Backlash 2018 Preview – WWE Fantasy Wrestling Predictions
It’s the first pay-per-view of the dual-branded era, and it should be a good one. It will be hard to make WWE Backlash Fantasy Wrestling Predictions but we are up for the challenge! Lets keep this introduction short and get cracking with the good stuff!
Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn – Backlash Prediction
This match was created on the go-home show for this pay-per-view… that’s never a good sign. This match is clearly going to be one to get the crowd fired up by having Strowman and Lashley bulldoze their way through the Canadian duo. Owens and Zayn would need a miracle to pull out a victory in this one; therefore my pick is Strowman and Lashley.
Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass – Backlash Prediction
This wasn’t necessarily the rivalry fans were anticipating after the Superstar Shake Up. With The Miz heading over to Smackdown Live, fans thought for sure we were all going to be blessed with that magnificently anticipated feud. Instead, the payoff to that beef was a couple house show matches, and that’s it. Now we have Bryan taking on a returning Big Cass for reasons we are not sure of. Because Daniel Bryan is smaller than Cass? We don’t know, it seems lazy to me. Regardless, our predictions for this match is:
- Daniel Bryan takes home the win
- Daniel Bryan + Cass Match Time UNDER 11:30 MINS
United States Championship Match
Oh look, our first match on the card with actual backstory. Carmella was able to acquire the Smackdown Women’s Championship by finally cashing in her Money in the Bank briefcase against Charlotte Flair on the Smackdown episode after WrestleMania. It was also due to the fact that the debuting IIconics of Peyton Royce and Billie Kay had laid the Smack down on Charlotte before the cash-in. So naturally, Carmella has aligned herself with the IIconics, and more than likely, this will play a factor in this match on Sunday. Expect the duo to interfere in this match leading to Carmella retaining the belt. Predictions:
- Charlotte Flair winning by disqualification.
- Carmella + Charlotte Flair ENDS With DISQUALIFICATION
Raw Women’s Championship Match
Alexa Bliss lost her Raw Women’s Championship on the grandest stage of them all a few weeks ago to current champ and opponent this Sunday, Nia Jax. We don’t think Bliss stands a chance. If it’s anything like their match at WrestleMania, then we can expect another brief beat down. My pick for this match is the Irresistible Force, Nia Jax. Also Alexa Bliss + Nia Jax Match Time UNDER 8:30 MINS
Intercontinental Championship Match
These two guys will put on a fantastic showing, but it’s the most predictable outcome on this card. Unless Monday Night Raw plans on not having a secondary title, this match shouldn’t be happening. But it is, and we have to lock in Seth Rollins + Miz Match Time OVER 13:30 MINS as an official selection.
WWE Championship Match
This match is actually really tough to predict. It seems like this is going to be Shinsuke Nakamura’s final chance for a while to win the WWE Championship; but at the same time, Samoa Joe called out AJ Styles for the WWE Championship this past week on Smackdown. And as cool as Joe vs. Nakamura would be, it wouldn’t work now because they’re both really solid heels. We are going to go with our gut and pick AJ Styles to retain in what hopefully will be the dream match between these two we’ve all been waiting for. Lock AJ Styles + Shinsuke Nakamura Match Time OVER 17:30 MINS as a top 10 pick.
Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
We are on board for cross-branded pay-per-view matches, just not for brand specific titles. Thank God this match isn’t for the Universal Championship. There is genuine intrigue in this matchup. Reigns seriously needs a bounce back win, and Joe could use a strong victory. We think a loss will hurt Joe more though, and especially if he wants to take on Styles for the WWE Championship, he needs a big win. So our pick for this match is Samoa Joe. Also lock in Roman Reigns + Samoa Joe Match Time OVER 14:30 MINS
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