Here's what happened in the latest WWE WrestleMania Backlash Pay-per-Wiew, which took place on 5/16/2021 at WWE Thunderdome (Yuengling Center) in Tampa, Florida. Kickoff:
Sheamus beats Ricochet Main Card:
Women's Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women's Championship:
Rhea Ripley beats Asuka and Charlotte Flair (Rhea remains champion) Tag Team Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships:
Rey Mysterio & Dominik beat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (Mysterio's are the new couple champions) Lumberjack Match:
Damian Priest beats The Miz - Lumberjacks outside the ring were zombies to advertise the Army of the Dead movie starring WWE Hall of Famer Batista.
Women's Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship:
Bianca Belair beats Bayley (Bianca remains champion) Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship:
Bobby Lashley beats Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre (Lashley remains champion) Single Match for the Universal Championship:
Roman Reigns (w / Paul Heyman) defeats Cesaro (Reigns remains champion) - At the end of the match Jey Uso attacks Cesaro and Seth Rollins arrives to attack the Swiss.
Notes from the show:
- The next WWE PPV has been announced and surprisingly it will not be Money in the Bank but Hell in a Cell for June 20th always at Thunderdome.
- The duo titles of Raw, WWE Women's Tag Team and the Intercontinental Championship were not defended in this PPV.
Will Brock Lesnar return to SummerSlam?
We haven't seen the legend of this business Brock Lesnar in WWE and in any wrestling ring for over a year now. The last time we saw The Beast Incarnate in the ring is even dated Wrestlemania 36 when Brock Lesnar was defeated quite sharply by The Scottish Psychopath Drew McIntyre.
Since that day Brock Lesnar has not set foot on the ring of the Stamford company anymore, the contract has expired and despite several rumors about a sensational return (especially rumors about Wrestlemania 37, then never realized) Brock Lesnar is still absent from the McMahon family shows.
During the last episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, the well-known colleague Dave Meltzer took stock of Brock Lesnar's future: one of the best known insiders in this field spoke about the possible return of Brock Lesnar to the ring in Pay per View of SummerSlam seen the latest rumors regarding The Beast.
Here are his words: "I haven't heard anything in particular about SummerSlam, maybe I would have thought more about his return to Wrestlemania but at the moment we have to remember that he is not under contract.
I suppose that's quite plausible but I have no whispers in that direction. AEW? Absolutely not, to my knowledge it's not something he's really interested in." For Brock Lesnar's return to the wrestling world, however, it seems very important that there is definitely an agreement to always see the public in the stands, which certainly helps the return of the former WWE Champion.
Recently also WWE Mad Genius Paul Heyman (former manager of Brock Lesnar) was unbalanced on a possible return of Brock Lesnar in the company, perhaps to challenge Roman Reigns, WWE Tribal Chief. Here are his words about it: "Brock Lesnar only does what he wants, even if we talk about this possibility I don't think it's real because at the moment I don't think he wants to face Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Champion."