Backlash

WWE

ByTheMinWWE

Hey everyone. Jody Jamieson here for the first brand specific PPV since the draft. Smackdown presents Backlash! What do we have in store tonight?

Dean Ambrose vs AJ Styles for the WWE Title is the main event. Miz vs Ziggler for the IC belt. Heath Slater and Rhyno vs either the Usos or Hype Bros for the Tag titles. Usos and Hype Bros will face each other tonight. A six pack challenge for the Smackdown women's title. And that's it as it stands. We were supposed to have Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton, but Orton hasn't been cleared, so it's off.

Expect a surprise match of some kind as that's five matches! We'll be back in 10!

The show begins with a scrolling text paying tribute to the victims of 9/11. Today being the 15 year anniversary of the attacks that those of us who saw it will never forget.

The opening video package is all about... SHANE MCMAHON! Remember when Shane coming back meant we wouldn't focus on GMs all the time?

The video features the Randy Orton-Bray Wyatt match. Is it back on? I don't know. Maybe just didn't have time to fix the video. I guess we'll see.

And the first music we hear? Shane McMahon! Oh goody.

And here comes Daniel Bryan. Crowd still loves the YES chant. I guess we're going to get an opening promo to kill some time.

We're in the Richmond Colisseum in Richmond, Virginia. The only reason I know that is some German announcer said it. That made me laugh. Shane thanks everyone for making tonight possible and making Smackdown Live a success.

They're essentially just telling you the card. They could have just given you the BTM link to be honest. Save some time.