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Picks, best bets for WWE WrestleMania Backlash PPV

It’s WrestleMania Backlash, and DraftKings Sportsbook is giving you a chance to win up to $10,000.

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The WWE’s first pay-per-view spectacle post WrestleMania is almost here, with the aptly named WrestleMania Backlash taking place live from the WWE Thunderdome on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a free $10,000 pool for the show, and to help you walk out as a big winner on Sunday night, we’ll offer some picks and best bets.

Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair: Who will leave as Raw Women’s Champion?

Charlotte Flair
Rhea Ripley

Ripley dropping the title just a month after she won it at WrestleMania would be a shock, but I think a long-term summer program between her and Charlotte is being set up here. and considering Flair has formed an alliance with rising authority figure Sonya Deville, the money here is the Queen walking out of Backlash with the belt.

Raw Women’s Championship Exact Result:

Asuka pins or submits Charlotte Flair
Asuka pins or submits Rhea Ripley
Charlotte Flair pins or submits Asuka
Charlotte pins or submits Rhea Ripley
Rhea Ripley pins or submits Charlotte Flair
Rhea Ripley pins or submits Ausuka

Will anyone interfere in the Raw Women’s Championship Match?:


Combining the previous two picks, Asuka is here to take the pinfall and it’ll most likely be the result of interference from Alexa Bliss. Bliss, who has absorbed the spooky, paranormal characteristics of The Fiend, has indicated that there’s one superstar in particular that she’s had her eye on and given the results of the six-women tag team match on Raw last week. I think it’ll be end up being Asuka, and while Flair and Ripley will be spun off into a one-on-one title feud, the “Empress of Tomorrow” will spend the summer dealing with Bliss.

Will a foreign object be used in the Raw Women’s Championship Match?:


Who will leave as Universal Champion?

Roman Reigns

How will the Universal Championship Match end?


Will Jimmy and/or Jey Uso interfere in the Universal Championship match?


While Reigns vs. Cesaro by itself is an intriguing matchup, the element the Uso’s will play will be what to watch for, and I believe their involvement will trigger some form of a disqualification/no-contest finish allowing for this feud to continue. A second match between Reigns and Cesaro will most likely have a definitive finish.

How many times does Cesaro swing Roman Reigns during the match?

Over 1.5
Under 1.5

They’ll tease the spot during the match, but won’t do it as they’ll probably save Cesaro actually swinging Roman for a later match.

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