Let the rematch fest begin.
WrestleMania Backlash, the first pay-per-view post WrestleMania 38, is set for Sunday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This will be the 17th edition of Backlash in WWE history, with the main event putting the WWE SmackDown women's championship on the line in an "I Quit" match between the defending champion Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey.
There are four rematches on the card as well, including Cody Rhodes against Seth Rollins and AJ Styles against Edge. Will the WrestleMania 38 winners be able to make it two wins in a row against their opponents, or will revenge be served on Sunday?
Here's a look at each of the matches in Providence, along with predictions on how these feuds may play out.
WWE SmackDown women's title: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey in an 'I Quit' match
The rematch between Flair and Rousey could be rebranded as a battle to determine who the "Queen of Submissions" is in WWE. Rousey already holds the throne in the UFC, but both wrestlers have signature finishers who can make the other tap. It's been nearly three years since "Rowdy" has held the strap, and revenge will be on her mind after Flair used underhanded tactics to retain the title at WrestleMania 38.
The bigger question though: are we setting up for a trilogy? Would "The Baddest Woman on the Planet" ever say "I quit"? If Rousey dethrones Flair on Sunday, do we get a third match at Hell in a Cell in June? Maybe Rousey wins, or maybe she goes out like Stone Cold Steve Austin did at WrestleMania 13 and passes out due to her refusal to say the two magic words.
Prediction: Ronda Rousey wins, but this storyline is far from done.
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins
Cody Rhodes, "Stone Cold" make epic returns during Night 1 of WrestleMania
Cody Rhodes returns to WWE after six years, and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin faces off against Kevin Owens during Night 1 of WrestleMania 38.
"The American Nightmare" is officially back in the WWE mix with an opportunity to go up 2-0 on one of the biggest stars in his new company. Rhodes' return at WrestleMania 38 was expected and yet still exhilarating to experience, and having his first match against Rollins was a reminder of how technically brilliant both are in the ring.
The specter of Rollins losing twice on the big stage seems unfathomable, but the resources that are being poured into Rhodes' return make it tough to perceive a different result. Like Flair vs. Rousey, the possibility of this going to a "Game 3" scenario exists with Rollins winning on Sunday and then a trilogy fight to settle the score at Hell in a Cell. Rousey's credibility would take a huge hit with a loss, but Rollins' star power can still shine bright, even in defeat.
Prediction: Cody Rhodes wins and continues to take steps up the ladder.
RK-Bro & Drew McIntyre vs. The Usos & Roman Reigns
The inclusion of Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns into the tag team feud between RK-Bro and The Usos have made things a bit muddy. RK-Bro versus The Usos has been the gift that keeps on giving, with Randy Orton reminding the world that he's one of the best in the company, while Jimmy and Jey Uso have found new ways to lose to the Raw tag champs in an entertaining fashion.
That losing has derailed Reigns' plan for The Bloodline to own more belts, and with RK-Bro adding McIntyre for reinforcement, the objectives of this feud will likely need more runway to settle itself. Since there are no titles on the line -- even if there are six belts held by the six total competitors -- expect McIntyre, Orton and Matt Riddle to win big in Providence while extending the feud into Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank or Summerslam.
Prediction: RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre win. The Usos will continue to pursue those red belts and McIntyre will set his sights on one of Reigns' two championships.
AJ Styles vs. Edge
A wrestling match between Styles and Edge will take place on Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, but let's be honest, we want to see who the next member(s) of Edge's faction will be. Dubbed "Judgment Day" on Monday Night Raw, it's clear that Edge and Damian Priest should have a nice run as a crew. What's not quite clear is who will come in as backup for Edge, as Priest was defeated by Styles on Monday night, thus banning him from ringside. Could Edge's real-life friend Tommaso Ciampa be in the mix? Few fit the aesthetic of the crew like Rhea Ripley, could she be a possibility?
The one thing that's fascinating is that Styles lost his match at WrestleMania 38 due to the presence of Priest, and it's tough to fathom him losing to shenanigans twice in a row. Styles is one of the all-time greats, and a win feels like an option here, but the star of this match will be figuring out who stands next to Edge and Priest on Sunday night.
Prediction: Edge wins with outside interference.
Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss
Ah yes, the inevitable friends turn into enemies and fisticuffs must ensue plot. That is the case for Corbin and Moss, who have been enjoyable to watch dance together while wondering how this rivalry evolves.
Moss, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner from last month, has been enjoyable to watch work during his rise in WWE. Meanwhile, Corbin has become -- reliable (?) -- as a quality worker and someone who makes his opponent look really good both as a heel and a seller. This match has high potential for Corbin to show Moss who's boss by leaning on dirty tactics to get to a win. This means we'll likely get finality on this rivalry with Moss prevailing at a future pay-per-view. Either way, they've made the mid-card more enjoyable, and as a fan that's all you can ask for.
Prediction: Happy Corbin wins.
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos (with MVP)
The most valuable person in this match won't be the ones scheduled to fight, it'll be the manager.
MVP, the former manager of Lashley, now runs with Omos after turning on "The Almighty" on the night after WrestleMania. Lashley won without MVP by his side at WrestleMania 38, and MVP's bitterness gets poured into the rising prospect Omos. Omos still looks green, and hopefully, there's room for growth and development for him as a wrestler. But for Backlash, the person who will be doing the most lifting will be Montel Vontavious Porter, likely putting Omos over for the win on Sunday.
Prediction: Omos wins with help from MVP.