This Is James I just wanna say that The backlash show was good I liked the main event rock vs austin when vince comes to help stone cold. I liked the promo leading up to the main event and enjoyed hte end with the ministry kidnapping Stephanie where too Stephanie
Another good Austin/Rock match highlights this one, though I do get a chuckle out of Undertaker evoking the cop-out ending of every crappy 80's horror movie when he abducts Stephanie at the end. As a fan of cheesy horror movies, I appreciate that sort of thing.
Post by 666thegame666 on Apr 8, 2013 22:09:13 GMT -5
The first use of Backlash a PPV that will become on of my favorites.
1. Farooq, Bradshaw and Mideon vs The Brood: Wasn't the brood in the ministry at Mania I mean they help hang Bossman. The Brood still have a great entrance but this match was shit. Id much rather see Bradshaw and Farooq vs the Brood and not see Mideon wrestle again.
2. Al Snow vs Hardcore Holly: Former JOB Squad members going at it for the Hardcore title. Im still liking the Hardcore Division and this is a good match with Snow getting the title back here in a nice hardcore match.
3. The Godfather vs Goldust: NEW IC CHAMP AGAIN. Serriosuly this IC title it just a damn hot potato now. Goldust is really out of place getting a title shot here I mean 1996 sure but hes just so out of place now. This really sucked
4. NAO vs Owen and Jarrett: Two teams I really enjoy watching. Outlaws still have great chemistry while Owen and Jarrett are great in the ring. This was a great match from two great teams.
5. Mankind vs Big Show: This is better than the mess at Mania. Not as good as the Boiler Room Brawl in 1996 but considering who Foley is facing its still a fun match.
6. Triple H vs XPac: HHH is making his turn to a main evneter at the cost of his buddy. This could of been so much better than it was. They got 20 minutes in match that really never got going. I remmeber they had a better match on RAW in 1998 than this one. HHH wins cos why would they beat a newly turned heel to Waltman of all people.
7. The Undertaker vs Ken Shamrock: Shmrock is doing something of note again and it makes me smile. Even though this match really sucked and Taker is just not the same Taker from 1998 im just glad Shamrock is in an important match. This did not need to be 18 minutes cos the longer it went the worse it got. Taker wins cos hes Taker and has to win I guess.
8. Steve Austin vs The Rock: This is so fucking good. Mania was good but this is another level above that. Shane O Mac is a great Ref, Rock is still a great heel even though the crowd is turning him again, Austin is as hot as ever. The build for this match was better than Mania was. I prefer the Funeral to Austin and Rock throwing the belt in the water than the overplayed Beer Truck. Vince comes out and screws Shane from getting the belt back on RAW as The Rattlesnake gets another one up on The Great One.
After the match we get one of the great set ups for RAW. We get our first PPV apperance of Stephanie McMahon and thus begins my 14 year wrestling crush on Stephanie McMahon. To close we get the greatest lines ever uttered by The Phenom with "Where To Stephanie".
Overall a great follow up to Mania which was a dud aside the main event. This was a great show which aside the BS match with Godfather and Goldust didn't really have a bad match on it. An under looked PPV from the Attitude Era.
1. The Ministry vs The Brood *¼ 2. Al Snow vs Hardcorde Holly **¼ 3. Godfather vs Goldust ¼* 4. NAO vs Owen and Jarret **½ 5. Mankind vs Big Show ***¼ 6. HHH vs Xpac **¾ 7. The Undertaker vs Shamrock *¾ 8. Austin vs Rock ****¼
The last PPV using In Your House. Backlash In Your House was a pretty good event. Undertaker abducting Stephanie, with the greatest line said by the Phenom. Things would get interesting over the next few weeks, but something happens that they would never thought would happen.
Post by lifelongwwefan on Apr 8, 2013 22:53:03 GMT -5
Backlash makes its PPV Debut in Providence RI as we are Post-Mania. The Brood take on the Ministry in a decent Opener,Brood gets a pretty good pop when they came out here too. Ministry gets the win however with some help from Viscera. Hardcore Title follows as Al Snow finally gets a 1 on 1 shot against Hardcore Holly. Another wild brawl between these two much like in February. Snow finally captures the Hardcore Title using some Head shall we say. Godfather defends his newly won IC Title against Goldust in an ok Match with Pimp Daddy keeping the Title and this would be the last hurrah for Goldust for awhile. New Age Outlaws take on Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart to decide #1 Contenders for the Tag Titles. Very good Match here as Road Dogg & Mr Ass get their shot on a Show called Smackdown. Mankind & Big Show have a bloody & violent Boiler Room Brawl with Mankind winning thanks to some help from Big Bossman & Test of all people. Triple H & X-Pac meet in the battle of former friends and I liked this Match. HHH going after X-Pac's neck and showing a more aggressive side to him. X-Pac tries to stay in it and gets some help from Kane but HHH prevails in the end. Undertaker & Ken Shamrock follow in a ok but slow Match with Taker getting the win. Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Rock tear the house down again for the WWF Title with Shane Mcmahon as the Referee. Shane played his part very well not counting Rock down while Austin had him pinned and Vince coming down nailing his Son with the Smoking Skull Belt. Austin retains but things would get even more interesting for him going into the following month. Finally we get Undertaker kidnapping Stephanie and uttering Where To Stephanie to set up RAW the next night from Hartford. Overall a good follow up to Wrestlemania but we are about to enter one of the saddest nights in Wrestling.
Post by dregenrockwell on Apr 10, 2013 13:38:44 GMT -5
The WWF bounces back from the mediocre Wrestlemania XV with the final In Your House PPV.
