2022 WWE WrestleMania Backlash card, matches, rumors, predictions, date, match card, start time, location
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RK-Bro, the Raw tag team champions, and The Usos, SmackDown tag team champions, have regularly delivered WWE's best matches and microphone segments on a week-to-week basis. Both teams' desire to unify the tag team titles has elevated a previously stale tag team division. Momentum has firmly been with Randy Orton and Riddle. Jey and Jimmy Uso's struggles incentivized undisputed world champion Roman Reigns to take matters into his own hand. RK-Bro found an unlikely ally in former WWE champion Drew McIntyre, setting up a big six-man tag team match.
After WrestleMania 38, the WWE roster has turned their attention to the upcoming WrestleMania Backlash card. The event takes place on May 8 from Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
The card seems as though it will focus on a mix of fresh matchups and rematches of bouts from WrestleMania. That includes a rematch between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair for Flair's SmackDown women's championship. That match will be contested under "I Quit" rules.
Plus, The Bloodline is set for a unique six-man tag team match against RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre. The Usos were originally expected to challenge both Riddle and Randy Orton to a unification match -- just as Roman Reigns was able to do at WrestleMania by beating Brock Lesnar -- but now Reigns and McIntyre have been added for some extra spice.
Perhaps WWE should rename WrestleMania Backlash something more honest, like WrestleMania Rerun.
A lineup comprised almost entirely of rematches that just happened a few weeks back with some meaningless filler is hardly worthy of being called a "premium" live event, but in today's age, it seems that's all the effort WWE is willing to put into things.
As such, this is hardly an event that seems can't-miss. If anything, it looks entirely skippable, with some rather straightforward results to come.
What exactly are those match outcomes? Let's run down the card and make our picks on who will win.
One of the few matches that didn't happen a few weeks ago, it's only natural for Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss to feud now that they've ended their partnership.
Moss is still trying to find himself as a babyface but has fully turned, apologizing to the fans for his past transgressions and seeking to make Corbin the butt of his future jokes.
Corbin, meanwhile, has bounced around between attempting to gaslight Moss into being his subordinate again or lashing out and even trying to destroy the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy.
This is textbook stuff. Moss needs the win more, and Corbin, as the more seasoned performer and the heel, is better suited at continuing the feud after a loss. This feud either ends with Moss getting the win here and both of them moving on to something else, or Corbin seeks a rematch for an episode of SmackDown in the coming weeks or even the Hell in a Cell event.
It may have been a month ago that the WWE Universe was forced to sit through a two-night event full of filler, but the company is ready to run it back with several marquee rematches at WrestleMania Backlash 2022.
With four of the six bouts on the card being rematches from April's marquee event, not only are some of the outcomes painfully obvious, but the matchups themselves aren't getting fans excited since they just took place a month ago.
The WWE Universe is mad enough at the fact the company is recycling the same storylines and matches without much additional build, but here are the results from Sunday's premium live event that will undoubtedly anger fans.
Whether you like Roman Reigns or not, there is no doubt that WWE programming has grown stale with the Tribal Chief as champion. With a storyline that hardly ever evolves and segments that are redundant and often pointless, the WWE Universe is over Reigns as champion.
Not only is the 36-year-old not defending his championship at WrestleMania Backlash, but he will also use his cousins to take the pinfall loss to avoid looking weak for a moment. Even as a heel, the Tribal Chief is still booked like John Cena.
In addition to WWE falsely advertising a tag team unification match, the subsequent six-man tag team bout scheduled to replace it has nothing on the line, rendering it almost completely meaningless unless WWE Creative actually furthers storylines.
The problem for WrestleMania Backlash and wrestling fans is that WWE is only worried about protecting their champion at all costs, even if it means hurting the other performers involved. Instead of building Drew McIntyre as a legitimate threat, Reigns will take minimal damage, and this bout will mean nothing in the long-term scope of the program.wtger