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Lots of Great Action
Jeff Perkins | Brampton, Ont. | 10/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Backlash 2002 was the fallout from Wrestlemania X8. Overall it was a decent event. First of all, Billy Kidman and Tajiri showed the world why the cruiserweight division is the hottest thing in wrestling today as Tajiri tries to regain his title. Scott Hall makes his last WWE P.P.V. appearance as he takes on Bradshaw. Jazz defends her Women's Title in a rematch with Canadian hottie Trish Stratus. "The Next BIG Thing" Brock Lesnar debuts on P.P.V. against Jeff Hardy. Edge goes one on one with Kurt Angle in a definite match of the year candidate. Eddie Guerrero challenges Rob Van Dam for the Intercontinental Title in another classic bout. In a #1 contender match, Stone Cold Steve Austin takes on the Undertaker. Ric Flair serves as the special guest referee. Teacher and student, Al Snow and Maven challenge Billy & Chuck for the Tag Team Titles. In the main event, Triple H defends the Undisputed WWE Championship against Hollywood Hulk Hogan. As far as DVD extras are concerned, there are some great backstage interviews with the wrestlers after they competed in their matches. There is also hihglights from the Sunday Night Heat broadcast that was on the air just before the P.P.V. Included is one bonus match which was a handicap match pitting the Big Show against Steven Richards and Justin Credible. With over three hours of action, WWE Backlash 2002 is worth adding to your DVD collection."
A Bad Way To Start The Brand Split
D.P. | California | 05/18/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Backlash was the first WWF PPV after the start of the RAW/SmackDown brand split and you can see why this one wasn't done well as it was just absolutely horrible with alot of dull matches with an occassional standout but not enough to get you through this 3 hour show.
Crusierweight Champion Billy Kidman vs. Tajiri - This was the right way to start off the show off as these two gave you a good crusierweight match that was filled with wrestling & some high flyin'.
Bradshaw vs. Scott Hall - The APA reunited in this match was Faarooq was in the corner to counteract X-Pac in Hall's corner. This was just a drawn out brawl between the two that really got dull & dry most of the time.
Womens Champion Jazz vs. Trish Stratus - Molly Holly beat down Trish before the match so it was mostly just Jazz finishing Trish off while Trish sold the beating. Not a good womens match.
Brock Lesnar vs. Jeff Hardy - Hardy was nothing more than a body for Brock to abuse & beat down to the point where he was knocked out & the referee stopped the match. This could have been saved for RAW...not a PPV.
Edge vs. Kurt Angle - This was the beginning of a great series of matches between the two. Edge had singles matches before but none of them before showcased how Edge could wrestle a main event callibur style of match until this one. This was the match of the night for me only to be topped by each match afterwards in the spring of 2002.
Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam vs. Eddie Guerrero - The battle of the frog splashes here. This was better than their Judgment Day encounter but this performance was topped by their RAW ladder match. These two meshed well with their arial & mat based styles. This was the second best match of the night.
Stone Cold vs. Undertaker with special referee: Ric Flair - Honestly, this match was a long & boring 30 min. encounter. Unlike their previous matches where they had some wrestling, brawling, and just absolute crazyness throughout the match...they just tried to straight up wrestle for half an hour & it just came off as boring & flat. Not even the "Flair" factor saved this match for me.
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy & Chuck vs. Al Snow & Maven - This match was boring as well...SmackDown was heavily lacking tag teams at this time but yet drafted the tag team champions to that show.
WWE Champion Triple H vs. Hollywood Hogan - This began Hogan's last WWE title run as Triple H made Hogan look like a million bucks in the ring. The finish started to get a little too screwy but overall, the match was good.
(Also available on Hogan's Anthology)
In the end, there were only two matches worth paying for (Edge/Angle & RVD/Guerrero) but their best encounters are on other DVD's more worth your buck. This is a PPV that I would skip off as this PPV overall was medicore."
Good Solid PPV From Kansas City
Andrew Murphy | Kansas City MO USA | 05/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion, this was one of the last good PPVs the WWE put on. The card is solid top to bottom, with 3 very good matches and a main event that was very entertainer and climatic.
I attended this show and was very impressed with it from where I sat. Watching the DVD just confirmed my opinion of Backlash 2002. I could of gave this show 4 stars but will stick with 3 and give it a strong recommendation.
-Kidman v. Tajiri
This was by far the best match on the show. Tajiri really showed how talented he is and really gives flashes of his ECW days.
-Edge v. Kurt Angle
This match started their classic feud that ended with Kurt Angle getting the Baron Von Raschke treatment. Both guys really worked their tails off in this contest - Edge really stepped up to the plate with the former world champion.
-Eddie Guerrero v. Rob Van Dam
Another solid match with Guerrero returning to the WWE and eventually setting up his run as WWE champ. As much as I like Van Dam he's not as good as Guerrero, and it kind of shows in this bout.
-Hulk Hogan v. HHH
This match was really good live - the heat Hogan got in an old NWA town was very surprising but cool. HHH is very intense in this match and tries to keep Hogan focused on business inside the ring. Also, compare how HUGE HHH was then and how smaller he is now...
There are not alot of extras on this disc, but the package about Brock Lesnar's debut is cool.
Great almost best of 02
Andrew Murphy | 02/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WWE Backlash 2002
Triple H vs Hulk Hogan 7/10
Undertaker vs Stone Cold
Ric Flair Ref 10/10
WWE Tag Team Titles
Billy & Chuck vs Maven & Al Snow7/10
WWE Intercontinental Title
Rob Van Dam vs Eddie Gurrero9/10
Edge vs Kurt Angle10/10
Brock Lesnar vs Jeff Hardy9/10
Bradshaw vs Scott Hall 1/10
WWE Womens Title
Jazz vs Trish Stratus 1/10
WWE Crusierweight Title
Billy Kidman vs. Tajiri 10/10"