Edge & Christian continue their development in a decent effort against the Ministry's mid-card brigade, and the Hardcore match is a good effort, even if the novelty of Al Snow v Bombastic Bob Holly had worn very thin by this time. The IC title is devalued further as the 5th title holder in the last 2 months, The Godfather, has a dreadful 'comedy' match with Dustbin Runnels, who would soon leave to play Uncle Fester in WCW.
The Outlaws are back together, and put together a very good match with Double J and Owen Hart, in what would unfortunately be his last PPV match. Mankind and The Big Show have an excellent quick match in the Boiler Room, which was umpteen times better than their Wrestlemania stinker.
Triple H starts his heel run on PPV with a decent match with former DX chum X-Pac, although the match last about 5 minutes too long. This begins the rise to the title for Scott's boy. Time then stands still for the styles clash that is Ken Shamrock and The Undertaker. The match is painfully slow and painfully long and the crowd were lifeless. Taker wins after 4 days.
Austin and The Rock are the main event once again, and they put on a classic match, that was better than their 'Mania effort. There was classic hardcore brawling on the outside, the comedy of Rock joining the commentary team, and some great in-ring action to make this one of the PPV matches of the year. The battle between Vince and Shane continued as well, with Vince even returning Austin's belt. The ending where Undertaker abducts Stephanie in the limo is so cheesy and hilarious that it can only be remembered fondly.
The WWF product was absolutely red hot at this point, but this would unfortunately come to a screeching halt in a months time...
Post by str8edge80 on Apr 11, 2013 11:46:36 GMT -5
The final In Your House. High point: Everything involving Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker and the McMahons. The storylines involving these guys were top notch and extremely captivating. Low point: undertaker vs. Ken Shamrock. This match however was slow, prodding and just plain boring. Extra point: I was disappointed with Triple H vs X-PAC. I always figured these two would tear it up and while this wasn't bad I was underwhelmed.
Post by msouza1991 on Apr 11, 2013 14:28:59 GMT -5
From my home office in Providence RI its Backlash. I really like this show as it was a much better card overall than Mania. A few things that stick out from this show is the wild Hardcore title match that saw Snow and Holly brawl outside the Civic Center, Mankind's hand being an absolute mess after smashing a pane of glass on The Big Show in the Boiler Room Brawl, and the great WWF Title match between Austin and The Rock which featured maybe 5 minutes of action in the ring but was a great brawl around the arena. Overall this a great show and is a great taste of what the attitude era was like. Oh yeah...WHERE TO STEPHANIE!!!!
Post by icemandave on Apr 11, 2013 19:35:55 GMT -5
After a horrible Wrestlemania, we bounce back with a much better PPV this month. While it still has some low-lights, it is a marked improvement on the sub-par Mania we were forced to endure. The opener sees the Brood against the Ministry, and it is a terrible match. We then have another hardcore installment from Al Snow and Holly. A solid match that probably should have started the show. Then the Godfather and Goldust stink out the place with their IC title match. Things pick up quickly though. The Outlaws are back together, and beat Jarrett and Hart to be named Number 1 contenders. Sadly this is the last time we see Owen on PPV. Mankind and the Big Show are forced to fight in the basement, and while it is not a stinker, it is slow and struggles to keep my attention. Thankfully Triple H and X-Pac have a very good match as Hunter's elevation moves into full-swing. Sadly, this is followed by a average Undertaker/Shamrock match. Taker is being primed for another run with Austin, but sadly Shamrock seems to have lost his mystique and this match just doesn't cut it. We end with a great Main Event. Austin and Rock put on a great match that tops the Mania match and sends everyone home very happy. It is obvious that The People want to cheer The Rock, but Austin is still the man and gets back "his belt".
Post by stevieg1980 on Apr 19, 2013 3:31:21 GMT -5
I don't think Shamrock/Undertaker is bad at all. It's a change from seeing Taker's undead zombie gimmick and made him more human. Had we seen Taker yell and scream in agony from submissions in a match previously? It made Shamrock look a legit threat.
Russo's booking of the IC title by bouncing it around from one undeserving title holder to another seriously devalued the title which from the history of it is sad to see.
Coming off a disappointing WM, we get a pretty good show here with Backlash. The opener was ok as the Ministry defeat the Brood to begin their night of dominance. Hardcore Title match was a fun brawl as Snow finally wins the Hardcore Title. IC Title match was meh as Godfather retains against the departing Goldust. Number One Contenders tag match was solid as the Outlaws earn a title shot on the brand new show called Smackdown. Boiler Room Brawl was also fun as Mankind and Big Show destroy each other and Mankind wins. HHH/X-Pac was another solid match as HHH beats his former friend and continues his climb to the main event. Taker/Shamrock seemed like a dream match, but it is underwhelming in the end and Taker wins. Main Event was a great brawl as Rock and Austin topped their match from WM and Austin retains. But the big story is of course Taker abducting Stephanie McMahon which would lead to a dramatic climax the next night. Overall, this was a pretty solid show and things were rolling along, but sadly that would all come to a screeching halt the next month.
While not a blow away show by any means Backlash is far better than a lot of the rubbish the WWF served up on PPV in 1999. The card starts slow but kicks into gear with the New Age Outlaws/ Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett contest that is the best match the NAO have had for over a year. The Boiler Room Brawl is fun for what it is while HHH/X-Pac is a forgotten classic that was arguably HHH's first great non-gimmick match. Undertaker/ Shamrock featured interesting psychology but was ruined by overbooking. Although the Main Event doesn't hold up that well today it is still an entertaining brawl and continues Austin's hot streak on PPV in 1999. Where to Stephanie?