WWE Backlash 2017 Schedule: Orton faces Mahal, Owens faces AJ Styles While Nakamura Will Make In-Ring Debut
The SmackDown Live Pay Per View, WWE Backlash 2017 will take place at Chicago’s Allstate Arena on Sunday, May 21.
WWE Backlash 2017 is the first pay per view of SmackDown Live after WrestleMania 33. It has got 4 confirmed matches. Though the full match card is yet to be announced.
WWE Champion Randy Orton Vs Jinder Mahal:
The Viper, Randy Orton, will face No.1 contender Jinder Mahal. Mahal is stalking Randy from quite some time. He stole Randy’s Championship and even cost him the first ever House of Horrors match at Payback 2017.
Mahal in a major turn of events won himself an opportunity for WWE title at Backlash 2017, He won the Sixpack challenge by Sami Zayn. So, far Jinder is able to keep the momentum going with the help of Singh Brothers. It will be interesting to see, however, The Viper will respond. The Apex predator will definitely to make a statement at Backlash after his loss at Payback.
The Usos vs. Breezango:
The current tag team champion will face the Fashion Police, Breezango. The tag team of Fandango and Tyler Breeze set the clock crazy to win beat the clock challenge. They better the time set by American Alpha thus getting themselves into Backlash 2017.
Breezange will have their job cut out as reigning WWE tag team champion Usos are looking in fine form. They are looking well coordinated and ultra aggressive. It will interesting to see how fashion police will come over the challenge at Backlash.
United States Champion Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles:
Kevin Owens regained his US Championship title by defeating Jericho in a rematch of Payback at SmackDown Live. This means it is Kevin Owens who will defend his title against AJ Styles at Backlash.
Jericho who lost the title to KO at Wrestlemania 33, regained the title at Payback 2017, however, KO got it back by defeating him on May 02 edition of SmackDown Live.
AJ Styles made his way to Backlash 2017 by defeating Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin in a triple threat match. The Phenomenal One is arguably one the best talents that SmackDown Live has on the roster. Things got little heated up between Owens and AJ on SmackDown Live. The clash between “The Face of Runs Place, AJ” and “The Face of America, KO” will be an interesting one.
Shinsuke Nakamura will Debut at Backlash 2017:
Ever since Nakamura got into the blue brand, he has been seen in promos only. SmackDown Live fans yet to seem him in in-ring action. Nakamura will be seen in action at the pay per view Backlash 2017.
Considering his feud with Dolph Ziggler, his first match might come up against the Show-Off. However, it is not official yet. Ziggler had his problems with Nakamura ever since he made the debut on SmackDown Live. Let’s who will face The King of Strong Style at Backlash 2017.
Two more matches have been confirmed
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Carmella & Tamina (Six-Woman Tag Team Match)
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