WWE BACKLASH

Backlash 99 - Providence, RI - Civic Center - April 25, 1999 (10,939; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat - included the announcement by Shane McMahon that the Rock / Austin main event would be a No Holds Barred contest and that if Austin put his hands on Shane during the match he would automatically lose the championship:
Val Venis & Nicole Bass defated D-Lo Brown & Ivory at 1:43 when Bass pinned Ivory
Droz & Albert defeated Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor at 1:09 when Albert pinned Taylor
Kane pinned the Big Bossman at 2:45
Viscera pinned Test at 2:09
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary:
The Acolytes & Mideon defeated Edge, Christian, & Gangrel at 11:38 when Bradshaw pinned Christian with the Clothesline from Hell after Viscera interfered and rammed Christian into the apron before rolling him inside the ring
Al Snow pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Hardcore Holly to win the title at 15:26 after hitting the champion with Head and knocking him out
WWF IC Champion the Godfather pinned Goldust (w/ the Blue Meanie) at 5:21 with the DVD after hitting the Ho Train on both the challenger and an interfering Meanie; prior to the bout, the Meanie did a Sable-esque grind after an in-ring promo
The Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) at 10:34 when Gunn pinned Hart with the Fameasser as Hart had the Sharpshooter applied on Road Dogg, moments after Gunn kicked Jarrett out of the ring as he attempted the figure-4; due to pre-match stipulations, Gunn & Road Dogg won a tag team title shot for the first edition of Smackdown!
Mankind defated the Big Show in a Boiler Room Brawl match by escaping the boiler room at 8:00 after blinding Show, using a pole to land a low blow, and burying Show underneath a pile of steel pipes; immediately after exiting the boiler room, Mankind was assaulted by the Big Bossman and Test; Show eventually chased off Bossman as Mankind applied the Mr. Socko Mandible Claw on Test
Triple H (w/ Chyna) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion X-Pac at 19:18 with a kick to the midsection and the Pedigree after X-Pac hit the Bronco Buster on Chyna; moments earlier, Kane came out and hit a chokeslam on both Triple H and an interfering Chyna before leaving ringside
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Ken Shamrock at 18:49 by reversing a tombstone attempt into his own; after the bout, Bradshaw, who Shamrock knocked off the apron moments prior to the finish, assault Shamrock with a baseball bat, eventually choking him out with the weapon
WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned the Rock at 17:07 in a No Holds Barred match with the Stunner after special referee Shane McMahon accidentally hit the challenger with the title belt; when Shane refused to count the pinfall, Vince McMahon came ringside with a new referee and hit Shane with Austin's Smoking Skull belt (The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Epic Journey of Dwayne The Rock Johnson)

Backlash 00 - Washington DC - MCI Center - April 30, 2000 (19,101; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins sat ringside for the show:
WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated X-Pac & the Road Dogg (w/ Tori) at 9:23 when Christian pinned X-Pac after hitting him over the head with the time keeper's bell behind the referee's back, moments after X-Pac dropped Edge with the X-Factor; prior to the bout, Debra was introduced as the guest ring announcer for the match (Debra's surprise return after a 6-month absence)
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 12:56 by reversing a superplex attempt into top rope DDT
The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanon defeated the Acolytes when Buchanon pinned Bradshaw at 7:41 with a legdrop off the top onto a standing Bradshaw after Bossman hit Bradshaw with his nightstick behind the referee's back, moments after hitting Farooq with the weapon
WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy, Tazz, Perry Saturn, and Hardcore Holly at 12:20 by pinning Tazz after Saturn hit Tazz over the head with a STOP sign (WWF Hardcore)
The Big Show pinned Kurt Angle with the chokeslam at 2:38; Show came to the ring dressed as Hulk Hogan and to the tune of "Real American" (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated the Dudley Boyz when Test pinned Bubba Ray with a boot to the face at 11:10 after Trish distracted Bubba by climbing on the apron and taking off her jacket as the Dudleyz attempted the 3D; after the match, Bubba hit a powerbomb on Trish off the top through a table, with Trish eventually being taken backstage on a stretcher by EMTs and loaded into an ambulance backstage
WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) pinned Essa Rios (w/ Lita) at 8:41 with a spinning neckbreaker drop; immediately prior to the bout, Guerrero & Chyna arrived to the arena from Eddie's prom and were told by a referee that if they didn't get out to the ring then and there then Eddie would forfeit the match and the championship; they then decided to drive out to the ring in Eddie's car
WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 15:05 when Jericho blocked a diving headbutt from Benoit by lifting up the title belt, brought into the ring moments earlier by the champion; after the bout, Jericho put referee Tim White in the Walls of Jericho until four other referees pulled him off
The Rock pinned WWF World Champion Triple H to win the title at 19:22 following the spinebuster and People's Elbow after Steve Austin countered the interference of Vince & Shane McMahon, Gerald Brisco, and Pat Patterson; Shane McMahon was the guest referee for the match but Earl Hebner made the pinfall (The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, The Top 25 WWE Rivalries)

Backlash 01 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena - April 29, 2001 (16,000)
Sunday Night Heat - hosted by Michael Cole & Tazz in the arena's skybox; featured a video package recapping the XFL's debut season, with comments from players and coaches about their favorite moments of the year; included footage of Chris Jericho arriving to the arena; featured a video package recapping the feud between Jericho and William Regal; included Jonathan Coachman conducting a backstage interview with Regal regarding the rules of the upcoming Dutchess of Queensbury match, with Regal telling Coachman to ask the dutchess herself because she was on her way; featured Kevin Kelly conducting a backstage interview with Spike, Bubba Ray, & D-Von Dudley regarding their upcoming match against X-Pac, Justin Credible, & Albert; included a video package recapping the feud between Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle; featured Lilian Garcia conducting a backstage interview with Benoit regarding his upcoming submission match against Angle; included a video package recapping the feud between Shane McMahon and the Big Show; featured Garcia conducting a backstage interview with Show regarding his upcoming match; included footage of Shane arriving to the arena in his WCW limo:
Jerry Lynn pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Crash Holly to win the title at 3:34 with a reversal into a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage; prior to the bout, Lynn cut an in-ring promo in which he aknowledged the chants of "Jerry" and said he challenged Holly to a title shot earlier in the night; there were loud chants of "ECW" during the contest (Lynn's TV debut) (Backlash 01)
Lita pinned Molly Holly with the Twist of Fate and moonsault at 3:41 (Backlash 01)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Paul Heyman on commentary:
X-Pac, Justin Credible, & Albert defeated Bubba Ray, D-Von, & Spike Dudley
WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno pinned Raven with the Gore at 8:12 (WWF Hardcore)
William Regal pinned Chris Jericho in a Dutchess of Queensbury Rules match after hitting Jericho with a chair three times
Chris Benoit defeated Kurt Angle in a 30-minute Ultimate Submission match, 4 falls to 3; Angle defeated Benoit with an armbar; Benoit defeated Angle with an armbar; Angle defeated Benoit with the ankle lock; Angle defeated Benoit with the Crippler Crossface; Benoit defeated Angle with a modified Boston crab; Benoit defeated Angle with the ankle lock; Benoit defeated Angle with the Crippler Crossface in overtime
Shane McMahon defeated the Big Show in a Last Man Standing match after an elbowdrop from the top of the entrance after Test interfered
WWF European Champion Matt Hardy defeated Christian and Eddie Guerrero by pinning Christian with the Twist of Fate
WWF World Champion Steve Austin & WWF IC Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Undertaker & Kane to win the titles when Triple H pinned Kane after hitting him with a sledgehammer; all three championships were at stake in the match (Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come)

Backlash 02 - Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena - April 21, 2002 (12,489)
Sunday Night Heat: The Big Show defeated Justin Credible & Steven Richards in a handicap match
Pay-Per-View bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a backstage segment in which Farooq met with and hugged Bradshaw, with Farooq wishing Bradshaw good luck in his match against the nWo; featured a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon walked into Ric Flair's office and talked with Flair, Arn Anderson beside him, and questioned Flair's decision to be guest referee for the Steve Austin / Undertaker bout later in the show; Flair then said he would never be like McMahon, with McMahon saying he could try and extended his hand but Flair refused to shake it; included a backstage segment in which Paul Heyman hyped Brock Lesnar up for his first televised match; featured Tazz at WWF New York, with pretaped comments from fans in attendance over who they thought would win the match between Triple H and Hulk Hogan; included an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho, complaining about not having a match on the show even though he had just lost the WWE World Title and others like Billy Kidman, Trish Stratus, and Maven did get on the card; Jericho then complained of Hogan getting a title shot ahead of him; featured a backstage segment with Flair and Anderson in which the Undertaker appeared and didn't say a word but attempted to intimidate Flair prior to the match later in the night:
Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned WWF Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman to win the title at 9:08 when Tajiri sprayed Kidman in the face with red mist as Kidman attempted a powerbomb, with Tajiri falling on top for the win; after the bout, Michael Cole interviewed Tajiri at ringside with Tajiri speaking in Japanese until he dragged Torrie backstage
Scott Hall (w/ X-Pac) pinned Bradshaw (w/ Farooq) at 5:47 with a low blow and roll up immediately after Farooq rammed X-Pac into the steel ringpost on the floor; prior to the bout, Farooq made a surprise appearance to counter X-Pac at ringside
WWF Women's Champion Jazz defeated Trish Stratus at 4:26 via submission with the STF; prior to the bout, Molly Holly came out, insulted Trish, hit her with the mic, and threw her into the steel ringsteps on the floor before Jazz appeared; after the bout, Mark Lloyd interviewed Jazz at ringside, with Jazz walking off after he asked whether Molly had anything to do with the win
Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) at 5:31 when referee Teddy Long stopped the match, deeming Hardy unable to defend himself after sustaining the Brockbuster and three powerbombs; after the bout, Lita and several referees tended to Hardy in the ring (Lesnar's TV in-ring debut)
Kurt Angle pinned Edge at 13:24 with a kick to the face and the Olympic Slam after Edge attempted the spear
Eddie Guerrero pinned WWF IC Champion Rob Van Dam to win the title at 11:43 with the Frog Splash after dropping the champion with a neckbreaker onto the title belt (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero)
The Undertaker pinned Steve Austin at 26:58 after kicking a steel chair into Austin's face; Scott Hall & X-Pac briefly appeared ringside at the 12-minute mark; Austin's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover but guest referee Ric Flair didn't see it; due to pre-match stipulations, Taker became the #1 contender and earned a WWE World Title shot at Judgment Day; after the bout, Austin dropped Taker with the Stunner; moments later, Jonathan Coacham conducted a backstage interview with Flair, showing him footage of Austin's foot on the bottom rope during the cover, with Flair then saying "Aw, shit" upon seeing he made a bad call
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated Al Snow & Maven at 5:59 when Gunn pinned Maven after Palumbo hit the Jungle Kick on Maven following Snow chasing an interfering Rico out of the ring
Hulk Hogan pinned WWF World Champion Triple H to win the title at 22:05 with the legdrop after sending an interfering Undertaker to the floor with a clothesline, moments after Taker punched out referee Earl Hebner, hit Triple H over the head with a steel chair, and pulled Hogan on top of the champion; late in the bout, Chris Jericho punched out Hebner and hit Hogan over the head with a steel chair but was eventually knocked out of the ring by Triple H; after the bout, a bloody Triple H extended his hand to the new champion, with Hogan shaking it (Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology)

Backlash 03 - Worcester, MA - Centrum - April 27, 2003
Sunday Night Heat - featured a backstage segment with WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus and Eric Bischoff in which the trainer told Bischoff Trish shouldn't wrestle after the attack she sustained on Raw from the Dudley Boyz and Jazz, with Bischoff saying she would wrestle or the trainer would be fired; included a backstage segment with the Dudley Boyz in which D-Von argued over having to give in to Bischoff and Chief Morley and suggested the Dudleyz let themselves be fired so they could go to Smackdown!; Morley then walked in and, as insurance for their title shot, made himself the guest referee for their tag team title match later in the night; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas about their tag team title defense later in the night and the recovering Kurt Angle; included Lillian Garcia conducting a backstage interview with the Rock regarding his match later in the night against Bill Goldberg:
