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McIntyre and RK-Bro are facing The Bloodline (Picture: WWE)
Given the event’s theme following the Showcase of the Immortals, the card is fairly stacked with some rematches from Mania itself – including a huge title match with a brutal stipulation, and plenty of grudge matches.
There’s enough of a spin on those to suggest fans will get something different, even if at a first glance the six-match might seem like a filler.
However, every match has the chance to deliver something different, and it will give a clear indication of where the company is heading over the coming months, even with the decision to scrap a planned title unification match.
As ever, we’ve put together our regular guide with the full match card, streaming details and more.
Here’s everything you need to know about the show…
When is WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022?
WWE presents WrestleMania Backlash tonight (May 8) with all the action on the main card kicking off at 1am for fans in the UK.
How can you watch WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022?
Of course, there will be a Kickoff show available on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE app, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch at midnight.
For fans in the UK, you can tune into the main WrestleMania Backlash show by either streaming live or watching on demand via the WWE Network – or order the event via BT Sport Box Office.
WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022 full match card
- I Quit Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
- Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) vs. The Bloodline (Roman Reigns and The Usos)
- Damian Priest barred from ringside: AJ Styles vs. Edge
- Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Freakin’ Rollins
- Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
- Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss
What can you expect from WWE WrestleMania Backlash? Predictions for the show
WrestleMania Backlash is a hard night to predict because on the surface the card itself – with just one championship match and four rematches from last month’s WrestleMania weekend – gives the impression of a filler night.
However, a closer look shows that as well as having the chance to continue WWE’s great run on premium live events (they don’t often miss with the months specials at this point), there’s also scope for a very eventful evening.
As much as some fans like to pretend otherwise (and despite a storyline that hampers them), Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss are very talented big men, and have the potential to deliver a fun match.
The American Nightmare and the Visionary are set for round two (Picture: WWE)
Bobby Lashley and Omos didn’t set the world alight at WrestleMania, but a dominating win for the latter with MVP by his side will no doubt set up a third match, while Cody Rhodes and Seth Freakin’ Rollins should be destined for one more clash after tonight.
They had a great match at Mania so there are high hopes for the sequel, which should see Rollins steal a win to set up the final instalment in the trilogy.
Edge and AJ Styles should be fascinating, particularly after the final stretch of their clash in Dallas. Damian Priest being banned from ringside – and Styles’ union with Finn Balor – adds another twist, and there’s a chance for another star to join Judgement Day in his place.
Look to Ronda Rousey to win the SmackDown Women’s Title in her I Quit match against Charlotte Flair to shake up the division and allow both stars to move onto something else.
Their recent untelevised match at The O2 in London was an improvement on their strong WrestleMania showing (which was only let down by a disinterested crowd), so there should be high hopes for tonight.
Finally, a perfect world will see Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro beat The Bloodline tonight, setting up the Scottish Warrior as Roman Reigns’ next opponent for the WWE Universal Championship.