WWE’s May PPV is none other than Wrestlemania Backlash. The first WWE event after Mania will see a few feuds carryover with some new stipulations. For example, the dynamite Raw Women’s Championship match between Rhea Ripley and Asuka will happen again at Backlash; however, this time around, Charlotte has been thrown into the mix, making it a triple threat match. In addition, numerous other championships are on the line for the PPV, and you can check out all the results for Wrestlemania Backlash as they happen, live.
Airing on the Peacock streaming service–and the WWE Network outside of the US–Wrestlemania Backlash will once again take place in the Thunderdome, which is now located in the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida. Unlike Wrestlemania 37, there will not be a live audience in attendance. We should expect to see things get back to normal around Summerslam though.
There are plenty of matches from both the Raw and Smackdown brands for this PPV. Aside from the aforementioned Raw Women’s Championship bout, the main event will be a triple threat featuring Bobby Lashley defending his WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman. Additionally, Rey and Dominik Mysterio have a chance to become the first-ever father/son tag team champions, as long as they can defeat the team of Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Check out the match card below.
WWE Wrestlemania Backlash Match Card:
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman (WWE Championship)
- Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley (Smackdown Women’s Championship)
- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair (Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women’s Championship)
- Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro (Universal Championship)
- Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (c) vs. Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
- Damian Priest vs. The Miz (Lumberjack Match)
- Apollo Crews (c) vs. Big E vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (Fatal Four Way for the Intercontinental Championship)
As mentioned, in order to watch the main card of the show, you’ll need to have a Peacock Premium ($5 a month) or Premium Plus ($10 a month) account in the US or a WWE Network account if you live outside the US. In addition to live streaming WWE events, Peacock offers a wide-array of original programming, along with TV shows and movies you love. There is also a whole section devoted to WWE, which showcases past episodes of Raw, Smackdown, NXT, along with old PPVs and episodes of WCW Nitro.
While you wait for the show to begin, check out the Wrestle Buddies Wrestlemania Backlash predictions episode below. What’s Wrestle Buddies? Well, it’s GameSpot’s professional wrestling podcast hosted by Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner as they discuss WWE, AEW, Impact, ROH, and more and occasionally, get very silly about it.
The preshow begins at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. Once the show begins, you can find all the notes from the preshow below.
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