Here is what the WrestleMania Backlash match card looks like following the April 18 episode of Monday Night Raw.
WWE is a couple of weeks away from WrestleMania, which means it is time to prepare for the company’s next premium live event.
The name of that event is WrestleMania Backlash, which will take place on Saturday, May 8, live from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI.
There were three matches added to the event’s schedule on last week’s broadcasts of Raw and SmackDown. Seth Rollins challenged Cody Rhodes to a rematch of WrestleMania.
Ronda Rousey is competing against Charlotte Flair once again for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, but this time in an I Quit match.
RK-Bro accepted the challenge from The Uso’s and will take them on in a Winner Take All, Tag Team Championship Unification match.
In terms of the card, there was one new bout added to the event on the April 18 episode of Raw.
Edge, after defeating Styles at WrestleMania due to a distraction by Damian Priest, issued a challenge at WrestleMania Backlash.
Later on in the night, Styles accepted during a backstage interview. Yet, the lights went out, and Edge and Priest emerged behind him and attacked.
Other matches originally confirmed for WrestleMania Backlash had their stories continued on this episode of Raw.
Rollins shouted out Rhodes, and argued that he only won at WrestleMania because he was a surprise opponent.
So, Rollins announced that he would handpick Rhodes’ opponent for the main event of Raw. Rollins’ handpicked wrestler to confront Rhodes was none other than his friend, Kevin Owens.
Rhodes defeated Owens in a competitive match. But, Rhodes won by count out after Owens stepped out after Rollins used some choice words with him to go back into the ring.
As Rhodes stood on the turnbuckle, Rollins pushed him over the top rope to the floor, thereby finishing the episode of Raw.
As for RK-Bro, they faced up against The Street Profits. Riddle was about to get the win for his team, but the Uso’s theme music blasted, distracting the Raw Tag Team champions.
The Street Profits capitalized, pinning Riddle to clinch the win and saying that RK-Bro should not lose focus on them.
Here is what the match card looks like following the April 18 broadcast of Raw.