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Backlash is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event, that was produced every April (with the exception of 2005 and 2016) by WWE, a professional wrestling promotion based in Connecticut. The event was created in 1999, with its inaugural event produced as an In Your House event in April of that year. The event in 2000 was rebranded as an annual PPV event for WWE. To coincide with the brand extension, the event was made exclusive to the Raw brand in 2004. In 2007, to follow the format of WrestleMania, all PPV events became tri-branded. Extreme Rules replaced Backlash in 2010. Backlash was announced as returning as a SmackDown exclusive event in 2016.

Backlash dates and venues

Event Date City Venue
Backlash: In Your House 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
Backlash 2017 May 21, 2017 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena

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World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events
Royal RumbleEminination ChamberFastlaneWrestleManiaPaybackBacklashExtreme RulesMoney in the BankGreat Balls of FireBattlegroundSummerSlamClash of ChampionsNo MercyHell in a CellSurvivor SeriesTLC: Tables, Ladders & ChairsRoadblock
Former pay-per-view events
The Wrestling Classic (1985)This Tuesday in Texas (1991)King of the Ring (1993-2002)In Your House (1995-1999)No Way Out (1998-2012)Unforgiven (1998-2009)Over The Edge (1998-1999)Fully Loaded (1998-2000)Judgment Day (1998-2009)Armageddon (1999-2008)InVasion (2001)Vengeance (2001-2011)Cyber Sunday (2004-2008)New Year's Revolution (2005-2007)December to Dismember (2006)Breaking Point (2009)Bragging Rights (2009-2010)Fatal 4-Way (2010)Capitol Punishment (2011)Night of Champions (2008-2015)Over The Limit (2010-2012)Bad Blood (1997-2004)
Former International pay-per-view events
One Night Only (1997)Mayhem in Manchester (1998)Capital Carnage (1998)No Mercy (UK) (1999) • Rebellion (1999-2002)Insurrextion (2000-2003)Global Warning (2002)