The night in Providence opens with the equally useless Kick-Off, chaired by Kayla Braxton, Booker T, Kevin Patrick, JBL and Peter Rosenberg. The hour before the event sees the interventions of MVP, MADCAP MOSS and an interview with PAUL HEYMAN and the USOS CHAMPIONS OF COUPLE OF SMACKDOWN ...
And then nothing happens (good thing) and the Kick-Off ends! WrestleMania Backlash begins immediately with (perhaps) the only match built in a decent way and partially expected by myself ... CODY RHODES Vs SETH ROLLINS! -Cody Rhodes Vs Seth Rollins As in WrestleMania 38, the pace is initially slow, with the only difference being that Seth responds to all of Cody's attacks.
The Monday Night Messiah comes close to victory after a Frog Splash from the third string, while the American Nightmare replies with the Falcon Arrow! The two also cancel the finishing moves… BUT CODY CAN PERFORM HIS CROSS RHODES !!!
1… 2… BUT ROLLINS TOUCHES THE STRINGS !!! After a short fight outside the ring, Cody returns to the square to attempt an attack from the third string ... BUT WRONG AND ... SETH'S PEDIGREE !!! 1 ... 2 ... NOOO !!!
Cody Rhodes def.
Following their out-of-this-world match at WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins put on another fantastic showing at WrestleMania Backlash. The match featured a lot of exciting sequences, keeping fans invested.
CODY IS SAVED !!! Dusty's son gets up and… SECOND CROSS RHODES TO SIGN !!! Cody tries the third CROSS RHODES… BUT SETH GETS FREE WITH A KNEE AND THE ROLLUP BEGINS… SETH CLICKS TO RHODES'S COSTUME… BUT CODY THROWS EVERYTHING… 1… 2… 3 !!!
CODY RHODES WINS BY ROBBERY !!! While Cody celebrates his second win, Rollins takes it out on the referee for the final impropriety. The card is too bad that we have already arrived at the highly anticipated (hahahaha) rematch between OMOS and BOBBY LASHLEY!
-Bobby Lashley Vs Omos w MVP A SUCK! Worst match of the evening hands down, also seasoned by a very low interest from the Yuengling Center audience. After freeing himself from HURT LOCK, little Lukaku suffers a Spinebuster, but avoids LASHLEY'S SPEAR ...
MVP TAKES THE STICK AND HITS BOBBY !!! Omos has the big chance and… DOUBLE CHOKESLAM AND EVERYONE AT HOME !!! And on the images of Omos and MVP celebrating, the first part of WrestleMania Backlash ends!