Backlash 2017 : Who picks who?

It’s time for SmackdownLive! to have their post Wrestlemania pay per view. On paper, the match card doesn’t seem all that exciting, but I expect to see a few contenders for match of the night. Three of the brands four titles will be defended and I hope a few new contenders emerge out of this ppv. I feel like this is just a stepping stone for the blue brand to begin their road to Summerslam.

Who do you think is victorious? Let us know!

 

  • Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English (Kickoff Show): Tye Dillinger; It would be wrong if Dillinger lost this match. He needs a win to keep moving up the ladder.
  • Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan: Luke Harper; I like Harper as a singers wrestler and a win over Rowan will only help him be more legitimate in the single scene.
  • Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn: Sami Zayn; I’m probably wrong about this. We all know Sami doesn’t win, but maybe, just maybe, this will be his night. He needs to win this so he can be in one of the championship pictures. I would love to see him in the US Championship picture.
  • Naomi, Charlotte Flair, & Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Carmella, and Tamina Snuka: Natalya, Carmella, Tamina; Maybe a hint of a heel turn by Charlotte. Charlotte needs to do something, and fast. She seems to be the only superstar that hasn’t really benefited from the shakeup. She is a natural heel, and needs to continue being one.
  • Tag Team Championship — The Usos (c) vs. Breezango: The Usos; By cheating, there will be an investigation by the fashion police.
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler: Shinsuke Nakamura; This match has full potential to steal the show.  Shinsuke has to win this match. Dolph Ziggler has been shitting on him and his talent in recent weeks, so Nakamura losing would only solidify what Dolph was saying. That cannot happen. Shinsuke is a main event player, and I hope that this only starts his rise up to a Mania match against AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. Please WWE, please.
  • United States Championship — Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles: AJ Styles; Really, this match could go either way. I do think WWE is trying to make the US Championship more important, and if Shinsuke & Dolph don’t steel the show it will be because this match did. I do want to see Kevin Owens chase a title because he has yet to tap into that character on the main roster.
  • WWE Championship — Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal: Randy Orton; Honestly I am just not ready to accept Jinder Mahal as a main event player. Yes, he has the look, and he isn’t bad on the mic, BUT, he has been a jobber for most of his career all the way up till a few months ago. I will not accept that now, all of the sudden, he is on top of the WWE. I also wish we had different superstars going after this title. Right now, the US Championship seems way more important than the WWE Championship (but that’s probably what WWE is wanting to happen at the moment)

 


  • Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English (Kickoff Show): Tye Dillinger; Tye Dillinger is simply better than Aiden English. It would be ridiculous to have Aiden English win.
  • Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan: Luke Harper; LukeHarper has a promising singles career & needs to show that he is more than just a member of the Wyatt Family. Winning against Erick Rowan is a great way to show that.
  • Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn: Baron Corbin; Sami Zayn always loses. I do think Corbin will cheat to win somehow, which will allow them to continue this storyline.
  • Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Carmella and Tamina Snuka: Naomi, Charlotte, & Becky; 
  • Tag Team Championship — The Usos (c) vs. Breezango: The Usos; Breezango have been doing well and have been quite entertaining, this is just a stepping stone to set up The Usos vs. The New Day.
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler: Shinsuke; He can’t lose his debut match. This will probably be match of the night.
  • United States Championship — Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles: Owens; He will do something to cheat or get disqualified. Hopefully Owens is able to get AJ to disqualify himself to show that Owens is smart.
  • WWE Championship — Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal: Randy Orton; I like how Jinder has progressed with his character, but he needs more time to make it believable that his rise from jobber to main-eventing is actually a real thing.

 


  • Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English (Kickoff Show):
  • Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan:
  • Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn:
  • Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Carmella and Tamina Snuka:
  • Tag Team Championship — The Usos (c) vs. Breezango:
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler:
  • United States Championship — Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles:
  • WWE Championship — Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal:

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