– Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler
Former two time NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura will make his official televised main roster in-ring debut at Backlash 2017 against former World Champion Dolph Ziggler. Below is what WWE posted regarding this:
“Since emerging on the blue brand two nights after WrestleMania, Shinsuke Nakamura has been electrifying Tuesday nights without competing in a single match. But that will all change at WWE Backlash when the former two-time NXT Champion will make his in-ring SmackDown LIVE debut against an irate Dolph Ziggler.
Over the past month, Ziggler’s resentment has been building over the very idea of Nakamura. He has watched the way the WWE Universe has responded to the emerging Superstar and feels that the fans’ praise for him has been undeserved, to say the least. Now on a mission to paint The Artist as overrated, The Showoff will stop at nothing to make his opponent’s momentum a thing of the past.
Will Ziggler stop The Artist in his tracks at SmackDown LIVE’s first pay-per-view since The Ultimate Thrill Ride? Or will Nakamura use the showdown to catapult himself into blue brand greatness?”
To no one’s shock, Nakamura is the favorite to win this match.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura