1. WWE Backlash 2016: Top Talking Points Following PPV Event

    The first brand-exclusive pay-per-view is in the books following Sunday's WWE Backlash, a SmackDown -exclusive show that saw the coronation of AJ Styles as world champion...

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  2. WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Sept. 12

    Clarity and clobbering will provide the foundation for WWE Raw on Sept. 12. Kevin Owens has to fend off Roman Reigns to ensure he's not outnumbered by former members of The Shield at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view on Sept...

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  3. Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles: What's Next for Each Star After WWE Backlash 2016?

    We have a new WWE world champion on SmackDown . AJ Styles, who debuted in WWE only seven-and-a-half months ago, now holds the top prize in WWE , the ...

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  4. WWE Superstar Power Rankings Ahead of Sept. 12 Raw

    Thanks to WWE Backlash 2016 on Sunday, the SmackDown roster had a leg up on the Raw crew in this week's Superstar power rankings...

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  5. WWE Backlash 2016 Results: Biggest Winners and Losers from Marquee Event

    Just nine months after a stunning debut at the Royal Rumble and three weeks after defeating John Cena clean in the center of the ring at SummerSlam , AJ Styles beat Dean Ambrose ...

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  6. WWE Backlash 2016 Winners: Biggest Stars of the Night

    WWE Backlash 2016 is in the books. SmackDown had the pressure of running the first pay-per-view after SummerSlam, and they had a truncated amount of time to build their major feuds...

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  7. AJ Styles vs. John Cena Feud for WWE World Championship is Inevitable

    AJ Styles was crowned the new WWE World champion a t WWE Backlash after defeating Dean Ambrose through nefarious means. Styles' win continues a tidal wave of momentum that dates back to his two victories over John Cena ...

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  8. WWE Backlash 2016 Results: Twitter Reacts to Top Stars, Moments and More

    WWE SmackDown Live presented its first pay-per-view event Sunday night with Backlash, a show lacking star power and featuring only six matches, but one that had fans on Twitter genuinely curious about how the blue brand would fare...

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  9. Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles: Winner and Reaction from WWE Backlash 2016

    AJ Styles continued his string of dominance Sunday night at WWE Backlash by defeating Dean Ambrose to become the WWE world heavyweight champion for the first time in his illustrious career...

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  10. WWE Backlash 2016 Review: Top Highlights and Low Points

    Every WWE event has pressure on it to deliver, but since Backlash 2016 was the first SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view since July's draft, even more was on the line...

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  11. Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt: What's Next for Feud After WWE Backlash 2016?

    Randy Orton 's run of misfortune continued Sunday at WWE Backlash, as Bray Wyatt defeated The Viper in just 10 seconds...

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  12. Usos vs. Heath Slater, Rhyno: Winner and Reaction from WWE Backlash 2016

    The unlikely team of Heath Slater and Rhyno completed their improbable journey to the top Sunday at WWE Backlash. They defeated The Usos in the finals of a tournament to become the new SmackDown tag team champions...

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  13. Kane Defeats Bray Wyatt at WWE Backlash After Randy Orton Forfeits Due to Injury

    Bray Wyatt went 1-1 at WWE Backlash on Sunday night, beating Randy Orton by forfeit and then losing to Kane . Wyatt was originally scheduled to face Orton...

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  14. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler: Winner and Reaction from WWE Backlash 2016

    The Miz's impressive WWE Intercontinental Championship reign of 160 days continued at Backlash on Sunday, when he defeated Dolph Ziggler with the title on the line...

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  15. The Usos vs. The Hype Bros: Winner and Reaction from WWE Backlash 2016

    The Usos defeated The Hype Bros Sunday at WWE Backlash in a second-chance match to earn a spot in the SmackDown Tag Team Championship tournament final against Heath Slater and Rhyno later in the night...

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  16. Becky Lynch Wins SmackDown Women's Championship at WWE Backlash 2016

    Becky Lynch won a Six-Pack Challenge at WWE Backlash to become the first SmackDown women's champion Sunday night. She locked Carmella into a Disarm-Her for the win...

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  17. WWE Backlash 2016 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    SmackDown reset its world at WWE Backlash 2016 on Sunday. The blue brand crowned a series of new champions, putting AJ Styles, Becky Lynch and Heath Slater and Rhyno in the spotlight as the New Era marches on...

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  18. WWE Backlash 2016 Results: Live Reaction and Review

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of WWE Backlash 2016. As the first exclusive pay-per-view for the SmackDown brand, this show will be a good indicator if the talents on the blue brand can carry a big event by themselves...

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  19. Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt: WWE Backlash 2016 Preview and Prediction

    When Randy Orton returns to pay-per-view Sunday night at WWE Backlash 2016, he will do so looking to regain confidence following a one-sided, TKO loss to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam ...

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  20. WWE Backlash 2016: Live Stream, WWE Network Start Time and Match Card

    Sunday's WWE Backlash pay-per-view is the first brand-exclusive event for SmackDown . In addition to the Intercontinental Championship and WWE Championship matches, we will see the crowning of new SmackDown women's and tag team champions...

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  21. WWE Backlash 2016: Biggest Unanswered Questions Going into Event

    The WWE brand extension will face its biggest test Sunday night as SmackDown Live presents Backlash, the first show-exclusive pay-per-view of the New Era...

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  22. WWE Backlash 2016: Final Picks and Predictions for Entire Match Card

    WWE Backlash 2016 will be the 12th installment in the event's history, and it airs live from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia, at 8 p.m. ET...

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  23. WWE Backlash 2016 Matches: Full Card Breakdown, Bold Predictions and More

    WWE Backlash is almost here, and it's time to shine for the Superstars of SmackDown Live. This won't be difficult, as many fans believe the Tuesday program is surpassing Monday Night Raw in terms of overall quality...

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  24. WWE Raw vs. SmackDown: Analyzing Who Won the Week of Sept. 5

    SmackDown Live was always going to have an uphill battle in front of it this week. Fresh off the shocking events of Aug...

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  25. WWE Backlash 2016 Matches: Best Finishes for Entire Match Card

    WWE Backlash 2016 is going to be the first SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view in nearly 10 years, as the rosters have not split their events since No Way Out in February 2007...

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