WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

Column: Top 5 Greatest Matches in Backlash History

Posted By: Jeffrey Crosby on Apr 29, 2018

Column: Top 5 Greatest Matches in Backlash History

Alright, with the Greatest Royal Rumble out of the way we can focus on the next upcoming PPV, Backlash. The best way to look forward is to look back. With that flawed logic I will be breaking down the best matches in the history of WWE’s Backlash Pay-Per-View. The typical after Mania PPV has put on some great matches.

Let’s start off with some Honorable Mentions.

 

Chris Benoit vs Edge ’05 Last Man Standing Match; Undertaker vs Batista ’07 Last Man Standing Match; Dean Ambrose vs AJ Styles ’16; Dean Malenko vs Scotty 2 Hotty ’00; Edge vs Kurt Angle; ’02; Cena vs Edge vs Triple H ’06.

 

Alright with those great matches out of the way let’s get to my Top 5 Greatest Matches in Backlash History.

 

  1. Stone Cold vs The Rock Backlash ’99 Special Guest Referee: Shane McMahon

A great match during a great feud with two great WWE Superstars in the prime of their careers. The match had great story telling, suspense, and of course McMahon on McMahon betrayal. This was on the inaugural Backlash Show and helped this show get a name for itself. I remember watching and thinking that Stone Cold could never win because every time he had the match won Shane would just give Stone Cold the Bird instead of counting the pinfall. It is still a great match to go back and watch.

 

  1. Randy Orton vs Cactus Jack ’04 Falls Count Anywhere Match

This match could be moved higher, but it is overshadowed by another match on the card. We’ll get to that later. This match helped establish Randy Orton as the Legend Killer. Randy Orton did spots that he did not have to do in order to insure this was a great match. It’s weird to think of Mick Foley fighting for the IC Title in 2004, but it happened. This was a great year in wrestling that put on a great show with two future Hall of Famers. Randy Orton ended up beating Mick Foley at his own game and moved one step closer to greatness in the process.

 

  1. John Cena vs Edge vs Randy Orton vs Shawn Michaels ’07 Fatal Four Way Match

You can just look at the names in this match and understand why this made the top 5. There was a great storyline coming into this match. John Cena and Shawn Michaels had a great match at WrestleMania. They had a championship run as a tag team and their opponents would join them for a shot at the WWE Championship in this match. This is my least favorite match on this list. I am, admittingly, not a fan of fatal four way matches. With that said this match was very well done. The finish was funny in this match and may have brought the match down, but at least it was creative. This was a great match and one of the best for the year.

 

  1. Edge vs Cena ’09 Last Man Standing Match

Spoiler Alert: Edge wins. He got a championship win over Cena in a time that this was considered a rarity. These two had a hot rivalry in 2006, that left a bitter taste in both their mouths. Edge hated Cena and the two collided. Of Course, Cena didn’t win “clean.” In a match without rules the Big Show gave the assist to Edge. The three had a triple threat match at WrestleMania in which Cena pinned the Big Show. These two put it all on the line and delivered a classic Last Man Standing Match, which is pretty much synonymous with Backlash.

At this time, I usually do honorable mentions. I hit that earlier, I will say that this match can be difficult to go back and watch.

 

  1. Chris Benoit vs Triple H vs Shawn Michaels ’04 Triple Threat Match

This is the second match from the 2004 Backlash card. This is a rematch from WrestleMania. The match took place in Canada which gave Michaels a bit of heel heat, and of course Triple H was a heel. Benoit was over as a face, and he got more over by making Michaels tap to the sharpshooter in Canada. The action in the match was good and this match is only fraction behind being as great as their WrestleMania match.  I did love the finish, and of course I loved the heat on Michaels and even on Earl Hebner. Even he wouldn’t have bet on Benoit retaining, but he did. He helped put on a great match in the process.

 

Alright well, let me know what Backlash matches I may have missed and which ones you agree with. Thanks

.: Join our NEW Wrestling Forum :. 
««« WNS Forum »»»

