WWE Backlash 2023 will be telecast live on May 6, 2023 from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Stamford-based company has so far announced seven matches for the event. While Bianca Belair will defend her Raw Women’s Championship against IYO SKY, Rhea will defend her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Zelina Vega in a replay event.
Brock Lesnar will face Cody Rhodes. Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, The Bloodline, Bad Bunny and others will also be in action on May 6.
The Stamford-based company could be planning some possible twists and turns for the premium live event to grab attention. Apart from this, it will also sow the seeds for new rivalries and storylines.
On that note, here are four possible changes WWE could be planning for Backlash 2023.
#4. Drew McIntyre returns and costs Seth Rollins his match against Omos at WWE Backlash 2023
Seth Rollins will face Omos at Backlash. However, things might not end too well for The Visionary as he could be the victim of a loss following possible interference from Drew McIntyre.
A recent report has revealed that the company is planning a feud between Seth Rollins and Heel McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Championship. While The Scottish Warrior has been away from WWE TV for some time now, he was drafted to the red brand on the opening night of the WWE Draft.
The company could move him away from Rollins when he returns to television. McIntyre could cost The Architect and lay the breadcrumbs for a potential feud.
#3. Bray Wyatt returns and Bobby Lashley loses his match
— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) April 26, 2023
Bray Wyatt has been away from WWE TV since March due to medical reasons. While there were rumblings of The Eater of Worlds returning on the opening night of the WWE Draft, it did not happen.
However, a recent report suggests that Wyatt is excited about his return to the Stamford-based company. This could be a sign that he is close to coming back.
The company could throw a curveball at the fans by having Wyatt return to WWE at Backlash to resume his feud against Bobby Lashley. The creative team could have earned Lashley a United States Championship match with the former WWE Champion.
# 2. Belle turns on IYO Skye
IYO SKY will take on Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at WWE Backlash 2023. However, things may not end too well for SKY, who will face one of the most dominant champions of the modern era while his own faction stumbles upon it. Edge
WWE has been teasing a possible split for Damage CTRL for the past few weeks. The company may end the faction at WWE Backlash 2023.
The creative team may put Bayley on Sky to pay for Bayley’s victory in the Raw Women’s Championship match. This would not only send fans into a frenzy but would also start an engaging and personal feud between the two.
#1. Solo Sequoia destroys The Usos at WWE Backlash 2023
— Solo (@WWESoloSikoa) April 22, 2023
The Usos will join forces with Solo Sequoia to take on Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Matt Riddle in a 3-on-3 tag match at WWE Backlash 2023. However, it could turn into something bigger by the end of the night.
Given that The Bloodline is unlikely to win the match, the creative team may ask one of the Usos to take the pin. This allowed Solo to blame the former Undisputed Tag Team Champions for the loss.
The Enforcers looked disgruntled after The Usos’ loss against Owens and Zayn on the most recent episode of WWE SmackDown, and another loss may not sit well with them. Therefore, an enraged Sequoia may lash out at his brothers after they have been defeated.
The creative team could have Samoan Spike with former NXT Superstars level at The Usos, which is quite shocking for WWE fans.
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