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WWE Backlash 2018 Predictions

This Sunday sees the first true co-branded PPV since the Superstar Shake-up back in April, Backlash could offer a few exciting twists and turns.

Newark, New Jersey hosts Backlash at The Prudential Centre as Shinsuke Nakamura challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in a No Disqualification Match. The feud has been growing since Nakamura low-blowed Styles when the two met at Wrestlemania 34 sparking the heated rivalry.

Elsewhere the likely main event features Roman Reigns (surprise, surprise) as he looks to shun the taunts of his recent obstacle Samoa Joe. The Big Dog comes into the PPV after the controversial ending the his WWE Universal Championship match with Brock Lesnar.

With a seemingly bare dual-branded PPV, we expect an appearance from either the likes of The New Day, The Usos, Titus Worldwide (especially after WWE are milking Titus Oneil’s GRR botch), The Bar, Elias, Bobby Roode and the massively over Rusev Day.

Lets start things off.

Bayley vs. Ruby Riott (Kickoff Show)

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The “best of both worlds” slogan for Backlash suggests that ever match will be worthy of its place. However this match was added late to the card and feels a little like a wasted slot serving as nothing more as filler to build up the tension between Bailey and Sasha Banks while it is also a great excuse to help further build Ruby Riott’s recent momentum.

Nothing much to see here. WWE have hopefully given the green light on the Banks/Bayley full-blown rivalry since their falling-out which feels like a lifetime ago. At least we hope so!

Expect a few camera cuts to Banks in the locker-room. Bayley will no doubt put up a great showing but ultimately the numbers game of The Riott Squad will pay dividends while Banks looks on from her cameo appearance.

Prediction: Ruby Riott def Bayley

What To Expect: Basically a promo for the Bailey/Banks story-line

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