Following a successful Wrestlemania, WWE provides the epilogue with "Backlash". Many of the matches are extensions or rematches from the previous month's Wrestlemania pay-per-view. This DVD contains the show, in full, and has two small extras.
* United States Championship: MVP (c) vs. Matt Hardy. These two have been building a feud for about 8 months. Ever since their first match at The Great American Bash in 2007, MVP and Matt have dominated the Smackdown mid-card. Their feud even won "Feud of the Year" in '07. Now, Matt has returned from his appendicitis and finally gets his US title match against MVP. The match is very enjoyable. Both wrestlers have improved a great deal in the past year. It helps that Mick Foley has replaced Jonathan Coachman as the new Smackdown color commentator. *SPOILER* One of the things that will be remembered about this show in the years to come, is that this is where Matt won his first major singles title. Matt's genuine joy with winning the US title is a wonderful moment. It is a long overdue and he greatly deserves it. *END SPOILER*
* Eve Torres interviews Matt Hardy. Following a long, solid match, Matt is interviewed. I know he's exhausted, but the pause Matt takes before answering feels way too awkward. Mic skills, Matt! Take an acting class or a public speaking class!
* ECW Championship: Kane (c) vs. Chavo Guerrero. Last month, Kane squashed Chavo at Wrestlemania to win the ECW title. After that, its a bit hard to accept Chavo as a threat to Kane's reign. Despite that, both men put on an enjoyable performance. Nothing in particular stands out from the match, but it doesn't feel slow and dragged out.
* Todd Grisham interviews Randy Orton. I know that Orton is certainly not the Rock or Cena when it comes to speaking, but he is better than most people give him credit for. He delivers a decent speech, building anticipation for the main event.
* Big Show vs. Great Khali. As a large athlete, Big Show is amazingly impressive. However, Khali remains completely void of talent. This match is booked as a freak show: two monsters fighting each other. It is not expected to be a technical masterpiece, and it doesn't try. It is a slow and rather, uneventful match. Show does what he can, but he's carrying Khali's dead weight.
* Randy Orton taunts John Cena. Orton begins going around to his opponents tonight and telling them about how great he is. Cena comes off much more relaxed and natural that Orton here.
* Shawn Michaels vs. Batista w/ guest referee Chris Jericho. These two built up a decent storyline, arguing over the retirement of Ric Flair at Wrestlemania. The last time Shawn & Batista wrestled each other on ppv, was at Armageddon in December 2003. Since then, Batista has learned a great deal. The two put on a much better performance that in the past, but it is not a show-stealer.
* Randy Orton taunts Triple H. This is an odd backstage segment. Orton talks to Triple H about how his reign won't end tonight. However, Orton never looks at Triple H during the confrontation. The odd directing takes away from what the two are saying.
* 12-Diva Tag Team Match: Mickie James, Maria, Ashley, Michelle McCool, Cherry, & Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix, Melina, Jillian, Victoria, Natalya, & Layla. This match feels too much like the WWE just wanted to get as many girls on the show as possible. Considering how successful TNA's womens division has been, its amazing that WWE continues to provide these fluff matches. This match marks the ppv debut of Natalya, the daughter of Jim Niedhart from the legendary Hart Foundation. Unfortunately, she doesn't have much to do here.
* World Championship: Undertaker (c) vs. Edge. In a rematch from Wrestlemania, Undertaker defends his newly won belt against the former champion. This match feels just as good as their Wrestlemania match, and has a much faster start. If you enjoyed their previous bouts, then you'll definitely enjoy this one.
* CM Punk wishes Randy Orton good luck. This seems like a waste of good talent. Punk has roughly 5 seconds to wish Orton luck while holding up the Money in the Bank briefcase he won at Wrestlemania.
* WWE Championship Fatal Four-Way Match: Randy Orton (c) vs. Triple H vs. John Cena vs. JBL. This match is fought under Elimination rules. This match is very similar to the Wrestlemania triple threat match, but with JBL added to the mix. The crowd cheers for Triple H, boos Orton, and gives a loud mixed response to Cena. *SPOILER* The match comes down to Orton and Triple H, with Triple H finally ending Orton's reign as champion. Now a 12-time champion, Triple H holds a world title for the first time in 3 years. *END SPOILER*
* Todd Grisham interviews Triple H. Following the main event, Triple H talks about what this victory means to him.
* Raw 4/28/08 - Aftermath of WWE Championship Match between Triple H and Randy Orton. This is the match where Regal ended the show in the middle of the match. Its a decent bout between Orton & Triple H, which is interrupted by Regal. Worth a watch.
Overall, Backlash is another good show by the WWE. Backlash feels a bit more important because of the two title changes, and provides some decent matches overall.