WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 DVD Review feat. Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro

WrestleMania Backlash 2021 DVD
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Title: WrestleMania Backlash 2021
Producer: WWE
Running Time: 189 Minutes
Certificate: 12
Number Of Discs: 1
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Released: July 5 2021

(Thanks to Fetch Publicity for arranging this review.)

This is our DVD review for WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021,the first PPV event before WrestleMania 37. Now, this show would feature a mix of the highly entertaining and the excruciatingly bad. This is the latest DVD review for our site. So, let’s see what we think of WrestleMania Backlash 2021!

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021

WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Under Card

Rhea Ripley triumphs over Asuka and Charlotte Flair in an energetic opening clash. That was a surprise to me, as I would assume a victory here for The Queen. But no, Rhea’s reign as Raw Women’s Champion would continue. From there, we would see a title change in the form of the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. That would come from Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio defeating Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Furthermore, the Mysterios would make history as the first father-son team to win Tag Team Championships in WWE.

So far, so good. But then … oh boy.

Zombies!

Now, I am not a miserable person who insists on work rate prevailing over good old sports entertainment. And I can see the financial benefit for WWE from promoting Army Of The Dead. But to completely alter the Lumberjack match between Damien Priest and The Miz to do so is questionable. And that’s a vast understatement. Now, if the match would involve a character with a zombie connection (such as The Undertaker or The Fiend), it’s possibly logical. But you have two guys who, judging by their presentation, are regular characters. And with no warning, all of a sudden, their match becomes a joke to promote a movie, with no subsequent tie-in whatsoever.

Yes, this is awful, more for what it represents than what WWE would actually present. Because it sets a precedent that WWE may try this again for another film or product in the future. And the company is willing to sacrifice a match with sufficient (albeit dull) hype for financial purposes. Needless to say that this drags the show down massively. Furthermore, Miz would suffer a serious injury in the match that may rule him out of action for several months. Needless to say, this will top Worst Match Of The Year lists when 2021 ends. Mind you, on DVD, at least you can skip past this and move on.

WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Main Events

Thankfully, things get back on track as Bianca Belair faces Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. It’s a good match, though I feel these two are capable of a little bit more. Meanwhile, Boby Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman would exceed expectations in their three-way clash for the WWE Championship. Indeed, this is a lot of fun, and it’s one of the better triple threat contests in recent years. But it’s bizarre watching this back, knowing that less than three weeks later, WWE would release Strowman from his contract. Crazy.

As for the main event, Roman Reigns once again takes centre stage for a high-quality Universal Championship clash against Cesaro. Now, with a crowd and at another time of the year, this could be an all-time dramatic contest. After all, Cesaro finally getting a PPV main event as a true underdog has the potential for a star-making moment. But even as it is, the match is well worth watching. And Roman retains his title, continuing a run that will define his career when we look back upon his legacy.

WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Summary

Only for the dud match, this would be one of WWE’s best PPV events in ages. After all, the double main event is great, and both Women’s Title matches are more than acceptable. Plus, Rey and Dominik’s feel-good win is another positive. Sadly, most fans will remember this show for the zombie apocalypse. And that’s understandable. But WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 is a strong show, and it’s well worth another watch on DVD. Assuming you skip the zombie Lumberjack match.

Overall Rating: 6.5/10 – Okay

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So, those are our thoughts on WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 on DVD! But what do you think? Let us know by leaving a comment below!