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WWE makes AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura a No DQ match at Backlash

Tonight (May 1) on SmackDown, GM Paige began the show with a little bit of breaking news. Coming off their indecisive finish at the Greatest Royal Rumble, this Sunday’s WWE championship match between title holder AJ Styles and challenger Shinsuke Nakamura would be a no disqualification match.

Nakamura celebrated the new stipulation by hitting Styles in the balls later in the night.

The Backlash pay-per-view (PPV) takes place on Sun., May 6, 2018, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The current Backlash card is below

  • AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura No Disqualification match (WWE championship)
  • Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw women’s championship)
  • Carmella vs. Charlotte (SmackDown women’s championship)
  • Seth Rollins vs. The Miz (Intercontinental championship)
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton (United States championship)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
  • Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
  • Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Get complete SmackDown results and coverage here.

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