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AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura Set For WWE Backlash

AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura are set to face off in their third pay-per-view title match.

Styles will again defend his WWE Championship against Nakamura at Backlash on May 6th. That was announced during today’s Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia after their rematch from WrestleMania 34 ended in a Double Count-out.

Nakamura hit a low blow after a near-ref bump in today’s match, but Styles was able to get a rope break. Nakamura then went for the Kinshasa, with Styles hitting a forearm and Nakamura rolling outside of the ring. He tackled Nakamura over one of the announce tables and they fought on the floor as the referee counted to 10, then Styles stood tall following the match.

With Brock Lesnar retaining at the Greatest Royal Rumble, there isn’t a Universal Championship Match currently scheduled for Backlash.

Backlash will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and is the first show affected by WWE’s change to all dual-brand PPVs. Here’s the updated card:

* Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe

* WWE Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura

* Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. The Miz

* Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss

* SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair

* Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass