April 21, 2002
Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena.
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry "the King" Lawler.

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  1. CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Billy Kidman vs Tajiri w/Torrie.
    • Torrie Wilson was dressed in her customary geisha outfit.
    • Late in the match, Kidman hoisted Tajiri to his shoulders.
    • Tajiri spewed red mist into the champion's face!
    • Tajiri got the pinfall and became the new Cruiserweight Champion!

  2. INTERVIEW: Michael Cole & Tajiri.
    • Michael Cole asked for an interview.
    • He only got a stream of angry Japanese from the new champ.
    • Tajiri hurried off with Torrie.

  3. BACKSTAGE: Farooq & Bradshaw.
    • Faarooq found Bradshaw and the two caught up on things.
    • Scott Hall's entrance music hit and Bradshaw ran off for his match.

  4. MATCH: Scott Hall w/XPac vs Bradshaw.
    • Bradshaw brought out Faarooq to even the score!
    • X-Pac tried to distract Bradshaw, but Faarooq rammed X-Pac into the ring post!
    • Scott Hall rolled up Bradshaw to win!

  5. BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon & Ric Flair.
    • Vince McMahon walked into Ric Flair's office.
    • Vince said he thinks he's starting to like the RAW owner's style.
    • No matter what an owner does for his employees, it would never be enough.
    • Vince stated how distrustful of owners employees are.
    • Vince said that Flair was either a fool or brilliant for putting Austin and Undertaker in a No. 1 contender's match.
    • Vince said he was starting to understand Flair.
    • Flair said he could never understand him.
    • Flair said that he would never become like Vince McMahon.

  6. WOMENS TITLE MATCH: Jazz vs Trish Stratus.
    • Instead of seeing Jazz coming down the entrance ramp, out strolled Molly Holly.
    • Molly said that the people didn't want to see the Champ strut around looking trashy.
    • They wanted someone pure and wholesome, like herself.
    • With that, Molly attacked Trish as Jazz began walking to the ring.
    • Late in the match, Jazz grabbed Trish and put her in a Boston Crab.
    • Trish managed to reach the ropes.
    • Jazz dragged her back to the center and locked on a crossface.
    • Trish was unable to slither away and had to tap out!

  7. INTERVIEW: Marc Loyd & Jazz.
    • Marc Loyd asked Jazz about Molly Holly's interference.
    • Jazz simply scowled and strolled up the entrance ramp.

  8. MATCH: Brock Lesnar vs Jeff Hardy w/Lita.
    • Brock inflicted tons of pain on Jeff with his brute strength.
    • With Brock on the ground Jeff hit a SwantonBomb but Brock threw him off like rag!
    • Frustrated, Jeff grabbed a steel chair but was disarmed upon reentering the ring.
    • Brock picked Jeff up and whirled him into a spinning face buster.
    • Referee Teddy Long stopped the match after a crushing powerbomb!
    • Lita could only stare angrily while Heyman and Lesnar celebrated in the ring.
    • Medical personnel attended to Jeff.

  9. MATCH: Edge vs Kurt Angle.
    • Edge climbed to the top turnbuckle and nailed Angle with a crossbody.
    • Edge went to the top rope again and struck Angle with a dropkick.
    • But still, Angle wouldn't stay down for the pin.
    • Soon after, Angle blocked a neckbreaker and hit the Angle Slam!
    • Edge kicked out, but found himself caught in the ankle lock!
    • He screamed in pain, but reversed and wound up on top of Angle, who kicked out.
    • Angle stormed out of the ring and grabbed a steel chair.
    • Angle swung at Edge and wound up with the steel planted on his own head!
    • Edge tried to capitalize with a spear, but met a boot to the face.
    • Following an Angle Slam, the Olympic Hero pinned Edge for the win.

  10. IN THE RING: Chris Jericho.
    • Y2J made an unexpected trip to the ring.
    • Y2J entered the ring and said that 30 days ago he headlined WrestleMania.
    • But there he stood at Backlash without a match.
    • Y2J said he was nothing more than a common spectator.
    • Y2J said that that was unacceptable to him.
    • Y2J said, that he was still better than anyone in the Federation.
    • Y2J mocked Hulk Hogan.
    • Y2J said that all the Hulkamaniacs would be very disappointed.
    • He promised that Hogan would not win the title that night.
    • If Jericho couldn't get a match, he would just leave.
    • His music hit and he began walking up the ramp.

  11. BACKSTAGE: Ric Flair.
    • Ric Flair donned a ref's uniform and readied for the Austin vs. Undertaker match.
    • The Undertaker walked in and eyeballed Flair
    • Taker left after shaking a finger in Flair's face, but not saying a word.

