AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship was one of the key matches advertised for the Backlash pay-per-view. Odd stuff. The main event for the night falls down to Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe, as the two heavyweights battle it out for bragging rights and a future chance at dethroning WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar.
Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss For The Raw Women's Championship.
Big Cass made a surprise return to SmackDown two nights after WrestleMania and immediately went after Daniel Bryan.
In a match that came about recently, the "Greatest Royal Rumble [VIDEO]" victor Braun Strowman is set to team up with Bobby Lashley.
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Everton's home draw with Southampton means the Toffees are unable to get past Burnley and into the Premier League's top seven. In their first season back in the Premier League , Burnley finished 16th last season.
Jeff Hardy will defend that against "The Viper" Randy Orton, but as of this report, there are no odds for the match.
"Cass is in a tough situation but he is probably going to get pushed over and over again until it fails because you know he's got a good look and that means a lot". Nakamura has continued hitting AJ with low blows and SmackDown General Manager Paige has announced that it will be a no DQ match.
For those wrestling fans not feeling overly exhausted by all the events we've gotten over the past month, we come to the now-dual-branded WWE Backlash, the event that usually follows WrestleMania. Since then, Big Cass has made fun of Bryan's height and eliminated him from the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble match.
Styles is looking for retribution tonight after the two fought to a double countout at the Greatest Royal Rumble. Also, there is Smackdown's Samoa Joe taking on Raw's Roman Reigns. This gave Carmella an opportunity to cash in her Money in the Bank briefcase.
In a feud that should have ended the night after WrestleMania, we get the latest installment of the saga of Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax. However, we do get a random tag match in there so at least that's something. I think Reigns will bounce back from the loss at the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble and win against Samoa Joe. That's because this will be part of WWE's new initiative where each event will feature both brands on the card. The Kickoff Show, which now has just one match, begins an hour before.