WWE Backlash 2017: B/R Expert Match Picks, Predictions and Analysis

Friday, May 19, 2017

Feed Source: WWE Bleacher Report

WWE Backlash is the first post-WrestleMania pay-per-view for the SmackDown brand, and judging from the lineup, management is using the blue brand to experiment with building new stars.

Here is a look at Sunday's card, according to WWE.com:
    Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English Naomi, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch vs. Tamina Snuka, Natalya and Carmella The Usos vs. Breezango (Smackdown Tag Team Championships) Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles (United States Championship) Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal (WWE Championship)

Bleacher Report's lineup of contributors will examine each feud and provide predictions for the matches on the Backlash card. Our group is made up of the following:

Let's go through the matches on the card and attempt to make some logical predictions.

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Kalisto & Mustafa Ali def. Enzo Amore & Ariya Daivari

Drew Gulak’s PowerPoint presentation continues uninterrupted

Rich Swann def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher via disqualification

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Kalisto silences Enzo Amore

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal challenged Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a match at WWE Survivor Series

Dolph Ziggler def. Bobby Roode

Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton