3 controversial booking decisions at Backlash and why they were justified
The second PPV after Wrestlemania: Backlash concluded and unfortunately for the fans, it was quite a dud. Other than the phenomenal opening match featuring Seth Rollins and The Miz, nothing on the card was able to deliver.
The card suffered from 101 booking and it looked seemed like a very standard show with nothing really standing out. There were not many controversial decisions to begin with, but there certainly were some booking decisions by the WWE which had the WWE Universe upset.
Here are 3 controversial decisions taken by WWE and why I think they were justified:
#3 Carmella defeats Charlotte Flair clean
In a battle of "The Queens", most people expected that Charlotte would be regaining the championship she lost when Carmella cashed in her MITB contract.
Carmella bested Flair after the former 4-time Women's Champion had just come out of possibly her biggest win against Asuka at Wrestlemania 34-- when she brought an end to Asuka's fabled undefeated streak. This was the reason that many people were surprised when The Queen lost her SmackDown Women's Championship to Carmella.
However, Carmella had won the belt in a fashion that did not hamper the credibility of Charlotte, unlike at Backlash where she picked up a clean win.
I think this was the correct call by WWE as it lends momentum to Carmella, who after having won the MITB, faded into irrelevance until she won the Championship, and having her take a loss to Charlotte would have been the final nail in her coffin.
Carmella, who is now the Women's Champion, is not taken very seriously and hardly features in a conversation with her peers like Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte Flair or Becky Lynch. So having her go over Flair - who is the undisputed Queen of the Women's roster, will legitimize Carmella as a threat to be taken seriously.