WWE announces Backlash Kickoff match

Backlash takes place this Sunday on May 6th. Prior to today, the show featured eight matches on the main card, including five championship matches.



Earlier today, the WWE announced that Bayley and Riott Squad leader Ruby Riott would face each other on the Kickoff show. The current PPV card is as follows:

  • Kickoff: Bayley vs Ruby Riott
  • Daniel Bryan vs Big Cass
  • Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
  • Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe
  • Smackdown Women’s Championship: Carmella (c) vs Charlotte
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Nia Jax (c) vs Alexa Bliss
  • United States Championship: Jeff Hardy (c) vs Randy Orton
  • Intercontinental Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs The Miz
  • No DQ WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura

It’s rumored that Shelton Benjamin could be added to the United States Championship match, but that has yet to be confirmed.

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