Scott Steiner pinned Rico with the reverse DDT at 2:28; Rosey & Jamal appeared ringside briefly mid-way through the match but were quickly ejected by the referee (Backlash 03)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jonathan Coachman & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!; included a backstage segment in which Test cornered Torrie Wilson backstage, telling her he wanted her with Torrie saying she wanted nothing to do with him; moments later, he kissed her against her will, with Torrie storming off and Sable seeing the incident; featured a backstage segment in which Sable told Stacy Keibler Torrie was after Test and had kissed him earlier; included a backstage segment with WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Kane about their tag team title defense and chief Morley being the guest referee; featured a backstage segment in which Stacy confronted Torrie in the divas locker room about kissing Test, with the other women having to pull Stacy off Torrie after slapping her; included a backstage segment with Booker T, Shawn Michaels, & Kevin Nash speaking about their match later in the night; featured Lillian Garcia conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, Ric Flair, & Chris Jericho about their match later in the night; included a backstage segment where Torrie knocked Stacy into a cabinet backstage, with Scott Steiner helping Stacy up and then being yelled at by Test; featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. had been taken to a local trauma center following his match; included Terri conducting a backstage interview with the Rock regarding his match later in the night against Bill Goldberg:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 15:04 when Haas pinned Chavo after Benjamin tripped Chavo as he attempted a suplex into the ring and held onto the leg from the outside as Haas made the cover; after the bout, Chavo hit a plancha over the top onto the champions, with Eddie & Chavo walking off with the tag title belts; moments later, they were shown backstage on the big screen driving out of the arena in their low rider (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero)
Sean O'Haire (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Rikishi at 4:55 with a fireman's carry into a slam after Rikishi smashed Piper's coconut over Piper's own head, busting him open
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Kane defeated the Dudley Boyz at 13:02 when RVD pinned Bubba Ray with the Five Star Frog Splash after the chokeslam from Kane; Chief Morley was the guest referee but was taken out following a brawl with the challengers, during which Lance Storm briefly came inovolved, and Morley sustaining the 3D
Jazz (w/ Teddy Long) pinned WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus to win the title at 5:51 by blocking a sunset flip and grabbing onto the ring rope for leverage; late in the bout, the champion hit the Stratusfaction but Long broke the cover by throwing his shoe at Trish
The Big Show pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 3:48 with the chokeslam after blocking Mysterio's West Coast Pop, moments after Mysterio hit the 619 three times; after the bout, medics strapped Mysterio to a backboard to take him backstage on a stretcher; moments later, Show returned ringside, grabbed the backboard with Mysterio on it, and swung it into the steel ringpost (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned John Cena at 15:14 following the F5 after the referee prevented the challenger from using his trademark steel chain as a weapon (John Cena: Word Life)
World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, Ric Flair, & Chris Jericho defeated Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels, & Booker T at 17:53 when Triple H pinned Nash by hitting him in the face with a sledgehammer after Nash hit the powerbomb on Jericho
Bill Goldberg pinned the Rock at 13:04 with two spears and the Jackhammer; there was a sizable pro Rock crowd which chanted "Goldberg sucks" during the closing moments of the match (Goldberg's in-ring debut; Rock's last match for nearly a year) (Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection)

Backlash 04 (Raw) - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place - April 18, 2004
Sunday Night Heat - featured Todd Grisham interviewing WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Ric Flair backstage regarding his match against Shelton Benjamin later in the night; included a backstage segment with Eric Bischoff, Rob Conway & Sylvian Grenier in which Conway & Grenier complained about their recent loss after Eugene came ringside, with Bischoff granting them a chance later in the night to get their win back against the Hurricane & Rosey:
