Backlash also saw the second of four consecutive PPV encounters between Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle. This one was the Ultimate Submission Iron Man Match in which the wrestler with the most submissions gained in half an hour would be the winner. Benoit has his Crossface, Angle has the AngleLock, which move proved to be the most effective over 30 minutes?
The owner of WCW Shane McMahon also had a big score to settle at Backlash as he went up against The Big Show in a Last Man Standing match, after Show turned on him by staying with the WWF instead of going to WCW. This match features another crazy stunt by Shane-O-Mac, buy this DVD if you wanna see what he pulls off!
Also on this DVD, you'll see the rather dodgy Duchess Of Queensbury Rules Match (they actually have a "Duchess Of Queensbury" there) between Chris Jericho and the commissioner William Regal. Watch as the rules get made up as they go along! Although the match is utter tosh, you have to watch it just to see Regal's facial expressions.
The other matches at Backlash saw Rhyno defend his WWF Hardcore title against former champion Raven, all three Dudley Boyz going up against X-Factor and Matt Hardy defending his WWF European title in a Three Way Dance with Eddie Guerrero and Christian.
1: 6 Man Tag Team Match
X Factor VS. Dudley Boyz
O.K. 6 Man Match. X-Pac gets put through a table afterwards. Sniff. 7/10
2: Hardcore Championship Match
Rhyno (Champ) VS. Raven
This was a good hardcore match with loads of weapons. Rhyno gores a shopping cart. 9/10
3: Duchess Of Queensbury Rules Match
Chris Jericho VS. William Regal
The Duchess was at ringside! She kept changing the rules to make sure that Regal didn't lose. Did it work? Possibly. 7/10
4: 30 Minute Ultimate Submission Match
Kurt Angle VS. Chris Benoit
This is a great match if you're a fan of technical wrestling. If not, this probably isn't for you. I like it though. 8/10
5: Last Man Standing Match
Big Show VS. Shane McMahon
Not the first time Vince has put one of his kids in a match with the Big Show. What a guy. Anyway, Show Chokeslams Shane a lot, and could have won loads of times. At the end, Shane leaps off the Backlash set. Brutal. 9/10
6: Triple Threat Match for the European Championship
Matt Hardy (Champ) VS. Eddie Guerrero VS. Christian
A good match with some interfernce from Edge and Jeff Hardy. No-one helps out Eddie? Oh well. 7/10
7: Tag Team Match for the WWF, Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships
Kane & Undertaker (Tag Champs) VS. Stone Cold (WWF Champ) & Triple H (IC Champ)
The main event didn't disappoint. In a match where all the major titles are on the line, both Vince and Stephanie McMahon attempt to help out Triple H and Austin. Stephanie fails when Kane gives her a Big Boot!
This is a quality event and is well worth buying.
Hardcore Title Match
Rhyno vs Raven 9/10
This match was brutal with trash cans, sign posts, a shopping trolley and a kitchen sink being used. One of the best hardcore matches yet.
Duchess of Queensbury Rules Match (No Disqualification, No Submission, 2 Rounds)
William Regal vs Chris Jericho 8/10
This was a weird match because the rules kept on changing in favour of William Regal still some great wrestling and lots of funny moments. Will Regal's duchess of queenbury rules do the job? Watch to find out.
30 Minute Submission Match
Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit 9/10
If you like technical submission wrestling this is the match for you. It does drag on a bit but is one of the best matches on the card.
Last Man Standing Match
Shane McMahon vs Big Show 10/10
If you liked Shane at SummerSlam against Steve Blackman than you are going to love this match. Excellent stuff.
European Title Triple Threat Match
Matt Hardy vs Eddie Guerrero vs Christian 7/10
A short match but still a great way to lead into the main event.
World, Intercontinental vs Tag Team Titles Match
Two Man Power Trip (Steve Austin and Triple H) vs Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane 10/10
I really liked this match it had lots of emotion and drama and quite funny in some parts. The only thing I didn't like is that the wrong team won.
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