Riddle and stomped his arm. Jimmy hit a cheap shot on Riddle, to the frustration of Drew & Orton. Usos hit a side-breaker, knee drop combination for a near fall. Reigns finally tagged in the match, slamming Riddle to the ground. Reigns hit a series of punches to the head of Riddle in the corner. Reigns hit a high-elbow on Riddle, before taunting McIntyre. Reigns hit a Uranage on Riddle for a near fall. Jimmy tagged in and chopped Riddle. Jimmy went for a Corner splash, but missed and hit his head in the post. Jey tagged in and slammed Riddle in the ring-post, before hitting the super kick on Orton. Jey went for a hip attack, but Riddle leapped and hit a knee-strike. Drew tagged in, leading to Reigns and McItyre facing off in the middle of the ring. Both exchanged strikes before Drew hit two clotheslines and an Overhead suplex on Reigns, followed by neck breakers on Reigns and Jey Uso. Reigns hit a Superman Punch on Drew. Drew and Roman brawled outside. Reigns kicked Drew down, before hitting a series of arm strikes on Drew in the corner, followed by a downward clothesline on Drew. Reigns slapped Riddle off the apron, but Drew caught Reigns with a Claymore. Orton tagged in and hit. clotheslines on Jimmy Uso, followed by powerslams on both Usos. Orton hit the Elevated DDT on Jimmy. Orton tossed Jey out of the ring, hit and hit an RKO on Reigns from out of nowhere. Jimmy hit a superkick on Orton, to which Orton power up and hit a RKO on Jimmy for a near fall. Drew went for a Claymore, but Jey Uso caught him with a supererkick. Thee Usos super kicked Drew out of the ring. Riddle hit a Saito Suplex on Jey, a running senton, a running kick, and a Fisherman's Suplex on Jey. Riddle hit a Floating Bro for a near fall. Jey went for a roll-up, before hitting a pop-up neck breaker for a near fall. Orton attacked Jimmy, but Reigns hit a Superman punch on Orton. Drew slammed Reigns onto the stairs. Drew tried to powerbomb Reigns on the announcer's table, but Reigns put McIntyre on the table with a Uranage. Riddle hit a Tope Suicida on everyone, but Jey hit a Tope Suicida of his own. Jey hit a leaping kick on RIddle, but Riddle responded with a knee-strike. Jey hit a superkick on Riddle. Riddle caught Jey with an Avalanche RKO, but Reigns tagged in and hit Riddle with a Spear for the pinfall victory. The Bloodline stood tall to end the show.
Winners: The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Jimmy & Jey Uso) (w/ Paul Heyman).