Backlash 2003 (2017 Redo): Make It Raw

Backlash 2003 Date: April 27, 2003 Location: Worcester Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts Attendance: 10,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler If WWE held the least important pay per view in recent memory, does it matter in the slightest? This is a glorified Raw pay per view with a handful of Smackdown matches thrown in […]

New Column: Cool it with Mahal the Backlash

What else was I going to talk about?  An amazing angle to end Takeover?

Backlash 2017: So That Happened

Backlash 2017 Date: May 21, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s time for another Smackdown exclusive, which could mean things are hit or miss tonight. The card isn’t exactly the best with Jinder Mahal challenging Smackdown World Champion Randy Orton and AJ Styles challenging Kevin Owens […]

Backlash 2017 Preview

It’s nice to have Backlash back where it belongs as the whole September slot didn’t feel right last year. I’m not sure if the show is going to be that much better as historically it’s more a show of Wrestlemania rematches, but why do that when you can do a mostly new card? This show […]

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 […]