2024 WWE Backlash card, date, matches, rumors, predictions, start time, match card, location (2024)

WWE is taking Backlash overseas in 2024. The card takes place on Saturday from LDLC Arena in Lyon, France and is the first major event to follow this year's massive WrestleMania 40 event.

The card is shaping up with five matches announced thus far, including both men's world championships and the WWE women's world title. Undisputed WWE universal champion Cody Rhodes will defend the title against AJ Styles in a long-awaited first-time encounter. World heavyweight champion Damian Priest already has a challenger lined up for the event after Jey Uso won a No. 1 contender match. Bayley will have twice as much to worry about as she defends her title against Naomi and Tiffany Stratton in a triple-threat match.

There are still many more bouts to be announced, but let's get to it and look at what we know -- and what we think -- will happen at Backlash, which streams live on Peaco*ck on May 4 beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.

2024 WWE Backlash matches

World Heavyweight Championship -- Damian Priest (c) vs. Jey Uso:Priest became champion at WrestleMania 40, finally cashing in his Money in the Bank contract seconds after Drew McIntyre defeated Seth Rollins to claim the title. A little assist from CM Punk led to Priest's first run as world champion that night. McIntyre has no intention of letting this slide but, for now, Priest's primary responsibility is his first test as champion. Uso earned the title shot by winning a fatal four-way match on Raw, a match that ended when Punk again interfered to screw over McIntyre.

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship -- Cody Rhodes (c) vs. AJ Styles:Rhodes also had his crowning moment at WrestleMania 40, facing Roman Reigns for the second consecutive year and finally "finishing the story" by becoming champion. He found his first challenger in Styles, who beat LA Knight in the finals of a mini-tournament to crown a top contender. Rhodes and Styles are Internet darlings who defined themselves outside of WWE before becoming promotional champions. They're among the top in-ring workers and should produce fireworks at Backlash.

WWE Women's Championship -- Bayley (c) vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Naomi: Bayley opted to have her first WWE women's title defense against her close friend Naomi. Rising superstar Stratton refused to sit on the sidelines and intervened in the match. Stratton succeeded in being a thorn in their sides, leading to a triple-threat title match at Backlash.

WWE Women's Tag Team Championships -- Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) vs. Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill: Belair and Cargill have a mental edge over the champions after teaming with Naomi to beat Damage CTRL at WrestleMania 40. The ongoing tension between Kabuki Warriors and their new rivals spurred a tag team title match at Backlash.

Kevin Owens and Randy Orton vs. The Bloodline (Solo Sikoa and Tama Tonga): Sikoa seems like a promising leader but Backlash will be his chance to prove it. Sikoa has taken over the family by force in Roman Reign's absence, removing Jimmy Uso from the group and introducing Bullet Club alum Tonga. Sikoa and Tonga will team for the first time against two former world champions. Owens quickly found himself at the top of Sikoa's hitlist but a bail out from friend and rival Orton set the stage for this big tag match.

2024 WWE Backlash predictions

Intercontinental Championship -- Sami Zayn (c) vs. Chad Gable:Gable trained Zayn ahead of Zayn's match with Gunther at WrestleMania 40. Zayn pulled off the win, ending Gunther's 666-day reign as champion. Gable asked Zayn for a shot at the belt out of respect and lost the hard-fought battle on Raw. After the match, Gable turned on Zayn, executing the attack in front of the champion's family. Things are not over between these two and a pay-per-view match would only serve to move the story forward.

WWE Tag Team Championships -- A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory and Grayson Waller) vs. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford): Street Profits defeated Authors of Pain, Legado del Fantasma and New Catch Republic in a fatal four-way tag team match to become No. 1 contenders for the shiny new WWE tag team titles. It's unclear if the match takes place at Backlash or a future episode of SmackDown.

World Tag Team Championships -- Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) vs. #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa): Gargano and Ciampa won a triple threat tag team match to earn a shot at The Miz and Truth. The match may take place on an upcoming episode of Raw but Backlash is another possibility.

