WWE presented the much-awaited edition of Backlash 2018 from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6. Backlash was the company’s first pay per view post Wrestlemania 34 and hence it managed to create anticipation among wrestling fans.
The main event of the pay per view saw Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe take on each other in a thrilling contest. Joe left no stone unturned to win the match and brutally attacked the Big Dog before the match.
The Grand Slam champion, despite all odds continued to battle the Samoan and secured a victory against him. Reigns delivered a spear to the former NXT champion for the win.
It's not pretty; it's PAIN as @SamoaJoe looks to PUNISH #TheBigDog @WWERomanReigns at #WWEBacklash! @WWENetwork pic.twitter.com/GiSLK8p8lH— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2018
AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura have been embroiled in a heated rivalry over the WWE championship since the last few months. The two Smackdown superstars faced each other on two separate occasions- WM 34 and Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.
Styles and Nakamura locked horns once again for the WWE title in a no disqualification match. The two wrestlers delivered low blows to each other, leaving each other exhausted to answer the referee’s ten count.
The Phenomenal One retained the WWE championship as the match ended in a no contest
After a DOUBLE LOW BLOW, neither @AJStylesOrg nor @ShinsukeN could answer the count of 1️⃣0️⃣, so AJ Styles is STILL your @WWE Champion! #WWEBacklash pic.twitter.com/Aql9vG3iZ2— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2018