A new match has been added to the WWE Backlash pay-per-view that airs this Sunday, June 14 on WWE Network. It will take place at the WWE Performance Center. We already reported earlier today that the Edge vs. Randy Orton match was taped on Sunday and it’s possible other matches get taped possibly today or another day this week rather than doing a live show on Sunday. It doesn’t matter too much when they are taped.
Anyway, a new match has been added to Backlash featuring the new Women’s Tag Team Champions Bayley and Sasha Banks defending against the former champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross and The IIconics in a triple threat. Bayley and Banks are two time champions along with Bliss and Cross while The IIconics have held the titles once.
Four teams have held the Women’s Tag Team Championships, and three of them will be battling for the gold at WWE Backlash. Bayley & Sasha Banks will defend their newly-won titles against Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross and The IIconics in a loaded Triple Threat Match.
The SmackDown Women’s Champion & The Boss are fresh off reclaiming the titles on SmackDown with a win over Bliss & Cross. After an extended absence from the squared circle, The IIconics have made their intentions clear since their return: They want their titles back.
Will the “role models” use the opportunity as a launching point for a long title reign? Or will a former championship tandem once again claim tag team glory?
Don’t miss WWE Backlash, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network, Sunday, June 14, at 7 ET/4 PT!
Backlash has six official matches right now. Money in the Bank last month had seven matches on the main card for a show that ran just over two hours. There may only be one more spot for a match on the Backlash card or they may decide go with more matches. We should find out more on Raw and Smackdown this week.
That means the Backlash lineup looks like this right now.
Edge vs. Randy Orton – I think this will be the main event.
WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley
Universal Championship: Braun Strowman (c) vs. The Miz and John Morrison
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Women’s Tag Team Championships: Bayley and Sasha Banks (c) vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay)
I’ll be back for a live WWE Raw Deal review tonight on TJRWrestling.