A rough travel week for WWE didn't seem to affect Seth Rollins and Finn Balor in last night's main event.
Rollins defended his Intercontinental Championship against Balor on Raw, with the winner advancing to face The Miz at Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view. Balor also sent a message to Rollins earlier in the night, laying him out after they fought off Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas together.
The opening segment set up a six-man tag match with Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley facing Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn & Jinder Mahal. And while the crowd in Montreal booed Reigns, they reacted big for Owens & Zayn as they returned home.
Plus, Ronda Rousey accompanied Natalya for her match against Mickie James, Ruby Riott took on Sasha Banks, and WWE followed up on Titus O'Neil's slip from the Greatest Royal Rumble.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: RAW, Backlash, Champion Carnival, Bellator, tons more! 5/1
- Tag team match added to WWE Backlash card
- WWE Raw live results: The Backlash go-home show
WWE Raw video highlights --
Reigns addresses the finish of his cage match, gets interrupted by Mahal, Zayn & Owens
Bobby Roode vs. Elias
The Authors of Pain face Jean-Paul & Francois
A video package recaps the Greatest Royal Rumble
Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas try to recruit Seth Rollins & Finn Balor
Sasha Banks vs. Ruby Riott
Alexa Bliss accuses Nia Jax of bullying in another Moment of Bliss
Baron Corbin thinks interviewing Titus O'Neil is a waste of time
Bray Wyatt & Matt Hardy call themselves the darkness and the light
Reigns, Strowman & Lashley vs. Owens, Zayn & Mahal
No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin, Titus O'Neil gets even with Corbin
Natalya (w/ Ronda Rousey) vs. Mickie James (w/ Alexa Bliss)
Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler didn't come to Raw to steal the show, they're going to take it
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship
Raw fallout: Owens & Zayn say they deserve this kind of reaction everywhere in the world
Raw fallout: Seth Rollins is going to keep the IC title from going to SmackDown
Raw fallout: Jean-Paul & Francois are confused after being destroyed by AOP
Raw fallout: Mike Kanellis didn't break the record for the fastest Royal Rumble elimination