WWE Backlash 2018: 5 possibilities for the event
There certainly is a lot of intrigue leading up to Backlash 2018 and a lot of expectations which the event needs to live up to. Backlash has been announced as being a co-branded pay per view for the past couple of weeks and this makes things more interesting when one thinks of the different matches and feuds which will unfold at the event.
The event does also have a lot weighing on it. It is usually the WWE's first pay per view after WrestleMania. With The Greatest Royal Rumble having taken place this month as well, this just adds even more expectation on the event to deliver thrills, excitement and maybe even a few surprises.
One of the biggest features which WrestleMania 34 and The Greatest Royal Rumble had in common was the surprises which the pay per views threw up, particularly in the main events. This is an area which the WWE need to keep a close eye on when it comes to Backlash and they would do well to add in a few surprises to the results at the event.
The results of the matches seem somewhat predictable at the moment but this opens up the door for the WWE to stun the WWE Universe. Will the creative minds at the WWE pass up an opportunity to deliver some unexpected results? I certainly don't think so and in this article, we'll go through 5 bold predictions which could end up coming true at the event.
#1 Randy Orton versus Jeff Hardy
It is refreshing to see Randy Orton face off against someone other than Jinder Mahal for a change. Jeff Hardy winning the United States Championship and being drafted to SmackDown Live was a great move for the blue brand and will give it the electricity which it needs.
Both Hardy and Orton will be entering the match as a face which might make it difficult for some fans to decide whom to cheer for. Regardless of whom you support, one thing is certain - these two will put on a great match, maybe even the match of the evening.
Jeff Hardy wins via disqualification
Randy Orton is in serious need of a reboot to his character and a heel turn is definitely the way to go. Orton has always been much more effective as a heel and has even expressed his desire to turn heel on many occasions.
It's way too soon for Hardy to lose the title and pinning Orton clean would make The Viper look weak - which is not the way the WWE should be building his heel character. An exciting and unexpected finish to the match would be to turn Orton heel and have him attack Jeff Hardy and give him the win.
This would also set up an interesting feud between the two which could carry on over the next few months.