Sunday, 26 April 2009
Ricky Steamboat competes in his first singles match since 1994 against Chris Jericho at Backlash 2009.
Backlash (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It took place on April 26, 2009, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The 11th and final event under the Backlash banner, it featured talent from all three WWE brands: Raw, SmackDown, and ECW. The event's card featured seven matches.
The main event consisted of a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship, in which Edge defeated John Cena to win. The other main match scheduled on the event's card was a Six-Man Tag Team match for the WWE Championship between Triple H (champion), Batista and Shane McMahon, and The Legacy (Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase). Legacy won the match and Orton became the new WWE Champion. Other matches also appeared on the event's card. The first was an "I Quit" match between Jeff and Matt Hardy and three singles matches: Christian versus Jack Swagger for the ECW Championship, followed by CM Punk versus Kane, and Chris Jericho versus Ricky Steamboat.
The event received 182,000 buys, down on the Backlash (2008) figure of 200,000 buys
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Triple H & Stephanie McMahon aren't the only two McMahons who have had their problems with Cody Rhodes. Shane McMahon goes one-on-one with Cody Rhodes - WWE Superstars, April 16, 2009
Sunday, 5 April 2009
At the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, Chris Jericho goes toe-to-toe with Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper & Jimmy Snuka in a Handicap Elimination Match.