BLEACHER REPORT: Backlash PPV Reportedly Canceled Due to Scheduling of Saudi Arabia Show

BY JOSEPH ZUCKER – APRIL 21, 2019


Strowman-WWE-SaudiWWE has reportedly canceled its Backlash pay-per-view, which was scheduled for June 16 in San Diego.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter‘s Dave Meltzer reported Sunday that WWE is planning an event in Saudi Arabia on June 7 and may not have wanted two major shows in a little over a week.

Fightful’s Jeremy Lambert originally reported the Saudi show was slated for May 3.

Assuming that’s the justification, the decision is logical, if a little disheartening for wrestling fans who have come to loathe WWE’s Saudi Arabia shows.

Greatest Royal Rumble, WWE’s first event as part of its agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was a little less than a month after WrestleMania 34 in April 2018. Especially since Greatest Royal Rumble had a lot of WrestleMania rematches, it took the wind out of … Read the Full Story HERE



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