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WrestleMania Backlash

16 May 2021

WrestleMania Backlash 2021


Backlash is an event that has been around, in essence, since 1999. It initially began its pay per view journey as an In Your House event, although despite not being recognised as a stand alone event, it was still positioned as the follow-up WrestleMania show in late April which would eventually become its trademark.


  1. Locations
  2. Main Events
  3. Backlash Trivia
  4. WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Match Card
  5. Potential Future


Following a few years of existence, Backlash soon became a Raw-exclusive event following the brand extension, and SmackDown superstars were only part of the show in the year where it became dual-branded. Following the second brand split a few years back, however, SmackDown assumed control of the PPV name in 2016 and 2017.


In the 2020 edition, which will take place on June 14th, both WWE Raw and SmackDown Superstars will compete on the show, and will be the first Backlash event since the 2018 split, and fifteenth in total.


Locations


YearLocation
1999Providence, Rhode Island
2000Washington, D.C.
2001Rosemont, Illinois
2002Kansas City, Missouri
2003Worcester, Massachusetts
2004Edmonton, Alberta
2005Manchester, New Hampshire
2006Lexington, Kentucky
2007Atlanta, Georgia
2008Baltimore, Maryland
2009Providence, Rhode Island
2016Richmond, Virginia
2017Rosemont, Illinois
2018Newark, New Jersey
2020WWE Performance Center, Florida
2021WWE Thunderdome Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida


Main Events


YearMain Event Match CardChampionship(s) on line
1999Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The RockWWF Championship
2000Triple H vs. The RockWWF Championship
2001Stone Cold & Triple H vs. Kane & The UndertakerWWF, IC and Tag Team Championships
2002Triple H vs. Hollywood Hulk HoganWWF Undisputed Championship
2003Goldberg vs. The RockGrudge Match
2004Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Shawn MichaelsWWE World Heavyweight Championship
2005Batista vs. Triple H – World HeavyweightWWE World Heavyweight Championship
2006John Cena vs. Edge vs. Triple HWWE Championship
2007John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. EdgeWWE Championship
2008Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. JBL vs. John CenaWWE Championship
2009John Cena vs. EdgeWWE Championship
2016Dean Ambrose vs. AJ StylesWWE Championship
2017Randy Orton vs. Jinder MahalWWE Championship
2018Roman Reigns vs. Samoa JoeWWE Championship


Backlash Trivia


  1. Triple H has been involved in more than half of the Backlash main events, however his record overall in those matches is 2-5.
  2. Throughout the history of the event, Backlash has been held in the weeks or month following WrestleMania for every edition except one – in 2016 when it took place in September.
  3. The Backlash attendance record was set way back in 2000, when the MCI Center hosted the event in front of 19,101 people.
  4. The 2016 show had the lowest attendance in Backlash history, with a figure of just 7,000.
  5. Backlash 1999 was the final pay per view appearance of Owen Hart before his death at Over The Edge.


WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Match Card


No.MatchesStipulations
1Bobby Lashley (c) vs Drew McIntyre vs Braun StrowmanTriple Threat WWE Championship Match
2Bianca Belair vs BayleySmackDown Women's Championship Match
3Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair vs AsukaTriple Threat Match for the RAW Women's Championship
4Roman Reigns vs CesaroUniversal Championship Match
5The Mysterios vs The Dirty DawgsSmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
6Damian Priest vs The MizLumberjack Match


Potential Future


Despite being put on the shelf for a few years prior to Raw and SmackDown receiving two separate rosters again, it seems as if Backlash is here to stay this time around. It’s a show that has a steep history in World Wrestling Entertainment, as it signifies the pay per view ‘season premiere’ of sorts in the wake of WrestleMania. Backlash will always have an illustrious history and intriguing future, and you can go back and watch every past edition of the show on the WWE Network.

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