WWE WrestleMania Backlash Preview: Every Championship Match Confirmed

Published 05/12/2021, 9:41 AM EDT

With WrestleMania 37 in the books, it’s time to look at the next PPV and how WWE continue the momentum. WWE has delivered excellent PPVs this year, and they’d like to continue that tradition with WrestleMania Backlash.


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Bayley vs Bianca Belair: SmackDown Women’s Championship


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At WrestleMania, Bianca Belair showed the world why she’s the EST of WWE. She bested Sasha Banks in a brilliant main event to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. For her reign, to start the right way, she needs the right opponent.

Bayley challenged Belair for her title at Backlash and fans backed her to be the #1 contender. At Backlash, will Bianca Belair prove she’s the EST of WWE, or will Bayley win the SmackDown Women’s Championship for the third time in her career?

Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair vs Asuka: Raw Women’s Championship

Rhea Ripley made her dream come true by winning the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. She righted the wrong from WrestleMania 36, but that has come back to haunt her.

With Charlotte Flair in the fray, Ripley might buckle and drop the title. Asuka is the underdog in this match and looks to put both Flair and Ripley in their place. Who will walk out of Backlash as the Raw Women’s Champion?

Rey and Dominik Mysterio vs The Dirty Dogs: SmackDown Tag Team Championships

Rey Mysterio and his son can make history by becoming the first father-son duo to win the Tag Team Championships. They’ve bested every team in the SmackDown Tag Team Division, and are the favorites to win.

However, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode are two pros of the game and the most experienced wrestlers in WWE. Can they use their expert ring awareness and sneaky tactics to pull off a big win at Backlash?

Bobby Lashley vs Drew McIntyre vs Braun Strowman: WWE Championship

This match has the potential to level the entire WWE Thunderdome. On a recent episode of Raw, Braun Strowman made both McIntyre and Lashley realize why they should take him seriously at Backlash. He destroyed McIntyre and then drove Lashley through the barricade with a powerslam.

McIntyre and Lashley will renew hostilities and try to put the other man down, but they have to keep the Strowman Express off the tracks. How will Lashley stop two aggressive challengers and walk out of Backlash as champion?

Cesaro vs Roman Reigns: WWE Universal Championship


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This match has to headline WrestleMania Backlash. Since SummerSlam 2020, Roman Reigns has been the best thing about WWE in a long time. He deserves to close out the PPV and so does his opponent, Cesaro.

The Swiss Superman earned the right to challenge Reigns for the WWE Universal Title after beating Seth Rollins on SmackDown. One can expect Rollins and the Usos to get involved in this match, but Reigns and Cesaro are surely going to tear the house down.


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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.