WWE SmackDown Preview, Jun 12: AJ Styles vs Daniel Bryan, Jeff Hardy and Sheamus’ Contract Signing For Backlash

Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles meet in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals

Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles have taken different routes to reach the finals of the Intercontinental Title Tournament. The American Dragon fought his way to the decisive round while The Phenomenal One simply adopted the “work smarter not harder” principle to book his spot in the title matchup.

However, an overconfident Styles was outsmarted when Bryan’s coach Drew Gulak rolled up the 2-time WWE Champion for a shocking victory this past week on The Blue Show.

Tonight, Bryan and Styles will clash in the finals of the title tournament as WWE gears up for Backlash.

Can Styles regroup and finally capture the elusive title? Or will Bryan rise to the occasion and usher in his second Intercontinental Title reign?

Jeff Hardy and Sheamus to converge for contract signing ahead of WWE Backlash

Jeff Hardy and Sheamus will come face-to-face for the contract signing ahead of their heated showdown at Backlash.

The Fella has been a thorn in The Charismatic Enigma’s way back to excellence and the tensions have risen ever since Sheamus framed Hardy for the hit-and-run incident involving Elias.

Will both men remain civil tonight? Or will the contract signing turn into another nasty brawl before the feud heads into Backlash?

Heavy Machinery reunite alongside Braun Strowman to face Dolph Ziggler, The Miz & John Morrison

Ahead of their 2-on-1 Handicap Universal Title match at Backlash, The Miz & John Morrison will square off with Braun Strowman in a tag team encounter that will feature three other Superstars in the same ring.

Heavy Machinery will team up with Strowman to deliver payback for The Miz, Morrison and Dolph Ziggler.

However, Strowman must look over his shoulder as Otis can cash in his Money In The Bank contract any moment and dethrone The Monster just a couple of days before Backlash.