Cesaro Earns Earns Universal Title Match For WWE WrestleMania Backlash – As noted, former general manager Teddy Long returned during a chaotic brawl between Cesaro and Seth Rollins on tonight’s throwback episode of WWE SmackDown. Rather than booking one of his classic tag team matches, Long announced that he had been given the authority to inform Cesaro that if he defeated Rollins, he would earn a WWE Universal Championship Match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash.
That’s exactly what Cesaro did. Much like at WWE WrestleMania 37, “The Swiss Cyborg” picked up a victory over Rollins after a hard-fought match. While Rollins’ technical excellence is unmatched, Cesaro’s incredible strength gave him the ultimate advantage.
Still, it took a decisive superkick from Jimmy Uso (after Rollins berated his brother, Jey) to help Cesaro clinch the victory.
The first-ever WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view will take place on May 16 from the WWE ThunderDome at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.
Cesaro Earns Earns Universal Title Match For WWE WrestleMania Backlash