World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced that AJ Styles and Edge will have a rematch at WrestleMania Backlash. At Night One of WrestleMania 38, Edge defeated AJ Styles, thanks to a ringside distraction from Damian Priest. Since then, Edge and Damian Priest have formed a dark alliance, and have targeted Styles. The RAW episode After WrestleMania saw Edge and Priest double team Styles, and then last week’s show featured Styles vs. Priest in singles action, but the match ended with Priest disappearing.
On this week’s RAW, Edge issued the challenge for WrestleMania Backlash. Later, Styles accepted Edge’s challenge during a locker room interview with Sarah Schreiber. During that segment, the locker room suddenly filled with lightning as Styles told Schreiber to leave for her own safety. The lights then went out, and came back on to Edge and Priest surrounding Styles. They beat him down and slammed a cabinet door onto his shoulder several times. Edge and Priest ended the segment by laughing at Styles as he moaned in pain.
The pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday May 8 2022 at 8 PM EST.