A big match for WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view event has been set for May 16 – Roman Reigns vs Cesaro for the Universal Championship title. WrestleMania BackLash 2021 takes place on Sunday May 16 at 7 PM streaming on Peacock in the US and on the WWE Network internationally.
Last night’s “Throwback SmackDown” opening segment featured the return of Jimmy Uso as well as a special appearance by WWE Hall of Famer, Teddy Long. For his special appearance, Long announced that Cesaro would earn a title shot from Reigns if he could beat Seth Rollins in their singles match. Seth Rollins blindsided Cesaro once the announcement was made and a match ensued. Rollins was distracted by The Usos at ringside which allowed Cesaro to get the win and become the new #1 contender for the title match at WrestleMania Backlash.
Other matches on the card for WrestleMania BackLash include: