Later tonight the Women of WWE look set to compete in some high intensity feuds after recent weeks of back and forth action throughout the entire women’s division, seeing not only vicious backstage attacks but also a shock championship change.
After a blindsiding title loss for Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross on last week’s Friday Night SmackDown, the brand new Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley prepare to put their new gold on the line against the former champs as well as the reinvigorated IIConics in a Tag Team Triple Threat Match.
Elsewhere after weeks of domineering from Nia Jax over on RAW, the RAW Women’s Champion Asuka looks set to avenge BFF Kairi Sane as well as defend her Championship against the formidable Jax. Will Nia continue to get the upper hand on Asuka and take home the gold or will the empress finally get the last laugh? It’s time for our WWE Backlash PPV Predictions!
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross Vs Bayley & Sasha Banks Vs The IIconics
Elle: Well the Women’s Tag Team division has certainly changed within the space of a week! I have to say I was really enjoying the feud between the IIConics and Alexa and Nikki, so I was a little bummed out to see Bliss and Cross drop the titles last week to Banks and Bayley. The intensity from the IIConics and the whole will they won’t they angle was really keeping me invested and the whole title picture seemed to take a drastic detour. Now don’t get me wrong I’m intrigued to see where things go but it almost feels like we’ve been robbed of what could have been an interesting feud to say the least. Unlike last week’s title swap I don’t see WWE making another shock change so soon unless Sasha or Bayley completely turn on each other out of nowhere. Prediction: Sasha Banks & Bayley
Adam(TheInsanityInc): I’d been really enjoying the return of The IIconics and the feud with Bliss and Cross and would have happily had that as the match. The WWE’s curveball with making The Two Woman Power Trip the tag champs has been a sudden surprise which could perhaps sow seeds for Bayley’s next feud. Regardless, this could be one heck of a match and I think, unless the WWE plans something big at Backlash, we’ll see Bayley and Banks sneak away with the tag titles. Prediction: Bayley & Sasha Banks
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka Vs Nia Jax
Elle: God have I loved Asuka these last few months, not only has she proven herself to be a complete workhorse but she’s entertained me like crazy in these trying times. Tonight’s outcome feels like a no brainer and one of the likely many feuds Asuka will leave as Champion to cement herself in history as the RAW Women’s Champion. Prediction: Asuka
Adam: My feelings about Jax and both her workrate and work ethic are well known, and likewise I cannot praise Asuka any more than I already do. The outcome here is simple. Does the WWE reward carelessness and someone who takes liberties with opponents? Or reward Asuka for effortlessly turning face and rolling with it in tremendous style? The answer is clear in this one. Let’s hope the WWE doesn’t screw it up. Prediction: Asuka