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Gene Snitsky defeated Val Venis
The Hurricane defeated Rodney Mack
Goldust defeated Kenzo Suzuki
The Heart Throbs defeated Road kill & Danny Doring
Brent Albright defeated Mark Jindrak
Brian Kendrick defeated Akio
Hardcore Holly defeated Luther Reigns
Chris Jericho defeated William Regal
Backlash News and Notes:
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With absolutely no plans on giving Rey Mysterio a world title run anytime soon, Edge is expected to prevail in tonights 'I Quit' match for the Money in the Bank contract. It'll be hard to see a way for Mysterio to quit though, without losing face as a hero to the fans, so there might just be some sort of surprise in store.
A Mister Kennedy win would appear to be the lock of the card tonight, with Rob Conway seen as little more than enhancement talent with a gimmick.
With MNM working dark matches on Raw recently, their long anticipated debut could literally come at any time. Melina, Nitro and Mercury are in Seattle to be in attendance for the PPV, but whether management decides to debut the trio tonight remains unseen.
As for the destination of the tag titles, rumours are indicating that the unlikely winners might be Rico and Ron Simmons. With Simmons set to call it a day in the near future, it would certainly be a short lived title reign, possibly as a transition before moving on to the new team, MNM.
Expect a Carlito win tonight under shady circumstances. Rumours are indicating that Shelton Benjamin will be forced to wait slightly longer before being given his first major singles title.
A DX split is imminent, but it may not end up being tonight. Shawn Michaels is heavily tipped to score a big win, coming off the back of a number of consecutive losses at PPV events, with his last win coming in October of last year. How the on-going angle will continue tonight though is unknown.
Despite his recent suspension, Randy Orton IS at the Key Arena. Sources have been unable to tell whether he was asked to show up, or if he decided to come at his own expense. There is a possibility that Orton will make some appearance on the show, to further his angle with John Cena.
Expect a new womens champion to be crowned tonight. Trish Stratus reign has stretched from last October, but the feeling now is that with Stratus winding down, the time is right to take the title from her, and move into a new direction for the womens division, hence the arrival of new faces in the past month.
While a victory for Kane would seem a certain banker, there is a rumour circulating that instead, Kane might lose via DQ. With the company looking to re-establish Kane as a monster figure, he could go 'cross the line' so to speak, and force a DQ with an ugly beating.
Expectations are fairly high for the first post WrestleMania PPV, but still coming off the back of a memorable Mania, there may be somewhat of a WrestleMania hangover still in the air, which has left some doubt in peoples mind over the success of tonights show.
I'll post Backlash tomorrow.