Nine days after The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia and a few days before the European Tour, Backlash is the first PPV to air after WrestleMania 34 and also the first post-Shake up one. WWE is coming back to a dual-branded system for its PPVs and Backlash is mixing matches from both RAW and SmackDown Live.
Since WWE started to book the PPV card before The Greatest Royal Rumble, the show is mixing the aftermaths of WrestleMania 34 with the recent feuds and storylines developed since the Superstars Shake Up. Five of the 9 WWE titles will be on the line.
When and where?
Backlash takes place on Monday, May 7, at 1AM BST, from Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. A one-hour kickoff pre-show will start at midnight on WWE Network and YouTube official WWE Channel. The main show is set to last 3 hours.
Here’s the complete card of the event.
– Kickoff Pre-show Match: Ruby Riott vs. Bayley
– Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
– Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
– Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns
– SmackDown Live Women’s Title Match: Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
– RAW Women’s Title Match: Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
– WWE United States Title Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Randy Orton
– WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz
– No Disqualification Match for the WWE Title: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
How to watch?
Backlash will be aired on WWE Network. In UK, it will be available on PPV on Sky Sports Box Office. In France, it will be aired live on Cable TV channel AB1.
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