WWE Backlash France 2024 Preview – The New Bloodline In Action, Cody Rhodes’ First Major Defense, Bayley In Action

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WWE Backlash France 2024 is set to air on WWE Network and Peacock. We’re also looking for reader participation, with viewers offering their predictions in the comment section below. While we aim to provide WWE’s preview for upcoming major events here and in similar posts on a regular basis going forward, we do have a more readily updated events page that covers these shows, plus cards for weekly content which can be seen here.

Backlash France will stream on WWE Network and Peacock on Saturday. More specifically, the special will air on Saturday, May 4th, 2024. The event is scheduled to begin at 1 PM EST with a Kickoff show beginning at 12 PM EST and it’ll feature top stars from both main roster brands, a handful of title bouts, and more.


WWE Backlash France Preview

Below is the match graphic and WWE.com preview for each match at Backlash France:

At WrestleMania, Cody Rhodes overcame all odds and finished his story by conquering Roman Reigns in a Bloodline Rules Match to claim the Undisputed WWE Championship.

Rhodes returned from The Showcase of the Immortals to a hero’s welcome on Raw and SmackDown. There is, however, no rest for the Superstar who stands at the top of the mountain, and a new battle was quickly waged to determined who would be the first to challenge The American Nightmare at WWE Backlash France.

In a pair of hard-fought Triple Threat Matches, LA Knight defeated Bobby Lashley and Santos Escobar, while AJ Styles edged Kevin Owens and Rey Mysterio. Then, in a showdown to determine the No. 1 Contender, The Phenomenal One overcame his bitter rival Knight in an explosive WrestleMania rematch.

Rhodes and Styles are two of only four Superstars to have held both the WWE Title and the NWA Heavyweight Title. Can Styles change the story and take the Undisputed WWE Championship from a titleholder who is riding the wave of destiny? Find out at Backlash France, streaming live, Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.

At WWE Backlash France, newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest will defend his title for the first time against “Main Event” Jey Uso.

Just moments after Drew McIntyre overcame Seth “Freakin” Rollins to win the World Heavyweight Title and was taken out in a post-match confrontation with CM Punk at WrestleMania, Señor Money in the Bank cashed in his contract to end The Scottish Warrior’s reign before it could barely begin. Who, however, would be the first to test the new titleholder’s mettle?

Jey Uso would answer that question with a reckoning. After Punk’s interference once again cost McIntyre the win in a high-stakes Fatal 4-Way Match, Uso capitalized by hitting The Scottish Warrior with a Superkick/Spear combination to become No. 1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Title.

Don’t miss all the action at Backlash France streaming live Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.

WWE Women’s Champion Bayley will step into all-out chaos at Backlash France when she battles Naomi and Tiffany Stratton in a Triple Threat Match.

Bayley triumphed over her former Damage CTRL ally IYO SKY to lay claim to the WWE Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. No stranger to the gold, The Role Model hit the ground running as she prepared to put her title on the line against Naomi just days after her win at The Showcase of the Immortals. Before The Glow even emerged, however, Tiffany Stratton inserted herself into the conversation. This resulted in Naomi overcoming the outspoken Superstar in an impromptu matchup.

The issue did not end there, however, as Tiffany interrupted the title match between Bayley and Naomi the following week to take out both of her adversaries before a winner could be determined.

At the suggestion of Bayley, SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis set up a rematch between Tiffany and Naomi in which the winner would challenge the WWE Women’s Champion at Backlash. When that matchup failed to produce a clear winner thanks to Nia Jax, Aldis decided to create the Triple Threat Match for the title.

Find out who will walk out of Lyon with the WWE Women’s Title in their grasp. Backlash France streams live Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.

The Bloodline has been drawn as Randy Orton & Kevin Owens are set to go to war with Solo Sikoa and the recently emerging Tama Tonga at Backlash France.

On the SmackDown after WrestleMania, Sikoa launched a shocking attack on his brother Jimmy Uso with the help of Tonga and claimed it was all done by order of The Tribal Chief. The following week, the scourge continued as Tonga smashed into Kevin Owens’ car before Solo and his “MFT” unleashed a bloody assault on KO.

Solo and Toma had barely gotten to SmackDown one week later when Owens charged in looking for payback and ignited an explosive brawl all the way to the ring. Despite the never-ending fight inside Owens, he inevitably fell victim to the two-on-one assault by The Bloodline. That was until Randy Orton emerged to even the odds, paving the way for KO and The Viper to send The Bloodline heading for the hills.

Nick Aldis was on the record as having warned Paul Heyman that he needed to get The Bloodline in line for the WWE Draft edition of SmackDown. So in light of the subsequent bedlam, the SmackDown General Manager wasted little time in making a match pitting Sikoa and Tonga against Owens and Orton official.

Don’t miss Backlash France, streaming live Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.

At Backlash France, Jade Cargill and Bianca Belair will challenge The Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.

In a rivalry that went all the way back to the moment Damage CTRL first revealed itself at SummerSlam 2022, Bianca Belair remains at odds with the nefarious faction. With the exile of Bayley and the addition of Asuka and Kairi Sane, the disdain of The EST of WWE only grew more intense.

That was the situation when the storm rolled in. The absolutely dominant Jade Cargill wasted little time making a statement on SmackDown when she single-handledly took out The Empress, Sane and Dakota Kai in her blue brand debut. She then teamed with Belair and Naomi to overcome Damage CTRL on The Grandest Stage of Them All. In the wake of WrestleMania, Bianca and Jade solidified their partnership and are now coming for the gold.

Kairi Sane and Asuka are extremely dangerous when cornered and it would be an incredible mistake to underestimate them. It remains to be seen, however, if the cunning titleholders can repel the threat of such explosive challengers.

Find out at Backlash France, streaming live Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.


Quick Card

Below is a quick card for WWE Backlash France 2024:

  1. Undisputed WWE Championship: Cody Rhodes vs. AJ Styles.
  2. World Heavyweight Championship: Jey Uso vs. Damian Priest.
  3. WWE Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton.
  4. Randy Orton and Kevin Owens vs. The Bloodline (Solo Sikoa & Tama Tonga).
  5. WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) vs. Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill.

So, what do you think? Who do you see winning each of the matches? Will you be checking out this show? Let us know your thoughts down in the comment section below.

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