We kick off the show with Kevin Owens' Highlight Reel. Jinder Mahal then emerged and went on to have a bout with Styles.
Mahal's enjoying the form of his career but will hope to come out of this match unscathed before his showdown against Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Kevin Owens, who was on commentary during the match, uses this opportunity to hit Styles' leg with his United States title, giving Mahal the chance to take over.
Owens will also be in the ring tonight but not in the role you'd expect. This allowed Mahal to connect with the Cobra Clutch slam to pick up a huge win ahead of Backlash PPV.
Fandango pinned Epico after hitting the Falcon Arrow before being interrupted by their opponents at Backlash - the WWE SmackDown Live Tag team champions, The USOS who sent out the second straight warning to the Fashion Police duo. Naomi hits Tamina with a wrecking ball dropkick and Carmella takes advantage to win the match with a roll-up. Randy Orton in a non-title match.
Past year at Backlash, AJ Styles won his first-ever WWE Championship, which made him the first wrestler to hold world titles in WWE, TNA and NJPW, so this is definitely a special PPV for "The Phenomenal One". But tonight on SmackDown Live, those six women will participate in a contract signing, which will presumably end with all of them brawling in the ring after officially putting their names on the dotted line.
Backstage - Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin: Announcing that McMahon has granted him a match against Corbin at Backlash, Zayn began ranting about why Corbin was scared of him. WWEBacklash 2017 is set for Sunday night in Rosemont, Illinois at the Allstate Arena with a few new faces set to compete in some of the card's biggest matches. It is going to take place on Sunday, May 21.
The Showoff compares his accomplishments to those of Shinsuke Nakamura before their battle at WWEBacklash. Ultimately, Orton tricked Corbin into leaving himself open for an RKO outta nowhere to earn the clean victory. Orton's guard is down and it's the Maharaja's time to win the title.
Waymo vs Uber case goes to court
Uber doesn't deny that the downloads occurred, and Levandowski has asserted his 5th Amendment rather than answer questions. Uber attempted to move the case to arbitration to avoid a court hearing, but the proposal has been rejected.
'Scream Queens' Not Coming Back for More Stories on FOX
Fox co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman confirmed the news this morning on a conference call, according to The Hollywood Reporter . While the critical response was somewhat more positive, Scream Queens failed to improve upon its dwindling ratings.
Another kidnapped Chibok girl free in Nigeria: presidency
Even if they are sheltered from the rest of society for security [reasons], they should be able to have access to their children. "We were already trying to negotiate peace with Boko Haram before the Chibok girls were kidnapped", Mr Mustapha said.
Apple devices to get new minor updates; Fixes few annoying bugs
It is now available for download from the Mac App Store , and it is expected to show up on the macOS downloads page anytime soon. Resolves an issue, affecting some enterprise and education customers, that may cause the system date to be set to the year 2040.
Balch Springs PD terminates officer who shot Jordan Edwards
Merritt, speaking to the New York Times Monday, said this development was "a big deal" for the investigation moving forward. The Edwards family told what happened next in a written statement released by Merritt Tuesday, before Oliver was sacked .
Victory in state vote shows Merkel on course to retain power
Christian Leye, the Left Party's top candidate in the state, noted that "the Schulz train derailed in North Rhine-Westphalia". In the past, the balance of political forces in North Rhine - Westphalia has become a model for the Central government.