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Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus added to WWE Backlash

The feud between Jeff Hardy and Sheamus will continue with a match at WWE's next pay-per-view.

It was announced on tonight's SmackDown that Hardy vs. Sheamus has been added to the card for Backlash. The PPV is taking place on Sunday, June 14.

Tonight's SmackDown opened with Hardy giving his side of the story after last week's hit-and-run angle where Elias was hit by a car outside of the Performance Center. Hardy said the last thing he could remember before being taken into custody was it feeling like someone hit him with an anvil. Hardy said he knew he didn't slip up, and eye witnesses told police that the person who got out of his car and fled the scene had red hair and a red beard.

Sheamus came out to the stage and told Hardy not to point fingers at him. He said Hardy was doing what he's done for his entire life -- blame other people for his problems. He also claimed that the eye witnesses were fans who lied to the police on Hardy's behalf and are enabling him.

Sheamus told Hardy to be a man for once in his life and admit to what he did. He said that Hardy isn't a man, he's just a junkie. Sheamus also said Hardy shouldn't worry about the disappointment his wife and daughters will feel because they're used to it. 

Hardy then went to attack Sheamus but was beaten down by him.

Here's the updated lineup 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
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus