WWE Backlash Coverage: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal
WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal (w/The Singh Brothers)
Orton attacks Mahal before the bell and delivers a series of uppercuts and shots in the corner. Orton tosses Mahal to the outside and chases away The Singh Brothers. Orton tosses Mahal over the announce table and beats him down. Orton kicks Mahal and then tosses him back into the ring. The bell rings and Orton tosses Mahal into the corner again. Mahal comes back for a clothesline, but Orton ducks under and goes for the RKO. Mahal shoves him away and rolls to the floor. Orton comes to the outside and drops Mahal with a clothesline. Orton tosses Mahal back into the ring, but Mahal rolls to the outside again. Mahal slams Orton into the LED board on the apron and then delivers a right hand. Mahal tosses Orton back into the ring and applies an arm bar submission down on the mat. Orton gets to his feet, but Mahal drops him with a dropkick and goes for the cover and Orton kicks out at two. Mahal applies the submission again and then knees Orton in the midsection. Mahal sends Orton off the ropes, but Orton counters and slams Mahal down to the mat. Orton stomps away on Mahal.
Orton delivers an uppercut and goes for a back-slide, but Mahal counters with an arm-breaker. Mahal drops a knee and goes for the cover, but Orton kicks out at two. Mahal drives a knee into Orton, but Orton sends him to the outside to counter. Orton goes out after him and slams him onto the announce table again. Orton tosses Mahal back into the ring, but Mahal counters with stomps and drops a knee onto Orton. Mahal drives a knee into Orton’s back and applies a submission again. Orton backs Mahal into the corner, but Mahal sends him to the opposite corner. Mahal charges, but Orton moves and Mahal hits the ring post. Orton slams Mahal into the turnbuckle and goes up top. Mahal punches him down, but Orton knocks him down as well. Orton delivers a superplex from the top rope and both men are down. Orton rolls into the cover, but Mahal kicks out at two. Mahal and Orton exchange blows and Orton gains the advantage. Orton takes Mahal down with the power slam and then drops him with a fall-away slam. Orton goes for the cover, but Mahal kicks out at two. Mahal comes back with a neck-breaker and goes for the cover, but Orton kicks out at two.
Mahal sends Orton off the ropes, but Orton counters with a back-breaker. Mahal crawls onto the apron, but Orton grabs him and delivers the middle rope DDT. Orton sets up for the RKO, but Mahal rolls to the outside. Orton rolls to the outside as the Singh Brothers check on Mahal. He kicks both of them and slam them into the barricade and ring apron. Mahal sends Orton into the ring post repeatedly and then toss him back into the ring. Mahal gets into the ring, but Orton catches him with an RKO. The Singh Brothers pull Mahal out of the ring as Orton goes for the cover. Orton tosses the Singh Brothers over the announce tables. Orton brings the Singh Brothers to the ring and delivers the middle rope DDT to both of them. Mahal takes Orton down from behind and gets the pin fall.
Winner and new WWE Champion: Jinder Mahal.
After the match, Mahal takes his title and walks around the crowd. He comes back and stands on the announce table and raises his title in the air. Mahal gets into the ring and celebrates with the Singh Brothers as Backlash comes to a close.