Erik Rowan vs Luke Harper Added To WWE Backlash 2017

Erick Rowan vs. Luke Harper completes the pay-per-view line-up.

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WWE's latest SmackDown-branded pay-per-view takes place this Sunday (May 21st), and last night's show seems to have finalised the card.

Taking place in Chicago, Backlash will cap Jinder Mahal's unlikely ascension with his WWE Title shot against Randy Orton, and will also feature Shinsuke Nakamura's in-ring main roster debut, along with a big United States Championship match between Kevin Owens and AJ Styles.

Yesterday's go-home show added a number of additional matches to the card, with Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin made official, and Naomi, Charlotte and Becky Lynch vs. Tamina, Carmella, and Natalya booked through an on-air contract signing.

Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English was made before SmackDown hit the air, and Erick Rowan appeared on Talking Smack to demand a match with Luke Harper, whom he's still upset with for leaving The Wyatt Family. Commissioner Shane McMahon granted his request, and it has been added to the line-up.

Below is what will likely be the final card for Sunday's event:-

WWE Title: Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal

SmackDown Tag Team Titles: The Usos (c) vs. Breezango

United States Title: Kevin Owens (c) vs. AJ Styles

Naomi, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch vs. Tamina, Carmella, and Natalya

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler

Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin

Erick Rowan vs. Luke Harper

Kickoff Show: Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger


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