Sure, it is solely 9 days between WWE occasions, as Greatest Royal Rumble simply occurred in Saudi Arabia. And WWE has its subsequent PPV able to go. On Sunday, May 6, WWE is internet hosting Backlash, a dual-branded occasion that includes the celebs of each Raw and Smackdown. Coming to you reside from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Backlash will stream reside over the WWE Network and be obtainable on PPV.
Unlike Greatest Royal Rumble, Backlash shall be on at a extra acquainted time at eight PM ET / 5 PM PT, with a Kickoff Show airing one hour prior, which you’ll watch on YouTube reside. There must be a minimum of one match on the Kickoff Show, however nothing has been introduced as of this writing. Hopefully, WWE will put a cruiserweight match on the pre-show, as they have been a improbable technique to begin these occasions.
Building on tales from each the Monday and Tuesday evening reveals, Backlash will characteristic a few of WWE’s high stars battling it out within the ring. Most notably, AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura will face one another for a 3rd time–with the previous two being Wrestlemania 34 and Greatest Royal Rumble. If I had been a betting man, I might place a big sum of cash on somebody getting punched within the crotch, as that is occurred the previous two instances these males have fought. Additionally, Miz will attempt as soon as once more to reclaim his Intercontinental Championship from Seth Rollins however in a one-on-one match. The identical might be mentioned for Alexa Bliss, who will taking up her former finest pal, Nia Jax, so as to win again the Raw Women’s Championship.
It appears the primary occasion for the night shall be Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe. Since his return from damage, Joe has been interrupting Reigns’ promos primarily telling him to cease whining. Although Joe lately made the leap to Smackdown–and Reigns is on Raw–this rivalry is not over, and Joe is seeking to punish Reigns. The match card hasn’t been finalized but, however listed here are the six confirmed matches for Backlash.
Backlash Match Card
- Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
- Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
- Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton (For the United States Championship)
- Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (For the Smackdown Women’s Championship)
- Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss (For the Raw Women’s Championship)
- Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz (For the Intercontinental Championship)
- AJ Styles (c) and Shinsuke Nakamura (No DQ Match for the WWE Championship)
- Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
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