WWE confirms Championship match for Backlash

Randy Orton was expected to face Jinder Mahal for the United States Championship at the upcoming Backlash PPV, however, his plans got somewhat spoiled when Mahal moved to Raw.



Though the championship didn’t stay on Raw for long as Jeff Hardy won the title on the first night of Superstar Shakeup and brought it back on SmackDown Live on the second night.

However, these events led to confusions about the United States Championship match at the upcoming Backlash PPV, though now the company has cleared the air.

After this week’s episode of SmackDown Live went off air, WWE confirmed on their official website that the Viper will indeed be challenging the Charismatic Enigma for his title at the upcoming show.

After the announcement, here is the updated Backlash match card:

No DQ Match for the WWE Title

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles

WWE Intercontinental Title Match

The Miz vs. Seth Rollins

WWE United States Title Match

Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy

RAW Women’s Title Match

Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax

SmackDown Women’s Title Match

Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella

Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns

Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass

Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

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