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What did we at FGB think about Backlash?
Show overall rating: Thumbs Up
Best Match: Christian vs. Jack Swagger
Worst Match: Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. HHH, Shane McMahon, and Batista
The opener was my favourite thing on the show. But it wasn’t like it fell off the cliff or anything after that. Everything else was pretty good too. The only thing I wasn’t mad about was the 6 man tag (I don’t care about any of those guys anymore, even Randy who I LOVED three months ago). Steamboat/Y2J was fun, Kane/Punk was the best Kane single match in forever and Edge/Cena was a good brawl (although somewhat dragged down by the elaborate prop stuff that does nothing for me).
But yeah it’s all about Swagger tossing suckas around and Christian being the best babyface this side of El Generico.
Show overall rating: Thumbs Way Up
Best Match: Edge vs. John Cena
Worst Match: Kiss Cam (not necessarily a match)
Backlash is the afterthought PPV this year, as usual. Because Wrestlemania was just three weeks ago, the push for Backlash has been less than stellar. The six-man tag team main event seems a bit lackluster and the stipulations are silly. One can only hope that Dave Batista turns heel here, because things need to be stirred up. John Cena vs. Edge, though we’ve seen it time and time again, should at least be above average.
But I especially want to see Chris Jericho and Ricky Steamboat. I can’t believe I’m watching Ricky Steamboat wrestle again.
We’ll be back here at 5PM Pacific with live play by play.
The ECW title match opens up the show and JR, Jerry Lawler, and Michael Cole are calling the match. I wonder if Josh Matthews has a bloody nose again.
1. Christian vs. Jack Swagger
It was a really good big man little man match, but the big man was bigger, faster, and stronger. Swagger looked awesome. He dominated nearly the entire match and threw Christian around like a rag doll. He even hit the Big Van Vader splash from the top rope. Christian took off the turnbuckle pad and Swagger hit the buckle and then fell into an Unprettier, or whatever they call it these days.
Winner: Christian by pinfall
Swagger looked so good that I think the title change, which was probably the right thing to do before the match, may have been early. I think he could’ve went over here, but you can’t really complain. It was a really good opener.
Christian saw Edge in the back and Edge explained that he’s not a fun guy anymore because of John Cena. He didn’t say anything about Big Show humping his wife.
2. Chris Jericho vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat