After hosting a number of successful pay-per-view events since coronavirus restrictions, the WWE is back at with their 2020 Backlash event. So let’s do what we do and find some best bets for it with our picks and parlays for the event.
WWE Backlash is scheduled to go down on June 14th 2020 and will be the first use of that PPV name since 2018. Originally scheduled to take place in Kansas City, Missouri, the COVID-19 pandemic has bumped this, and any future events until notice, to the WWE Performance Center in Florida.
WWE Backlash 2020 Picks & Parlays
We don’t have all the matches announced yet, but we have plenty to dissect in the meantime.
Universal Championship Handicap Match | Braun Strowman (-500) vs The Miz & John Morrison (+330)
Coming off his Money in the Bank win, many predicted that Strowman would have to face off against The Fiend after the defeat of Bray Wyatt. That match will now be pushed back as Strowman will have to face off against both The Miz and John Morrison in a handicap match.
The multi-time tag team champs have seen a strong push since Morrison’s return to the squared circle and I hope this doesn’t turn into a squash match.
I believe ‘Dirt Sheet’ is on the verge of a huge breakup and this match might just be the final straw.
Much like McIntyre, I think Strowman has not held the title long enough for him to lose it, especially not to a tag team. This is a great opportunity for the WWE to start a new feud between teammates and then allow Strowman and ‘The Fiend’ to happen at a later date.
WWE Backlash Championship Match | Drew McIntryre (-455) vs Bobby Lashley (+280)
Since his tough luck loss to Aleister Black at Wrestlemania 36, Bobby Lashley has been dominating everyone he has come up against. He started a backstage beef with MVP recently and was asked by the producer when the last time he was offered a title shot. MVP then offered Lashley his help in what I expect to be a short lived friendship.
Along with Brendan Vink and Shane Thorne, Lashley has joined this new stable and it really could be a boon for his career.
In the lead up to this fight, Lashley confronted McIntrye again last week stating that he was making a run for the WWE Championship. McIntrye accepted the challenge and the WWE made it an official match for Backlash.
This has been a long burn as far as feuds go and will be one of the more watched matches on this card.
This is a great stepping stone for Lashley to get back into the main event spotlight. But I think that is all he comes away with in this fight. McIntryre has been a strong champion so far and it was a long wait for him to get the strap. He might eventually drop the belt to Lashley but neither are ready for that quite yet.
McIntryre wins this one, but this won’t be their last match and I expect Lashley to earn the title eventually.
Edge vs Randy Orton
No odds are out for this match yet, but it might be the best on the card so lets break it down in the meantime.
Edge made a hugely shocking return to the WWE after a decade off to compete in the 2020 Royal Rumble. Spinal fusion surgery robbed the crowd favorite of some of his most prime years but he looks like he hasn’t missed a day in the gym this past decade.
Former tag partner, Randy Orton, quickly rekindled a feud together which has been one of the more brutal in the history of WWE.
Edge won their first head to head matchup, his first in years, in what many assumed would be a one and done rivalry. Luckily, Orton approached Edge about a rematch and the Rated R Superstar accepted.
We are in for another treat at WWE Backlash and it figures that Orton would win this to set up a rubber match later on in the year.