Val Venis pinned Matt Hardy with the Money Shot at 7:58 after knocking Hardy off the top (Backlash 04)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Randy Orton regarding his streetfight with Mick Foley later in the night; featured footage of Triple H arriving to the arena earlier in the day; included a backstage segment in which Eugene walked into the ladies locker room, scaring Gail Kim and Molly Holly, until William Regal came in to get him out; featured a vignette of Chris Benoit visiting his high school in Edmonton, along with comments from his mother, father, and sister as well as footage of Mayor Bill Smith announcing the day as Chris Benoit Day; included footage of Benoit arriving to the arena earlier in the day; Benoit's family, including his father, wife, and kids were shown at ringside during the show; featured a backstage segment where Triple H congratulated Orton on his win, saying he went from being a legend killer to becoming a legend; moments later, Todd Grisham interviewed Triple H about his title shot, with Triple H saying he could beat Shawn Michaels to win the title but he wanted instead to beat Benoit in his hometown; included footage from earlier in the day of Michaels arriving to the arena:
Shelton Benjamin pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Ric Flair with a splash in the corner, as Flair put on a pair of brass knuckles, and a clothesline off the top at 9:29
Jonathan Coachman pinned Tajiri with a roll up at 6:26 after Garrison Cade came ringside and punched Tajiri in the face as Tajiri prepared for the Busssaw Kick
Chris Jericho defeated Christian & Trish Stratus in a handicap match at 11:14 by pinning Christian with a running enzuiguri after sending Christian into Trish with a slingshot into the corner
WWE Women's Champion Victoria pinned Lita at 7:24 with an inside cradle out of a backslide attempt; after the bout, Gail Kim and Molly Holly attacked both women and laid them out before leaving ringside
WWE IC Champion Randy Orton pinned Mick Foley in a falls count anywhere match at 23:03 by hitting the RKO onto a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, moments after Foley kicked out of another RKO; mid-way through the bout, Foley attempted to ignite the baseball bat but Eric Bischoff came out and threatened to stop the pay-per-view if Foley went ahead with it; after the bout, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Ric Flair & Batista came out to help Orton backstage; pre-match stipulations stated that all members of Evolution would be banned from ringside for the duration of the match (Mick Foley Greatest Hits & Misses: Hardcore Edition, Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)
The Hurricane & Rosey defeated Rob Conway & Sylvian Grenier at 5:03 when Hurricane pinned Conway with the Nightmare on Helms Street after Conway became distracted by Eugene, who appeared mid-way through the bout, running back and forth in the ring; late in the bout, William Regal came ringside to bring Eugene backstage
Edge pinned Kane at 6:26 with a low blow, a shot with his hand cast, and the spear; pre-match stipulations stated that if Edge used the cast as a weapon, he would be suspended; however, referee Earl Hebner was knocked down and didn't see the illegal action (Edge's in-ring return after a 14-month absence)
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels at 30:09 when Michaels submitted to the champion's Sharpshooter

Backlash 05 (Raw) - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena - May 1, 2005 (14,000; 12,000 paid; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat: Tyson Tomko pinned Val Venis at 5:41 with a boot to the face (Backlash 2005)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included Christian, with Tyson Tomko, cutting an in-ring promo about possibly being traded to Smackdown!, then did a rap promo on Batista, Triple H, Ric Flair, and JBL, before eventually doing the same to John Cena:
WWE IC Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Chris Jericho at 14:38 with a roll up reversal of a sunset flip
The Hurricane & Rosey defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions William Regal & Tajiri, the Heart Throbs, Rob Conway & Sylvian Grenier, and Maven & Simon Dean in a tag team turmoil match to win the titles at 13:40; Tajiri pinned Antonio at 3:03 with a sunset flip out of the corner after Antonio hit the corner; Regal pinned Dean at 5:45 with a running knee to the head; Conway pinned Regal at 9:15 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Regal knocked Grenier off the ring apron; Hurricane pinned Conway with a splash from Rosey's shoulders
Edge defeated Chris Benoit in a last man standing match at 18:00 after hitting Benoit in the back of the head with a brick Edge took out of his briefcase; moments earlier, Edge hit two spears on Benoit but Benoit was able to break the referee's 10-count on both ocassions
Kane (w/ Lita) pinned Viscera (w/ WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus) at 6:07 with a boot to the face and the chokeslam; after the bout, Trish grabbed a microphone and cut a promo on Viscera in the ring, saying she never would have slept with him even if he had defeated Kane; Viscera then put Trish in a bearhug before hitting a splash on her; moments later, Trish was taken backstage on a stretcher
