– If you missed it, you can watch WWE Backlash here. If you’d like to read the older editions of the Best and Worst of Backlash, get me a time machine and a job writing wrestling reports at With Leather in 2009.
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And now, the Best and Worst of WWE Backlash for September 11, 2016
Important Note: In honor of Mauro Ranallo driving me crazy all night with his “Matt Striker without the self-awareness and undercurrent of self-loathing” shoehorning of whatever happened in pop culture and the news this week into non-stop similes, I’ve decided to skip a takedown paragraph and just phrase every Best or Worst like Mauro might. LIKE EMMY WINNER STERLING ARCHER, I’M EXPLAINING MY PHRASING!
Best: LIKE A RELEASE PARTY FOR HIS NEW ALBUM FEATURING THE SINGLE ‘WOW,’ IT’S TIME TO RAISE YOUR BECK-SPECTATIONS!