WWE Backlash 2016: The full outline and because we should care
September 11, 2016 - WWE
We had to wait for SummerSlam to finish to get to this point, nonetheless SmackDown finally has a own, blue-brand-exclusive pay-per-view event. Every wrestler is a SmackDown wrestler, any story a SmackDown story. To unequivocally expostulate that indicate home, dual mint championships are on a line: a SmackDown Women’s Championship, and a SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
So, let’s get to it. Backlash will start during 8 p.m. ET, nonetheless a pre-show will kickoff on a WWE Network during 7 p.m. There are 6 matches on a label and a three-hour uncover to fill once 8 p.m., so we competence be in for some genuine extensive bouts, that will be a change from SmackDown’s usual sprightly pace.
Intercontinental Championship Match: The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
What am we looking during here? The Miz is perplexing to remonstrate everybody that he’s an implausible champion estimable of your regard given he shows adult any day, prepared to work. Dolph Ziggler is perplexing to remonstrate everybody — and maybe himself — that he’s a wrestler means of proof Miz wrong. Also, his hair infrequently looks like spaghetti.
Why we should care: The Miz is underrated — if we remonstrate with that statement, you’re customarily proof it right. Mind blown, yeah? He unequivocally does uncover adult all a time, and do all WWE needs him to do in and out of a ring, and he is maybe being setup to reason on to a Intercontinental pretension for some time until SmackDown is prepared to pull him toward something even greater. The thing is, Ziggler is being presented as someone who is coming his final event to infer he belongs during this tier or improved — so, who is a one who’s going to win? Both of these wrestlers need a W, both of them need a title, nonetheless customarily one of them can leave this compare with it.
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
What am we looking during here? The high dude lonesome in skull tattoos is Randy Orton, who, if we did not know before, we expected know as a man whose conduct Brock Lesnar separate open during SummerSlam. Bray Wyatt is a lagoon cult personality also lonesome in tattoos, customarily not of a skull variety. Orton is here to infer that losing to Lesnar in his lapse to WWE doesn’t meant he’s anywhere nearby finished. Wyatt is here to prove… uh… well, let;s not concentration on that too much. WWE customarily doesn’t.
Why we should care: Don’t take a above a wrong way: Randy Orton is awesome, and so is Bray Wyatt. The build to this compare hasn’t been most to caring about, nonetheless a thing is, during a finish of a day, it’s still Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt in a compare and they’re going to rip any other to pieces for a entertainment in it.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament Match: The Usos vs. The Hype Bros
What am we looking during here? Let’s rewind: So, American Alpha degraded The Usos in a SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament on Tuesday, and Jimmy and Jey Uso did not take pleasantly to that. The twin brothers incited heel and pounded Chad Gable’s knee until it got to a indicate where American Alpha was no longer privileged to contest in Backlash’s contest final. So, The Usos get a possibility to better The Hype Bros — who mislaid to Heath Slater and Rhyno in a semi-finals — and pierce on to a finals.
Why we should care: The Usos were removing flattering tedious notwithstanding their talent, and given crowds were mostly booing them due to their organisation with Roman Reigns — they’re real-life cousins, and WWE played that adult customarily prolonged adequate to make The Usos hated by many. Now, by going bad, they customarily competence recapture some popularity, or during slightest give people an tangible reason to boo. We’d speak about given we should caring about The Hype Bros partial of it, generally given they’re gifted and interesting, nonetheless this is all about The Usos given their heel turn.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. …someone
What am we looking during here? The leader of The Usos vs. The Hype Bros will take on Heath Slater and Rhyno. Slater isn’t strictly a SmackDown wrestler, nonetheless can turn one if he and Rhyno win a SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Heath Slater is incredible, nonetheless he’s mostly used as a boundary of, well, any fun WWE can consider of. That’s not a complaint, by a way, as he’s smashing during that, nonetheless it would be good to see him get a possibility to succeed. Especially given he has like, 18 kids to feed. And he customarily got an above-ground pool!
Why we should care: The thing is, Slater substantially won’t succeed, given there is value in depriving him of a attainment and closure everybody wants him to get. Plus, saying how he’ll get screwed out of a tab titles by a newly-evil Usos — like pronounced above, they’re expected a winners of a prior compare on a label — is value your attention.
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Six-Pack Challenge feat. Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Carmella, Natalya, and Alexa Bliss
What am we looking during here? SmackDown is adding a Women’s Championship to a brand, and they are vouchsafing a whole women’s multiplication quarrel for it. Well, Eva Marie isn’t concerned in a match, nonetheless customarily given she hasn’t finished her vacation to redeem from a hitch of depletion that fans caused her to have. The other 6 are all here, though, with Becky, Nikki, and Naomi as a faces, and Natalya, Carmella, and Alexa Bliss as a heels. There is a ton of talent in this match, and a fact that it’s an rejecting format means we’ll get a possibility to see it all on display.
Why we should care: It’s a first-ever Women’s Championship compare for SmackDown! Carmella and Nikki Bella are already feuding, with Carmella targeting Nikki’s surgically remade neck any week given SummerSlam. This kind of setup, with rejecting holding any wrestler out until customarily one is left station as champ, means we’ll not customarily see stories being told in a compare itself, nonetheless also setup for a stories SmackDown will tell with a women’s multiplication next. These are sparkling times, y’all: dual women’s titles in WWE! At a same time!
WWE World Championship Match: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles
What am we looking during here? Dean Ambrose has successfully shielded a WWE World pretension opposite Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, (then a dual of them during a same time), and Dolph Ziggler. Now, though, he competence be confronting his biggest plea nonetheless as champ, as AJ Styles is arguably WWE’s biggest wrestler right now. Styles degraded John Cena during SummerSlam, with Styles dogmatic himself a new face that runs a place in a process. Both of these dudes are tremendous, with Styles doing good impression work given branch heel in further to his implausible ring work, and Ambrose has taken inarguable leaps and end brazen given apropos champ.
Why we should care: What, a successful and super-over WWE champion confronting off opposite potentially a biggest competition he’ll be means to face in a whole association isn’t adequate for you? Well, balance in, given you’ll expected find out that yes, it was adequate for you.