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2021 WWE WrestleMania Backlash predictions, matches, card, start time, date, PPV preview, location

With WrestleMania in the rear-view, WWE is shifting alongside to their up coming pay out-for every-view event when WrestleMania Backlash goes down on Sunday from the ThunderDome inside of the Yuengling Heart in Tampa, Florida. The event is set to aspect a good deal of extended fallout from the situations of WrestleMania, as very well as some persuasive refreshing matchups.

With only Friday’s version of SmackDown left in advance of the event, there are currently five title matches scheduled, such as Bobby Lashley defending the WWE title in a triple menace match with Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman as very well as Roman Reigns defending the common championship versus Cesaro.

WrestleMania Backlash begins at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, May possibly 16 and a kickoff demonstrate a single hour prior to the key card at six p.m. The motion will stream dwell on Peacock for the two the kickoff demonstrate and key card. CBS Sports will be with you the overall way on Sunday with dwell final results, highlights and analysis.  

For now, let us consider a search at how we believe WrestleMania Backlash will perform out this Sunday.   

2021 WrestleMania Backlash predictions

WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman

Strowman’s inclusion supplies a great deal of outs to continue to keep the problems concerning Lashley and McIntyre as the target on Uncooked without having either guy owning to get a cleanse complete of the other. There is certainly not significantly of a prospect Strowman gets the win listed here and a pretty significant prospect that he is the guy who eats the pin. It feels like the correct time to change the belt to McIntyre would have been at WrestleMania, wherever Lashley picked up a cleanse victory. Lashley successful by pinning Strowman would not do significantly to progress any problems with McIntyre since he by now retains the cleanse win over McIntyre. What does generate the problems concerning the two ahead would be McIntyre lifting the title by pinning Strowman somewhat than Lashley. Pick: Drew McIntyre wins the title

SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley

There is certainly no real drama to who gets the win listed here. Bayley experienced a prolonged operate carrying the SmackDown women’s division in advance of the title transferred to Sasha Banking companies and inevitably to Belair when Belair beat Banking companies at WrestleMania. Belair’s title reign is not likely to conclude at Backlash, but Bayley offers her a stable, credible opponent to keep on to develop her have legacy as champion. Pick: Bianca Belair retains the title

Uncooked Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair

Very similar to the situation with Belair, it simply feels too early to derail Ripley’s title reign. Flair and Asuka have experienced a good deal of time in the sun — even though the two gals definitely have many years and many years of good results forward of them — and must be in the identical job as Bayley versus Belair, simply supporting elevate the new champion. This probable did not have to have to be a triple menace offered the other leading title on Uncooked also is becoming determined in the identical design of match. Flair probable avoids becoming the girl to consider the pin listed here, except Alexa Bliss in some way will involve herself in the match. Pick: Rhea Ripley retains the title

Common Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cesaro

Everyone has waited for many years to see if Cesaro will at last get “his time” as a earth champion and now he gets a main platform wherever he has to battle the most dominant champion in the firm to achieve the mountaintop. It is challenging to believe WWE will truly pull the bring about on placing the belt on Cesaro, even though it would be an outstanding instant. If Cesaro does get the win, even so, it feels like there’d be a very little a lot more develop than the Backlash match has gotten. That sets up Reigns to score a low-priced win — perhaps aided by the Usos — to generate one more month of develop to a rematch. Pick: Roman Reigns retains the title

SmackDown Tag Team Championship: Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio

The overall offering stage of the match is looking at if the Mysterios can pull off getting the very first father and son tag champions in WWE heritage. Couple of title reigns have been as forgettable as the operate of Roode and Ziggler, who have only defended the titles twice since successful the belts on Jan. six. It is challenging to envision WWE quickly giving any pounds to Roode and Ziggler now when they can have an straightforward bit of heritage with a win by the Mysterios. Pick: The Mysterios win the titles

Damian Priest vs. The Miz

Priest acquired a raise in profile by teaming with Terrible Bunny to beat Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania. Miz would not have to have a victory in this match, wherever Priest acquiring the win assists cement that he is certainly a player aside from becoming the B-side in a movie star-pushed tag crew. Pick: Damien Priest wins