Backlash is an annual pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held normally in April (with the exception of 2005 and 2016). From 2004 to 2006, the event was exclusive to the RAW brand.
Backlash often features rematches from WrestleMania, or matches based on events that took place at WrestleMania, hence the name.
Backlash dates and venues
|In Your House 28: Backlash||April 25, 1999||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center|
|Backlash 2000||April 30, 2000||Washington, D.C.||MCI Center|
|Backlash 2001||April 29, 2001||Rosemont, Illinois||Allstate Arena|
|Backlash 2002||April 21, 2002||Kansas City, Missouri||Kemper Arena|
|Backlash 2003||April 27, 2003||Worcester, Massachusetts||Worcester Centrum|
|Backlash 2004||April 18, 2004||Edmonton, Alberta||Rexall Place|
|Backlash 2005||May 1, 2005||Manchester, New Hampshire||Verizon Wireless Arena|
|Backlash 2006||April 30, 2006||Lexington, Kentucky||Rupp Arena|
|Backlash 2007||April 29, 2007||Atlanta, Georgia||Philips Arena|
|Backlash 2008||April 27, 2008||Baltimore, Maryland||1st Mariner Arena|
|Backlash 2009||April 26, 2009||Providence, Rhode Island||Dunkin' Donuts Center|
|Backlash 2016||September 11, 2016||Richmond, Virginia||Richmond Coliseum|
- Triple H holds the record for most Backlash appenances with 10 containing a record of 4-6
- of those 10 Backlash PPV's Triple H has had 8 Title matches and only won 2.
- (2000 loss The Rock lost the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
- (2001 win Brothers of Destruction as a result Stone Cold and Triple H won the WWE Tag Team Championship Triple H's Intercontinental title and Steve Austin's WWF World Heavyweight Championship were both on the line
- (2002 loss Hulk Hogan lost the Undisputed championship
- (2004 loss Chris Benoit and Shawn Michaels) Benoit defended the title he won at WrestleMania
- (2005 loss Batista) Defended the title he won at Wrestlemania
- (2006 loss John Cena and Edge Cena defended the title he won at wrestlemanis
- (2008 Win Randy Orton and John Bradshaw Layfield and Cena) Triple H won the title that Orton had held for over 5 months
- (2009 Loss Randy Orton and Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes the winner would be which ever of the 6 superstars would get the pin.
- In the last 4 Backlash's Edge has won a title once out of four times, three of which involved Cena as the title holder heading into the match
- 2009 Edge def. John Cena
- Speaking of Cena he has been in only 5 of the 11 Backlash's but all 5 matches have been for either the WWE title or World Heavyweight Title.
- Meanwhile, The Big Show has been 6 matches at Backlash and has never received a title shot
- Kane has one of the better records in Backlash history boasting a 4-2 record beating the likes of CM Punk, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Viscera, and defeating Dudley Boyz for the Tag titles
- MVP has been in only two backlash matches both for the WWE United States Championship and lost both of them
- The Dudleyz boys have lost all three of the matches at Backlash
- Vince McMahon is 2-0 with an ECW Championship victory at Backlash and his son Shane is 2-1
- Hulk Hogan,Brock Lesnar, A-Train, Billy Gunn, Gregory Helms (who has two tag title defenses with Rosey) are 2-0 at Backlash
|1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2016|