December 1, 2023

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WWE Backlash 2023 (Wrestling Review)



San Juan, Puerto Rico

May 6th, 2023


WWE RAW Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair (c) vs. IYO SKY

A good opening match that the crowd was super behind. Iyo is looking like a star and Bianca is always good. Despite the bad run and Iyo landing on her face when Bianca dropped her this was good. I know the run in is leading to Damage CTRL breaking up but it could have not been used here and the match would have been better. 

3.5 / 5

Singles Match
Seth Rollins vs. Omos (w/MVP)

This was fine and what you’d expect. Seth carried it as Omos is severely limited in mobility still. A good finisher spot that you could see coming but it worked well. 

2.5 / 5

WWE United States Title Triple Threat Match
Austin Theory (c) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed

Way shorter than expected. A PPV triple threat that never had time to do much and instead came off as something unimportant. 

2 / 5

WWE SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Zelina Vega

The crowd was red hot for this and it helped a ton. Rhea was never going to lose but Zelina got her offense in as the underdog and looked good. It was a good feel good match to have here. 

3 / 5

San Juan Street Fight
Damian Priest vs. Bad Bunny

A fantastic match that was nonstop action and everything you needed it to be. The crowd was beyond hot for Bad Bunny as he continues to prove that he isn’t putting anything but top effort into any match he has. A lot of big moves and weapon spots and the LWO and Judgement Day run ins worked great. Carlito and Savio Vega coming in was just added noise onto a crowd was beyond into this. 

4.25 / 5

Six Man Tag Team Match
Kevin Owens, Matt Riddle & Sami Zayn vs. The Bloodline (Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa)

A very solid match here. The action was good but more so The Bloodline drama was the focus here. 

3.5 / 5

Singles Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes

A semi typical Brock match except for that he took a hit wrong and poured blood. The ending here was super anticlimactic and not sure how it helps Cody outside of saying he won. 

3.5 / 5

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