Tags: #backlash #wwe #top 5 #greatest #triple h #shawn michaels #edge #john cena #randy orton #mick foley #the rock #stone cold
https://wrestlr.me/52073/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Mar 28
SPOILERS: Updated WrestleMania 36 Match Card
 the WrestleMania 36 tapings went on Wednesday and Thursday, and with changes being done fans should know  what the final WrestleMania 36 card may look like unless there were other changes m[...]
Mar 28 -  the WrestleMania 36 tapings went on Wednesday and Thursday, and with changes being done fans should know  what the final WrestleMania 36 card may look like unless there were other changes m[...]
Mar 28
Smackdown Has Lowest Viewership Of 2020 In Overnight Ratings
 Showbuzz Daily posted the overnight ratings for last night’s episode of Smackdown. The show averaged 2.374 million viewers off 2.393 million viewers for Hour 1 and 2.355 million viewers fo[...]
Mar 28 -  Showbuzz Daily posted the overnight ratings for last night’s episode of Smackdown. The show averaged 2.374 million viewers off 2.393 million viewers for Hour 1 and 2.355 million viewers fo[...]
Mar 28
Edge Tells Story About Surprising Umaga With Body Paint At A Live Event
Edge shared a story  on Instagram about surprising Umaga with body paint at a live event that was similar to Umaga’s various tattoos. The two teamed up at a show to take on The Hurricane an[...]
Mar 28 - Edge shared a story  on Instagram about surprising Umaga with body paint at a live event that was similar to Umaga’s various tattoos. The two teamed up at a show to take on The Hurricane an[...]
Mar 28
Lance Archer Will Debut On AEW Dynamite This Coming Wednesday
Lance Archer is slated to make his AEW in-ring debut on next week’s episode of Dynamite. This was teased on this past Wednesday’s AEW episode, but was confirmed on Saturday by Cody R[...]
Mar 28 - Lance Archer is slated to make his AEW in-ring debut on next week’s episode of Dynamite. This was teased on this past Wednesday’s AEW episode, but was confirmed on Saturday by Cody R[...]
Mar 28
Roman Reigns Partners With Media Planet USA On Their Blood Health Campaign
Roman Reigns announced he is partnering with Media Planet USA on its recent Blood Health campaign, which raises awareness for people to be proactive with their blood health. "Proud to partner with [...]
Mar 28 - Roman Reigns announced he is partnering with Media Planet USA on its recent Blood Health campaign, which raises awareness for people to be proactive with their blood health. "Proud to partner with [...]
Mar 28
Bret Hart Said That Shawn Michaels Was "Scared For His Life" Following Montreal Screwjob
 After rewatching The Montreal Screwjob incident on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions, Bret Hart had some choice words on how he felt about Vince McMahon that [...]
Mar 28 -  After rewatching The Montreal Screwjob incident on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions, Bret Hart had some choice words on how he felt about Vince McMahon that [...]
Mar 28
WWE To Release 'Uncensored' Broken Skull Sessions On The WWE Network
The WWE is set to release all editions of 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions, but now uncensored.  The show, which sees the former WWE Champion sit down with wrestling legends, wi[...]
Mar 28 - The WWE is set to release all editions of 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions, but now uncensored.  The show, which sees the former WWE Champion sit down with wrestling legends, wi[...]
Mar 28
WWE Considered Special Role For Mandy Rose At WrestleMania 36
The WWE were reportedly considering having SmackDown Superstar in a special role at WrestleMania, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  Rose has been recently part of the ongoing stor[...]
Mar 28 - The WWE were reportedly considering having SmackDown Superstar in a special role at WrestleMania, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  Rose has been recently part of the ongoing stor[...]
Mar 27
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (03/27/2020)
The following are the results of the March 27th, 2020 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown: 1. Tamina Snuka made a statement ahead of WrestleMania by attacking Naomi and Lacey Evans. Bayle[...]
Mar 27 - The following are the results of the March 27th, 2020 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown: 1. Tamina Snuka made a statement ahead of WrestleMania by attacking Naomi and Lacey Evans. Bayle[...]
Mar 27
John Cena to Respond to Bray Wyatt's Firefly Fun House Match Challenge Next Week
On tonight's episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Bray Wyatt challenged John Cena to a "Firefly Fun House Match" at WrestleMania 36. It's been announced that Cena will respond to Wyatt's chal[...]
Mar 27 - On tonight's episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Bray Wyatt challenged John Cena to a "Firefly Fun House Match" at WrestleMania 36. It's been announced that Cena will respond to Wyatt's chal[...]
Mar 27
WWE SmackDown: Intercontinental Championship Match Announced for WrestleMania
During tonight's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, it was officially announced that Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn will be defending his title against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania [...]
Mar 27 - During tonight's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, it was officially announced that Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn will be defending his title against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania [...]
Mar 27
Update on the Status of AEW's Double or Nothing PPV in May
All Elite Wrestling is scheduled to host the Double or Nothing pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada's MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23rd. According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com/The Wrestli[...]
Mar 27 - All Elite Wrestling is scheduled to host the Double or Nothing pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada's MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23rd. According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com/The Wrestli[...]
