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Backlash 2020 is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It is scheduled to take place on June 14, 2020. It will be the fifteenth event in the Backlash chronology and the first Backlash since 2018.
Backlash is a recurring pay-per-view event that was established by WWE in 1999. The event continued annually until 2009, but did not occur from 2010 to 2015. It was brought back in 2016 following the second WWE brand extension, after which, it was held annually until 2018. A Backlash event was planned for 2019, but it was canceled and replaced by Stomping Grounds. Backlash was then brought back for 2020. The 2020 event will be the fifteenth event in the Backlash chronology and feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands.
The show will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands, while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.
At the Royal Rumble, WWE Hall of Famer Edge, who was forced to retire in 2011 due to a neck injury, returned during the eponymous match and eliminated his old Rated-RKO tag team partner Randy Orton; Edge was soon after eliminated. The feud became very personal and Edge defeated Orton in a Last Man Standing match during WrestleMania 36 Part 2. On the May 11 episode of Raw, both men made their first post-WrestleMania appearance. Orton said that the better man won at WrestleMania, but questioned Edge if the better wrestler had actually won. Noting that the Royal Rumble and Last Man Standing matches were non-traditional matches, Orton challenged Edge to a normal singles match at Backlash; Edge accepted the following week.
|Edge vs. Randy Orton||Preview|
|Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley||Preview|
|Braun Strowman vs. The Miz and John Morrison||Preview|
|Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax||Preview|
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Braun Strowman (c) vs. The Miz and John Morrison in a Handicap match for the WWE Universal Championship
Other on-screen talent
- [ Backlash 2020 Official Website]
- [ Backlash 2020 on WWE Network]
- [ Backlash 2020 Kickoff Show on WWE Network]
- [ Backlash 2020 Pre Show at CAGEMATCH.net]
- [ Backlash 2020 at CAGEMATCH.net]
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