Chicago became the battlefield for the ultimate prize as Backlash took over the Allstate Arena. Includes all seven matches including the Duchess of Queensbury match, the Last Man Standing match and the title match between ... more »Power Trip, Kane and Undertaker. Approx. 3 hours.« less
Actors:Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Dudley Boyz Genres:Sports Sub-Genres:Wrestling Studio:Sony Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 08/07/2001 Original Release Date: 01/01/2001 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001 Release Year: 2001 Run Time: 3hr 0min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 4 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
Backlash Still Proves To Be My Personal Favourite of all ppv
Sniper3:16 | Perth, WA, Australia | 07/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"6-Man Tag Team Match The Dudley Boyz vs. X Factor A not too long or too short of a match. Lots of moves that were directed down south of the human anatomy if you know what I mean. X Factor win the battle although they did not win the war at Backlash. Good Opener. 6.5/10
Hardcore Championship Match Rhyno (c) vs. Raven Hell Yes a brutal and fantastic hardcore match with a great diversity of weapons used within the match such as shopping trolleys, kitchen sink, stop signs etc. My favourite moment was when Rhyno gored the shopping cart after raven moved. I miss these hardcore matches. 10/10
Duchess of Queensburry Match Chris Jericho vs. William Regal An above-average match between Regal and Jericho in my opinion much better than their match at Wrestlemania 17 and much longer. The downside to this match is that stupid duchess kept changing the rules of the match into the favour of Regal. First no win by submission and also no Dq although Jericho did get his revenge on duchess through the walls of Jericho. 7/10 due to the rules changing every 2 mins.
30-Minute Ultimate Submission Match Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit This match should've of happened at Wrestlemania 17. The Angle and Beniot feud of 2001 is one of my most favourite feuds of all time. A whole arsenal of different submission moves were used by both competitors and of course their own specials. The last 10 minutes were really intense due to that Beniot was behind 3 to 2 and then came back to make a draw 3/3. The match was extended a further 5 minutes under sudden death which in the end crowned Beniot the winner and in my opinion deserved it after being screwed by Angle at WM17. 10/10
Last Man Standing Match Shane McMahon vs. The Big Show This was definitely the highlight of the night. Some weapons were used by Shane O Mac such as a kendo stick, steel chair, keep out sign and either a cloth soaked with chloroform or something. Suddenly Test and Vince McMahon interfered in the match lifting the suspense. The ending actually made me jump as Shane did an elbow drop of the 50ft scaffold onto the Big Show. Test helped Shane up while the big show was counted out for 10 Shane wins, a Fantastic Match. 10/10
European Championship Triple Threat Match Eddie Guerrero vs. Christian vs. Matt Hardy (c) The Crowd weren't really into this match after the last man standing match but overall it was pretty enjoyable. The match did indeed force you to wonder who was going to walk away Euro champ although until Edge and Jeff hardy interfered it was pretty clear that Matt was going to retain. A nice short solid title match. 7.5/10
WWE Title/Intercontinental Title/Tag Team Titles match Stone Cold Steve Austin [WWE Champion] and Triple H [Intercontinental Champion] vs. Kane and the Undertaker [Tag Team champions] Winners take all I was very much surprised of how great this main event with the winner take all situation I believe was fair for Taker & Kane. This was a brutal long 20 minute brawl between the brothers of destruction against Stone Cold & Triple H. Steph got big booted in the face for her interference. Kane was double teamed throughout the majority of the match his left arm being a pin point bullseye for HHH and the rattlesnake. Taker chases after Austin through the crowd leaving Kane & Triple H until Vince interfered giving hunter a sledgehammer to which was used on Kane in the face. Stone cold and HHH become the new tag champs. 9/10
60/70 which is 85% meaning that if you are a true wrestling fan you need to buy this DVD immediately none of the matches will let you down."
The Tag Team Champs meet the 2 Man Power Trip.....
the one and only | I live south of Parts Unknown | 04/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 2001 Backlash still stands as the best Backlash so far. With a last man standing match, a hardcore match, a 30 minute ultimate submission match, and four of the baddest men in the WWE fighting in the main event, this is definately worth it.
