WrestleMania Backlash ‘22 results – is Roman Reigns leaving?

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Our match recommendations and all the latest news from WWE’s latest pay-per-view

Only one of the six matches offered was new and only one fight was fought for a title.

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So what happened at WWE’s first post-WrestleMania pay-per-view, and which matches are worth checking out for the time-wasting wrestling fan?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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What is worth seeing?

There’s so much professional wrestling out there that it’s sometimes hard to keep up.

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Even if you only watch WWE, the company still airs about eight hours of regular television a week.

Not to mention the promotion’s bigger rivals like upstarts AEW or New Japan Pro Wrestling; The weekly schedule for a wrestling completer gets pretty full pretty quickly.

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To help you cut through the noise, we recommend the matches you can dip into and the ones you can skip so you can see what’s going on and gloss over the filler.

So what was worth seeing at Backlash? Here are the games to check out, along with our ratings of five.

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Mazic News Recommends – WrestleMania Backlash 2022

  • Seth Rollins vs Cody Rhodes – 4.5/5
  • AJ Styles vs Edge – 3.5/5
  • Charlotte Flair (c) v Ronda Rousey – 4/5
  • Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro vs The Bloodline 4/5

What happened at Backlash?

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OK, if you’ve walked away and checked out our recommended matches for yourself, you’ll have a good idea of ​​what happened.

But if you’re so pressed for time you can’t even catch those fights, here’s a rundown of the show’s big talking points.

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First the full list of results:

  • Cody Rhodes defeats Seth Rollins
  • Omos defeats Bobby Lashley
  • Edge defeats AJ Styles by referee decision
  • Ronda Rousey def. Charlotte Flair (Title Change)
  • Madcap Moss defeats Happy Corbin
  • The Bloodline def. Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro

Seth Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes

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The match between Rhodes and Rollins started with a lockup before a rapid succession of counterattacks, then the pace picked up.

After taking the cross Rhodes, Rollins managed to get his foot on the rope to prevent a pin before hitting Rhodes with a pedigree that the American Nightmare kicked out.

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Rhodes pinned Rollins with a roll-up and a handful of tights, a disappointing end to a great competition that will undoubtedly be remembered as the best of the night. – although he was arguably wanting to get Rollins back for a similar maneuver attempted just moments earlier.

The two big men did it again in one of the weaker fits of the night.

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The finish came when MVP used his stick to attack Lashley while the referee was distracted, allowing Omos to win with a two-handed chokeslam.

Both men attacked each other as soon as the bell rang and brawled to start the night’s third WrestleMania rematch.

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Styles managed to throw in small attacking thrusts every now and then, but for most of the game, Edge controlled most of the action.

As they worked toward the end of the match, a hooded figure yanked Styles off the top rope while the referee was distracted, allowing Edge to place him in a modified crossface sleeper hold for the win.

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That mystery turned out to be Rhea Ripley, who has a new black haircut and has apparently joined Edge’s Judgment Day stable.

Charlotte Flair (c) versus Ronda Rousey

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The night’s only title match was played under no rules with an ‘I Quit’ stipulation and the pair used kendo sticks, threw cameras and fought their way into the crowd in this encounter.

Rousey hung her opponent upside down from the top turnbuckle and locked her in an armbar until they both fell to the ground, breaking the grip.

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After locking herself in the armbar with a steel chair, Rousey forced Charlotte to say “I Quit” and won the fight to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Happy Corbin vs Madcap Moss

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By far the weakest match of the night, Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss came to a sudden and strange end when Moss won with an unexpected sunset flip.

Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro vs The Bloodline

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Another strong match, this six-man tag ended the show in expectedly chaotic fashion.

The referee gradually lost control as the fight progressed and everyone fought in and around the ring.

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Reigns used a Urinagi to get McIntyre through the commentary table while Riddle used an RKO from the top rope to take down Jey Uso before The Tribal Chief split him in half with a spear to win.

Is Roman Reigns leaving the WWE?

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Ahead of the event, Roman Reigns – WWE’s Biggest Star – hinted that his current WWE run could be coming to an end as he enters a “new phase” in his life and career.

Speaking to a WWE Live Events audience, Reigns said, “I’m starting to work my way into a new phase of my career and I honestly don’t know if I’ll be coming back here. If that’s the case, I just want to say thank you for all the years of support.”

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Reigns has shown a desire to pursue a Hollywood career in the future, which his cousin The Rock has achieved.

With his big win as part of the WrestleMania Backlash six-man tag main event, he seems to be sticking around for now.

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Reigns is, according to a backstage source (via combative), and they don’t expect him to be leaving “anytime soon.”

Producers, staff and upper management were not informed of expected extended absences.

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According to another insider, Reigns has been “housed and motivated” to keep WWE at the top of their priority list as they continue to evolve programming around him.

It has also been hinted that Reigns has indicated that he will be attending fewer live WWE events in the future while continuing to appear on television.

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