2021 WWE WrestleMania Backlash map, matches, dates, rumors, predictions, match map, start time, location

A month after the biggest show of the year in wrestling, WWE returns to pay-per-view with WrestleMania Backlash, a rebrand of Backlash PPV that served as WWE’s post-WrestleMania event from 1999 to 2009. As the name of the event implies, expects get a lot of rematch from WrestleMania.

One major match that has already been confirmed will see Bobby Lashley putting the WWE Championship on the line against Drew McIntyre in the rematch of their WrestleMania clash. Many more matches will be officially officially in the coming weeks, as the weekly televisions will continue to build events.

The WWE WrestleMania reaction falls on Sunday, May 16 at the Yuengling Center in Tampa. The main show will begin at 7pm CET, with a live broadcast on Peacock with the opening shows starting the festivities an hour before. Well, let’s now look at the WrestleMania Kickoff matches that have been confirmed, as well as explain what else could be added to the match map based on current television directing.

WWE WrestleMania Backlash matches

WWE Championship – Bobby Lashley (c) v. Drew McIntyre: Despite Lashley’s clear victory at the start of the first night of WrestleMania, WWE fights back between the two. It’s a strange decision, for sure, because McIntyre’s loss of looks will surely get him out of the cover picture in the foreseeable future. A McIntyre win would mean WWE stopped giving him a “WrestleMania moment” in front of a crowd after winning the title at the empty Performance Center at WrestleMania 36 2020. McIntyre earned a rematch by winning Raw over Randy Orton and Brown Strowman before being beaten T-Bar and Mace, before Retribution.

WWE WrestleMania kickback forecasts

Universal Championship – Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cesaro: It’s possible that Reigns could face Edge in a one-on-one match or in something that involves Daniel Bryan. However, Cesaro challenged Reigns at SmackDown which made the champion laugh before being parried with Jey Uso. Seth Rollins has interrupted the match, so his problems with Cesar continue, but that could be resolved on weekly television before paying per review.

SmackDown Championship for women – Bianca Belair (c) v. Sasha Banks: The two met at WrestleMania, and Belair won the title in an amazing match. Speaking to CBS Sports after winning the title, Belair said the first thing she wanted to do as a rematch champion was for the Banks. Given that the Backlash theme is seemingly focused on a rematch, it won’t be surprising if WWE allows these two women to present once again.

Raw Women’s Championship – Rhea Ripley (c) v Asuka v Charlotte Flair: Flair was surprisingly absent from WrestleMania, but when the biggest show on the calendar was in books, Flair came back and made it known that she had redesigned the champion. She then attacked both Asuka and Ripley during the rematch of their WrestleMania showdown at Raw. Since Asuka did not gain full experience of the rematch and Flair intervened in the situation, a triple threat seems to be on the horizon.

Intercontinental Championship – Apollo Crews (c) vs. Big E: Another WrestleMania rematch that would make sense. The crews had to resort to the great help of Commander Azeez – former Babatunde / Dabba-Kato – at WrestleMania to finally defeat Big E. With a somewhat shady end to the match, it only makes sense for Big E to get his rematch.