Dudley Boyz vs. X-Factor:
This was okay for an opener. The crowd was chanting for tables the whole match. I never saw X-Factor live, but they sure made a unique tag team. X-Factor wins after the "X Marks the Spot" double drop kick. After the match X-Pac gets sent through a table, courteosy of the Dudley Boyz. 7/10
Hardcore Championship Match Rhyno [Champion] vs. Raven:
Brutal hardcore match. Raven gets hammered by a shopping cart, then both men knock each other around with steel chairs and trash cans. Painful moment was when Rhyno gored the shopping cart after Raven moved. Rhyno prevails and hits the gore on Raven to win. 8.5/10
Duchess of Queensburry Match Chris Jericho vs. William Regal:
Okay, first of all they kept changing the damn rules everytime Jericho kept winning. First there was a time limit, then no submissions to win the match, finally no disqualifications. Jericho finally put the Walls of Jericho on the Dutchess, who was at ringside, until Regal clobbers him with a chair to win. 7.5/10 strange match because of the stipulations and the Dutchess angle.
30-Minute Ultimate Submission Match Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit:
This was one great match. These two guys had some of the best technical wrestling in 2001 and this was the highlight of their fued. The man who had the most submission victories at the end wins. Both men managed to make the other tap out to arm bars, and their own holds. At around 10 minutes left Angle had about 3 submissions and Benoit had 2. Then at the last second Benoit makes Angle tap out to Angle's own hold and the match ended.
The answer to the unclear winner was sudden death, and after a few minutes Benoit managed to make Angle tap out with the crossface. 10/10 Nice match, the best one these two had in 2001.
Last Man Standing Match Big Show vs. Shane McMahon:
The ironic thing was that these two were allies just one year prior to this match. Some weapons were used by Shane O' Mack, including a kendo stick, a steel chair, and even an rag soaked in ether. An appearance by Mr. McMahon and Test made the match that more exciting.
The ending was unbelievable, as Shane climbs 50 feet up a scaffold and gives an elbow drop to the Big Show! Shane McMahon wins a brutal Last Man Standing Match. 9/10
European Championship Triple Threat Match Eddie Guerreroe vs. Christian vs. Matt Hardy [Champion]:
To tell the truth, I don't know why this match was on the card, it was the second worst match on the DVD. Edge and Jeff Hardy both make appearances and Jeff helps his brother win the match. 7/10
World Heavyweight Title/Intercontinental Title/Tag Team Titles match Stone Cold Steve Austin [World Heavyweight Champion] and Triple H [Intercontinental Champion] vs. Kane and the Undertaker [Tag Team champions] Winners take all:
This was a wild 20 minute plus brawl between the tag team champions and the Intercontinental champion and the World Heavyweight champion. All through the match both Stone Cold and Triple H tried to leave going through the crowd but the Brothers of Destruction chased them down. Stephanie was at ringside and gets knocked down after trying to help out her husband.
Kanes arm was a big red bullseye because in the weeks prior he was beaten up and his arm was bandaged.Then Mr. McMahon makes an appearance again with a sledgehammer and Triple H nails Kane in the head with the sledgehammer. Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin win the tag team titles. 9/10
The main event, last man standing match, ultimate submission match, and the hardcore match are four very good reasons why to get this DVD. And to think most people are saying this is one of the worst ppvs of 2001! 2004 would have killed for a ppv like this....
the one and only | 04/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here are the matches for Backlash 2001
1.X-Factor vs. Dudley Boys-this is i think a great opener,even tho the dudleys lost.
2.Rhyno vs. Raven (Hardcore Championship)-Probably the best match of the night they pretty much use everthing againt each other.
3.Matt hardy vs. Christian vs. Eddie Gurrereo triple threat match (European Championship)-an ok match,edge and jeff hardy interfere and matt hary retains the title.
4.William Regal vs. Chris Jericho (Duches of QueensBerry Rules Match)-In this one the rules are all in favor of Regal,and as a result Jericho gets roobed.
5.Chris benoit vs. Kurt angle (30-min Submission match)-this is a great match,they both have equal amount of taps and as a result they go into sudden death where Benoit makes Angle tap!
6.Shane McMahon vs. Big Show-this is of the chain,even tho Mr.McMahon interferes in the match,Shane sacrifices his body to win this one,Test also interferes.
7.Stone Cold and HHH vs. Undertaker and Kane (WWF,Intercontinental,and Tag-Team championship match)-this a great match i dont know why is so underrated,is not every pay-per-view that you see 3 titles on the line,overall very good bigman match."
