WWE Backlash Coverage: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
We see the opening video for Backlash, which highlights tonight’s matches, and then go live into the Allstate Arena where Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and John Bradshaw Layfield welcome us to the show.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
Nakamura takes Ziggler down, but Ziggler turns it into a waist-lock. They exchange waist-locks and Nakamura takes Ziggler down with a quick strike to the knee. Nakamura goes for a kick, but Ziggler gets out of the way. They tie up and Ziggler backs Nakamura into the corner. Ziggler takes a cheap shot and Nakamura kicks him in the midsection. Nakamura applies a wrist-lockm but Ziggler escapes and goes for a cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Ziggler works over Nakamura’s arm and applies an arm bar down on the mat. Nakamura gets free and takes Ziggler down and applies another wrist-lock. Ziggler gets to the ropes and Nakamura pie faces him. Nakamura taunts him and drives a knee into Ziggler’s midsection. Nakamura takes Ziggler to the corner and delivers Good Vibrations. Ziggler rolls to the floor and Nakamura goes out after him. Nakamura tosses Ziggler back into the ring, but Ziggler kicks him in the side of the head and delivers a neck-breaker. Ziggler rakes Nakamura’s eyes and applies a headlock down on the mat.
Nakamura gets to his feet and escapes, but Ziggler takes him down with a dropkick. Ziggler goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Ziggler delivers a standing elbow drop and goes for the cover again, but Nakamura kicks out again. Ziggler backs Nakamura against the ropes and delivers a headbutt. Ziggler goes to send Nakamura off the ropes, but Nakamura counters with a knee and then drops Ziggler with a spin kick. Nakamura sends Ziggler to the corner and connects with the running knee. Nakamura puts Ziggler on the top rope and connects with the knee strike. Nakamura goes for the cover, but Ziggler kicks out at two. Nakamura grabs Ziggler, but Ziggler counters with a back elbow. Ziggler rolls up Nakamura, but Nakamura counters and goes for the arm bar submission. Ziggler rolls into the ropes to break the hold. Nakamura goes or a suplex, but Ziggler kicks his knee and drops him with a DDT. Ziggler goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two.
Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa, but Ziggler counters and rolls him up for two. Ziggler connects with the Fameasser and goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two again. Ziggler sets up for the superkick, but Nakamura counters. Ziggler counters right back with the Zigzag and goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Ziggler goes for a pile driver, but Nakamura gets free and kicks Ziggler in the back of the head. Nakamura goes for the reverse exploder suplex, but Ziggler lands on his feet and kicks Nakamura in the back of the head. Ziggler goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Ziggler connects with shots to the back of Nakamura’s head, but Nakamura catches his leg. Ziggler spits in Nakamura’s face and Nakamura fires up. Ziggler goes after Nakamura’s leg, but Nakamura catches him and drives his knee into Ziggler’s midsection. Nakamura drives his elbows into Ziggler’s head and then delivers a knee to the side of Ziggler’s face. Nakamura goes up top and goes for a Kinshasa from the middle rop, but Ziggler dodges it. Nakamura grabs Ziggler and takes him down with the exploder suplex. Nakamura connects with the Kinshasa and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura.
We see the video hype package for WWE Extreme Rules, which is a Raw-exclusive pay-per-view and will take place on Sunday, June 4th.
We see AJ Styles warming up backstage for his match against Kevin Owens later tonight.
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