No Backlash for Divas

Sticking the second WWE pay per view of the month, Backlash, three weeks after WrestleMania, two weeks after the Draft and the week of a money-spinning European tour essentially makes this Sunday’s pay per view a throwaway show. It doesn’t look as though WWE will be announcing any Divas matches for the event, which makes this pay per view less watch-worthy than it already is, however for once I’m glad the Divas have been left off of a pay per view.

Coming off the heels of the Draft, a lot of the matches for the event are being thrown together at the last minute, which doesn’t exactly entice anyone to waste money on purchasing an expensive PPV. And rather than throw together a random Divas match for the sake of it, I’m glad they’ve kept them off the event – although I doubt they did this in the best interest of the Divas.

The snub will allow the new rosters to take shape the night after Backlash and allow the two brands to set up new feuds and storylines, going forward into the next pay per view.

If they do opt to go for a last minute Divas match at Backlash, might I suggest an ‘exhibition’ match for the new rosters? A match that wouldn’t be out of place on an episode of Raw, bearing in mind Backlash is pretty much a ‘throwaway’ event. Maybe Mickie, Kelly and the Bella Twins against Beth, Maryse, Jillian and Rosa?

Or perhaps not. We’ve got better things to watch like, y’know, Santina kissing the Great Khali. Just a thought.

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  • amygirl

    Like you I’m glad that they decided not to toss on a Divas match for the hell of it. Hopefully now with the rosters a little more even they’ll have each brand switch PPV’s back and forth allowing each rosters storylines to develop a little more before the match happens (because the Divas get less airtime then most of the male matches) make the matches seem less random. It’s a pipe dream I suppose but I’ll cling to it none-the-less.

    I’m a little sad that we didn’t get a Beth/Santina(o) match but since she’s likely to be there for the segment at least that storyline will have a chance to progress a little more. And start her face turn rolling full speed.

  • Andre

    in addition to Beth Phoenix i’m sure a few other Divas will get TV time at Backlash maybe to set up future angles…but no match is better than something put together at the last minute.

  • Kari

    I’m thinking that the divas will get a stupid backstage segment, or Beth will appear with Rosa Mendes during the Santina kiss.

  • Rob

    I would rather see a divas match with some meaning and story behind it than something thrown together to fill a roster spot. Backlash isn’t one the PPV’s I plan on ordering because I am not interested in any of the matches.

  • sheLooksGud2me

    I think in the Santina and Khali kiss part..Beth will appear with Rosa..then to make a kinda heck of a fight..idk..I mean..that part is the part to brawl or divas appearing–I wish! Each PPV is incomplete without the divas or their appearance. :|