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WWE: Backlash 2009
WWE Backlash 2009
Actors: John Cena, Dalip Singh, Paul Levesque, Glenn Jacobs, Randy Orton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Sports
PG     2009     3hr 0min

After the amazing matches and moments of WrestleMania XXV, there are consequences for the stars of Raw, Smackdown, and ECW, as they face the Backlash for their actions. In past years, the champions of all three brands have...  more »

     
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Actors: John Cena, Dalip Singh, Paul Levesque, Glenn Jacobs, Randy Orton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Television, Wrestling
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/26/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Age Of Orton Reigns Again
Scotty 2 Hotty 24 | Back Woods, GEORGIA | 05/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"ECW Championship
Christian Vs. Jack Swagger - This was a solid back and forth match. Christian and Swagger makes a good pair in the ring and if Swagger was trying to prove something here that he can perform on a big stage well, he certainly did that. Lots of near falls with the crowd getting into it. Solid opening contest and a great match to start the show. 4/5

This segment of the show I recommend checking out. After the opening match, Christian runs into Edge backstage. Edge and Christian has words with each other which may lead to something in the future between them.

Chris Jericho Vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat - Another great back and forth match. This is the match we should've got at WrestleMania. Yes, Steamboat is up there in age so some of his moves were off but he performed a solid wrestling match with Chris Jericho. Again, the crowd was into it and they were behind Steamboat all the way. This match has some nice counters but in the end it was Chris Jericho with his Walls Of Jericho making Steamboat tap out. 3.5/5

C.M. Punk Vs. Kane - This wasn't a bad match either. Kane and C.M. Punk previously fought on Raw but this match was much better. A couple minutes into the match Kane starts to target the mid-section of C.M. Punk. Kane and Punk put on a good effort and they delivered a well paced match. After a series of consecutive kicks and punches from Punk, Kane counters with a big chokeslam on Punk for the win. Without question, Kane derseved this win. 3.5/5

"I Quit" Match
Matt Hardy Vs. Jeff Hardy - This was a good match. Possibably better then their match from WrestleMania because the psychology in this match was better played out. Not as brutal and violent as previous "I Quit" Matches but this was still a good match. Matt morely targets the leg of Jeff and at one point applying a figure four leg lock. Jeff put on a good performance and at one point delivering a Twist Of Fate to Matt on the floor. The ending was a bit too cheap but that doesn't take away from the good performance Matt and Jeff put on. 4/5

The Great Khali Kiss Cam - This was absolutely a big waste of PPV air time. Santino isn't entertaining and his persona as "Santina" is just ugly and horrendous. Just stupid. BATHROOM BREAK!

WWE Championship
Triple H, Batista, & Shane McMahon Vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, & Cody Rhodes - This was also a good match. Early in the match, HHH chases Orton up the ramp and Orton disappears for a little while leaving Rhodes and DiBiase by theirselves. However, Orton returns and from there the match picked up and became a fairly good and enjoyable match. I will not say this match is better then HHH's and Orton's WWE Title Match from WrestleMania but this match surely didn't disappoint. The suspense factor was there if HHH, Batista, and Shane were all on the same page. The finish was great and it was a good move to give Orton the WWE Title (something WWE should've done at WrestleMania). A very entertaining and good match. 4.25/5

Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Edge Vs. John Cena - Tremendous match and by far the best match of the night. This match could have ended so many times. All the 10 counts were extremely close. I give props to John Cena in this match. He isn't the best wrestler but when the rule book is thrown out, he certainly knows how to put on a grade A match and he did that here. The match was built very well that holds a lot of finishers and escapes (some we haven't seen before) that includes some new innovative spots. Edge and Cena both has fantastic showings. They both produced a great and exciting World Title Match. The ending was great to set up the BigShow/Cena feud and to give Smackdown a new World Champion in Edge. Outside of their TLC Match from Unforgiven, this was the best Cena/Edge match. Match of the night. 5/5

Overall, this was a great Backlash event and is surpassed WrestleMania 25. Edge and Cena gave a great performance and their match stole the show. I recommend this event. A very good follow up to WrestleMania."
WWE Backlash 2009
R. Marsiglia | New Jersey, USA | 04/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great show, one of the best WWE ppvs in a long while. With the exception of one match, and one abhorrently long and painful segment, I enjoyed this show tremendously. Everything they did on the show, including all three title changes, made perfect sense, and the booking overall was top notch. I would definitely recommend shelling out the $20-odd for this DVD, it is definately worth your money and you'll have a great time watching it. Matches are rated out of 5 stars (*****).

