Welcome to the WWE Backlash 2016 pay-per-view results. The latest pay-per-view is the first exclusive Smackdown pay-per-view since the WWE Draft back in July. Among the big matches are the WWE World Heavyweight Title match featuring Dean Ambrose against AJ Styles, and the awarding of the brand new women’s and tag team titles. Below are all of the latest Backlash 2016 results for the pay-per-view!
Becky Lynch won the Sixpack Challenge to become new Smackdown Women’s Champion. Alexa Bliss was the first elimination. Natalya locked a Sharpshooter on Naomi for the second. Nikki got a pinfall to get rid of Natalya, but Carmella rushed over soon after to eliminate Nikki with a rollup pin. It came down to Lynch against Carmella as the final two. Lynch eluded Carmella’s late attack and locked her into the DisarmHer, making Carmella tap.
The Usos defeated Hype Bros via submission to win the “Second Chance” match in the tag team titles tournament. Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley looked hype early on. They had the momentum several times throughout, including late. A near doubleteam move was achieved but one of the Usos yanked Mojo Rawley out of the ring. Ryder did his best to fight off both Usos, but tweaked his leg somehow. He got his leg clipped by an Uso, and later a submission hold was locked on causing Ryder to tap. That moves the Usos on to face Slater and Rhyno in the finals.
The Miz defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Ziggler was distracted by Maryse late in the match. He had control but as he ducked through the ropes to jaw at Maryse she sprayed something into his face. That allowed Miz to grab Ziggler for a pinfall victory, retaining the title.
Kane defeated Bray Wyatt via pinfall in a No Holds Barred Match. Wyatt beat up Orton backstage earlier in the show. Once Wyatt got to the ring for the match, it was announced Orton was unable to compete. A ref’s 10 count gave Wyatt a forfeit victory. However, he was soon informed he still had to compete – against Kane in a No Holds Barred Match. Kane and Wyatt went back and forth using a variety of weapons inside and outside of the ring. However, the biggest weapon of them all came into play late in the match. Randy Orton limped down the ramp from backstage with his leg taped up. He stared down Wyatt as Kane sat up. Wyatt realized he had nowhere to run. As he turned towards Kane, The Viper slid into the ring and hit the RKO. Moments later, Kane hit a big chokeslam to get the pinfall win.
Heath Slater and Rhyno defeated The Usos via pinfall to win the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles. Another great back and forth matchup. In this match, not only were the titles on the line but also a job. If Slater and Rhyno won, it would also give Slater a spot on the Smackdown roster. A loss would mean a lost job for Slater.
Late in this one, Rhyno set up for a big move, only for one of The Usos to toss him into the corner. Slater managed to get back in the match with a tag to Rhyno. He came in to hit neckbreakers on both Usos. Slater had the pinfall, but was pulled out of the ring by one of the Usos. The ref became momentarily distracted, allowing Rhyno to get back in the ring and hit a huge spear on the legal Uso. Slater soon crawled over and put an arm over him to get the big pinfall win.
AJ Styles defeated Dean Ambrose via pinfall to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It was a back and forth contest for the main event. Fans seemed split between the Phenomenal One and Ambrose. Both men pulled out all the stops with the match happening inside and outside the ring. At one point, Ambrose took control on the outside, tossing Styles over the commentators’ table and then into the audience area for a big spot. Back in the ring. Styles hit a Pele Kick and Ambrose hit his bounce back clothesline. The champ had Styles set up for Dirty Deeds too. However, Styles shoved Ambrose away, knocking him into the ref. With the ref a bit disoriented, Styles hit a low blow on Ambrose. He followed with Styles Clash to get the definitive pinfall. That gave Styles the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for his first ever reign!
What did you think of the WWE Backlash 2016 pay-per-view results? Were you happy with all tonight’s winners? What were the best matches? Let us know below!