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United States title match added to WWE Backlash


Former United States Champion Andrade is getting another shot at the title.

United States Champion Apollo Crews will defend his title against Andrade at Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view. Andrade became the number one contender to Crews' title by defeating Angel Garza and Kevin Owens in a triple threat number one contender's match on Raw tonight.

Andrade pinned his stablemate Garza to win the number one contender's match. It began with Owens attacking Andrade and Garza as they were making their entrance. Andrade and Garza then teamed up until hitting a double suplex on Owens. Andrade went for a cover, but Garza broke it up. Andrade and Garza argued and shoved each other, then Zelina Vega accidentally got knocked down as she tried to break up them fighting outside the ring.

Owens hit a stunner on Garza at the end of the match, but Andrade flew in with a dropkick and broke up the pin. Andrade then pinned Garza himself to get the win.

Andrade and Garza argued backstage after the match until an angry Vega came up to them and gestured for them to walk with her.

Crews won the United States title from Andrade on Raw two weeks ago. It's the first championship that Crews has held in WWE.

WWE announced that Crews would defend the US title against an opponent of his choosing on Raw last week. Crews picked Owens, but that turned into Crews & Owens defeating Andrade & Garza in a tag match after Andrade and Garza interrupted their title match.

Here's the updated card for Backlash:

  • Edge vs. Randy Orton
  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defending against Bobby Lashley
  • Raw Women's Champion Asuka defending against Nia Jax
  • Universal Champion Braun Strowman defending against The Miz & John Morrison in a handicap match
  • Women's Tag Team Champions Bayley & Sasha Banks defending against Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross and The IIconics in a triple threat match
  • United States Champion Apollo Crews defending against Andrade
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus