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WWE – Backlash 2009 (Wrestling Review)



Providence, Rhode Island

April 26, 2009


ECW Heavyweight Title Match
Jack Swagger (c) vs. Christian

Swagger was new here and finding his footing still. Christian was a good guy to face as he was a vet who knew what to do. Solid opening match. Nothing really wrong but nothing too great. 

2.75 / 5

Singles Match
Ricky Steamboat vs. Chris Jericho

A solid match granted Steamboat hadn’t wrestled in like a decade. Jericho helped him keep up and make it look well here too. Not a great match or super exciting always but points for Steamboat looking better than expected minus a few moves. 

2.5 / 5

Singles Match
CM Punk vs. Kane

Kane doesn’t know how to sell throughout a match and its very clear. This wasn’t really that great and instantly forgettable. 

2 / 5

I Quit Match
Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy

This had its moments but was a bit too long. Dear lord though this ending is horrendous. Matt pulling the dead mom angle, saying the crowd is bad, and then backing out of a leg drop. What a buzzkill. 

1.5 / 5

WWE Heavyweight Title Six Man Tag Team Match
Batista, Shane McMahon & Triple H (c) vs. Legacy (Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Ted DiBiase)

A decent match that had its moments. It helped having more people here to flesh the match out too. Ortons ending punt looked horrendous though. 

3.25 / 5

World Heavyweight Title Last Man Standing Match
John Cena (c) vs. Edge

This match starts slow but gets better. It has its big spots here and the ending, while over the top, is memorable. Big Show randomly coming out to throw Cena through the light was the big moment they needed here to get this match to be remembered. 

3.5 / 5

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