A title match set for tonight’s WWE Backlash pay-per-view has been moved to the pre-show which starts an hour earlier at 6pm ET/11pm BST.
The match that has been moved will see United States Champion Apollo Crews defend against the man he beat for the title, Andrade.
Apollo Crews began his reign as United States Champion hunting for a worthy challenger; now the man whom he took the title from wants to end the search for him. Crews will face Andrade for the United States Title tonight on the WWE Backlash Kickoff Show after the former champion won a Triple Threat Match on Raw to earn the opportunity.
In a matchup with Kevin Owens and Angel Garza, Andrade capitalized on an opening provided by a KO Stunner to Garza and pinned his close friend to claim his place in the championship match. The week prior, Crews teamed with Owens to defeat Andrade & Garza in red brand tag team action.
Will Crews continue his dominance over Andrade and extend his reign? Will the simmering tensions within Zelina Vega’s stable take Andrade’s focus away from the task at hand?
Find out on the WWE Backlash Kickoff Show, streaming tonight at 6 ET/3 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!
This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, especially following the removal of Paul Heyman from the Raw creative team, but it’s still rather disappointing.
Our live coverage of Backlash tonight will include the pre-show, so stay tuned to the site and our social media later on.