WWE Backlash 2017 is on this weekend and it’s a unique PPV. Let’s take a look at each match and find out.
Randy Orton is the current WWE Champion, and fans are used to seeing Orton with a title. But not one of those champions was like Jinder, as every single one of them had a slow build and a long storyline to break them out and fill that main event spot.
Elsewhere, the enigmatic Shinsuke Nakamura has been rechristened as an “Artist”, but has at least had his in-ring debut saved for the event. Various parties have argued that Rogers’ criticisms of indy matches are unfair while others say that the indy style doesn’t draw and isn’t how wrestling is supposed to work. With WWE aggressively planning to expand into India, making Jinder champion would ideally seem like the best idea.
“Everything they can put in one 15-minute match”.
Other contenders for this slot include Charlotte’s match and Breezango’s match. However, I feel this match could have a dirty finish with Kevin Owens retaining the belt.
The most prominent question is whether The Usos or Breezango need the victory more.
It comes down to AJ or Breezango. [Image by WWE] According to WWE Leaks, the latest betting odds for this pay-per-view were released this past week. That means I should follow up the opening match with either Rowan or Corbin. Nonetheless, the two will compete in the title match on Sunday. The rumors are that Styles is going to be involved in a major match at WrestleMania, and probably contending for the WWE World Championship again down the road. Sure, it might kill the crowd for the main event, but I’m pretty much assuming the crowd will die for that match either way, so why double down on it by putting something unimportant on in Segment 6?
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler: I don’t think I need to say anything else about this match. That’s exactly what I’m going to do here.
As a card full of new pairings and fresh directions, Backlash potentially promises the earth, but exactly what (and who) will go down on Sunday’s massive show? Therefore I’ll throw Owens and Styles in Segment 4, with Rowan in Segment 5. The Superstar Shake Up caused most of Smackdown’s biggest stars to defect to Raw. [Image by WWE] Finally, there’s the big match that everyone has been wondering about. It’s just going to be one move after another until the match is over…
Sami Zayn can’t find any luck, no matter where he goes.