Backlash has been a long-time WWE premium event, but last year was the first time the company added “WrestleMania” in front of the moniker. That’s apropos this year for WrestleMania Backlash 2022, where the card is littered with rematches from this year’s grandest stage.
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins will open the show after stealing all the attention on WrestleMania Saturday. Without a WWE heavyweight title to show for on RAW, the feud has been showcased as the most important on Mondays in the leadup to Backlash. Cody is rightfully being featured as the most prominent babyface in the company, and his rematch against Rollins should only solidify that standing.
Beyond Rollins and Rhodes, all eyes will be on Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey in an “I Quit” match for the SmackDown women’s championship. Regardless of the outcome, this bout will take their feud to a new level.
One key difference from WrestleMania and WrestleMania Backlash is that neither heavyweight title or tag titles will be on the line. RAW tag team champs RK-Bro and Drew McInytre take on WWE Universal champion Roman Reigns and SmackDown tag team champions The Usos. The decision to pivot from the winner-take-all tag team title match was a head scratcher, but the talent in this six-man main event should more than make up for a questionable build.
WrestleMania was a massive success by any measure, can WrestleMania Backlash be more than a WrestleMania hangover?
Follow live as we recap every match as it happens.
Match in progress: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins
Still to come:
Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin
AJ Styles vs. Edge
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
Smackdown women’s championship: ‘I Quit’ match between Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey
Six-man tag team match: The Bloodline vs. RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre