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Rhea Ripley vs. Zelina Vega Set For Backlash


The SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is set to have her first championship defense since her big win at WrestleMania. She will be defending against Zelina Vega at Backlash on May 6.

On the April 21 episode of SmackDown, Vega approached Adam Pearce and gave a pretty flawless reason as to why she should challenge Ripley. Besides the obvious feud between the LWO and Judgment Day, Vega being the only Puerto Rican female on the roster it would only make sense for her to face Ripley in Puerto Rico.

Pearce said he would check with upper management and Ripley herself and the match was made official later in the show.

As for another title, the Women’s Tag Team Titles were defended on this week’s SmackDown. Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez would successfully retain in their first title defense. They faced Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville. The final moments of the match had Morgan get revenge on Green by throwing water in her face. Morgan hit a sunset flip with leverage from Rodriguez to get the pin.

Green and Deville were furious after the match which most likely means the feud between these two teams isn’t over.