Despite there being no live crowds due to the Coronavirus pandemic, WWE is continuing to press on with pay-per-views, with Backlash likely airing from the Performance Center next month.
So far, it has been speculated that Edge and Randy Orton will go one-on-one in a match that Charly Caruso said on Raw could be “the greatest ever”, but no other matches or segments have been confirmed for the pay-per-view.
Because Vince McMahon and other WWE higher-ups clearly read all of the feature pieces on WrestleTalk.com, we’ve decided to put together a list of five matches we feel WWE should book for the upcoming pay-per-view.
If you think we’ve missed any matches off, then please do let us know on Twitter.
5. Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley – WWE Championship
It is clear that while the pairing of Lana and Rusev worked very well, the same cannot be said for the duo of Lana and Bobby Lashley. However, in recent weeks, Bobby Lashley and MVP have teased a partnership, and Lashley would benefit from making the former United States Champion his permanent manager.
Also in recent weeks, we’ve seen Lashley take things slightly more seriously. At Money in the Bank, Lashley made light work of R-Truth, and the following night on Raw he dispatched of Humberto Carrillo in a No DQ match. It has been great to see Lashley dominating once again on Raw and picking up some wins.
Lashley has the potential to be one of WWE’s top heels, and a match with Drew McIntyre could be fantastic. The pair have history too, having worked together in world championship programs at TNA. A feud between the two through Backlash could certainly do wonders for both men.
A WWE Championship feud and match between Lashley and Drew would not only elevate Bobby to the main event scene, but would continue making Drew look like an unstoppable threat at the top of WWE, with wins over Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Andrade, Murphy and Seth Rollins over the last few months.
4. Otis vs. King Corbin
Otis as Mr. Money in the Bank is not something may people knew they wanted until WWE decided to pull the trigger and give the Heavy Machinery member the big win last weekend. WWE has a tendency to book Money in the Bank winners very poorly, and I hope they don’t do the same with Otis in the coming months.
King Corbin, who is now out of the Intercontinental Championship tournament, should come out on next week’s show and say that he would be Mr Money in the Bank if it wasn’t for Elias hitting him with a guitar, and he could then challenge Otis to a match at Backlash.
Otis is a very entertaining performer, but he hasn’t picked up enough high-profile wins to be taken seriously just yet. A win over an established star like King Corbin could do wonders for him, and the polar opposites of their characters would make for some very entertaining segments.