WWE Backlash 2018 Predictions: Samoa Joe Squashes Roman Reigns
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Time for another PPV, just nine days after Greatest Royal Rumble. On Sunday, May 6, Backlash will come to PPV and the WWE Network from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. At least women will be allowed to compete at this show, which starts at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. As always, a Kickoff Show will air both theWWE Networkand YouTube one hour before the main card.
The big deal with Backlash is that it will consist of both Raw and Smackdown superstars, as all WWE events from now on will feature wrestlers from both shows. Additionally, there are a couple crossover matches at this event, including one for the Intercontinental Championship. The main event for the evening will be Raw's Roman Reigns vs. Smackdown's Samoa Joe, who recently returned from injury.
Luckily, because of the new dual-branded PPVs, the next WWE event won't be until June 17 for Money In The Bank, which will be in Rosemont, IL. This will help cut back the big events from 16 in 2017 to 12 in 2018. More could be announced for this year, but that's currently how many WWE has on the docket. For now, however, there is Backlash, and make sure to come back to GameSpot on Sunday for live coverage of the event.