WWE: Saudi Trainee Defends Daivari, Dark Matches, Backlash Stipulation

Saudi Trainee Responds to Ariya Daivari

Yesterday, Ariya Daivari said that he received death threats after his segment in Saudi Arabia where he played an Iranian heel and was beat up by WWE’s Saudi trainees.

One of the trainees who was involved in the segment, Mansoor, defended Ariya on Twitter:

SmackDown Dark Matches

These dark matches took place last night:

– Before SmackDown: The Usos defeated Rusev & Aiden English

– After 205 Live: Daniel Bryan defeated Shinsuke Nakamura by DQ after Nakamura hit him with a low blow.

Backlash Stipulation

A “no disqualification” stipulation has been added to the AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura WWE Championship match at Backlash. Paige announced the stipulation on SmackDown last night.

Check out the currently announced card here.