With Backlash being only five days away, the card is now something close to being finalised and last night we found out that the United States Championship will be defended at the PPV.
Apollo Crews had previously promised to be a fighting champion, defending the title each week. However, he appeared on Raw last night to announce his opponent would be the winner of an upcoming triple threat match. But that match wouldn’t take place on the night. Instead, it would occur at Backlash on Sunday.
The shades of a heel turn? Perhaps.
The triple threat match was between Kevin Owens, Andrade and Angel Garza.
The match ended with Andrade securing the victory by pinning his stablemate Garza, much to the subsequent chagrin of Garza and Zelina Vega.
That leaves Apollo Crews against Andrade set for this Sunday as the latest addition to a fun looking card.
WWE Backlash takes place on Sunday June 14th on and is available on the WWE Network. The full card is below.
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- WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Lashley
- WWE Universal Championship Match: Braun Strowman vs. John Morrison & The Miz
- Edge vs. Randy Orton
- Raw Women’s Championship Match: Asuka vs. Nia Jax
- United States Championship Match: Apollo Crews vs. Andrade
- Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship March: Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. the Iconics vs. Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss