WWE Cancels Annual Backlash PPV Because Of Saudi Arabia Event: Report


WWE’s annual Backlash pay-per-view had been scheduled to take place at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena on June 16, but that is no longer the case. In fact, WWE has reportedly scrapped the Backlash PPV altogether.

According to a report by Dave Meltzer, WWE has reportedly cancelled the June 16 PPV because they moved the Saudi Arabia event to June 7 and they do not want two PPVs running so close to each other.

Per Wrestling Observer Online:

“The presumption is that it’s being pulled because of the 6/7 show in Saudi Arabia, which hasn’t been announced, but that is the date scheduled. They are selling tickets for shows that weekend in the U.S. for both the Raw and Smackdown tours. We still don’t know anything conclusively regarding the planned 6/8 Takeover show in San Jose. WWE has shows scheduled for 6/7 in Salt Lake City, 6/8 in Denver, Boise and Takeover in San Jose, and 6/9 in Oakland and Fresno.”

Although the WWE has not officially announced the Saudi Arabia PPV, it is believed that many of the company’s biggest stars will once again be making the trip. That will likely include The Undertaker, who is rumored for a match against Elias. The two superstars recently came face-to-face on the episode of Monday Night Raw immediately following Wrestlemania 35.