WWE: The Good, The Bad, The NXT
By Phillipa Hopwood
Last Updated: 19/05/17 1:39pm
It's a busy weekend in WWE with NXT Takeover: Chicago and WWE Backlash. Find out which superstars have stood out in the build-up.
Bray Wyatt (RAW)
It was Bray Wyatt that was standing tall at the end of RAW this week after the announcement of a 'fatal 5-way' match to determine the No 1 contender for the Universal Championship at Extreme Rules next month.
Wyatt technically lost his match with Seth Rollins due to interference by Samoa Joe but he got his revenge.
Bray hit Joe with a Sister Abigail in the centre of the ring to make a real statement.
The 'Fashion Police' managed to defeat The Colons this week on Smackdown ahead of their first ever one-on-one match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships this Sunday at Backlash, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Monday at 1am.
Tyler Breeze and Fandango have become one of the most entertaining things on Smackdown over the past few weeks, gaining more attention than current champions The Usos.
This is the best opportunity this team has ever been given, they'll be determined to take it.
Hideo Itami (NXT)
Hideo Itami once again found a way to gain the upper hand and send another message to NXT Champion Bobby Roode ahead of their showdown on Saturday night at NXT Takeover: Chicago.
Itami's WWE career has been plagued by injuries with many claiming that is all that has stopped the Japanese superstar from gaining the gold.
Itami has all of the momentum heading into his match with Roode with the biggest title in NXT on the line.
Sasha Banks (RAW)
Sasha Banks was pinned by Alicia Fox this week, as it seems that the self-proclaimed Boss continues to fall down the ladder on Monday Night Raw.
Since Alexa Bliss arrived on RAW it seems Sasha has been pushed down the card and out of the Women's Championship picture that she has dominated for the past few months.
Randy Orton (Smackdown)
Randy Orton fell for Jinder Mahal's sneak attack again this week and allowed the No 1 contender to have the final say ahead of their clash in just two days time.
Orton is a 13-time champion and there is a reason he is called The Viper but so far this feud has been all about Jinder and his climb to the top.
Orton hasn't been able to gain an advantage at all but will he be able to show his true class this weekend?
Andrade 'Cien' Almas (NXT)
Almas was defeated by Kassius Ohno this week, leading to criticism from some fans.
Almas has a great character, has a good finisher and there appears to be nothing that should stop him progressing in NXT but he can't seem to get to the top.
Almas is never going to be the subject of a push if every win is then followed by a loss, it seems harsh that he is always the superstar who is used to make other stars look good.