Ranking every WWE pay-per-view in 2018 from worst to best
Following WrestleMania, WWE reverted back to dual-branded pay-per-views throughout the calendar year and Backlash was the first normal one of it's kind. It is fair to say that WWE absolutely botched it in execution. It is easy to forget that Backlash opened with an excellent Intercontinental Championship match between Seth Rollins and The Miz. After that, it all went downhill. The rest of the show was littered with average matches with severely disappointing finishes.
The No Disqualification match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura was fine but ended in a very counterproductive Double KO. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman was pretty boring, as were Carmella vs Charlotte Flair and the main event between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe. That match was so unpopular, that the New Jersey crowd started leaving during the match with chants like "Beat the traffic" ringing through the arena. Luckily, WWE would not book a show as bad as this in the States again in 2018.