WWE Backlash 2016 Complete Card Preview: Can AJ Styles beat Dean Ambrose?

Backlash 2016 Complete Card - Image Credits WWE
Backlash 2016 Complete Card - Image Credits WWE

Another WWE event from the past is being recalled, the last Backlash show we saw was in 2009. And here we are one week away from another WWE Backlash event. Lets have a look into the WWE Backlash 2016 Complete Card and analyze the matches we are going to see.

Date: 11th September 2016

Venue: Richmond Coliseum, Virginia

WWE Backlash 2016 Complete Card

WWE World Championship

Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles

Singles Match

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

Six-pack challenge match for the WWE Smack Down Women’s Championship

Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya vs. Carmella vs. Naomi

Tag Team match – Winner goes to tag team tournament final match

The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) vs. The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso)

Tag team tournament final for WWE Smack Down Tag Team Championship

Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. TBD

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

WWE Backlash 2016 Card Analysis:

I don’t see much of interesting matches in this card other than WWE World Heavyweight Championship match and watching Heath Slater win the SD tag team titles and earning a Smack Down contract, this will be the best part of the show, i believe. Other than that there is nothing much exciting in this event. Let’s analyze the card match by match.

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

This could be a tricky booking from WWE management. Randy Orton has already lost to Lesnar on Summerslam and giving another loss to him would bring Orton back to where he left before injury. While Bray Wyatt need to win matches in order to keep his dark era growing. So either we are gonna see a cheated victory or interference causing distractions. Or we will see a complete rivalry between these two which must have at least 3 excellent matches. Orton needs to win this match because Bray Wyatt can rise from any bad patch but Randy Orton will need another injury to earn a huge return then.

Winner Prediction: Randy Orton

Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya vs. Carmella vs. Naomi

WWE Smack Down Women’s Championship match will going to be a energetic and power pack match. As usual all of the Diva’s are gonna have their moments. And we saw a emotional and relatively longer Becky Lynch promo this may be the first step towards winning the title. Nikki has also returned and is expected to stay closer to the title so there are chances that she might win as well. If WWE is looking for more heel character, Nikki is definitely the choice right now. Otherwise it is a win win for Becky. I think Becky is the strongest candidate to win the title and complete her dream.

Winner Prediction: Becky Lynch

The Hype Bros vs. The Usos

So finally we have heel Usos. This makes it more clear that The Usos will be winning this first match and finally going to compete Slater and Rhyno.

Winner Prediction: The Usos

Intercontinental Championship Match – The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

How unlucky is Dolph Ziggler that he was the main event if Summerslam and now he is back to where he left. I think WWE has gone too far by dragging him and not letting him go on the top. No even WWE Universe has not accepted him in top at the mountain. So we will Ziggler competing The Miz, trying to win “Intercontinental Championship”.

I believe The Miz will somehow survive this challenge and will carry as the champion, while Ziggler will ask him out for a “rematch” not a “date” again next Smack Down or he will be searching another partner for a match.

Winner Prediction: The Miz

Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. TBD

Yes we are to the co-main event of the night. There is no doubt that finally we will see Heath Slater win and earn a Smack Down contract. Although we are not yet final on who is going to face Slater and Rhyno in the match but it is most certain that The Usos will be the heel entering the ring with them.

This Slater image has turned into a brilliant idea and given him an excellent option to showcase his abilities to the WWE authorities.

Winner Prediction: Heath Slater and Rhyno

Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles

AJ Styles is on top of his WWE career at the moment. He had beaten John Cena twice and beat him fair and square. We had seen an excellent match between these two at Summerslam 2016. You can read the complete Summerslam 2016 results here. We saw a resilient AJ Styles and we are gonna see even more hardcore AJ Styles against Dean Ambrose at Backlash.

Meanwhile Ambrose had been playing around AJ these past week. On 30th August 2016 edition of Smack Down Live we saw Dean Ambrose giving below the belt treatment to AJ Styles on the ropes.

But AJ Styles did not keep silent and paid it off this Smack Down, bringing things to even. Check out here:


I think it would be an awesome match keeping in mind that how brilliantly AJ had performed with Cena and given quality matches. We will be watching amazing match between these two. As we have seen a low blow attacking series through out the build up. Styles will be way to too close to a victory but may be we see a low blow from Dean Ambrose to win him the the match as well. But some how, some way we will see Dean Ambrose getting out of the war as a winner.

Winner Prediction: Dean Ambrose

So this is the official WWE Backlash 2016 Complete Card and my preview towards each match, hope you will like it as well. I will be waiting to read your comments and views. To stay updated you can always keep checking our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus accounts.

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