– The current card for Backlash has Dean Ambrose facing AJ Styles for the WWE title, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt, Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler for the IC title, Nikki Bella vs. Naomi vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Carmella vs. Bliss for the women’s champion and the winner of Ryder & Rawley vs. Usos facing Rhyno & Slater for the first Smackdown tag team titles.
– The expectation is that Rhyno and Slater will win the tag team titles which will lead to Slater finally getting a Smackdown contract.
– WWE had begun plans for having Kane face Baron Corbin at Backlash but after a recent run at house shows, they stopped pushing it on TV.
The early betting odds for WWE Backlash 2016 have finally been set. AJ Styles is slightly favored to defeat Dean Ambrose, Nikki Bella is favored to win the Smackdown Women’s Championship and the team of Heath Slater and Rhyno are favored to becoem the first ever Smackdown Tag Champs. Meanwhile The Miz is heavily favored to retain the IC title over Dolph Ziggler.
Dean Ambrose +120 vs AJ Styles -160
WWE Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch +115 vs Natalya +300 vs Nikki Bella -120 vs Alexa Bliss +500 vs Carmella +1000 vs Naomi +1000
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals
Heath Slater & Rhyno -215 vs TBA +165
Randy Orton -195 vs Bray Wyatt +155
WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz -530 vs Dolph Ziggler +350
All matches are graded with final decision as broadcast ends, meaning if the initial decision is reversed by the end of the PPV that will be the result the sportsbook considers valid. This acoounts for any “Dusty Finishes” that may occur.
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