Sheamus issued an open challenge on the kick-off show of WWE WrestleMania Backlash. His United States Championship was not on the line.
The open challenge was answered by Ricochet.
Sheamus vs Ricochet
Ricochet uses his speed and athleticism to stay one step ahead of Sheamus until he drops Ricochet with a clothesline and throws him across the ring before dropping him with a back elbow. Sheamus rocks Ricochet with an uppercut before hitting an Irish Curse backbreaker before hitting him with clubbing blows in the ropes. Sheamus controls Ricochet on the ground before he gets to his feet and rocks Sheamus with an enzuigiri before hitting a springboard clothesline into a standing shooting star. Ricochet hits an asai moonsault for two before hitting a back stabber into a springboard 450 for a near fall before dodging a Brogue Kick. Sheamus then knocks Ricochet out with a V-Trigger after Ricochet rolls him up for a near fall for the win.
Winner: Sheamus defeats Ricochet via pinfall.
After the match, Ricochet attacked Sheamus and posed in his jacket and hat before Sheamus had him running from the ring.
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