WWE Backlash is set to take place on May 6th in Puerto Rico.
It will be the first time that WWE has held a show on the island since 2005, and the first time an event has been run as “Backlash” since 2020.
The show will be headlined by the showdown between Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes, and in recent days three more matches have been added to the Premium Live Event. On the April 21st episode of SmackDown it was announced that Rhea Ripley will defend her SmackDown Women’s Title against Zelina Vega. The challenger requested the match against Ripley on the show, making a pitch to Adam Pearce.
Later in the show it was confirmed that another title match has been added to the event. After the trio ended up in a brawl on Raw, it was announced that Austin Theory will defend his United States Title in a Triple Threat Match against Bobby Lashley and Bronson Reed.
On Raw, Theory’s most recent defence against Lashley was interrupted by Reed who has been feuding with the former World Champion in recent months.
It was also revealed on SmackDown that Omos will take on Seth Rollins on May 6th.
WWE Backlash 2023 Updated Card
- Cody Rhodes vs.Brock Lesnar
- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Zelina Vega – SmackDown Women’s Title
- Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn vs. The Usos & Solo Sikoa
- Austin Theory (c) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed – United States Title
- Seth Rollins vs. Omos