With less than a week to go before the big event, the card for WWE WrestleMania Backlash is… well, it's getting there. Priest defeated John Morrison on WWE Raw to win the right to choose the stipulation for the match on Sunday, and Priest decided on a lumberjack match to ensure Miz can't escape his wrath. Adam Pearce made the stipulation official.
At WrestleMania Backlash, Damian Priest will take on The Miz in a Lumberjack Match.
For months, Priest and Miz have found themselves at odds. The A-Lister's rivalry with Grammy-award winning artist Bad Bunny came in direct correlation with The Archer of Infamy's emergence on Monday Night Raw to get his friend's back. After both sides unleashed everything from sneak attacks to pranks to a slew of humiliation, Priest and Bad Bunny ended up battling Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania.
The issues weren't settled on The Grandest Stage of Them All, however. Although Bad Bunny moved on to undertake his sold-out tour, issues between Miz and Priest continued to intensify until a showdown at WrestleMania Backlash was announced, with Priest defeating Morrison for the second week in a row to earn the right to pick the stipulation for his matchup against the two-time former WWE Champion at the May 16 pay-per-view. To make sure he would finally get his hands on his adversary, Priest picked a Lumberjack Match.
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With the stipulation set, that makes six matches booked for WrestleMania backlash. In addition to The Miz vs. Damian Priest in a lumberjack match, Rhea Ripley will defend the Raw Women's Championship against Charlotte Flair and Asuka in a triple threat match while Bobby Lashley will defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman in another three-way. On the Smackdown side, Roman Reigns will defend the Universal Championship against Cesaro while Bianca Belair puts her Smackdown Women's Championship on the line against Bayley. Additionally, Smackdown tag champs The Dirty Dawgs will defend against The Mysterios at WrestleMania Backlash, which airs on Peacock and the WWE Network on Sunday.