The first matches announced for Backlash



Now that the Championship belts have debuted, it’s time to determine who will be the first ever Smackdown Live Women’s Champion and Tag Team Champions!  These Championship matches will occur at Smackdown Live’s first pay-per-view, Backlash.

The women will compete in a Six Pack Challenge to determine our first Women’s Champion.  These women consist of Becky Lynch, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Carmella, and the newly returned Nikki Bella.  Whoever successfully pins an opponent first will be declared our first Smackdown Live Women’s Champion.

In order to declare Smackdown Live’s first Tag Team Champions, a Tag Team Tournament will occur leading up to Backlash. Smackdown Live held their first round qualifying matches last night where The Usos defeated The Ascension and American Alphas defeated Breezango in order to advance to the Championship match.

Dean Ambrose will also have a Championship match at Backlash as he will put his title on the line against AJ Styles.  After pushing Dolph Ziggler’s buttons to the point where Dolph continuously lashed out, Daniel Bryan scheduled a #1 Contender match between the two.  If AJ Styles won, he would face Dean Ambrose at Backlash for the WWE Championship.  If Dolph Ziggler won, he would be added to that match and it would become a Triple Threat Match.  Sadly for Dolph, he was unsuccessful in obtaining the win leaving him behind as AJ Styles moves on.  It was one hell of a match and such a shame Dolph couldn’t advance as well.  It would have been an incredible Triple Threat Match!


Stay tuned for more upcoming matches for Backlash, airing on The WWE Network September 11th!


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