This Sunday, Wrestlemania Backlash arrives in Providence, Rhode Island. The May 8 pay-per-view, which takes place on Mother’s Day, will feature some Mania 38 rematches with a few extra stipulations, like banning people from the ring or having your opponent yell “I surrender” for the win. . Here’s everything you need to know about Wrestlemania Backlash, from the start time to how to watch predictions and the match card.
This year’s event is taking place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (that’s a real venue). As of this writing, there are six games on the card and only one of them is for a championship title. Ronda Rousey challenges Charlotte Flair for her Smackdown Women’s Championship in an I Quit match, and if you’re familiar with that type of match, where you need to make your competitor yell “I give up”, they can be brutal.
You can check out the start times for Wrestlemania Backlash below, and once again, British wrestling fans will have to stay up early in the morning to watch. But hey, at least everyone will have Summerslam this year.
Wrestlemania Backlash start time:
- 8 p.m. ET
- 7 p.m. Central Time
- 5 p.m. (Pacific Time)
- 1am BST (May 9)
- 10:00 AEST (May 9)
How to watch:
To enjoy Wrestlemania Backlash, you can get it through your satellite or cable provider or watch it on the Peacock streaming service. And even though it has a free tier, you won’t be able to watch the WWE event through it. You’ll need a Premium ($5/month, with ads) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10/month, no ads) account. Regardless of which level you choose, there will be some WWE-related announcements throughout the show.
There are several ways to see Peacock. In addition to watching on mobile and PC, you can stream the service on Amazon Fire devices, Android TV, Apple TV, LG Smart TV, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox S-Series, Xfinity and more.
As for the undercard, Cody Rhodes was Seth Rollins’ big surprise opponent at Wrestlemania, which ended with Rhodes getting his victory in his WWE redebut. Now, Rollins will be ready for Rhodes as the two battle it out again.
Originally, the tag team match between The Usos and RK-Bro was going to be to unify the tag team titles, at least in storyline, however, that angle was dropped, and now, Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre join the fight. to make it a six-man tag team match. Check out the updated match card below, which we’ll continue to update as the week progresses.
- Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins
- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (I Quit Match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship)
- Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro vs. The Bloodline (six-man tag team match)
- AJ Styles vs. Edge
- Bobby Lashley vs. Omos
- Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss
As for predictions, GameSpot’s Wrestle Buddies Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring are back to discuss who they think will emerge victorious at Wrestlemania Backlash. They’re also joined by PredictionBot 3000, Colin Firth’s sophisticated computer crush, and as usual, things get weird. Check out the full episode below.
Be sure to return to GameSpot on Sunday, May 8 for live coverage and a review of the PPV.