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WWE Backlash: Each match ranked by its potential quality

Backlash 2018
Nine matches. How good will each of them be?
Modified 06 May 2018
Top 5 / Top 10

Though they aren't saying it on television, Backlash will kick off WWE's summer calendar, culminating at SummerSlam in Brooklyn on August 18th. It also marks the beginning of the return to dual-branded pay-per-views.

Nine matches are on the card between Raw and SmackDown. It's a card that doesn't look fantastic on paper, but we might wind up with some surprises. Low expectations are easy to exceed.

Which matches have the best chance of shining tomorrow night?

#9 Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax

The same problem faces this match as the one that faced the WrestleMania match - namely, neither Nia Jax nor Alexa Bliss are good ring workers.

While their match in New Orleans didn't quite turn out to be the train wreck that many people, myself among them, expected, it still wasn't anything good, and it dragged too long.

There's not much reason to think this one will be any better than that one was, particularly given the alignment between the two. Bliss can't fight from underneath as a scrappy babyface against the monstrous heel Jax, because their alignments are flipped.

Let's hope this one is shorter than their WrestleMania match.

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Published 06 May 2018, 00:02 IST
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