With WrestleMania 39 now in the books, it’s time to gear up for the next big pay-per-view event, Backlash which is all set to take place in Puerto Rico today. Fans across the world are making WWE Backlash 2023 predictions.
The Undisputed Championship will not be up for grabs, as Roman Reigns is not slated to appear for the Backlash PPV. Despite his absence, the match card has shaped up nicely with plenty of exciting matchups, including a highly anticipated first-time encounter between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar.
WWE often tries to bring back big names for big shows and here are the four superstars who could return at Backlash 2023.
1. WWE Backlash 2023 predictions – Will Randy Orton return?
It has been almost a year since The Viper sustained an injury and there is still no official update on his whereabouts or when he will make a return to WWE.
At the upcoming Backlash event, Matt Riddle, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens are set to face off against The Usos and Solo Sikoa. So, there’s possibility of Randy Orton making a surprise return to assist his tag team buddy, The Original Bro, in securing a victory. This could potentially kickstart a new storyline involving The Bloodline and Randy Orton.
2. Big E
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Just when Big E was at the pinnacle of his career, he was sadly forced out from in-ring competition due to a severe neck injury last year.
However, in a recent statement, Big E revealed that he is close to being cleared to wrestle again. It appears that he may have already been declared medically fit, and WWE may be keeping it under wraps until Backlash, where they plan to make his highly anticipated return in a spectacular fashion.
3. WWE Backlash 2023 predictions – Will Bray Wyatt return?
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Bray Wyatt made one of the greatest returns of modern era at Extreme Rules 2022. However, his second stint in the company has been lackluster in terms of the way he is booked. Just like his character, he has abruptly left the company for some time.
Reports indicate that the Eater of Worlds is presently inactive due to an undisclosed health problem. However, the severity of the issue is believed to be minor, leading to speculation that Wyatt could return to Backlash abd resume his storyline with Uncle Howdy.
4. Roman Reigns
As of now, Roman Reigns has not been officially announced or advertised for the Backlash PPV. However, there is a possibility of a surprising twist being planned for the Puerto Rico crowd, where we might witness the Head of the Table making an unexpected appearance during the event.
The Usos and Solo Sikoa are going to square off against the team of Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Matt Riddle. To make sure the The Bloodline wins, the leader of the dominant faction can make his presence felt.