New WrestleMania BackLash Matches Revealed

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:

Triple Threat for the WWE Title
Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley (c)

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Bayley vs. Bianca Belair (c)

Triple Threat for the RAW Women’s Title
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley (c)

SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (c)