WWE Backlash 2004

APRIL 18, 2004 – EDMONTON, ALBERTA;

QUICK & DIRTY RESULTS
Val Venis defeated Matt Hardy -HEAT-;
Shelton Benjamin defeated Ric Flair;
Jonathan Coachman defeated Tajiri;
Chris Jericho defeated Christian & Trish Stratus;
Victoria defeated Lita -Womans title-;
Randy Orton defeated Mick Foley -Hardcore Rules-;
Rosey & Hurricane defeated La Resistance;
Edge (returning) defeated Kane;
Chris Benoit defeated Triple H & Shawn Michaels;

SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT: Hosted by The Coach & Al Snow..

BACKSTAGE: The Coach cut a promo on Tajiri, and Al Snow seemed upset and lacking loyalty for his broadcast partner..

BACKSTAGE: La Resistance complained to Eric Bischoff, who bookedthem into a match with Hurricane & Rosey..

INTERVIEW: Ric Flair said that he received 16 stitches after last weeks RAW, one for each World title..

HEAT MATCH: Val Venis defeated Matt Hardy Version-1;

OPENING MATCH
Shelton Benjamin defeated Ric Flair: Shelton Benjamin finished Ric Flair off with a clothesline from the top rope..

CHALLENGE MATCH
Jonathan Coachman defeated Tajiri: Garrison Cade showed up and sucker-punched Tajiri and The Coach won with a schoolboy rollup..

HANDICAP MATCH
Chris Jericho defeated Christian & Trish Stratus: Chris Jericho was announced as being from Winnipeg, Manitoba (instead of the usual Manhatten, New York).. Jericho catapulted Christian into Trish and pinned him after a running enzuguiri..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Eugene Dinsmore + WWE Divas + William Regal: Eugene wondered around backstage looking at his copy of the WWE Divas Magazine. Eugene stumbled into the Divas locker room and saw Gail Kim in her underwear and Molly without her wig! William Regal showed up and pulled Eugene away from the screaming Divas. Editor’s Note: Why was Gail Kim in her underwear? Why was she even in the building? Same with Molly.

WWE WOMENS TITLE MATCH:
Victoria defeated Lita to retain the WWE Women’s title: Victoria pinned Lita with an inside cradle to win the match. Gail Kim & Molly Holly (oohhh that’s why) hit the ring after the match and attacked Victoria & Lita..

NO HOLDS BARRED FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH:
Randy Orton defeated Mick Foley: Mick Foley came out wearing his “Most Wanted” Cactus Jack ring attire. Match included trash cans, a barbed wire bat, a bed of barbed wire, and a pile of thumbtacks.. Mick Foley hit his famous roaring elbow off the ring apron onto Randy Orton on the floor. Mick Foley tried to light the barbed wire bat on fire but Eric Bischoff came out and threatened to DQ him.. Randy Orton threw powder in Mick Foley’s face and slammed him onto the bed of barbed wire! Randy Orton took a bump into thumb tacks and had thumb tacks in his back, arms & hands the rest of the match.. Randy Orton countered the Mr. Socko Clawhold with a low-blow, and then turned it into an RKO! Randy Orton hit a SECOND RKO on Mick Foley on a barbed wire bat for the win (retains IC title)! Triple H said at the end that Randy Orton went from being a legend killer to a legend..

INTERVIEW: Triple H said that lightning wouldn’t strike twice and that he would walk away with the World title tonight..

TAG MATCH:
The Hurricane & Rosey defeated La Resistance (Sylvain Grenier & Rob Conway): Eugene Dinsmore came out and bounced off the ropes until William Regal came and rescued him..

SINGLES MATCH:
Edge defeated Kane: The story here was that Edge was not allowed to use his cast (on his arm) as a weapon. Edge won after a low-blow, a shot with the cast behind the refs back, and then hitting a spear on Kane! There were lots of “We Want Bret” and “You Screwed Bret” chants during the match directed towards referee Earl Hebner..

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE 3-WAY:
Chris Benoit defeated Shawn Michaels and Triple H in a 3-WAY to retain the World Heavyweight title: Chris Benoit won by making Shawn Michaels tap out to the Sharpshooter (playing off of Montreal Screwjob).. The referee was Earl Hebner by the way……..

OFF AIR HAPPENING: Chris Benoit got on the microphone and yelled at Shawn Michaels that he “screwed Bret Hart, and tapped out”.. Benoit challenged Michaels to a 5-minute match, but Michaels walked out instead. Triple H got to his feet and said HE didn’t tap out, so Benoit gave him the crossface and he tapped out!

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