Jeff Hardy and Sheamus will once again clash at WWE Backlash.
Jeff Hardy was set to face Daniel Bryan in the WWE Intercontinental Championship tournament on May 29, but that episode of SmackDown ended up starting with Jeff Hardy getting arrested for what appeared to be a DUI charge. Jeff Hardy’s car was involved in a hit-and-run that would injure Elias with a torn pectoral muscle. Hardy, however, Jeff would come back at the end of the night and cost Sheamus his match against Daniel Bryan and the Intercontinental Championship tournament.
On June 5, SmackDown kicked off with Jeff Hardy addressing what happened last week. After Jeff Hardy revealed that somebody matching the description of Sheamus was seen fleeing the crime scene last week, Hardy would call out Sheamus and the two would engage in a brawl which ended with Sheamus leaving Jeff Hardy laying after a Brogue Kick.
This will be the first time these two meet in singles action on pay-per-view. Seamus has been obsessed with Jeff Hardy since Jeff Hardy returned to action after WrestleMania 36 and Sheamus will get the chance to settle the score on June 14 live on WWE Network.