This, in my opinion, is one of the best wwe ppv's of the year. i was really impressed with the turnout of the matches. Thanks for reading and please rate!
ECW championship Christian vs. Jack Swagger This was a very impressive opener of two superstars from what used to be the land of extreme, but a little short. This had a lot of good action from both men with tons of tachnical wrestling. This had reversals, tons of highflying moves, and had a little dirty trick from christian exposing the turnbuckel, swagger missing a splash in the corner, and then christians biggest killswitch of his career, winning the ECW title. I hope all of his peeps were happy. 4/5
Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Steamboat This was actually a better turnout than what i thought would be. This match was highflying, had some really good spots, and was just very enjoyable. This started out with steamboat dominating until it became fifty fifty, and i really enjoyed this match and thought that seeing a legend against a future legend, i thought these two would have a good battle. The wrong man won this match though. 3.5/5
Kane vs. CM Punk This wasn't a very good match at all. Kane at this time was not haveing any good matches, and added on to his streak, this was a match with just almost nothing special at all, was not very enjoyable, and just didn't deserve to be on the card. 2/5
I quit match Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy This was probably the second best match on the card. This match was unbelivably good and was made very highflying. This was nearly twenty minuets, and had almost everything from submissions, to swantons, to a ladder, to matt being tied down on a table, leading up to the apoligy and a leg drop through the table. I was very happy with the turnout when these two brothers had a good buildup for the match. Everyone was amazed with some of the things that happened. Great match here. 4.5/5
Miss.Wrestlemania title "Santina" Marrella vs. Beth Phoenix -2,345/5
Six man war for the WWE championship Triple H, Batista, Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase, Cody Rhodes This was a pretty good title match, but could have been better. The ending started off as a huge brawl from every man going after eachother. This match had its good spots like Batista practically killing all of legacy, the opening brawl, a chair being used, and the RKO and punt from orton to win the WWE title. I wasn't happy with the length of the match because of a lot of boring spots. But a good, solid match. 4/5
Last man standing for the World Heavyweight championship John Cena vs. Edge What a battle. This is edge and cena's best encounter yet. This match was just brutal, great, and just went about everywhere. This had tons of good moments like steel steps almost killing edge and cena, the attitude adjustment into the fans, a huge bulldog from the stairs to the stage, a conchairto to cena on the stage, cena being chokeslammed by big show through the stage light, and edge becoming the new world heavyweight champion. My favorite part of the match was the attitude adjustment right into the crowd, poor fan that edge fell on. But this match is match of the night and just down right awesome. 5/5
This is a very enjoyable dvd, and has some pretty good matches. This was also one of the better wwe ppvs of 2009, i recomend this to your wwe collection.
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Backlash (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which took place on April 26, 2009 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The 11th 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 events 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 events card. The first was an "I Quit" match between Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy and three singles matches, with the first one being Christian versus Jack Swagger for the ECW Championship, followed by CM Punk versus Kane, and Chris Jericho versus Ricky Steamboat.
The event had 180,000 buys, down on the Backlash (2008) figure of 200,000 buys.