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Old 05-18-2017, 05:05 PM   #1
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WWE Backlash 2017

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Predictions:
Corbin
Harper
Welcome Committee
Nakamura
Usos
Owens

As for the main event, let's see what 19 year old Dylan has to say:

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

that's a pretty solid lineup for a random Smackdown
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

Breezango have made themselves into the most entertaining tag team in the WWE right now. The Usos are awful. Hoping for an upset win.

AJ/KO should be a great match, but it's so sad to see the best two wrestlers of 2016 fighting over the US title. And since this feud is destined to continue, the outcome doesn't really even matter.

The rest is a waste of time.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:35 PM   #4
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Woof that card
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:45 PM   #5
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

Going out on a limb and predicting a sneaky-good ppv. Low expectations for Randy/Jinder but the rest should be entertaining.

Then again, I'm still enjoying Smackdown when no one else seems to.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:04 PM   #6
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

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Going out on a limb and predicting a sneaky-good ppv. Low expectations for Randy/Jinder but the rest should be entertaining.

Then again, I'm still enjoying Smackdown when no one else seems to.
Agreed very much, terrible that the main title is the match we expect to be the worst
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:23 PM   #7
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Going out on a limb and predicting a sneaky-good ppv. Low expectations for Randy/Jinder but the rest should be entertaining.

Then again, I'm still enjoying Smackdown when no one else seems to.
To me, a necessary part of a match being entertaining is whether or not I care about who wins. It also greatly helps that I have some uncertainty about who wins, so that big moves and near falls have drama. Of course, the WWE can always pull a swerve and book someone to win that defies all logic. It has happened plenty of times before. But still, Jinder ain't beating Orton.

Zayn/Corbin, don't care who wins
Shunsuke/Ziggler, Shinsuke isn't losing his debut match
Harper/Rowan, don't care who wins
Women's Six Man, don't care who wins
AJ/KO, I care, but it doesn't matter much
Uggos/Breezango, I care and am uncertain, although I suspect the Uggos will cheat to win or get DQ'ed to continue the feud.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:17 AM   #8
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

Who do we think is going to get bumped from Backlash?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:39 AM   #9
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Who do we think is going to get bumped from Backlash?
Joey Styles?
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:13 AM   #10
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:42 PM   #11
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Who do we think is going to get bumped from Backlash?
To the preshow? Rowan vs Harper seems the obvious choice. The other matches all have reasons to not be on the preshow:

debut of Nak
AJ is basically the anchor of Smackdown and is never going to be on the preshow
WWE title match isn't going on the preshow
Charlotte isn't going on the preshow
They seem to be actually pushing the tag match

Only other one that could be moved is Zayn/Corbin. But the powers that be seem to like Corbin more than they like Harper or Rowan.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:53 PM   #12
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

I feel like if KO/AJ was for the WWE championship, and Orton/Jinder was for the US championship, this PPV would be viewed a lot better by most. The card really isn't that bad.

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Old 05-19-2017, 02:08 PM   #13
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Nope, was just making a Joey Styles joke
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:56 AM   #14
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fwiw I enjoyed the joke.

Backlash???!!
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:09 PM   #15
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Tye Dillinger v Aiden English is also apparently scheduled. Now that sounds like a pre-show match.
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:28 PM   #16
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

This probably isn't the PPV to do it, but they really should get the title off of Orton. I like him, but the main event scene is going to be pretty boring with him as the champ. I wouldn't even be that excited to see him feud with Owens or AJ.
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:39 PM   #17
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I feel like if KO/AJ was for the WWE championship, and Orton/Jinder was for the US championship, this PPV would be viewed a lot better by most. The card really isn't that bad.
I agree entirely. I wonder if there's some chance of KO/AJ going on after Orton/Jinder. It sure feels like the higher-profile match, and I don't think that I'm just biased by my inner smarkdom.
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Old 05-21-2017, 03:21 PM   #18
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

Currently sitting in Zanies Comedy Club watching Jim Ross' one man show. It's really entertaining so far.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:43 PM   #19
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In as not doing anything else, Looking forward to Naka debut and well that's about it I think,lol.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:27 PM   #20
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apparently Nakamura/Ziggler going to lead off the PPV, don't tune in late
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:41 PM   #21
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Starts at 8 EST right? Tuning in live for once
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:42 PM   #22
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Wow! Aiden English get an A+ for heel work tonight.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:46 PM   #23
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Re: WWE Backlash 2017

I don't know if it would be possible to book a match I care less about than English/Dillinger.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:48 PM   #24
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I don't know if it would be possible to book a match I care less about than English/Dillinger.
Orton/Jinder?

Just kidding, don't care about this at all
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:52 PM   #25
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I still don't really get Dillinger, but English is impressive. Could be a valuable midcard guy for a long time.
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