The first official pay-per-view after Wrestlemania 34 is Backlash 2018, and after the thirty-fourth edition of “the showcase of the immortals” and the Greatest Royal Rumble received a mixed reception from wrestling aficionados, WWE now has a considerable task of crafting a show that fulfils their fanbase’s expectations from an in-ring and narrative perspective.
Therefore, this year's Backlash pay-per-view like every other WWE pay-per-view in their calendar year is going to be a dual-branded show, which means both Raw and Smackdown Live superstars would be performing at the event. From a highly anticipated World Title match to repetitive undercard matches, the 2018 edition of Backlash has the potential to please fans and to disappoint them thoroughly.
Therefore, on this night WWE would make shocking decisions that would excite fans, terrible booking errors that would send their fanbase into a crazed frenzy and predictable choices that many saw coming from a mile away. Thus, when its all said and done, Backlash 2018 can do only one thing to succeed, exceed the WWE’s Universe’s expectations.
#1 Big Cass squashes Daniel Bryan
During his somewhat terrible segment on Smackdown Live, Big Cass managed to get a stern message across to all Daniel Baryn’s fans, and that warning was Cass elaborating on what he is going to do to the former WWE Champion at Backlash. Big Cass said there would be no technical wrestling, there would be no five stars and there would be no Daniel Bryan comeback, as he intends on squashing Bryan in the center of the ring.
Therefore, could that be a display of arrogance from the seven-footer or was WWE hinting at the potential outcome of this match. Cass squashing Brayn would be an incredible sight, as it would send the crowd into a crazed frenzy. However, that would not necessarily be a negative, as both Bryan and Cass would benefit immensely from this decision.
Moreover, Daniel Bryan is at his best when battling adversity, and at the moment he has no mountain to climb, WWE essentially burying him to put their ‘chosen’ main eventer over would be reminiscent of Roman Reigns rise in 2015.
However, only this time WWE can benefit of the hot reactions from the WWE Universe as they need Cass to garner immense heat and Bryan to become the man that is once again being ‘held’ back by the system.
Cass gets his momentum, and Bryan receives immense sympathy, this shocking decision might qualify as a correct choice after all.