WWE Backlash comes to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this Sunday, featuring WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a No Disqualification Match, SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair, and Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe.
Early betting lines for the event have Nakamura favored as beating Styles. The odds are close, however, with Nakamura only favored at -210.
From Bet Wrestling, here are the betting odds for the show as of Friday:
The Smackdown Women’s Championship is a toss-up with both the new champion Carmella and the former champion Charlotte Flair having odds of -120. Expect this match’s odd to move in the direction of one of these women, rather than remaining in a dead heat.
Seth Rollins is favored by -600 to retain the IC title against The Miz. The Miz winning would mean both secondary titles would be on the Smackdown Brand. The US Title match, with both the champion Jeff Hardy and challenger Randy Orton both being on Smackdown, keeps that title on that brand with either result. The US Title match does not currently have odds set.
Nia Jax is heavily favored at -750 to retain the Raw Women’s Championship against the woman she had won it from, Alexa Bliss. Roman Reigns has odds of -600 to defeat Samoa Joe in their cross-branded grudge match. Daniel Bryan is favored at -280 to best Big Cass and the team of Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley are favored at -475 to topple Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
These odds are all subject to “end of broadcast ruling”, meaning the final announced winner by the end of the broadcast is the result the sports books will recognize. This rule exists to account for the possibility of a “Dusty Finish”.
WWE Championship – No Disqualification
AJ Styles (c) +160 vs Shinsuke Nakamura -210
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Carmella (c) -120 vs Charlotte Flair -120
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Seth Rollins (c) -600 vs The Miz +400
Raw Women’s Championship
Nia Jax (c) -750 vs Alexa Bliss+450
Roman Reigns -600 vs Samoa Joe +400
Daniel Bryan -280 vs Big Cass +200