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WWE Backlash preview: matches, news, timings, telecast details

Published at :May 5, 2023 at 5:12 AM
Modified at :May 5, 2023 at 5:47 AM
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Some cracking contests have been lined up.

With the build-up to WWE Backlash, WWE is all prepared for the WWE ppv. This Saturday marks the impending WWE Backlash 2023 event. Before it happens, let's go over all you need know about the next pay-per-view. The most awaited match between Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes would be the one all the fans would be waiting to watch.

With rumours floating that Sami Zayn can't be part of Night of Champions at Saudi Arabia, it would be interesting to see whether WWE keeps the WWE Undisputed Tag-Team Championship on the shoulders of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. But they are to face The Usos and Solo Sikoa in a 6 man tag-team match where they team up with Matt Riddle.

WWE Backlash 2023 all announced match card

  • Bad Bunny vs Damien Priest [San Juan Street Fight]
  • Rhea Ripley vs Zelina Vega [SmackDown Women’s Championship]
  • Seth Rollins vs Omos
  • Bianca Belair vs IYO SKY [RAW Women’s Championship]
  • Austin Theory vs Bobby Lashley vs Bronson Reed in a triple threat match [United States Championship]
  • Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Bloodline (Solo Sikoa, Jimmy & Jey Uso)
  • Cody Rhodes vs Brock Lesnar

Bad Bunny vs Damien Priest

When WWE visits Puerto Rico on May 6, The Judgement Day's Damian Priest and WWE Backlash presenter Bad Bunny are slated to engage in a very personal San Juan Street Fight. How much can change in two years. Priest and Grammy Award-winning musician Bad Bunny worked together at WrestleMania 37, and the duo triumphed in a tag team contest on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Rhea Ripley vs Zelina Vega [SmackDown Women’s Championship]

When Zelina Vega challenges Rhea Ripley for the SmackDown Women's Championship in Puerto Rico at WWE Backlash, she intends to uphold her Puerto Rican heritage. Rhea Ripley has upped her game significantly since joining The Judgement Day. She won the 2023 Royal Rumble Match by defeating 29 other Superstars, and in an already storied title match at WrestleMania, she defeated Charlotte Flair to win the SmackDown Women's Championship. The Eradicator is now perched atop the mountain, challenging anybody to try to bring her down.

Also read: WWE set to Introduce New Championship Titles?: Rumours

Seth Rollins vs Omos

Two of Raw's top Superstars will face off in what will undoubtedly be a spectacular match.Omos has never presented Seth "Freakin" Rollins with a challenge like this. Rollins will need the full backing of his Puerto Rican choir if he is to halt the relentless ascent of the Nigerian Giant. It will be intriguing to watch if "The Architect" can defeat the Goliath in front of him.

Bianca Belair vs IYO SKY [RAW Women’s Championship]

Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair will defend her championship against IYO SKY at WWE Backlash.WWE's EST has elevated the Raw Women's Championship to unprecedented proportions as a genuine fighting champion. This includes fierce rivalry with Becky Lynch and Bayley, as well as an explosive WrestleMania showdown versus Asuka. Regardless of her accomplishments, it remains to be seen whether Belair is prepared for The Genius of the Sky.

Austin Theory vs Bobby Lashley vs Bronson Reed in a triple threat match [United States Championship]

At WWE Backlash, Bobby Lashley and Bronson Reed will face Austin Theory in a free-for-all for the United States Championship. Theory won a career-defining WrestleMania triumph as he defended the star-spangled championship against "The Greatest of All Time" John Cena on The Grandest Stage of Them All. even though Lashley won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on WrestleMania SmackDown, he failed to get his own moment at The Showcase of The Immortals, which seemed to fuel his rage when he faced Theory on the April 17 edition of Raw.

Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Bloodline (Solo Sikoa, Jimmy & Jey Uso)

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will team up with Matt Riddle to face The Usos and Solo Sikoa at WWE Backlash. The Bloodline have established themselves as the contemporary era's main group. With a championship streak that has lasted just shy of 1,000 days and triumphs over every opponent in his way, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is in God Mode. Jimmy and Jey Uso's most recent Tag Team Title reign lasted a record-breaking 622 days. Add "The Enforcer" Solo Sikoa and Special Council Paul Heyman's cunning intellect, and you have a recipe for absolute dominance.

Cody Rhodes vs Brock Lesnar

Prior to his big match with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, Cody Rhodes was on a high after winning the Royal Rumble Match. The dream, however, changed into a nightmare between WrestleMania and the episode of Raw the next night. In addition to losing controversially to Reigns in the WrestleMania main event, Rhodes was unexpectedly ambushed by Brock Lesnar just before the two were about to engage in a tag team match against Reigns and Solo Sikoa on Raw. Now they are to end there itch to fight each other at WWE Backlash 2023.

Also read: WWE Draft 2023: Full list of picks by RAW and SmackDown

When is WWE Backlash and telecast details?

The 18th Backlash pay-per-view (PPV) event organized by WWE will take place in 2023. For wrestlers from the promotion's Raw and SmackDown brand divisions, it will be held. The event will take place in the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, May 6, 2023. In India and UK the time and date may vary due to their time zone. The event is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM (ET).

WWE fans in India may tune in to the Sony Sports Network to see the Backlash PPV live. The Sony LIV app will provide live coverage of the event. The outcomes of the matches will be posted on WWE's social media accounts. The PPV will be accessible on BT Sport Box Office in the United Kingdom and Peacock in the United States.


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