2024 WWE Backlash card, date, matches, rumors, predictions, start time, match card, location (2024)


What time will WWE Backlash 2024 start? ›

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That leads right on into the PPV at 1 pm ET, which you can stream from a number of devices if you have a subscription to Peaco*ck in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else. Here's the card for the show: WWE Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) vs. AJ Styles.

What time is Backlash starting? ›

How many matches are in Backlash 2024? ›

This was WWE's first PPV and livestreaming event to be held in France, and the first Backlash held outside of North America. The concept of the event was based around the backlash from WrestleMania XL. Five matches were contested at the event.

Where was Backlash 2024? ›

Backlash, WWE's first premium live event since WrestleMania 40, took place on Saturday at the LDLC Arena in Lyon, France. It was the first time in history that a major WWE event (PLE/PPV) has taken place in France.

Who won Backlash 2024 matches? ›

WWE Backlash 2024 result

WWE Undisputed Women's Championship: Bayley (C) def Tiffany Stratton and Naomi to retain her WWE Undisputed Women's Championship. WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Damien Priest (C) def Main Event “Jey Uso” via pinfall to retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

How many matches are there at Backlash? ›

The match card for the show is slowly shaping up with five fights announced so far. This includes title matches for both the Men's World Championships and the WWE Women's Championship. In tag-team action, the fans will get to witness the Kabuki Warriors defend their titles against Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill.

What time is Backlash on tomorrow? ›

What time does WWE Backlash 2024 start?
RegionDateMain Card Start Time
USA and Canada (ET)Saturday, May 41 p.m ET
USA and Canada (PT)Saturday, May 410 a.m. PT
UK and IrelandSunday, May 46 p.m. BST
AustraliaSunday, May 43 a.m. AEST
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How many hours is Backlash? ›

WWE Backlash 2024 show length

When you include the kickoff show set for noon ET, WWE Backlash is scheduled to run for a total of four hours. Peaco*ck, NBC's streaming service, which is the exclusive home in the United States for all WWE premium live events, has the run time set for four hours on the WWE Backlash page.

How to watch Backlash 2024 after it aired? ›

How to Stream WWE Backlash Online. Rhodes vs. Styles will be streaming exclusively through Peaco*ck, which means you'll need a subscription in order to watch the matches online. If you already have a Peaco*ck subscription, then you can watch the WWE Backlash matches for free when you log into your account.

Who won the WWE Backlash? ›

In the main event, Cody Rhodes made the first televised defense of his undisputed WWE championship when he defeated AJ Styles. The match was a grueling, hard-hitting affair that saw both men nearly win several times before Rhodes was finally able to deliver Cross Rhodes to get the win.

Who is wrestling at Backlash 2024? ›

Cody Rhodes vs. AJ Styles (Undisputed WWE Championship) Damian Priest vs. Jey Uso (World Heavyweight Championship) Bayley vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton (WWE Women's Championship)

When was the WWE Backlash in 2024? ›

Did Cody Rhodes win against AJ Styles? ›

Cody Rhodes Beats AJ Styles to Retain WWE Championship at Backlash 2024. Cody Rhodes defeated AJ Styles at Backlash on Saturday to retain the Undisputed WWE Championship in his first title defense since becoming champion at WrestleMania 40. The American Nightmare prevailed in a physical, back-and-forth affair.

Where was Backlash filmed? ›

Backlash was filmed on location at Old Tucson Studios.

Why is it called WrestleMania Backlash? ›

The concept of the pay-per-view was based around the backlash from WWF's flagship event, WrestleMania. A second Backlash event was held the following year after WrestleMania 2000, thus establishing Backlash as an annual PPV for the WWF.

When was the WWE backlash in 2024? ›

Is Backlash 2024 on Peaco*ck? ›

“WWE Backlash France 2024″ will be available to watch on Peaco*ck (free trial) live as it airs. Because Peaco*ck is now the official home of the WWE, this will be the only place to watch the event, whether live or on-demand.


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