Mike Reviews Every WWE Backlash Main Event – Part Three (2009 to 2018)

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I recently got furloughed, which means I’ll have a slight bit more free time on my hands in the coming weeks. Thankfully I’m still getting some of my wages and I live on my own, so I should hopefully be able to maintain paying bills and living costs. I hope everyone is keeping safe out there in the strange world we currently inhabit. It sure would be nice if they find that illusive vaccine wouldn’t it? Then we could all get some semblance of normality back.

On the bright side though, being stuck at home more means it’s been a lot easier keeping up with all my writing, so I’ll look to maybe post a bit more than my usual two reviews a week. I’ll try not to flood the Blog though, and maybe just add in additional reviews here and there. I’ve been thinking of reviewing some classic 90’s Japanese wrestling, and maybe even reviewing some classic World of Sport as well, so I’ve got plenty to keep me busy. Keep an eye out for the usual Hardcore TV reviews every Wednesday, along with more Main Event reviews around the weekends. Slamboree is next on the docket, as we’re finishing off Backlash today.

Anyway, that’s enough chatter, let’s watching some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews Every WWE Backlash Main Event – Part Two (2004 to 2008)

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I got this done quicker than I expected so I’m uploading this today and will upload Part Three around the weekend. ECW Hardcore TV from 2000 will be up as usual on Wednesday.

Back with some more Backlash Main Event’s, as we cover 2004 to 2008 today. There’s actually a shedload of multi-man matches on this one, which I think was owing to WWE not really knowing what to do post-Mania, so they decided to just throw some people together into Triple Threat and Fatal Four Way matches so that they didn’t have to do an outright WrestleMania rematch (Although the 2004 Main Event is a rematch of a multi-person match)

Anyway, there’s lots of good stuff to enjoy this time, so let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews Every WWE Backlash Main Event – Part One (1999 to 2003)

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First things first, my condolences to the friends and family of Howard Finkel (I am writing this on the day of his sad passing). I think it’s fair to say that Howard was the greatest ring announcer in wrestling history and he will be sorely missed. If everyone in wrestling was as passionate about their job as Howard was then we’d have a much better industry that’s for sure.

Last time out we looked at the Main Events from WCW Spring Stampede over the years, so today we’re going to take a look at a WWF event that usually happened around the same time in the form of Backlash.

Backlash was usually the post-WrestleMania pay per view offering from the WWF, which often led to Mania re-matches most of the time. There have been a total of 14 Backlash events over the years, so I’ll be splitting this into three separate parts, otherwise it’ll be far too much to chew in one sitting.

There’s been some great Backlash Main Events and some that…weren’t, and there’s no better example than the offerings we have for you this time. Some of these matches are truly excellent, whilst others are a bit of slog.

Still though, I’m sure we’ll have fun regardless. Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Six of the Best – WWF/E Backlash

Continuing with the April Pay Per View theme, today we look at an event that ran every year from 1999 to 2009, with a lot of the events taking place in the month of April (There were some that didn’t). WWE revived the name in 2016, but as it currently stands it doesn’t look like a Backlash event is scheduled for 2019. I’m not really sure why they decided to shelve the name as it’s a good one, but WWE is going to WWE so I usually find its best just not to think about these sorts of things.

This was actually a difficult list to put together, as there were generally some really great matches on these events historically. The huge list of honourable mentions at the bottom will no doubt highlight how stacked a shortlist this was, especially for a B Show. I’m almost certain that I will have missed off at least one match that you will think should have been included, and that’s ultimately because there were so many great matches to choose from. It sometimes felt like WWE would load Backlash up to try and retain any new fans acquired over Mania Season, which isn’t a bad idea if you think about it.

As always, these are just my own personal picks. This isn’t supposed to be some sort of objective list or anything. If I leave out a match that you think warrants inclusion, then please feel free to put it down in the comments section below. As with previous lists, I’ll be listing the matches in chronological order.

So without further to do, let’s take a look at Six of the Best for Backlash!

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