WWE Personnel Reportedly Delayed By Plane Maintenance Issues En Route To Puerto Rico

WWE's Backlash premium live event is set to take place this Saturday night at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tonight's episode of "WWE SmackDown" will also be filmed at the same venue, but WWE referee Jessika Carr has said that WWE personnel had encountered some issues en route. The 31-year-old wrote on Instagram, "Some maintenance issues with the plane headed to Puerto Rico but crossing fingers that they're handled quickly!" It's currently unknown what type of maintenance issues the airplane had. Since posting that update, Carr has sent out various Instagram stories from Puerto Rico, indicating that she had arrived safely. 

Backlash will be the first major WWE show to be held in Puerto Rico since the New Year's Revolution premium live event in January 2005. It's said that The Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority (PRCDA) and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company are paying the Stamford-based promotion $1.5 million to bring Backlash and this evening's episode of "SmackDown" to the U.S. island territory. Backlash currently has seven matches scheduled, including Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny taking on The Judgment Day's Damian Priest in a San Juan Street Fight. Additionally, "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes is set to go one-on-one with Brock Lesnar for the first time ever. 

Tonight's "SmackDown," which will be the first time the blue brand show has broadcast live from Puerto Rico, will see Rhodes and Bunny appear. Two matches are also penciled in, including Karrion Kross going up against Shinsuke Nakamura and The Viking Raiders battling The O.C.'s Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. 

Make sure to check out Wrestling Inc. on Saturday for live coverage of "WWE Backlash," as well as all the latest news leading into the event.