With WWE Backlash taking place this coming Sunday, there had previously been only five matches announced on the card with several champions conspicuous by their absence.
Make that six matches now as WWE have announced on their website that new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Bayley & Sasha Banks will defend their titles against Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss and The Iconics.
Bayley and Banks defeated Bliss and Cross for the belts this past Friday on Smackdown so this could be considered a rematch of sorts for the former champs.
Keen followers of modern WWE championship history will note that this match now includes three of the four team to ever hold this championship.
The fourth team, Kairi Sane and Asuka could not be considered for the match as the latter will defend her Raw Women’s title at the event against Asuka.
Backlash takes place on Sunday June 14th on and is available on the WWE Network. The full card is below.
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- WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Lashley
- WWE Universal Championship Match: Braun Strowman vs. John Morrison & The Miz
- Edge vs. Randy Orton
- Raw Women’s Championship Match: Asuka vs. Nia Jax
- Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship March: Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. the Iconics vs. Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss