WWE Backlash: Baron Corbin Vs. Apollo Crews (Kickoff)

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Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews

We go to Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga at ringside. Apollo Crews makes his way out first as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Baron Corbin is out next.

The bell rings and they lock up. Corbin pushes Crews towards the corner. They talk trash and lock up again. Corbin does the same thing. They go to lock up again and Crews goes behind. They run the ropes and Corbin drops Crews with a shoulder. More back and forth until Crews hits a dropkick. Corbin dumps Crews to the apron. Crews with a right hand. Crews tries to springboard in but Corbin knocks him out of the air. Crews hits the floor hard and we go to break.

Back from the break and Crews is fighting back but Corbin drops him with an elbow. Crews looks to make a comeback with kicks and knees. Crews with a leaping lariat as fans cheer. Crews with a splash in the corner. Corbin counters and ends up on the floor but runs right back in with a big shot to the back of the head. Corbin beats on Crews as fans boo now.

Corbin continues to beat Crews around. Crews fights back but gets leveled with a huge clothesline for a 2 count. Corbin tries to go out and back in again but Crews catches him with a knee to the jaw. The referee counts as both are down now. Crews blocks a shot and nails an enziguri. Crews with the standing moonsault for a 2 count. Corbin with a modified STO for a 2 count. Corbin charges in the corner but Crews moves. Crews slams Corbin for a close 2 count. Corbin knocks Crews off and catches him in a Deep Six for a 2 count. Crews rolls out for a breather. Corbin follows and charges but Crews moves and Corbin crashes into the steel steps shoulder first. The referee counts as Crews catches Corbin with a Samoan Drop on the floor. Crews brings it back in the ring and goes to the top. Crews comes down after Corbin rolls out of reach. Crews takes Corbin to the floor and unloads. Crews mounts him with right hands but Corbin drops him jaw first into a knee. Corbin nails End of Days for the win.

Winner: Baron Corbin

After the match, Corbin has his hand raised as we go to replays. We come back to Corbin standing tall in the ring as Crews tries to recover on the floor.


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