WrestleMania 33 is about to get underway on the WWE Network. Although this is the culmination of everything the company has been building to for the past year, there are only a few more weeks to go until the next pay-per-view event. So when’s the next WWE pay-per-view after WrestleMania?
The next WWE pay-per-view following WrestleMania 33 will be Payback, which takes place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017.
Payback will be held at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Tickets for the event are currently available on Ticketmaster.
This is the fifth in the Payback series of pay-per-views, which is now a Monday Night Raw branded event. 2016 was the first time that Payback was the followup to WrestleMania, as before last year, it was Extreme Rules that followed the big show.
Last year’s Payback event was headlined by a match between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles, with Reigns retaining his World Heavyweight Championship. It’s safe to say that this year’s Payback will likely be headlined by a match over the Universal Championship, and so it will probably feature either Brock Lesnar or Bill Goldberg in the main event.
The next SmackDown brand pay-per-view to take place after WrestleMania will be Backlash, which is held on Sunday, May 21st, 2017.
Backlash will be held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Tickets for the event are currently available on Ticketmaster.
This is the 13th in the Backlack series of pay-per-views. The most recent Backlash actually took place less than a year ago, in September 2016; that was the night that AJ Styles defeated Dean Ambrose and became the new World Champion.
While we don’t know anything about the Backlash card yet, the show will likely be headlined by a match for the WWE World Championship, which should be held at that point either by Bray Wyatt or Randy Orton.
After Backlash, the next pay-per-views that are scheduled for 2017 are Extreme Rules (Raw), Money in the Bank (SmackDown), Bad Blood (Raw), Battleground (SmackDown), SummerSlam, and Survivor Series, though more will be added onto the schedule in the coming months.