Shawn Michaels & Hulk Hogan defeated Muhammad Hassan & Daivari at 15:20 when Hogan pinned Daivari after Michaels hit the superkick behind the referee's back
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Triple H (w/ Ric Flair) at 16:27 with the sit-down powerbomb out of the corner as Triple H was punching the champion in the face while standing on the middle turnbuckle; after the bout, Triple H shoved Flair down and hit the Pedigree on referee Mike Chioda

Backlash 06 (Raw) - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena - April 30, 2006 (14,000)
Heat - featured Joey Styles & Jerry Lawler on commentary: Goldust pinned Rob Conway with a powerslam at 3:38
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon tried to prove to his son Shane that he was as powerful as God; featured Maria conducting a backstage interview with Shawn Michaels in which she corrected her mistake from earlier in the night; Michaels finished the interview by telling the McMahons he and Lexington had two words for them - "Suck it;" included a backstage segment in which Candice Michelle, suffering from a chest cold, asked Vince to heal her; when he placed his hands on her, she went into convulsions to prove his healing powers; featured an in-ring segment of Matt Striker's Classroom in which he brought out what he regarded as one of Kentucky's smartest people, Eugene; moments later, Eugene wrote on the blackboard that Striker loved poop, picked his nose, made Striker eat it, and then dropped Striker with a Stunner:
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Chris Masters with the Back Cracker and putting both feet on the middle rope for leverage at 9:58 after Masters hit the top turnbuckle face-first; after the bout, Maria showed several comments from fans earlier in the night of who they thought would win the night's main event triple threat match; she introduced the backstage segment by saying Masters won the opening match and ended by segment by interviewing Lita about Edge's participation in the main event
Umaga (w/ Armando Allejandro Estrada) pinned Ric Flair with a thumb strike to the throat at 3:29 following a headbutt off the middle turnbuckle
Trish Stratus defeated WWE Women's Champion Mickie James via disqualification at 4:05 when the champion refused to stop choking Trish; mid-way through the bout, Trish fell to the floor, dislocating her shoulder
Rob Van Dam pinned WWE IC Champion Shelton Benjamin to win the title with the Five Star Frog Splash at 18:41 after using the Van Daminator to send the Money in the Bank briefcase into the champion's face; had Benjamin won the match he would have earned RVD's Money in the Bank world title shot (History of the Intercontinental Championship)
The Big Show fought Kane to a no contest at around the 8-minute mark when, after Kane knocked Show to the floor, red lights shone over the ring and Kane's own voice could be heard saying "It's happening again ... May 19th ... Do you remember what happened on that day?;" for several minutes, Kane appeared in pain until Show hit him over the head with a steel chair, causing the lights to come back on and the voice to disappear
Vince & Shane McMahon defeated Shawn Michaels in a no holds barred handicap match at 19:59 when Vince scored the pin after WWE Raw Tag Team Champions the Spirit Squad interfered, with all five Squad members throwing Michaels through a table set up in the ring; the match was officially billed as a tag team match with "God" as Michaels' partner; prior to the bout, Vince added the no holds barred stipulation after introducing "God" to the ring; Jim Ross referred to the finish on air as "bullshit;" after the match, the McMahons were hoisted on the Squad's shoulders at the entrance stage
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Triple H and Edge (w/ Lita) in a No DQ match at 17:34 by pinning Triple H after revering an attempt at the Pedigree into a roll over; after the bout, Triple H hit the referee, Edge, and Cena in the face with his sledgehammer before giving several crotch chops and leaving the ring as the show came to an end (Triple H: The King of Kings)

Backlash 07 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - April 29, 2007 (14,500; more than 13,000 paid; sell out)
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Johnny Nitro at 6:38
