As we all know, sequels can be tricky.
With WrestleMania 38 in the rearview, WrestleMania Backlash comes with rematches of some of the most significant bouts from the card held on the first weekend in April. On May 8 at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, the stakes will be raised once again as WWE moves on from some storylines and pushes a few even further.
In an "I Quit" title match, the main event will pit WWE SmackDown women's champion Charlotte Flair against Ronda Rousey. In their last contest, Rousey made Flair tap out with The Armbar, however, the referee was knocked out. During Rousey's attempt to revive the official, Flair landed a Big Boot on Rousey to retain the belt.
Roman Reigns will lead The Bloodline in a six-man tag match against Drew McIntyre and Raw tag team champs RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Matt Riddle). Both tag teams successfully defended their straps back at WrestleMania 38, but with The Bloodline looking to acquire as many belts as possible, this match will take the rivalry a step further.
On Sunday, other marquee rematches will include Cody Rhodes versus Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley versus Omos, and AJ Styles versus Edge. Additionally, Madcap Moss will face his former partner Happy Corbin in a singles match.
Below you'll find everything you need to know about that show, from results, to news, features, history and more.
WWE Backlash 2022
The 2022 edition of WWE Backlash will take place on Sunday, May 8 at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. It is the first pay-per-view event following WrestleMania 38.
WWE SmackDown women's championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey in an "I Quit" match
Singles match: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth "Freakin" Rollins
Six-man tag team match RK-Bro (Raw champions) and Drew McIntyre vs. The Usos (SmackDown champions) and Roman Reigns
Singles match: AJ Styles vs. Edge (with Damian Priest)
Singles match: Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss
Singles match: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos (with MVP)
WWE Backlash 2021
The 2021 edition of WWE Backlash took place on May 16, 2021 at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida. Below you'll find everything you need to know about that show, from results, to news, features, history and more.
Backlash 2021 results: Reigns denies Cesaro; Mysterios make history
Backlash 2021 preview: Cesaro gets title shot against Reigns, but is it the right time?
Fight card and results
WWE universal championship: Roman Reigns (c) def. Cesaro by technical submission
WWE championship: Bobby Lashley (c) def. Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre by pinfall in a triple-threat match
WWE SmackDown women's championship: Bianca Belair (c) def. Bayley by pinfall
Zombie Lumberjack match: Damian Priest def. The Miz by pinfall
WWE SmackDown tag-team championship: Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio def. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (c) by pinfall
WWE Raw women's championship: Rhea Ripley (c) def. Asuka and Charlotte Flair by pinfall in a triple-threat match
Singles match: Sheamus def. Ricochet by pinfall
WWE Backlash 2020
The 2020 edition of WWE Backlash took place on June 14, 2020 at the WWE Performance Center in Winter Park, Florida. Below you'll find everything you need to know about that show, from results, to news, features, history and more.
Backlash 2020 results: Randy Orton defeats Edge in the 'Greatest Wrestling Match Ever'
Backlash 2020 preview: Randy Orton ready for 'Greatest Match Ever,' pulls no punches with concerns for NXT
Backlash 2020 preview: How Edge is approaching the 'Greatest Wrestling Match Ever' at WWE Backlash
Fight card and results
Main event: Randy Orton def. Edge
WWE championship: Drew McIntyre (c) def. Bobby Lashley
WWE Universal championship: Braun Strowman (c) def. The Miz & John Morrison in a handicap match
WWE Raw Women's championship: Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax ended in a double count-out
Singles match: Sheamus def. Jeff Hardy
WWE Women's tag-team championship: Bayley & Sasha Banks (c) def. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross and The IIconics in a triple-threat match
United States championship: Apollo Crews (c) def. Andrade
May 16, 2021 at Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida | Main event: WWE championship -- Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro
June 14, 2020 at the WWE Performance Center in Winter Park, Florida | Main event: Randy Orton vs. Edge
May 6, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey | Main event: Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
May 21, 2017 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois | Main event: WWE championship -- Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
Sept. 11, 2016 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia | Main event: WWE championship -- Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles
April 26, 2009 at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island | Main event: World heavyweight championship -- John Cena (c) vs. Edge
April 27, 2008 at 1st Mariner Center in Baltimore | Main event: WWE championship -- Randy Orton (c) vs. Triple H vs. John Cena vs. JBL
April 29, 2007 at Philips Arena in Atlanta | Main event: WWE championship -- John Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge
April 30, 2006 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky | WWE championship -- John Cena (c) vs. Edge vs. Triple H
May 1, 2005 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire | Main event: World heavyweight championship -- Batista (c) vs. Triple H
April 18, 2004 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta | Main event: World heavyweight championship -- Chris Benoit (c) vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
April 27, 2003 at the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts | Main event: Goldberg vs. The Rock
April 21, 2002 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri | Main event: WWE championship -- Triple H (c) vs. Huk Hogan
April 29, 2001 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois | Main event: Winners-take-all titles -- WWE champion Steve Austin and Intercontinental champion Triple H vs. WWE tag-team champions Kane and The Undertaker
April 30, 2000 at MCI Center in Washington, D.C. | Main event: WWE championship -- Triple H (c) vs. The Rock
April 25. 1999 at Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island | Main event: WWE championship -- Steve Austin (c) vs. The Rock