No-Brainer Matches That Must Be Added to WWE Backlash 2020 Card

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistMay 19, 2020

No-Brainer Matches That Must Be Added to WWE Backlash 2020 Card

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    The WWE universe knows the 2020 edition of Backlash will be a secondary show bridging the gap between SummerSlam and WrestleMania 36, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be entertaining.

    With top feuds taking shape on both Raw and SmackDown, there are many options for the match card at the pay-per-view. While Edge vs. Randy Orton is the only bout announced for the show, the writing is on the wall for several others.

    A PPV with the "greatest wrestling match of all time" doesn't need much to go down in history, though.

    Here are the clashes that must be added to the Backlash match card for June 14.

Braun Strowman vs. The Fiend

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    WWE is not the best at building long-term storylines, but the company deserves credit for thinking on its feet with the Universal Championship scene following Roman Reigns walking out before WrestleMania 36.

    Braun Strowman beating Goldberg was a monumental moment, but it was Bray Wyatt picking a fight with his former friend that cemented the champion as the top dog on the blue brand.

    After a wild story featuring Strowman's run as Wyatt's black sheep and a match at Money in the Bank that set the stage for the arrival of The Fiend, it's time for this storyline to take the next step at Backlash.

    With the ultimate goal likely for the scrap to end at SummerSlam, The Fiend should get the upper hand during the build to the PPV before taking the Universal Championship from Strowman.

    The feud between Strowman and Wyatt is the best in WWE right now, and Backlash should prepare us for the final match of the trilogy this summer.

Nia Jax vs. Asuka

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    Nia Jax has been positioned as the strongest Superstar in the women's division, but she was made to look weak against Asuka on Raw. At Backlash, she should beat the Raw women's champion and walk away with the title.

    All of the positive energy Asuka earned by winning the championship only because Becky Lynch relinquished it after announcing her pregnancy would be destroyed in one night, making her one of the biggest babyfaces in the business and Jax universally hated.

    Asuka's teammate and friend, Kairi Sane, could take the brunt of Jax's attacks over the coming weeks, saving the actual confrontation between the two for the PPV.

    As a result, Jax standing toe-to-toe with the Raw women's champion could easily steal the show.

Aleister Black vs. Seth Rollins

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    The WWE universe may be celebrating the announcement of a baby for Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch, but we should all be thankful for The Monday Night Messiah gimmick reinvigorating the father-to-be.

    At Backlash, he should battle Aleister Black in a one-on-one match stemming from the dastardly beatdown of Rey Mysterio. With Austin Theory joining Rollins and his clergy, this Messiah needs an unforgettable miracle.

    Mysterio should return and cost Black the match.

    Rollins is building out his stable and cementing his place as a true cult-like leader. If WWE books Mysterio to be fooled by The Monday Night Messiah's words, it only proves he is more powerful than previously imagined.

    The Master of the 619 getting involved not only builds a dream feud with Black but also allows Rollins to move on without giving either Superstar a clean loss.

Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles

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    While fans should be outraged at Sami Zayn having his Intercontinental Championship stripped after he chose to stay home, it must lead to a tournament final between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan.

    If you love wrestling, Styles vs. Bryan is what it's all about.

    The IC title tournament was laid out to perfection, with each match furthering a storyline. With Bryan likely having to go through Sheamus, and Styles beating Shinsuke Nakamura and Elias, the finals would be a PPV-worthy championship bout.

    Old-school wrestling fans view the Intercontinental Championship as the workhorse title, and letting Styles and Bryan battle over the belt would trigger every feeling of nostalgia one could feel.


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