Best of 2016: Worst Major Show of the Year

Let’s move on to the far more entertaining part of these things: the bad side. There’s less to cover here but we’re going to start with one of the big ones: the Worst Major Show of the Year. WWE is notorious for being able to put on some horrible shows and today we’re going to […]

Wrestling Wars Podcast Episode #47, Plus A Request   NorCal and I are back (hopefully once a week now) to talk about the Brand Split thus far, along with the rollout of the Cruiserweight division.  All this plus a lot more.   Also, we’re looking for questions to answer on air.  If there’s something you’d like to hear us talk about or […]

Backlash 2002 (2016 Redo): Feel The Sleeping Power Of Hulkamania!

Backlash 2002 Date: April 21, 2002 Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri Attendance: 12,489 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the first pay per view after the Brand Split and it really is a tale of two shows at this point. Raw is absolutely horrendous at the moment with an unmotivated Undertaker vs. Steve Austin […]

Backlash 2016 Preview

Let’s see: college football, first weekend of the NFL, see how the Cleveland Indians manager to screw up the division lead this year. Yeah it’s kind of a bor……Backlash? That’s this weekend? Apparently it is despite feeling like it’s lacking another two or three weeks worth of building. It probably doesn’t help that we’re only […]

On This Day: April 30, 2000 – Backlash 2000: This Is What Wrestlemania Should Have Been

Backlash 2000 Date: April 30, 2000 Location: MCI Center, Washington, DC Attendance: 17,867 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the final series. This feels like the last week at school when you realize that it’s over after this. This show is probably what Wrestlemania should have been. The company was on fire at this point […]

On This Day: April 18, 2004 – Backlash 2004: The Wrestlemania Sequel

Backlash 2004 Date: April 18, 2004 Location: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Attendance: 13,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re back to the PPV series again and this time it’s Backlash in Canada. The main event is a rematch of the main event of Wrestlemania XX with Benoit defending his newly won title against Shawn […]

In Your House #28: Backlash 1999 – What Wrestlemania 15 Should Have Been

Backlash: In Your House #28 Date: April 25, 1999 Location: Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island Attendance: 10,939 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the final show and not a lot has changed. We’re getting a few Wrestlemania rematches here as Austin is defending against the Rock again while Mankind is facing Big Show in […]

Backlash 2009: The First Time Cena Got Blown Up

Backlash 2009 Date: April 26, 2009 Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Attendance: 8,357 Commentators: Jim Ross, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler Back with the final chronological Backlash before we jump back to 2006 to close out WWE PPVs. The main events tonight are Edge vs. Cena in a last man standing match and Legacy […]

Backlash 2008: For A Wrestlemania Replay, This Is Pretty Awesome

Backlash 2008 Date: April 27, 2008 Location: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland Attendance: 11,277 Commentators: Mike Adamle, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Mick Foley We begin the final set of PPV reviews here with the next to last Backlash. The main events are mostly Mania rematches, as JBL has been added to the […]

Backlash 2007: I’m Not Here Anymore. I’m Over There. The Ending Sequence Blew Me Away

Backlash 2007 Date: April 29, 2007 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 14,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Taz, John Bradshaw Layfield, Joey Styles It’s the final show in this set of WWE reviews as I jump over Backlash 2006 because I’m saving it for the final review in the series. The main […]