WWE Backlash Coverage: Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
WWE United States Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles
Styles back Owens into the corner and applies a headlock. Owens sends Styles off the ropes, but Styles gets a quick roll up. Owens gets out at two and takes Styles down. Styles applies another headlock, but Owens counters into his own headlock. Styles sends Owens off the ropes and goes for a dropkick, but Owens holds on and rolls to the outside. Styles comes out after him, but Owens rolls back into the ring. Owens kicks Styles in the midsection and beats him down to the mat. Owens delivers a chop against the ropes and then holds on as Styles goes for another dropkick. Owens picks Styles up, but Styles connects with a dropkick this time. Styles delivers a chop and they exchange right hands in the corner. Owens sends Styles to the opposite corner and charges, but Styles leapfrogs over and takes Owens down to the mat. Owens comes back with a right hand, and Styles answers with his own. Styles connects with a back elbow and goes up top, but Owens pulls him down and drops him with a big clothesline. Owens goes for the cover, but Styles kicks out at two. Owens stomps away on Styles and applies a headlock down on the mat.
Owens drops Styles with a DDT and goes for the cover, but Styles kicks out at two. Owens delivers three sentons to Styles and goes for the cover again, but Styles kicks out again. Owens applies a headlock down on the mat and then slams him down for good measure. Owens picks Styles up, but Styles counters with an enzuiguri. Styles and Owens exchange right hands and Styles drops him with a clothesline. Styles deliver a forearm shot and goes for the cover, but Owens kicks out at two. Styles sends Owens to the corner and delivers a forearm and then takes him down with a face-buster. Styles goes for the cover, but Owens kicks out at two. Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Owens gets away. Owens charges, but Styles catches him and delivers a neck-breaker. Styles goes for the cover, but Owens kicks out at two. Owens comes back and takes Styles down with a back body drop and then delivers a superkick. Owens grabs Styles and delivers a neck-breaker of his own. Owens goes for the cover, but Styles kicks out at two. Styles comes back, but Owens drapes him over the top rope. Owens goes up top, but Styles cuts him off.
Styles grabs him and goes for the Styles Clash on the apron, but Owens gets free and wraps Styles’ leg around the ring post. Owens tosses Styles into the steps and then back into the ring. Owens delivers the cannonball in the corner. Owens wraps Styles leg around the bottom rope and then delivers the cannonball to Styles’ leg. Owens applies a single-leg Boston Crab in the middle of the ring and then applies an ankle lock to Styles, but Styles gets to the ropes. Owens takes Styles up top, but Styles counters with a power bomb. Styles goes to the apron and goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but his leg collapses and Owens delivers a DDT. Owens goes for the cover, but Styles kicks out at two. Owens picks Styles up, but Styles connects with the Pele kick. Styles beats Owens down in the corner and sets him up top. Styles climbs, but Owens counters and slams Styles down to the mat. Owens goes for the cover, but Styles kicks out at two. Owens goes up top, but Styles rolls to the apron. Owens grabs Styles and goes for a suplex, but Styles counters and suplexes Owens onto the apron instead.
Styles grabs Owens, but Owens counters and backs Styles into the timekeeper’s area. Owens gets to his feet, but Styles comes from out of nowhere and connects with the Phenomenal Forearm. Styles puts Owens on the announce table and goes for the Styles Clash, but Owens pulls Styles leg through the hole in the announce table and gets back into the ring as the referee makes the ten count.
Winner via countout and still WWE United States Champion: Kevin Owens.
After the match, Owens nails Styles in the back of the head with the United States title belt.
We take a look back to the Backlash Preshow and see highlights of Tye Dillinger’s victory over Aiden English. We then see that Kevin Owens, Tye Dillinger, and Sami Zayn will be on Talking Smack tonight after Backlash.