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WWE Backlash evolved into one of the best shows the company had ever staged on the map, depending on the quality of the fights.
In the end, it was cruelly disappointing to only score one or two bright points.
Whether it was top-notch games that ended in disappointing style, the wrong results in some, or little momentum for some of the company's bigger stars, Backlash was, on the whole, a frustrating night for the fans.
And many of these frustrations will be considered the best gifts for fans moving forward.
Here's a look at the biggest takeaways from Backlash 201
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As with most pay-per-views on Sunday, the main event between Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns was not exactly intoxicating.
The decision to end the show through the WWE Championship Match meant it had to be good. but it was sad to fool.
And when it comes to the result, I
After Brock Lesnar had already jumped twice in less than a month, he was routinely dubbed by Joe on the microphone in the weeks leading up to the fight. Maybe there was one Opportunity for fans to calm down on Roman's booing here.
But the main problem returned to prosecuting WWE again on Sunday: If a loss of Reigns would do no harm at all, the company insists it must have it (19659004) The problem here is that given the strength of Joe in In the last few weeks now entering SmackDown in the WWE championship image, it does not feel right.
All because Reigns had to go over again
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Who knows what's next for the two men who participated in the WWE Championship at Backlash?
The outcome of the final fight between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura did not provide any specific clues, that's for sure.
Simply put, WWE has failed to exploit a rivalry that has inflamed wrestling rings around the world.
This last episode had a controversial ending and left the door open for another meeting between the two.
But you feel that WWE runs out of chances to remember this feud for a long time.
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Since joining a WWE ring a month ago, Bobby Lashley has not had much to say.
WWE should have had big plans for a man who could easily hang out with the company's top talent in the main event scene.
Instead, he stumbles across the interim map with little creative guidance as to how things stand.
He's probably intended to force Braun Strowman over the next few days and weeks to make a lame feud between the two of them, but even on Sunday, there was an obvious sense of lightheartedness about the crowd when it came to Lashley.
The WWE needs to hedge some exciting prospects for Lashley as a priority o N Roh, because his return to the company at the moment was not overwhelming.
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There is currently only one WWE wrestler who has a realistic claim to be the best talent on the list.
Once again on Sunday, Seth Rollins (and The Miz, to be fair) stole the show in the first round from Backlash and left the bar too high to accommodate the rest of the card.
Rollins is in a real tear right now. The possibilities for him and his character are limitless, as evidenced by the fact that he has recorded some of WWE's biggest names in some of their best matches in years.
He is also with the fans and it's easy to wonder if Rollins will get their hands on the Universal Championship this year when he's finally taken away from Brock Lesnar.
The Miz deserves credit for his role on Sunday without question, but right now Rollins looks untouchable.