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Lumberjack match added to WWE WrestleMania Backlash


A lumberjack match is the latest addition to the card for WrestleMania Backlash.

WWE has announced that Damian Priest will face The Miz in a lumberjack match at WrestleMania Backlash this Sunday (May 16). In storyline, the stipulation was chosen by Priest after he defeated John Morrison on Raw tonight.

The winner of Priest vs. Morrison on tonight's Raw got to choose the stipulation for Priest and Miz's match at WrestleMania Backlash. This was the second straight week that Priest has defeated Morrison after a distraction by Miz backfired.

Miz attacked Priest after tonight's match, but Priest fought out of the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz then bailed when Priest went to hit a big boot. With Miz on the stage, Priest laid out Morrison in the ring with Hit the Lights.

There was a segment earlier on tonight's Raw where Miz was initially going to say no to the idea of the winner of Priest vs. Morrison getting to choose the stipulation for Priest and Miz's match at WrestleMania Backlash, but Morrison accepted on Miz's behalf.

Priest teamed with Bad Bunny to defeat Miz & Morrison at WrestleMania 37 last month. Miz & Morrison won a handicap match against Priest on the Raw after WrestleMania, but Priest has defeated Miz once and Morrison twice in singles matches since then. Priest & The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) also defeated Miz, Elias & Jaxson Ryker in a six-man tag match on Raw two weeks ago.

WrestleMania Backlash will air live on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else this Sunday. Here's the updated card for the pay-per-view:

  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends against Cesaro
  • WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defends against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair defends against Bayley
  • Raw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley defends against Asuka and Charlotte Flair in a triple threat match
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defend against Rey & Dominik Mysterio
  • Lumberjack match: Damian Priest vs. The Miz