WWE Backlash 2016: Preview, Prediction and Schedule

Written by: Raja

Bengaluru, Sep 9: The returning Backlash PPV will take place at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia. This will mark the first-ever Smackdown only PPV. The kick-off show for the PPV will start at 7 P.M. EST/4 P.M. PST on the WWE Network. The main show will start at 8 P.M. EST/5 P.M. PST.

In India, the show will not be telecast live on the Ten Sports Network. The first broadcast will air on Ten 1 on Monday (September 12) at 6 PM. The repeat telecast will take place on Wednesday (September 14) at 9 PM and on next Sunday (September 18th) at 2 PM on the same channel.

WWE Backlash poster (image courtesy wwe.com)

Smackdown will get the opportunity to showcase their talents and here’s the match card for the evening with predictions.

Dolph Ziggler Vs The Miz (Intercontinental Championship)

We think the Miz has still not found the opponent who could stop his never-ending title reign. It’s certainly not Dolph Ziggler. WE have seen this match up for thousand times before and hence we are not expecting anything special from this one. The Miz will retain the IC title with some help from her wife, Maryse.

Randy Orton Vs Bray Wyatt

This is a power packed match up but for some uncertain reasons WWE has not booked it rightly. Both the competitors had not done anything yet to gain some momentum. However, Randy needs a desperate win before heading into his rematch against the beast. So, after a decent fight, he is going to pick u the win. This rivalry will not end here, though.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship tournament

The tournament just got fuelled out of nowhere with the sudden heel turn from the Usos. The American Alpha, the strongest contenders are now out of the tournament with an injury. Hence, The Usos are likely to beat the Hype Bros and then meet the team of Slater and Rhyno to win the championship. If things go as planned they will be the one to walk out with the newly unveiled title.

Six-Pack Elimination Challenge for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

This will be the match to watch out for in the evening. Smackdown has utilized the women’s division well and so equally that the prediction is quite tough for us. However, except for Naomi and Natalya, the rest 4 have an equal chance of holding the first ever Smackdown Championship. Since Nikki Bella and Carmella is having their own individual storyline, these two are slightly advanced than the others. Hence, one of them is likely to win the title.

AJ Styles Vs Dean Ambrose (WWE World Championship)

The main event is a must watch for the evening. Ambrose’s previous title defense came out as a dud and he is on a low note, as of late. However, AJ Styles is a veteran and hence it’s almost guaranteed that he is going to take out the best out of Ambrose. Hence, we will see a money match from the two of them. But, our gut-feeling says “the new face that runs the place” has to wait a little bit to get to the title. There will be a sudden interference from Bray Wyatt who will look to insert him into the title picture and the match is probably going to end via disqualification.

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