Mar 27
Update on Teddy Hart/Maria Manic Situation, How Much Jail Time Could Hart be Facing?
As was previously reported, Teddy Hart was arrested after allegedly getting into a real-life physical altercation with fellow independent wrestler Maria Manic. In an update on that situation, Paul Da[...]
Mar 27 - As was previously reported, Teddy Hart was arrested after allegedly getting into a real-life physical altercation with fellow independent wrestler Maria Manic. In an update on that situation, Paul Da[...]
Mar 27
Andrade’s Replacement For WWE WrestleMania 36 Revealed (Spoiler)
As reported earlier this week, Andrade was injured on Monday's Raw and thus pulled from his scheduled tag team match at WrestleMania 36. Andrade and Angel Garza were set to challenge The Street Profi[...]
Mar 27 - As reported earlier this week, Andrade was injured on Monday's Raw and thus pulled from his scheduled tag team match at WrestleMania 36. Andrade and Angel Garza were set to challenge The Street Profi[...]
Mar 27
Rey Horus Signs New Contract with Ring of Honor Wrestling
The following comes from ROHWrestling.com: It didn’t take long for Rey Horus to make an impact in Ring of Honor, and the company is pleased to announce that the exciting Mexican star will mak[...]
Mar 27 - The following comes from ROHWrestling.com: It didn’t take long for Rey Horus to make an impact in Ring of Honor, and the company is pleased to announce that the exciting Mexican star will mak[...]
Mar 27
The Miz Pulled From WWE WrestleMania 36
The Miz reportedly did not wrestle during the WrestleMania 36 tapings on Wednesday and Thursday. according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider. Here is what Johnson said: "Multiple source have confirmed [...]
Mar 27 - The Miz reportedly did not wrestle during the WrestleMania 36 tapings on Wednesday and Thursday. according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider. Here is what Johnson said: "Multiple source have confirmed [...]
Mar 27
Official Preview for Tonight's WWE Friday Night SmackDown
The following is the official preview for tonight's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown: Bray Wyatt opens the door to The Firefly Fun House Alexa Bliss and Asuka look to settle the score th[...]
Mar 27 - The following is the official preview for tonight's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown: Bray Wyatt opens the door to The Firefly Fun House Alexa Bliss and Asuka look to settle the score th[...]
Mar 27
UPDATED: Cesaro And Asuka NOT Out Of Action
It was reported earlier that both Asuka and Cesaro were among a number of WWE Superstars pulled from this week's WWE television, including the WrestleMania 36 tapings on Wednesday and Thursday. Dave [...]
Mar 27 - It was reported earlier that both Asuka and Cesaro were among a number of WWE Superstars pulled from this week's WWE television, including the WrestleMania 36 tapings on Wednesday and Thursday. Dave [...]
Mar 27
Vince McMahon Wanted To Move Forward With Wrestlemania
PWInsider shared an audio update that in spite of the coronavirus, WWE went ahead with Wrestlemania by taping it at the Performance Center due to one person in general - Vince McMahon... Of all the p[...]
Mar 27 - PWInsider shared an audio update that in spite of the coronavirus, WWE went ahead with Wrestlemania by taping it at the Performance Center due to one person in general - Vince McMahon... Of all the p[...]
Mar 27
Matt Riddle Wants To Be Goldberg's Opponent At WrestleMania 36
Roman Reigns will not be a part of Wrestlemania this year due to concerns over the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and the fact he's considered at high risk due to his cancer.  Goldberg is currentl[...]
Mar 27 - Roman Reigns will not be a part of Wrestlemania this year due to concerns over the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and the fact he's considered at high risk due to his cancer.  Goldberg is currentl[...]
Mar 27
Buddy Murphy Unable To Attend WrestleMania And RAW TV Tapings
Here's a new superstar to add to the list... Buddy Murphy. He's not appearing during WrestleMania 36 or even the RAW TV Tapings. PWInsider states that he was scheduled for the Monday Night RAW TV tap[...]
Mar 27 - Here's a new superstar to add to the list... Buddy Murphy. He's not appearing during WrestleMania 36 or even the RAW TV Tapings. PWInsider states that he was scheduled for the Monday Night RAW TV tap[...]
Mar 27
Former WWE Referee Jim Korderas On WWE Not Postponing WrestleMania 36
Jimmy Korderas worked as a WWE referee for 22 years and worked numerous WrestleManias. This Mania will be very different as it won't take place in front of a live crowd. "Two schools of thought: I [...]
Mar 27 - Jimmy Korderas worked as a WWE referee for 22 years and worked numerous WrestleManias. This Mania will be very different as it won't take place in front of a live crowd. "Two schools of thought: I [...]
Mar 27
FITE COO On How Coronavirus Pandemic Has Affected The Company
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire sports world and broadcast partners for sporting events. This even includes FITE TV which streams events for pro wrestling, boxing and MMA. FITE's COO[...]
Mar 27 - The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire sports world and broadcast partners for sporting events. This even includes FITE TV which streams events for pro wrestling, boxing and MMA. FITE's COO[...]
Mar 27
Mark Henry Says He's Unaware If Roman Reigns WrestleMania 36 Report Is True
As we reported  the other day, it was being said that Roman Reigns decided to be pulled out of performing at WrestleMania 36 due to health issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. He is immun[...]
Mar 27 - As we reported  the other day, it was being said that Roman Reigns decided to be pulled out of performing at WrestleMania 36 due to health issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. He is immun[...]

© 2006-2020 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π