Backlash 2018

|Date: May 6, 2018|Venue: Prudential Center |City: Newark, New Jersey|Attendance: 14,724|Brands: Raw & Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger The show starts off with a video package, mostly focusing on Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax, Carmella and Charlotte and AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. Michael Cole welcomes us to Backlash! They’re making a big deal about the fact that this is a … Continue reading Backlash 2018

Backlash 2017

|Date: May 21, 2017|Venue: Allstate Arena |City: Rosemont, Illinois|Attendance: 9,800|Brand: Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off focusing on the Randy Orton/Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens/AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler/Shinsuke Nakamura matches. Tom Phillips welcomes us to Chicago for Backlash. How long until the CM Punk chants break out? Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler Background: On SmackDown, Nakamura interrupted Dolph Ziggler’s in-ring promo. … Continue reading Backlash 2017

Backlash 2016

|Date: September 11, 2016|Venue: Richmond Coliseum |City: Richmond, Virginia|Attendance: 7,000|Brand: Smackdown |tweet me: @BastionBlogger A video package kicks us off, first a tribute to 9/11 and then a classic video package that covers most of the matches tonight. I really like the graphics on this VT. The commentary team for tonight is Mauro Ranallo, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and David Otunga. Shane McMahon’s music hits the … Continue reading Backlash 2016

Backlash 2009

|Date: April 26, 2009 |Venue: Dunkin’ Donuts Center |City: Providence, Rhode Island |Attendance: 8,357 |Buys: 182,000 |Brands: Raw, Smackdown & ECW |tweet me: @BastionBlogger The Backlash from Wrestlemania is upon us and with this show following a brand draft it means the landscape is about to change. The WWE Championship will be defended tonight in an unconventional six man tag team match. Triple H, Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon have been feuding with Randy … Continue reading Backlash 2009

Backlash 2008

|Date: April 27, 2008 |Venue: 1st Mariner Arena |City: Baltimore, Maryland |Attendance: 11,277 |Buys: 200,000 |Brands: Raw, Smackdown & ECW |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Every Action Deserves a Fierce and Aggressive Reaction. Backlash is the traditional pay per view following Wrestlemania and tonights backlash features all the fallout from the biggest show of the year. This is the tenth instalment of Backlash. The WWE Championship is set to be defended, this time in a fatal … Continue reading Backlash 2008

Backlash 2007

|Date: April 29, 2007 |Venue: Phillips Arena |City: Atlanta, Georgia |Attendance: 14,500 |Buys: 194,000 |Brand: Raw, Smackdown & ECW |tweet me: @BastionBlogger ThisPPV is centred around the backlash from Wrestlemania. The buyrate is terrible though, the worst of any Backlash event up to now. The WWE Championship is set to be defended as Randy Orton, Edge and Shawn Michaels vi for John Cena’s title. Originally Vince McMahon’s executive assistant on Raw, Jonathan Coachman, announced … Continue reading Backlash 2007

Backlash 2006

|Date: April 30, 2006 |Venue: Rupp Arena |City: Lexington, Kentucky |Attendance: 14,000 |Buys: 220,000 |Brand: Raw |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Long Live The King. Triple H has the chance to get back onto his throne tonight but it won’t be easy. Tonight’s main event will pit John Cena against Triple H and Edge in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship. Triple H and Edge both demanded a shot at Cena’s title and so … Continue reading Backlash 2006

Backlash 2005

|Date: May 1, 2005 |Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena |City: Manchester, New Hampshire |Attendance: 14, 000 |Buys: 320,000 |tweet me: @BastionBlogger Tonight Triple H has promised a Backlash as he looks to retain the World Heavyweight Championship from Batista. Triple H has decided to cash in his contracted re-match at Backlash against a man that has had the better of him over the past month. Triple H has been acting like he runs Raw … Continue reading Backlash 2005

Backlash 2004

| Date: April 18, 2004 | Venue: Rexall Place | City: Edmonton, Alberta | Attendance: 13, 000 | Buys: 320, 000 | tweet me: @BastionBlogger The Backlash from Wrestlemania features the Raw Brand picking up where they left off on the biggest show of the year. And the main event will be a Wrestlemania re-match with Chris Benoit defending his World Heavyweight Championship against the two men he beat at Madison Square Garden, … Continue reading Backlash 2004

Backlash 2003

| Date: April 27, 2003 | Venue: Worcester Centrum | City: Worcester, Massachusetts | Attendance: 10, 000 | Buys: 345, 000 | tweet me: @BastionBlogger Backlash is always the pay per view that marks the start of the new WWE year following Wrestlemania. Sadly this one has the lowest buys of any Backlash PPV up to now marking the end of the Attitude Era and Invasion years. Brock Lesnar will be defending the … Continue reading Backlash 2003