Tyler Goldfisher | San Jose, CA United States | 05/04/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First off, Wrestlemania X-7 (best ppv of all time, for sure, my last time saying that) was a tough act to follow, and Backlash came to us with not as much hype, but some lofty expectations. At points it succeeded, at points it failed. The 6 Man Tag between X Factor and The Dudleyz to kick us off was good. Next was Raven vs. Rhyno in a Hardcore title match was spectacular. Great match. Next up was the Duchess of Queensbery Rules match between Y2J Chris Jericho vs. William Regal in an ok match. Next was the Ultimate Submission Match between Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle in a purely outstanding match. Next was The Last Man Standing Match between Shane McMahon vs. The Big Show which was a solid match and the greatest bump I have ever seen in my life!!! Next was Matt Hardy vs Christian vs Eddie Guererro for the European title. An ok match. Finally, WWF World Title, Intercontinental Title, and Tag Titles are on the line as Austin and HHH vs. Undertaker and Kane in a very dissapointing main event. Not as brutal as it was led on to be. Overall, an ok ppv."
A late April WWF pay per view event
Andariel Halo | Phenomynouss@hotmail etc is my e-mail | 05/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Match by match
Sunday Night HeAT Jerry Lynn vs Crash Holly At barely under 3 minutes, this was better than most of what you'd see on an average episode of Raw, Smackdown, or ECW today. (6/10)
Molly Holly vs Lita Without a doubt the single greatest women's match in the WWF I've ever seen, and yet it was barely given more than 3 minutes or so. Far and away better than most of the work done by so-called "world champions" today. (10/10)
The Dudley Boys vs X-Factor Great match, a great showing of the Dudley Boys's talent. Unfortunately, X-Factor shows little beyond being decent workers for jobbing. Justin Credible is badly watered down from his ECW days, and Albert is a great show of power, but has little else going for him. Spike barely got to do much. (7/10)
WWF Hardcore Championship Rhyno (C) vs Raven A little slab of old ECW for us. Without a doubt, this was the sickest, stiffest, and most awesome/cringe-inducing hardcore match I've ever seen. Both men were badly stiffing each other with some of the roughest and hardest weapon shots and strikes I've ever seen, and two of the absolute sickest bumps on Rhyno not involving falling from high spots or botching moves: - Bump 1: A leap off the top steps onto Raven sitting in a chair---Raven moves out of the way, Rhyno crashed into the chair. That he didn't break his legs is a miracle. - Bump 2: A full-speed Gore through the rear end of a shopping cart. (10/10)
Duchess of Queensbury Rules Match William Regal vs Chris Jericho Aside from the stupidity of the gimmick to this, and the ugliness of the "duchess" this was a barely average match. (5.5/10)
30 Minute Ultimate Submission Match Kurt Angle This was not as good as their Wrestlemania X7 match, but worlds better than their Royal Rumble 2003 match. In a truly professional way, these two paced the match without it lagging and getting horribly boring (like Shawn Michaels did with those rounds of 10 minute headlocks at Wrestlemania 21). A perfect exercise of professional technical wrestling. My only complaint, a dubious one at best, was a seeming emphasis solely on getting submission moves in as much as possible. (10/10)
Last Man Standing The Big Show vs Shane McMahon Apparently and obviously the only highlight of this otherwise average match was Shane McMahon climbing to the top of the titantron and diving off the top nearly fifty feet in the air. (6/10)
WWF European Championship Matt Hardy (C) vs Christian vs Eddie Guerrero Why, another reviewer asked, was this match on the card? Maybe because it was one of the best in the evar?!?!?! I scream back. Undoubtedly, this was the best triple threat match I've seen from the WWF/WWE. Unlike typical formula, it didn't go with two men battling while one lay around outside the ring like he'd been slammed with a sledgehammer---all three worked with perfect cohesion and fluid motion, shifting places for some one-on-one battles, with plenty of roundabout 2 on 1, 1 on 1 on 1s and so on for a fast-paced high quality wrestling match. (10/10)
WWF Championship + WWF Intercontinental Championship + WWF Tag Team Championship Stone Cold Steve Austin (C) and Triple H (C) vs The Undertaker (C) and Kane (C) I was skeptical on this one, after the debacle that was The Rock, Kane, Undertaker vs The McMahons and Triple H at King of the Ring 2000, but the difference here is the great workmanship of a then non-McMahon-married Triple H and a freshly heel Stone Cold Steve Austin. This was a classic WWF style brawl and powerfest by men peaking in their prime, with plenty of psychology and athleticism in a match like this. And I still marvel at Calaway's perfect balance on the top rope. (9/10)