WWE originally announced that Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro would be facing SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos in a title unification match at WrestleMania Backlash.
WWE did an angle on last week’s SmackDown where Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre got into a brawl after the contract signing to make the unification bout official. However, WWE changed it to The Bloodline (Reigns and The Usos) vs. McIntyre and RK-Bro in a six-man tag team match. It turns out that WWE never planned to go through with the unification match.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “the six-man tag match was always the planned match. There was never a plan to do the unification match.”
This would explain why it was only confirmed that Reigns would headline the show and no one from WWE would confirm Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Title against McIntyre at the event.
As previously reported, WWE is saving the big title match between Reigns and McIntyre for one of the upcoming stadium shows.
Meltzer added that the idea is with the show being held in an arena and four weeks after WrestleMania, “ the interest level wasn’t going to be that high, and they need big matches for the bigger shows.”