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The Wrestlemania story was really interesting with news of Batista being upset that he and Taker were kept out of the true main event slot. Batista said then that they would steal the show at Wrestlemania, and according to most, they did just that (sure it wasn't Steamboat/Savage, but it still was great).

I wonder how Backlash will go. It seems like Big Dave and Taker will get the main event slot this time around, though that's just my opinion. I don't know if Batista still feels like they have to prove themselves again since they accomplished that at Mania.

I guess the question I have for the board at large is...will we see Big Dave of the past six months (as in unmotivated and just plain underwhelming), or will we see Wrestlemania Dave Batista? Do they care as much, since Backlash is obviously not close to Wrestlemania in terms of public exposure or crowd size?

Conversely, will the members of the Raw four way feel that they need to step up because of the prospect of another great Batista/Taker match overshadowing their efforts? Obviously every wrestler should care about putting on a good show, but there has to be some big egos and pride on the line in having the match that will be remembered on any PPV. This is especially true when we will have tri-brand PPVs every month now.

What do you all think? Will Batista and Taker get the main event slot this time? Will they have a match close to their WM levels?





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If they're the main event, and they get more time for their match, I don't see how they can keep up the pace they set at WM. They've already done a table spot. Both guys went aerial. Both guys escaped finisher pinfalls.

I see this becoming a gimmick match to allow a wider range of potential spots. If Batista wins, they'll have a rubber match and THAT should beat both of the previous bouts.



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    I see this becoming a gimmick match to allow a wider range of potential spots. If Batista wins, they'll have a rubber match and THAT should beat both of the previous bouts.


Well, it's already a Last Man Standing Match, so I don't think they need any more gimmicks.

Unfortunately, I don't see them getting the main event slot, simply because SmackDown can't ever be shown to be bigger than Raw. They might go out there and steal the show again, but the night will end (as always) with Cena's triumph.





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    Originally posted by Gugs
    Well, it's already a Last Man Standing Match, so I don't think they need any more gimmicks.


In that case, I don't see Taker losing. He has the zombie sit-up from the days of yore. Batista would have to bury him under something, and that would be too close to a buried alive match. Or the similar finish with Jericho and Kane.



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Though the PPVs are now multi-branded, isn't it still RAW presents Backlash? If that's the case I would think that the presenting brand's main event would go on last.
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If they're going to turn Batista heel, which isn't a bad idea given the dearth of ME heels on the SmackDown brand, then having him do sometihng dastardly to put 'Taker down would b a good way to go.

And I don't think it's Raw prsents Backlash. All the ads I've seen are "Raw, SmackDown & ECW Presents".



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