In the episode of Friday Night Smackdown that aired this night, which was recorded last week, immediately after the staging of the episode of the blue show last Friday, WWE wanted to update one of its main storylines in view of his next PPV, which will be staged on May 8th and will be called WrestleMania Backlash.
Until last week, in fact, the Tribal Chief of the Stamford-based company had no match announced for him, after the sensational victory over Brock Lesnar arrived at Wrestlemania 38, when Reigns had ripped the WWE Champion belt from the hands of the Beast of the company, becoming absolute and unified champion of the main roster.
As we had already reported from the spoilers of this episode, through the audience who had attended the segments and the matches of the episode after Smackdown a week in advance, there was a fist fight between Reigns and Drew McIntyre in the session of signing the contract of the Raw and Smackdown champion tag team, that is the RK-Bro and the Usos, who will go to defend their respective belts in a match of unification also of the WWE couple titles, with fans who immediately thought that WWE could add also a single match between the two heavyweights of the company.
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Apparently, the WWE idea was something completely different in the end, with the brawl at Friday Night Smackdown tonight, which got hit on the WrestleMania Backlash card, but not as WWE Universe attendees imagined.
After seeing Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre give them a hard time in the segment of signing the contract for the tag team titles of their respective rosters, Paul Heyman wanted to try to direct the Wrestlemania Backlash contention to a 3 vs 3 match, with the addition to the Usos of the WWE and Universal champion and on the other hand, the addition of McIntyre.
After just a few minutes, the contest became official for WWE, with the Wrestlemania Bakclash main event being a team match between two trio and no longer with two unique tag teams. Who knows what else will happen between now and May 8 for this great WWE storyline.
There has been a lot of speculation about Roman Reigns' role at WrestleMania Backlash. While the Shinsuke Nakamura feud was shelved as soon as it started, The Tribal Chief was still set to headline the upcoming show, as reported earlier. After the latest episode of SmackDown, his role at the premium live event has been confirmed.