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW, and Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary for Smackdown!; included a backstage segment with Umaga, Shane McMahon, and Vince McMahon in which Shane and Vince spoke about the ECW title match later in the show and said each other should be the new champion; featured Maria conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding his WWE World Title match later in the night, which was interrupted by Ken Kennedy who implied he might cash in his Money in the Bank immediately after the match; included a look at the fight scenes in "The Condemned;" featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion John Cena about his title defense later in the show until Randy Orton interrupted and proposed the two work together against Michaels and Edge, with Cena then making gay jokes about Orton; after Cena left, Ron Simmons appeared and said "Damn" at Orton; included a look at "The Condemned;" featured the results of an AT&T Mobile poll in which Cena won 50% of the votes over who would win the main event, with Michaels at 34%, Orton at 10%, and Edge at 6%:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at 15:18 when Matt pinned Murdoch with the Twist of Fate and the Swanton from Jeff behind the referee's back (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Mickie James at 9:03 with an eye gouge and reverse DDT
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit pinned MVP with an inside cradle at 13:10 after the challenger reversed an attempt at the Crippler Crossface
Umaga, Vince & Shane McMahon defeated ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley in a handicap match at 15:45 when Vince scored the pin after Umaga twice hit a top rope splash; due to pre-match stipulations, Vince won the title; after the bout, the three were shown celebrating backstage, with Vince and Shane confronting Tommy Dreamer, the Sandman, Rob Van Dam, and Sabu, bragging about their win and having the title, and then starting a sarcastic "E-C-Dub" chant
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought Batista to a draw in a last man standing match at 21:27 when both men were counted down after the challenger hit a spear on Taker on the entrance stage, with both men falling through part of the stage and knocking down two scaffolds; medics were called out by referee Mickey Henson as he counted the wrestlers down but each got to his feet under his own power following the bout (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches)
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, and Edge in a No DQ, No Count-Out match at 19:22 when Cena pinned Orton when, after Orton sustained Edge's spear and Edge sustained Cena's FU, Michaels hit Cena with the superkick knocking Cena on top of Orton for the win; after the bout, Michaels briefly confronted Cena in the ring (Shawn Michaels: His Journey)

Backlash 08 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena - April 27, 2008 (9,000; sell out)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore when Mizanin pinned Moore with the Reality Check
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Mick Foley on commentary for Smackdown!, & Mike Adamle & Tazz on commentary for ECW (Foley's debut as the new Smackdown! color commentator); included a text poll to determine who fans thought would win the WWE World Title match later in the show; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Matt Hardy regarding his title win, during which Hardy said it was the biggest win of his career and then said he was better than MVP; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding defending the title against Triple H, John Cena, and John Bradshaw Layfield later in the show; featured Orton confronting Cena backstage, as Cena was speaking with Jimmy Wang Yang, and claimed Cena would go home without the belt just like at WrestleMania; Cena responded by saying one way or another, Orton would leave a broken man; included a backstage segment with Orton and Triple H in which Orton claimed he would leave Triple H broken in the ring later in the show; several members of the Baltimore Falcons were shown in atteandance; featured a backstage segment in which Orton knocked on John Bradshaw Layfield's door, with CM Punk then approaching with his Money in the Bank briefcase and wishing Orton good luck; included the results of the text poll, with Cena leading at 48%, then Triple H at 36%, Orton at 12%, and JBL at 4%; featured a music video to hype the night's main event to the tune of Mark Collie's "In Time":
Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP to win the title at 11:25 with the Twist of Fate after avoiding the boot to the face while in the corner
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 8:49 with the chokeslam after catching Guerrero coming off the top as the challenger attempted the frog splash
The Big Show pinned the Great Khali with the chokeslam at 8:06 after avoiding the double choke throw
Shawn Michaels pinned Batista with the superkick at 14:56, moments after avoiding the sit-down powerbomb but landing awkwardly, appearing to injure his knee; WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho was the guest referee for the bout; after the contest, Jericho and two other referees helped Michaels backstage
Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, Melina, Layla, Victoria, & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Ashley, & Cherry at 6:31 when Phoenix pinned Ashley with the cradle suplex after Ashley knocked Layla to the floor
