The anticipation for WWE’s Backlash event is building as the first match has been officially confirmed.

During the April 15 episode of Raw, Damian Priest engaged in a backstage conversation with Finn Balor, discussing his upcoming match against Jey Uso. In a surprising revelation, Priest announced that he would be defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Uso at the forthcoming Backlash premium live event.

The road to this title match was paved on the April 8 episode of Raw, where Uso secured the opportunity by emerging victorious in a grueling number one contender’s bout against Bronson Reed, Ricochet, and Drew McIntyre.

For Priest, this marks his maiden defense of the title he clinched at WrestleMania 40. In a memorable moment at the grand event, Priest seized the opportunity to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase on Drew McIntyre, mere moments after McIntyre had triumphed over Seth Rollins to claim the championship.


As the countdown to Backlash begins, the clash between Damian Priest and Jey Uso for the World Heavyweight Title promises to be a showdown of epic proportions.

What are your predictions for this championship bout? Will Damian Priest successfully defend his title, or will Jey Uso emerge victorious? Share your thoughts and stay tuned for more updates on Backlash!

Steve Carrier

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