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WWE announces 'WrestleMania Backlash' for May 16


During WrestleMania 37, WWE announced their next pay-per-view will be the rebranded WrestleMania Backlash, set for Sunday, May 16th on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else.

Since launching the Backlash name in 1999, the event has typically been the follow-up to WrestleMania, happening in April or May and featuring rematches from the big show. Recent years saw it move to September in 2016 and then to June last year.

It's expected the show will take place at the ThunderDome in its new location: Tampa, Florida's Yuengling Center. The venue will host its first show Monday for WWE Raw and will be their TV home until they are ready to resume touring, likely in the second half of the year.

Last year's WrestleMania follow-up show was Money In The Bank which included a cinematic main event that saw Otis win the Money in the Bank briefcase, Drew McIntyre retaining the WWE title against Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman retaining the Universal title against Bray Wyatt.