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Edge via submission with the leglock choke at 18:24, after countering Edge's attempt of a sunset flip reversal of the powerbomb; late in the bout, both Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder interfered on behalf of the challenger; after the bout, Teddy Long wheeled Vickie Guerrero ringside, with Vickie then tending to a bloody Edge; moments later, medics helped Edge onto a stretcher and took him backstage
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, John Cena, and John Bradshaw Layfield in a No DQ, No Count-Out elimination match to win the title at 28:12; JBL submitted to Cena's STFU at 10:31; Orton pinned Cena with the kick to the head at 10:42; Triple H pinned Orton with the Pedigree following a series of reversals

Backlash 09 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center - April 26, 2009 (8,357; sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler with the spin kick to the face
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jim Ross, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" featured a backstage segment with Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix, and Rosa Mendez in which Santino appeared to be on his cell phone with Santina; moments later, Beth told Santino to admit to the Great Khali that "Santina" was just him dressed as a girl; Santino then said Santina would defend her Miss WrestleMania title against any one at any time; Beth then said Santino wasn't getting out of kissing Khali and she wouldn't be kissing him anymore; as Beth and Rosa left, Santino said he faked orgasms with Beth; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton in which Orton sent a message to Batista, saying he's doing the dirty work for WWE World Champion Triple H and told Batista not to get himself disqualified or it would cost Triple H his belt; included an ad for Judgment Day 09:
Christian pinned ECW World Champion Jack Swagger to win the title with the Killswitch at 11:01 after Swagger hit his head on an unprotected turnbuckle after Swagger was caught by the referee taking the pad off the opposite turnbuckle; moments later, Christian was congratulated backstage by Tommy Dreamer, Evan Bourne, and Finlay until he walked over to speak with Edge; Christian said Edge used to be a lot of fun, with Edge blaming World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and saying he would finally get Cena out of his life later in the show (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
Chris Jericho defeated Ricky Steamboat at 12:32 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after kicking out of an inside cradle attempt (Steamboat's first singles match in 15 years) (Ricky Steamboat: The Life of the Dragon)
Kane pinned CM Punk with the chokeslam at 9:26 after catching Punk's leg as he attempted a kick to the head
Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Hardy in an I Quit match at 19:08 when Matt gave up after having his hands duct taped together and being tied down to a table as Jeff attempted to jump off the top of a ladder through the table; after the match, Jeff jumped from the top rope over the ladder, putting Matt through the table
Santina Marella pinned Beth Phoenix at the 3-second mark in an impromptu match after the Great Khali knocked Phoenix out; prior to the match, Khali & Runjin Singh appeared with Singh calling for Santina to come out and take part in the Kiss Cam with Khali; after Santina appeared, she said she couldn't kiss Khali because she was in love with someone and said it was Jim Ross; Singh said he would let Santina out of kissing Khali but only if she proved her love to Ross by kissing him; as Santina said she was about to pass out, Phoenix and Rosa Mendez then appeared, with Beth challenging Santina to a match then and there; when Singh objected, Beth began insulting Khali; after the bout, Khali grabbed at Santina and accidentally tore off her bra, with Santina screaming and running backstage
Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE World Champion Triple H, Batista, & Shane McMahon at 23:49 when Orton pinned Triple H with the RKO and kick to the head after Triple H pulled a steel chair away from Batista on the floor; stipulations stated if Orton's team won, in any way, Orton would win the title; after the bout, EMTs tended to Triple H in the ring, put him in a neckbrace, and took him backstage on a stretcher (The Top 25 WWE Rivalries Blu-ray)
Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in a last man standing match to win the title at 28:25 after the Big Show interfered, as Cena had Edge hoisted for an FU on the stage, and threw Cena into a nearby spotlight, causing an explosion; after the bout, referees, officials, Cryme Tyme, and ECW World Champion Christian tended to Cena, with Cena being fitted with a neckbrace and put on a stretcher (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)

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