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SmackDown Tag Team Title Match Announced For WrestleMania Backlash

SmackDown Tag Team Title Match WrestleMania Backlash

Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik Mysterio will challenge for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania Backlash.

The match will see the duo attempt to become the first father and son team to win tag team gold in WWE history. However, standing in their way will be Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler who have held the belts since January.

The Mysterio’s last challenged for the gold on the special WrestleMania edition of SmackDown the night before WrestleMania 37 night one. Along with Chad Gable and Otis and The Street Profits, the team attempted to overcome The Dirty Dawgs, but as has been the case in 2021 the champions found a way to win.

Dominik and Rey won their way back into contention for the belts, overcoming Gable and Otis on the April 23rd episode of SmackDown.

WrestleMania Backlash will take place on Sunday May 16th and will see the fallout from WrestleMania 37 come to a head.

It has already been announced that Bianca Belair will defend her SmackDown Women’s Title against former champion Bayley. While Rhea Ripley will defend her RAW equivalent against Charlotte Flair and Asuka.

On the men’s side, Bobby Lashley will defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman.

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is currently without an opponent for the event after retaining his title against Daniel Bryan on the May 30th episode of SmackDown. However, tensions have been simmering between the champion and Cesaro in recent weeks, which could yet lead to a clash at WrestleMaina Backlash.

Watch WWE WrestleMania Backlashlive on the WWE Network – and via Peacock in the United States – on Sunday, May 16th.