The SmackDown Live roster has definitely seen some big changes during the Superstar Shakeup.
One of the newest roster members has now become the most shocking #1 contender for Randy Orton’s WWE Championship. Jinder Mahal has allied with the Bollywood Boys and has set his sights on taking SD Live’s top prize from “The Viper.” At WWE Backlash 2017, we might possibly witness the true ascension of Mahal to the #1 spot on the Blue Brand. Also, the newly minted US Champion Chris Jericho is set to take on an old rival in the form of AJ Styles. Plus The Usos will defend their SD Live Tag Team titles against another unlikely #1 contender – Tyler Breeze and Fandango (Breezango). Come May 21, we’re set to see another PPV installment from the boys over on SD Live.
Here’s the official date, location and Kickoff/main show start times for WWE Backlash 2017.
WWE Backlash 2017 will take place on the WWE Network and PPV on May 21, 2017.
WWE Backlash 2017 will emanate from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
Kickoff Show Start Time
The Kickoff Show for WWE Backlash 2017 (which will showcase Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English) will officially begin at 7 P.M. EST/4 P.M. PST. You can watch it on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the official WWE App, YouTube and several other devices/websites.
You’ll be able to access the WWE Network through the following devices/websites:
– PS3 or PS4
– Xbox 360 or Xbox One
– Sony Internet-connected TVs
– Samsung Smart TVs
– Panasonic Life+Screen Smart TVs
– Kindle Fire or Amazon Fire TV
– Apple TV
– iOS enabled devices
– Android enabled devices
Main Show Start Time
The main airing of WWE Backlash 2017 will begin at 8 P.M. EST/5 P.M. PST. This is a WWE Network special event that will also air on PPV. You’ll be able to view it through the same means we listed above for the Kickoff Show.
You’ll be able to watch WWE Backlash 2017 on PPV through the following cable providers:
– BrightHouse Networks
– Cable One
– Optimum (Channel 550 for HD or Channel 551 for SD)
– Comcast (Xfinity)
– Cox Communications
– Time Warner Cable
– Verizon FIOS TV (Channel 1000 for SD or Channel 1001 for HD)