AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura are set to face off in their third pay-per-view title match of the past month.
Styles will again defend his WWE Championship against Nakamura at Backlash on May 6th. That was announced during today’s Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia after their rematch from WrestleMania 34 ended in a double countout.
Nakamura hit a low blow after a near-ref bump in today’s match, but Styles was able to get a rope break. Nakamura then went for the Kinshasa, with Styles hitting a forearm and Nakamura rolling outside of the ring. He tackled Nakamura over one of the announce tables and they fought on the floor as the referee counted to 10, then Styles stood tall following the match.
With Brock Lesnar retaining at the Greatest Royal Rumble, there isn’t a Universal Championship match scheduled for Backlash as of now.
Backlash will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and is the first show affected by WWE’s change to all dual-brand PPVs. Here’s the updated card:
WWE Champion AJ Styles defending against Shinsuke Nakamura
Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax defending against Alexa Bliss
SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella defending against Charlotte Flair
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins defending against The Miz