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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.

Production

Background

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.

Storylines

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.

On the May 25 episode of Raw, Nia Jax defeated Charlotte Flair and Natalya in a triple threat match to become the number one contender against Asuka for the Raw Women's Championship at Backlash.

Match Preview

Edge vs. Randy OrtonPreview
Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby LashleyPreview
Braun Strowman vs. The Miz and John MorrisonPreview
Asuka (c) vs. Nia JaxPreview

Matches

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Pre-show Panel
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

See also

DVD release

  • Vison [ Backlash 2020 on DVD]

External links

  • Wwe2014 [ Backlash 2020 Official Website]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Backlash 2020 on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Backlash 2020 Kickoff Show on WWE Network]
  • Cm logo [ Backlash 2020 Pre Show at CAGEMATCH.net]
  • Cm logo [ Backlash 2020 at CAGEMATCH.net]
Backlash previews

Edge v Randy OrtonDrew McIntyre v Bobby LashleyAsuka v Nia JaxBraun Strowman v The Miz and John Morrison

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