On Friday Night SmackDown, a new match was announced for the WWE Backlash pay-per-view event that takes place next Sunday at the WWE Performance Center.
Following the hit-and-run angle from last week’s episode, a match between Jeff Hardy and Sheamus will take place at Backlash.
SmackDown opened with Hardy’s rebuttal stating he was attacked last week and then woke up reeking of alcohol when the officers were arresting him. He added that a witness saw a man with “red hair and a red beard” attack him and accused Sheamus of framing him.
Below is the updated card for Backlash:
*Edge vs. Randy Orton
*Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE title
*Braun Strowman vs. The Miz & John Morrison in a 2-on-1 handicap match for the Universal title
*Asuka vs. Nia Jax for the Raw women’s title
*Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus