ROMAN REIGNS VS SAMOA JOE
At WrestleMania 34, Reigns engaged Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in an absolutely brutal match, and although he gave it everything he had, The Big Dog came up short.
The following night, a war-torn Superstar reemerged on Raw, only to learn that The Beast had been re-signed by WWE and that they would square off for the Universal Title at the Greatest Royal Rumble event inside a Steel Cage.
As he took issue with learning this news on the internet, The Big Dog was suddenly interrupted by a returning Samoa Joe. The intense Superstar made it clear that he was sick of hearing Reigns making excuses and that they would square off at WWE Backlash after Lesnar is done with The Big Dog.
With no love loss between Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns, there is no telling how much destruction will occur when they once again lock horns.
TIP : ROMAN REIGNS @ 1.40
AJ STYLES VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
The intense rivalry between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura is destined to reach a fever pitch when the two Superstars once again square off for the WWE Title in a No Disqualification Match at WWE Backlash.
After his triumphant showing in the 2018 Men’s Royal Rumble Match, the charismatic Nakamura earned the right to a dream match against The Phenomenal One at WrestleMania 34. However, moments after Styles successfully defended the WWE Championship in a hard-fought encounter on The Grandest Stage of Them All, The King of Strong Style suddenly struck a vicious low blow that forever tarnished the instant classic the WWE Universe had waited so long to see.
The nefarious Artist would follow up that assault on SmackDown LIVE with several strategic sneak attacks en route to their rematch at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Along the way, he would meet any and all inquiries about his behavior with a sudden inability to speak English.
It goes without saying that, by the time the two competitors reached Saudi Arabia, their mutual animosity proved to be so explosive their brutal rematch inevitably spill out to the ringside area, igniting a brawl that left neither Superstar willing to answer the referee’s 10-count. As a result, the contest was left with no clear winner. Unsatisfied, The Phenomenal One added fuel to the fire by unleashing a post-match assault of sheer frustration on his underhanded adversary, making a return match at WWE Backlash an absolute necessity.
TIP : SHINSUKE NAKAMURA @ 1.73
SETH ROLLINS VS THE MIZ
A frustrated and furious former Intercontinental Champion The Miz wasted no time invoking his rematch clause for a chance to reacquire his illustrious title. On the Raw after WrestleMania 34, The A-Lister denied Rollins’ suggestion they square off right then and there and declared the two should clash at WWE Backlash on Sunday, May 6.
At WrestleMania, Rollins dethroned The Miz in a tooth-and-nail Triple Threat Match that also included Finn Bálor. The win earned him the prestigious distinction of being a Grand Slam Champion, joining the ranks of his Shield brothers, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. As a first-time Intercontinental Champion, The Architect is certainly looking to construct a nice, long reign.
As for The Miz, he’s clearly sitting in an uncomfortable position. The eight-time Intercontinental Champion just held the coveted title for 76 days, and he once headlined WrestleMania XXVII. This is not what he envisioned for himself for 2018.
Who will prevail when these two super-competitive athletes collide on the pay-per-view stage?
TIP : SETH ROLLINS @ 1.35
NIA JAX VS ALEXA BLISS
At WWE Backlash, newly-crowned Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax will look to thwart the always-dangerous former titleholder Alexa Bliss in a WrestleMania rematch.
There was a time when Jax and Bliss were best friends (or so we were led to believe). The Irresistible Force could always be counted on to help The Goddess of WWE hold onto her title whenever she was in a jam. Their relationship came crashing down, however, when Bliss was caught mocking her longtime cohort backstage on The Road to WrestleMania. Then, at The Show of Shows, Jax rose above the hate and bested Five Feat of Fury to lay claim her first Raw Women’s Championship.
Just because something is heroic, however, does not mean it’s destined to continue. After several attempts to paint Nia as the bully rather than the victim, Bliss made it known that she’s gunning for her fifth Women’s Title in a highly anticipated rematch against Jax at WWE Backlash.
The Raw Women’s Champion is a truly imposing force, possessing the talent and the attitude (not to mention the DNA) to thrive on her throne for a very long time, but the cunning and ruthless former champion will stop at nothing to once again take her place at the head of the pack.
Tip : NIA JAX @ 1.35