After this week’s episode of WWE Raw, we have a better idea of the card for the upcoming Backlash premium live event.
It’s been two weeks since Brock Lesnar executed a surprise attack on Cody Rhodes ahead of a scheduled match where they were supposed to be teammates. Lesnar subsequentially beat down Cody, even F-5ing him on the steel ring steps.
Rhodes responded a week later by challenging Brock Lesnar to a one-on-one match at Backlash, and though “The Beast Incarnate” didn’t directly respond to the challenge during Raw this week, the match was still made official. Adam Pearce was emphatic that Rhodes hold off an attack on Lesnar and leave the ring, even assuring Rhodes that his match was official and he could call off his revenge. Cody still tried to get his hands on Lesnar, but he was ultimately held back as Brock exited the arena.
This is Cody’s first official match back since his loss to Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39. It is Brock’s first match back since his victory over Omos at the same event.
Did @CodyRhodes get his hands on @BrockLesnar?#WWERawpic.twitter.com/c1I7bgIyfK
— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2023
The next chapter in The Bloodline plays out at WWE Backlash.
In our live blog earlier tonight, we noted that The Bloodline’s Solo Siko and Jimmy & Jey Uso battling Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, & Riddle in a six-man tag team match has also been made official for Backlash. Owens & Zayn have obviously been a common thread with The Bloodline over the past year; as for Riddle, he recently returned from a fourth-month hiatus that Solo Sikoa caused in the storyline.
Backlash occurs on Saturday, May 6, from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.