WWE Backlash 2020 date, start time, match card, predictions

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The show must go on — just, with some changes.

Since the coronavirus pandemic has upended the entire wrestling industry, with WWE being no exception to that. Holding three PPV events since country-wide stay-at-home orders and quarantine has been in effect, WWE has moved its events from arenas and stadiums to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

Backlash is the next event to follow that trend. The show which — used to, at least — traditionally follow WrestleMania is actually the second event after the company's biggest show of the year.

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This year, curiously, WWE is marketing the Randy Orton vs. Edge as "The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever," after WWE's Charly Caruso pinned it as such earlier in May. Wrestling fans rolled their collective eyes, remembering the Orton-Edge matchup at WrestleMania as slumber material over decent wrestling. In any case, wrestling fans are waiting with anticipation for the third in-ring appearance of Edge since his Royal Rumble return.

Other matches on the card include Braun Strowman defending the WWE Universal Championship vs. The Dirt Sheet (Miz and John Morrison) and Drew McIntyre defending his strap against Bobby Lashley.

Here's everything you need to know about Backlash 2020:

WWE Backlash 2020 date

This year's Backlash takes place on June 14. Originally set to take place in Kansas City, MO., the event was moved to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

WWE Backlash 2020 start time

The Backlash main card starts at 7 p.m. ET, with an hour-long kickoff show starting at 6 p.m. ET.

How to watch WWE Backlash

As always, the event will take place on the subscription version of the WWE Network for $9.99. You can also buy it via traditional PPV, with a standard price of roughly $59.99, depending on your provider.

WWE Backlash 2020 matches

Currently, there are seven matches scheduled for Sunday's show, and as always, this card is subject to change:

  • Edge vs. Randy Orton (Billed as The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever)

  • Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship

  • Braun Strowman (c) vs. The Miz and John Morrison for the WWE Universal Championship in a handicap match

  • Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax for the WWE "RAW" Women's Championship

  • Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus

  • Bayley and Sasha Banks (c) vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship

  • Apollo Crews (c) vs. Andrade (with Zelina Vega) for the WWE United States Championship

WWE Backlash 2020 predictions

— Edge upends Randy Orton.

— McIntyre retains over Lashley.

— Strowman retains over the duo of Miz and Morrison.

— Asuka keeps the gold around her waist.

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