Ninjas on Bikes- Backlash 2020

The Street Profits & Viking Raiders brawl in parking lot: WWE ...

Surprise.

Prior to the start of the Backlash show, WWE announced that there would be a RAW Tag Team Championship match between the Street Profits and the Viking Raiders.  It was unexpected and felt last minute, but no one would expect what we wound up getting.

5 Ups And 7 Downs From WWE Backlash 2020 – Page 8The two teams have been having filmed vignettes competing against one another in “Anything you can do, we can do better” challenges.  Bowling. Sword fighting. Axe throwing and the such.  They were tied at 2 each and split events at their “Decathlon” last week on RAW so it made sense that they would break the tie with a championship match.

We should have seen it coming.

The match never happened as the segment turned into another cinematic presentation where the two teams fought each other in the back.  They destroyed Braun Strowman’s windshield again, attacked each other with the props from previous skits, speared each other through window glass and so on.

We had not seen anything yet.

WWE Backlash results: Street Profits vs. Viking Raiders in a ...As they were facing off, a group of motorcycles pulled up and WWE wrestler Akira Tozawa stepped up and pulled off his ninja mask.  It was ninjas on bikes.

The Street Profits and the Viking Raiders then decided to team up to take on the ninjas as the Viking Profits (there was a logo for the group too).  They battled the ninjas and knocked them all out (using the power of the turkey leg, which apparently, like Thor with Mjolnir, Ivar can summon by holding out his hand.

Identity of the giant ninja who appeared at WWE Backlash during ...Then, Tozawa unleashed the giant ninja who had a sword.  Eric wanted to take him on but wiser heads came through and they ran away.

They wound up on the top of a truck and started fighting once again.  They all fell into a dumpster and were attacked by a monster with a long tentacle, which was an allusion to the dianoga from Star Wars: A New Hope.

Holy cow.

The Viking Raiders, Street Profits Battle Each Other and Ninjas at ...Yes, this was ridiculous, but I laughed many times.  It breaks up the show and it gives these four talented men a chance to show off their comedic timing.  I liked the shots, I liked the music.  Was it stupid?  Of course.  Was it a good stupid?  I think so.  I liked this more than the last cinematic match between Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream on NXT Takeover: In You House.

Will these kind of bits get old?  Maybe.  It depends on how they use it and what they do with it.  It made sense to do this after the series of vignettes that these teams had done.

But come on….

Ninjas.

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3 thoughts on “Ninjas on Bikes- Backlash 2020

  1. I didn’t see this PPV, but I heard the tag match was really wacky. Wrestling was something I didn’t expect to get into, but I mainly watch the indie BritWres scene. Interestingly enough, it started when I reviewed the Eddie Dennis documentary which did shatter some expectations of people associated with that form of athletics.

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    • I don’t know the Eddie Dennis doc. I do not know much about the British wrestling scene. I could watch the WWE UK stuff, but there are only so many hours of wrestling one can see in a week.

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      • I was just curious if you knew about it or not. It’s a short documentary with it only being 13 minutes long. He actually did get signed to NXT UK and that point is mentioned since he got signed the year the doc came out. To be honest, I haven’t watched a lot of the mainstream wrestling stuff and I do agree with you about there being only so many hours one can watch since I mainly watch movies or documentaries. One federation I’ve been following since their re-launch is Progress. Here’s the Eddie Dennis doc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIuf2DDnwA

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