My WWE Backlash Predictions

Jabroni Journal

May 3, 2018

This time of the year is usually a little slow for the WWE as the company is coming down from the year-end high of WrestleMania. But with the first ever “Greatest Royal Rumble” event last week in Saudi Arabia and this weekend’s first co-branded pay per view event, things aren’t letting up a bit. 

Here’s what I see going down this Sunday at WWE Backlash. 

Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (Tag Team Match)
At first glance, it would seem completely ridiculous for anyone to bet against two monsters the size of Strowman and Lashley, but Zayn and Owens aren’t afraid to worm their way around with sneaky, cheating tactics. Owens and Zayn will get crushed for the majority of the match, but will somehow get the victory through some sketchy means. 
Winners: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
I’m not happy to say this, but I think Daniel Bryan is gonna take the pin. Daniel Bryan is the ultimate sympathetic fan favorite and Big Cass is making his big return. Big Cass will manhandle Bryan and go above and beyond with the violence, resulting in the fans absolutely hating Cass for crushing their hero. 
Winner: Big Cass

Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
This match could very easily steal the entire show. It won’t be full of technical wizardry or flips, but these two brawlers will smash each other into oblivion. This is the match that Samoa Joe needs to win in order to prove that he’s all that he makes himself out to be. In the end, I see Joe coming out on top after making Reigns tap out. 
Winner: Samoa Joe 

SmackDown Women’s Championship Match – Carmella ( C ) vs. Charlotte Flair
Carmella won the title in a completely underhanded way and she will continue to hold the title through such actions. If this was a fair match, Charlotte would win 100 out of 100 times, but I imagine that the “IIconic duo” will interfere in the match and lead to a disqualification ending. 
Winner: Charlotte Flair (Carmella retains title due to DQ finish)

Raw Women’s Championship Match – Nia Jax ( C ) vs. Alexa Bliss
This has been a pretty awesome feud and I was really stoked when Nia Jax won the title at WrestleMania last month. It’s too early to take the belt off Nia. She needs to be established as the world beater that she is. I see a super dominant championship run for her, and for that reason, Alexa will be taking the pin on Sunday. Sorry, Ms. Bliss. 
Winner: Nia Jax (Retains Raw Women’s Championship)

United States Championship Match – Jeff Hardy ( C ) vs. Randy Orton
If these two live up to their full potential, this match is going to be awesome. Both Randy and Jeff are extremely talented wrestlers who have the ability to put on classic bouts. This one could go either way, but I’m just gonna go with Hardy since Orton just had the belt and lost it just a couple months back. 
Winner: Jeff Hardy (Retains United States Championship)

Intercontinental Championship Match – Seth Rollins ( C ) vs. The Miz
I don’t know what’s gotten into Seth Rollins, but he has been on a tear lately. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just watch his performances from the past couple big events. His title win at WrestleMania 34 and his show stealing feats of athletic insanity last Friday in Saudi Arabia are proof enough to show that Seth is the guy to bring prominence back to the IC title. Rollins is gonna keep that belt and continue to wow us in big matches. 
Winner: Seth Rollins (Retains Intercontinental Championship)

WWE World Championship Match – AJ Styles ( C ) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
This new edgy side of Shinsuke Nakamura is great. I’m loving the devious, crotch smashing Shinsuke and I think that this ruthless energy will be just the touch he needs to win the title. I love you AJ, but Shinsuke is gonna smash you and take that belt. 
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura (New WWE World Champion)