Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Backlash 2017 results. The Smackdown-exclusive WWE Network event was headlined by a WWE Championship match between Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal, as well as the main roster debut of Shinsuke Nakamura and matches for the United States and Smackdown Tag Team Championships.
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WWE Backlash 2017 Results:
– Kickoff Match: Tye Dillinger defeated Aiden English. Dillinger pinned English after a Tye Breaker.
1. Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Dolph Ziggler. This was Nakamura’s main-roster in-ring debut. Ziggler dominated much of the match and hit a Zig Zag, but only got two. Nakamura came back with a Kinshasa to win the match.
2. Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) defeated Breezango. Tyler Breeze was “deep undercover” during the match, dressing as both a janitor and an old woman. The Usos pinned Fandango after tripping him on the top rope and hitting him with a superkick.
3. Sami Zayn defeated Baron Corbin. Zayn pinned Corbin after a Helluva Kick.
4. The Welcoming Committee (Natalya, Tamina and Carmella) defeated Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Naomi. Natalya won the match for her team by making Becky Lynch tap out to a Sharpshooter.