Give or take, Backlash was a terrific show. It featured everything that is new about the new era and some really great stories came through to great effect. Smackdown has been monumentally better since the brand split and the 2-hour format plus the Talking Smack aftershow has been a boon to making more characters develop and storylines getting proper time to play out.
This week is a fallout to Styles’ new reign as the biggest prize holder in the WWE, Becky Balboa coming to Philadelphia as Women’s Champion and Slater getting his contract.
Here are the 5 points to note from this week on the blue brand: