WWE Backlash: Early Betting Odds For Sunday's Show

AJ Styles fights Jinder Mahal on ‘SmackDown Live’ tonight

The show had two major matches announced including AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal and Baron Corbin vs.

In addition, a few weeks after officially taking Chris Jericho out of action, Kevin Owens tonight will be stealing Jericho's segment by hosting an episode of The Highlight Reel. Before anything can happen, Jinder Mahal, the real guest for the Highlight Reel (and Styles' opponent later tonight), shows up to say why he is going to capture the WWE Championship from Randy Orton at Backlash. Of course, it was no surprise to see Owen's run interference on Mahal's behalf, after all, he faces Styles for the United States Championship at Backlash on Sunday. Mahal told Styles to focus on their match tonight, Owens said Styles would lose twice in six days, and Styles demanded for the match to start immediately. In the post-WrestleMania "superstar shakeup", Mahal was drafted to SmackDown, and lost his first match to Mojo Rawley, who had also eliminated him from the Andre The Giant contest. But, Owens bailed out of the ring avoiding any sort of physical contact.

This gave Mahal the opportunity to plant Styles with The Khallas for the three count. Fandango clotheslines Primo to the floor and hit Falcon Arrow to Epico for the win. Naomi hits Tamina with a wrecking ball dropkick and Carmella takes advantage to win the match with a roll-up.

Corbin has dominated numerous superstars he's been in the ring with, it'll take a lot for Orton to make sure he's fresh going into Monday's title match. Corbin then attacked him from behind. Sadly, I think the company seem higher on Rowan right now, as they continue to beat us over the head with how mysterious his stupid mask looks. After losing to Orton in Tuesday's main event, Corbin should bounce back with a victory at Backlash. The Singh Brothers (then known as The Bollywood Boyz) had come into WWE as part of the cruiserweights but were then at NXT. Orton hit a powerslam then hit a DDT off the second rope. Corbin with a bog boot, but Orton kicks out. When Styles attempts to finish him off with a Phenomenal Forearm, Orton lives up to his name and strikes with a precision RKO out of nowhere. Corbin connected with Deep Six for a near fall. Mahal hit Orton with The Khallas and held the title up high as the show ended.

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