WWE Backlash will feature top feuds from both Raw and SmackDown, showcasing the very best each brand has to offer. This event is headlined by two blockbuster main events spanning both brands. One main event will feature an inter-brand match between Monday Night Raw’s Roman Reigns going up against SmackDown Live‘s Samoa Joe. The winner of that match will likely be next in line for a world championship match on their respective brands. But the match that will likely close the show involves “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles putting his WWE Championship on the line in yet another rematch against “The Artist” Shinsuke Nakamura.
The ever-popular Daniel Bryan will also be in action at Backlash. Bryan’s return to the ring has only lasted a month and it’s already in jeopardy as the leader of the “Yes Movement” is set to take on the seven-foot-tall Big Cass. Can Bryan overcome the giant Cass? Or will the big man mow over his smaller opponent on his way to the main event scene?
At Backlash, the women’s division will treat the WWE Universe to two major championship showdowns. Over on SmackDown Live, tensions have been heating up between the newly-crowned WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella and the former champion Charlotte Flair. This Sunday, both women will step into the ring with the top prize on the line. Meanwhile, over on Monday Night Raw, Alexa Bliss has been taunting WWE Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax nonstop since she lost the strap at WrestleMania 34. Will “The Goddess” reclaim her title at Backlash or will she fall to “The Irresistible” Force” that is Nia Jax?
Another inter-brand match scheduled for Backlash features Monday Night Raw‘s Seth Rollins defending his Intercontinental Championship against SmackDown Live‘s The Miz. Can Rollins topple “The Hollywood A-Lister” and keep the championship on Raw, proving why the red brand is rightfully known as Monday Night Rollins? Or will The Miz vanquish “The King Slayer” and take home the gold for the blue brand, becoming a record-tying 9-time IC Champion in the process?
Excited for WWE Backlash? Look below and find out the date, time, location, TV channel and complete match card of this upcoming WWE event.
WWE Backlash 2018 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time (kick-off show): 7:00 P.M. EST
Time (main show): 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Main Event: No DQ match for the WWE Championship match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura; Singles match: Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
WWE Backlash 2018 Date & Start Time
WWE Backlash 2018 is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The pre-show will begin at 7:00 P.M. EST followed by the main show at 8:00 P.M. EST. You can watch the kickoff show on YouTube or via WWE Network. The rest of the show can be seen live on pay-per-view or WWE Network, the company’s content streaming service.
WWE Backlash 2018 Location
The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, will play host to the 2018 edition of WWE Backlash. The arena has been nicknamed “The Rock,” in reference to the Rock of Gibraltar, which is also the corporate logo of Prudential Financial (who own naming rights to the arena). The arena’s name is in relation to wrestler/actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is a multi-time world champion in the WWE.
This arena opened in October 2007. It is currently the home of the Seton Pirate’s Men’s basketball team, as well as NHL’s New Jersey Devils.
WWE Backlash 2018 Match Card
- No Disqualification match for the WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
- Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz
- Singles match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
- Singles match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
- Singles match: Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
- Singles match: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
- Tag team match: Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
- Singles match WWE United States Championship: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Randy Orton
- Kickoff Show: Bayley vs. Ruby Riott