– Cody Rhodes kicked off RAW and recalled facing Seth Rollins with a torn pec in the same arena he is in tonight and told Brock Lesnar to pick a spot.
Finn Balor interrupted and claimed Cody can’t win against Brock on his own, and wants him to join The Judgment Day.
Cody declined. Finn told Cody to watch his back because one day he’s going to slap the bleach out of Cody’s hair. Cody said he’s medically cleared to compete and will face him tonight.
– The Bloodline (The Usos & Solo Sikoa) def. LWO
After the match, The Usos said they had one bad night and they ended up losing their Titles at WrestleMania 39. However, they’re going to make things right this Friday by becoming 9-time Tag Team Champions on SmackDown.
– Damage CTRL challenged RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair backstage, which led to a 6 woman tag team match being set up: Bianca & WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Damage CTRL.
– In a backstage segment, Sami Zayn told Jey Uso that he feels bad for him for what The Bloodline is putting him through. Jey said Sami made is decision and he made his.
– Cathy Kelley asked Trish Stratus about Becky Lynch’s absence. Trish said:
“Why isn’t Becky here? She told me that she’s having a hard time being the face of the women’s division, which is a lot for her being a mother. But for me it’s not so much. What she needs is to stay home and say ‘Thank you Trish’.”
– Street Profits def. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander
– Triple H brought back the World Heavyweight Championship with a new design. This new champion will be crowned at Night of Champions. This Title will be on the brand where Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns doesn’t end up on.
BREAKING NEWS: WWE will crown a BRAND NEW World Heavyweight Champion on May 27 at #NightofChampions!@TripleH has brought back a legendary championship on #WWERaw that The Game knows all too well! pic.twitter.com/BNxvJK2rRh
— WWE (@WWE) April 25, 2023
– Jimmy Uso got mad at Jey Uso for talking to Sami Zayn.
– RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY)
– United States Champion Austin Theory said the new World Heavyweight Championship should be around his waist because he has earned it. Instead, WWE put him in a Triple Threat Match at Backlash, where he doesn’t even need to get pinned to lose his Title.
The fans chanted ‘you suck’ at Theory, which led to him saying:
“I might suck, but I’m the guy that pinned John Cena at WrestleMania.”
Bobby Lashley came out and said he’s the one that requested a Triple Threat Match. Theory then said:
“If you’re so good at requesting matches, where was your match at WrestleMania, Bobby?”
Lashley then attacked Theory. A brawl broke out when Bronson Reed joined in too. Reed laid out both men and posed with the US Title.
– Mustafa Ali def. Chad Gable
– Jimmy Uso confronted Sami Zayn for trying to manipulate Jey Uso.
– Cody Rhodes def. Finn Balor
– Seth Rollins said Roman Reigns didn’t beat him at Royal Rumble 2022 and he’s now looking to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. Omos interrupted and they had a face off. Rollins said he’s going to make Omos famous by giving him the best match of his career at Backlash and then put him to sleep for 3 seconds with a Stomp.
– Kevin Owens doesn’t understand why Sami Zayn still cares about The Usos. Matt Riddle said he knows exactly what Sami is going through.
– Rey Mysterio def. Damian Priest via DQ after Priest hit Mysterio with a Steel Chair
Bad Bunny came out after the match with a Kendo Stick and attacked Priest. Bunny then said he’s no longer hosting Backlash. He will face Priest in a Street Fight at Backlash now. This is going to be Bunny’s first singles match in WWE.
— WWE (@WWE) April 25, 2023
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