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WWE Backlash 2023 Odds, Preview & Predictions

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by Graham "GSM" Matthews in Entertainment

Updated May 4, 2023 · 5:00 PM PDT

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Apr 2, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Brock Lesnar during Wrestlemania Night 2 at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
  • WWE Backlash will emanate from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, May 6th, 2023
  • Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar will collide one-on-one for the first time ever
  • Who do betting odds favor emerging victorious in each bout? See odds, analysis, and our best bets below

In the wake of an incredibly successful WrestleMania 39 and an eventful WWE Draft, this year’s installment of Backlash, emanating live from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, May 6th, looks to keep the company’s momentum rolling as well as settle several scores.

Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar are set to collide one-on-one for the first time ever following The Beast’s brutal attack on Rhodes one night removed from WrestleMania.

Ahead of the anticipated event, let’s take a look at the favorites that are expected to emerge victorious at WWE Backlash 2023, according to our own betting odds and analysis.

WWE Backlash 2023 Odds

Singles Match Odds
Seth Rollins -1900
Omos +900
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match Odds
Rhea Ripley (c) -600
Zelina Vega +400
United States Championship Match Odds
Austin Theory (c) -150
Bobby Lashley +300
Bronson Reed +400
Raw Women’s Championship Match Odds
Bianca Belair (c) -300
IYO SKY +250
San Juan Street Fight Odds
Bad Bunny -900
Damian Priest +550
Six-Man Tag Team Match Odds
Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens & Matt Riddle -150
The Bloodline +150
Singles Match Odds
Cody Rhodes +100
Brock Lesnar +100

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Seth Rollins vs Omos Best Bet

Of every match on the advertised card, this match has had the worst buildup due to being announced out of nowhere. With nothing at stake and no established issue between them, it’s difficult to blame fans for not caring, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a poor outing.

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Rollins has been directionless since finishing his feud with Logan Paul at ‘Mania, and with his sights set on the new World Heavyweight Championship, victory is virtually guaranteed for him here at -1900 in the odds.

SmackDown Women’s Championship Pick

Rhea Ripley is fresh off becoming SmackDown Women’s champion by beating Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania, but a small chance of Vega upsetting Ripley to take the title at Backlash in Puerto Rico (where Vega has ties) certainly exists.

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Vega remains on SmackDown coming out of the Draft and could bring the belt with her to the blue brand, but Ripley is too early in her reign for it to be interrupted. She’s a firm favorite at -600.

United States Championship Prediction

Despite having held the United States Championship for the last six months, Austin Theory feels like the ultimate afterthought at the moment. A win over Bronson Reed and Bobby Lashley at Backlash could give him the momentum boost he desperately needs.

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It isn’t a slam dunk he retains, but he is the most likely victor at -150.

Raw Women’s Championship Best Bet

It remains to be seen what will happen with Bianca Belair as Raw Women’s champion now that she finds herself on SmackDown, but what’s fairly set in stone is that she will reign supreme over IYO SKY on Saturday. There’s no reason to switch the title here as Belair continues to steamroll through the competition.

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Expect interference from SKY’s buddy Bayley to backfire and put another nail in the Damage CTRL coffin.

San Juan Street Fight Pick

Bad Bunny will be both hosting Backlash and wrestling in a featured match against Damian Priest in front of his hometown fans. These two have a history that has been explored in recent weeks and should make this quite the spectacle.

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The crowd will be pulling for the megastar to score a win against Priest and all signs indicate he will, making him the best bet at -900.

Zayn, Owens and Riddle vs The Bloodline Prediction

The top two matches of the night are easily the most unpredictable, with The Bloodline closely trailing Zayn, Owens and Riddle in the odds at -150 to +150. The Bloodline has been the most dominant force in all of wrestling for years, but with The Usos no longer tag team champions, they are at a distinct disadvantage.

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With The Bloodline continuing to tease tension, the opposing trio are the safe choice to go over.

Rhodes vs Lesnar Best Bet

This marquee match can go either way with both Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar hungry to establish themselves as Raw’s top dog. Rhodes is reeling from his high-profile loss to Reigns at ‘Mania, and although he could use a massive win on this show, it would be more logical for him to finally vanquish Lesnar when the rivalry is ready to culminate.

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They aren’t at that point in the program quite yet and thus Lesnar is more likely to have his hand raised. However, since either outcome is possible and a non-finish of some sort is ideal, the fact they are tied in the odds shouldn’t be overly surprising.


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