WORCESTER – 12-time Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair, made an appearance at the live Smackdown Wrestling show at the DCU Center, Friday, April 15, 2022. Flair is the daughter of legendary wrestler Ric Flair.
- WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022 will take place on Sunday, May 8th, 2022
- The event will feature all the fallout from WWE’s two-night WrestleMania 38 extravaganza
- See the WWE Backlash odds, analysis, and best bets, below
Both nights of WWE WrestleMania 38 were critically acclaimed by fans, and now the company looks to keep that momentum going with WrestleMania Backlash this Sunday, May 8th at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. It’s set to start at 8 p.m. eastern time and can be streamed live on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else.
Days before the event, let’s take a look at the favorites that are expected to emerge victorious, according to the current betting odds.
WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022 Odds
|“I Quit” SmackDown Women’s Championship Match||Odds|
|Charlotte Flair (c)||-400|
|Six-Man Tag Team Match||Odds|
|Roman Reigns & The Usos||+150|
|Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro||-190|
|Seth “Freakin” Rollins||-250|
|Six-Man Tag Team Match||Odds|
Odds as of May 4.
Flair vs Rousey (“I Quit” SmackDown Women’s Championship) Pick
Ronda Rousey winning the SmackDown Women’s Championship was considered a lock by many fans, which made Flair’s victory and retention of the title all the more surprising. Considering this rematch will have an “I Quit” stipulation, it’s hard to believe Rousey will be uttering those two words under any circumstance.
This should be the show where Rousey finally becomes champion and puts this rivalry to rest. Flair once again escaping with the gold is a definite possibility if the idea is for Rousey to win at next month’s Hell in a Cell event, but that would certainly be the wrong route to take.
Reigns & The Usos vs McIntyre & RK-Bro Pick
RK-Bro and The Usos were originally scheduled to do battle in a standard tag team match to determine a unified set of tag team champions between Raw and SmackDown before the bout was changed to a six-man tag team affair also involving Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre. As of this writing, nothing will be at stake.
The lack of titles being on the line makes it more likely that the trio of McIntyre and RK-Bro will pull out the victory to set up Reigns vs. McIntyre one-on-one for down the line, though this one could easily go either way.
Rhodes vs Rollins Prediction
Although Rhodes’ return to WWE at WrestleMania 38 was heavily foreshadowed ahead of time, he has far exceeded all expectations as how he’s been portrayed so far. He’s been on an absolute roll and beloved by crowds, but he won’t lose anything by coming up short in this ‘Mania rematch with Rollins to create the need for a rubber match.
Styles vs Edge Prediction
Following his loss to Edge at WrestleMania 38, AJ Styles has been out for revenge on Raw. It’s a much different situation than it was a month ago now that Damian Priest has been introduced as a disciple of Edge and Finn Balor has formed an alliance with Styles. The Phenomenal One avenging his loss from last month makes the most sense.
Lashley vs Omos Prediction
Nothing about this feud has been overly interesting, but it has featured some solid storytelling. If WWE is intent on making a new star out of Omos, it’s imperative he wins against Lashley with help from his new manager and mouthpiece, MVP.
Corbin vs Moss Prediction
Moss has a better chance of walking away a winner at WrestleMania Backlash than anyone else on the card. Moss has gradually been building new momentum as of late and a win against Corbin will get him one step closer to super stardom in WWE, provided his character gets a complete overhaul soon.
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