1. ECW Championship
Jack Swagger (c) vs. Christian

Very good opener. These two have great chemistry together and they put on one heck of an opening bout. Lots of near falls and the crowd got into it. It was also nice to see Christian get the title, and he put the belt over big by having a nice victory celebration afterwards as if he accomplished something historic. Good stuff. ***1/4

2. Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Steamboat

Another great match. This was Steamboat's best performance of the three matches he's had since returning to the ring, but the crowd was not as into him as they were at the previous two venues (both in Houston). That's not to say they didn't care, but it felt more like being nice than really being into him. Steamboat was also in better physical condition this time around. The two had a very well paced, smooth match, with no missed moves that I can recall. Lots of great near falls at the end before Jericho got the win clean with the Walls. I hope this isn't Steamboat's last match because he's still awesome. ***1/2

3. Kane vs. CM Punk

They worked hard but these two don't mesh well and the match was not smooth at all. It was far from being horrible but it was not what I would call a good match. It was pretty much exactly what you would expect from a mid card filler match with this spot on the card. Pretty surprising seeing Kane go over their money-in-the-bank winner as well, and the soon-to-be #1 face on the smackdown brand, but no one seemed to care. *1/2

4. "I Quit" Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy

This was a good match. In some ways this was better than their Wrestlemania match because the psychology was good, but like their previous match this was still a letdown, especially when taking into account the stipulations. This fued didn't work, which makes them 0-2 because they tried this about 8 years ago and it didn't work then either. None-the-less this was a good match, definitely worth checking out. Overall I'd say it was a notch or two superior to their 'mania bout, but still about the same quality overall. ***1/4

5. Khali Kiss Cam segment featuring "Santina"

A train wreck of epic proportions. The only part that made me laugh was when JR was double crossed again, and he and Michael Cole had a hilarious (and seemingly real) exchange. Other than the unintentional comedy, this was disastrous and I was offended that I was actually paying money for it (about $8.00). Beth then came out and challenged Santino, who pinned her in about .0001 seconds after she was chopped (the worst chop ever, by the by) by Khali. If you buy this dvd, which you should, skip this. Overall the rating for this was about - (minus) *****

6. WWE Championship
Triple H (c), Big Dave, & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted DiBiase

Also a good match. The beginning was strange, because orton got chased up the ramp and then dissappeared for the first quarter of the match, so it started out as a 3 on 2 handicap match favoring the faces. Naturally the crowd was comatose. However, Orton eventually returned and the match built quite well from that point on, and turned into a very enjoyable bout that the crowd got into. This was way better than Hunter vs. Orton at Wrestlemania, for the record. The finish to the match was great, and it made perfect sense to give Orton the belt. ***1/2

7. World Heavyweight Championship: Last Man Standing Match
John Cena (c) vs. Edge

Tremendous match, the best of the night bar none. Fantastic performances by both men. The match built incredibly well and there were tons of near finishes and escapes and the like, not to mention some awesome and innovative spots (I won't spoil them, but trust me on this). I did not want this match to end. Unfortunately, it did end, but I thought the finish was great (I won't spoil that either). Edge as champ makes perfect sense, and Smackdown now has a Heavyweight Champion. A great way to end a great show. ****1/2

This PPV is worth your money and then some. This was an exceptional outing from WWE and I plan on purchasing the dvd myself as soon as it comes out. With the exception of one filler match and one terrible segment, both of which can be skipped with great ease, there are 5 good to fantastic matches on here that are great to own for repeated viewing. Thumbs way up."
Was Better than WM!
J. J Woehr | Lindenhurst, NY United States | 04/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Christian vs Jack Swagger (ECW World Title): In a match that was back and forth Christin won to be the new champ when Swagger took of a turnbuckle in front of the ref in one corner. While Christian took off one in the other corner, he then played possum and Swagger ran at him but Christian moved and Swagger hit the exposed turnbuckle. Christian then his the Kill Switch/Unprettier for the win.

Ricky Steamboat vs Chris Jericho: In another great back and forth match with many near falls Jericho won with the Walls of Jericho. But I hope there's another rematch where Steamboat actually wins. A 2 out of 3 Fall match would be great for Judgement Day. I'd also like to see Steamboat vs HBK happen at least once as well.

C.M Punk vs Kane: I don't remember much about this one, just that Kane won with a Choke Slam.

Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy in a "I Quit Match": They of course beat the crap out of each other but neither would say Quit. That is until Jeff beat up Matt enough where he couldn't defend himself, then he tired him to a table. Matt apologized and said I Quit before Jeff could Swanton him off a ladder. Jeff than leap frog leg dropped Matt through the table anyway.

Legacy vs Shane McMahon, Batista and HHH (WWE Title): I just remember that HHH got RKO'd, kicked out and then got kicked in the head by Orton but didn't kick out after that and that Orton is the new champ :). HHH then got taken away on a stretcher but a few fans just sang that goodbye song instead of booing Orton lol. But don't worry, HHH will be back probably by Vengeance, if not tonight on Raw. He'll be 14 to 30 time champ before you know it, so don't worry HHH fans.

Edge vs Cena in a Last Man Standing match: There were many times when both men were nearly counted out. The end came when they brawled outside the ring to the entrance ramp. Then the Big Show came out and choke slammed Cena through a big spotlight and Cena was counted out and also taken out on a stretcher "was Backlash the best ppv ever or what ? lol". So yeah, Edge is the new World champ."
Feel the Backlash!
J-Man | 11/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This backlash has been one of the better shows throughout the year, no questions asked. Edge and cena put on a great last man standing main event and the rest of the card was solid as well. Thanks for reading!

ECW Championship
Jack Swagger vs. Christian
I really liked this match. This was perfect for the opener. The crowd was defiently 100% on christian's side. Throughout the match, swagger dominated christian with lots of different takedowns and traditional wrestling counters. Christian had his spots of offense, where he eventually came back, but swagger seemed to stop him. The bout had a clever ending, with swagger and christian taking off the turnbuckles at the same time, and swagger ran at christian, but got droped face first into the exposed buckle and christian connected with the killswitch to become ecw champion. Fatastic opener. Match Rating:4.25/5

Chris Jericho vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Just like at wrestlemania, steamboat showed that he still has it and that he can still hang around with the best of them. Y2J and steamboat brought great things out of each other. Some good back and forth moves and nice counters really make this match special. Steamboat took jericho to the limit, but in the end, Y2J locked in the walls of jericho and the hall of hamer had no choice but to tap out. Match Rating:3.5/5

Kane vs. CM Punk
Really, the only below decent match on here in my opinion, well besides the whole kiss kam thing, which i'm not even going to get into that. Overall, nothing really special about this, some good wrestling from time to time and kane defeated mr. money in the bank punk with a chokeslam. Match Rating:3/5

I Quit Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy
Overall, this match was all about telling a storyline and that is exactly what it did. Lots of psycology in this one also. Matt spent most of the match working on jeff's legs. We see submissions applied like the figure four leg lock and the boston crab. Matt used the ringpost to his advantage in order to work on jeff's legs. The match didn't have any real weapon use until the end, but the bout was physical all the way through. The ending was clever and stupid at the same time. Jeff tied matt to a table and just as jeff was about to jump off the ladder, matt quickly apoligized and said i quit, but jeff still got his revenge after the match by connecting with a splash of the ladder through the table. Some people may like this better than wm, or vise versa, but either way, you won't be dissapointed. Match Rating:4/5

6 Man Tag Team Match for the WWE Championship
Triple H, Shane McMahon, and Batista vs. Randy Orton and The Legacy
This was a pretty decent title match and it was better than i expected it to be. At first, orton left legacy to defend for themeselves, so the team of hhh really gained alot of momentum. Orton eventually came back in and the match became a little more interesting. Lots of pretty good action and it was also interesting to see if the team of triple h could stay on the same page. In the end, the age of orton reigns again as the viper punted hhh to capture the wwe belt. Match Rating:4/5

Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena vs. Edge
Outside of their tlc match from unforgiven 2006, this was their best encounter. This is crazy, nonstop, physical action right from the start. The two men used the steel steps in clever ways, throwing them at each other, irish wipping each other into them, and a cool spot with edge dropkicking cena with the steps. Each man tried everything to keep the other down for 10. Both edge and cena used their sharpshooter/stf submissions to try to keep the other down. In the mid part of the matchup, edge countered cena's top rope move into a huge spear. A few good moments to look for in this is cena giving edge two attitude ajustments, one of the top rope and the other onto the fans! The match was an out of control brawl and the ending was mid-blowing as big show helped edge prevail by chokeslaming cena into the searchlight! In the end, the rated r superstar became a 9 time champion and he and cena stole the show. Match Rating:5/5"