  12. INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH: Rob Van Dam vs Eddie Guerrero.
    • RVD started the match with a spinning heel kick that flattened Eddie.
    • He continued to control the pace of the match with his unorthodox fighting style.
    • Eddie fought back and tried to suplex RVD, but RVD landed in a pinfall attempt.
    • Eddie kicked out and the action continued.
    • Outside the ring, RVD slung Guerrero over the ringside barrier.
    • RVD launched a guillotine kick from the ring apron.
    • A bit later, Guerrero signaled for the Frog Splash and climbed the top rope.
    • RVD kicked RVD in the head!
    • Guerrero then smashed RVD hard to he mat with a sunset flip from the second rope.
    • RVD struck back with a spinning heel kick to the face soon after.
    • Guerrero grabbed the IC title from ringside, but RVD kicked it out of his arms.
    • The ref got knocked down..
    • Guerrero hit a neckbreaker on RVD onto the title belt.
    • He followed with a Five Star Frog Splash and became the new champion!

  13. #1 CONTENDERS MATCH: Undertaker vs Steve Austin.
    • Ric Flair strutted down the entrance ramp to serve as the referee.
    • Austin tried to goad Taker into some Indian-style wrestling.
    • When Taker reached for his hand, the Rattlesnake flipped him the bird!
    • Later, Austin smashed Taker's head into the announce table several times.
    • Suddenly the nWo began walking down the entrance ramp.
    • X-Pac wearing Kane's mask.
    • Taker attacked Austin's left knee.
    • Austin tried for the Stunner, but Taker blocked.
    • Flair tended to Austin while Taker removed a turnbuckle cover.
    • But the plan backfired as Austin Irish Whipped Taker into steel turnbuckle.
    • Austin pushed Taker into Flair, putting the ref down while Taker took a Stunner!
    • The crowd counted to 10 while Austin covered up Taker.
    • Flair was unable to make the count.
    • That allowed Taker to chokeslam Austin.
    • Flair could only count to two before Austin kicked out of the pin attempt!
    • Taker grabbed a steel chair.
    • Flair took it away and Austin hit a low blow on Taker.
    • Austin scored a spinebuster, but Taker kicked out.
    • Austin went for another Stunner, but Taker pushed him away.
    • Rattlesnake collided with Flair!
    • With the ref down, Taker hit Austin with the steel chair and covered his opponent.
    • Flair struggled over but only counted to two before Austin broke the pin attempt.
    • Austin picked up the steel chair after stomping Taker in the corner.
    • Taker kicked it into Austin's face!
    • Taker covered Austin, whose foot on the rope!
    • Flair counts the 1-2-3!!
    • Undertaker become the No. 1 contender for the Undisputed Championship!
    • Austin managed to get a little payback in by giving Taker a Stunner after the match.

  14. INTERVIEW: The Coach & Ric Flair.
    • Flair told Coach he didn't see Austin's foot on the rope.
    • Coach showed Flair the replay and Flair swore at missing the scene.

  15. TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Billy/Chuck w/Rico vs Maven/Al Snow.
    • Rico tried to help out, but his spinning heel kick took down Billy.
    • Maven caught Chuck with a crossbody but couldn't get the pin.
    • But it wouldn't be enough as Chuck kicked Maven square on the jaw.
    • Billy covered Maven for the win.

  16. UNDISPUTED TITLE MATCH: Triple H vs Hulk Hogan.
    • Late in the match, Triple H put Hogan in a sleeper hold.
    • Hulkster used all his energy to get out of it.
    • He hit Triple H with a boot to the face and followed with a leg drop!
    • Hogan covered Triple H, but the ref was busy fending off Chris Jericho.
    • Y2J shoved the ref down then clocked Hogan in the skull with the chair!
    • Triple H came over and planted a facebuster on Y2J, forcing him from the ring!
    • Hogan got back up and took down The Game with a boot once again.
    • But Triple H got up and subdued Hogan and landed a Pedigree!
    • The ref came over to make the count..
    • The Undertaker raced down and clocked the ref!
    • Taker than smashed The Game with the steel chair!
    • Hogan got to his feet and punched Taker out of the ring.
    • The Hulkster bounced off the ropes, hit Triple H with the leg drop.
    • The Hulkster covered HHH to WIN THE MATCH!!!
    • The Hulkster captured his sixth World Wrestling Federation Championship!
    • After a short celebration, a bloody Triple H faced Hogan with a menacing look.
    • Finally, The Game extended his right hand and congratulated Hogan on the win.
    • The Game then turned toward the entrance ramp
    • The Game directed his hatred toward the locker room.
    • Hogan celebrated with his new championship as Backlash drew to a close!

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