By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Sunday’s WWE WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view event received a majority B grade from 46 percent of the voters in our post show poll. A finished second with 27 percent of the vote.
-44 percent of our voters gave best match of the night honors to Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins. Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey in an I Quit match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship finished second with 29 percent of the vote, and Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso vs. Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, and Riddle finished third with 17 precent of the vote.
Powell’s POV: Jake Barnett and I both gave the show B- grades in our WrestleMania Backlash audio review on Sunday night. If my vote had been strictly based on match quality, then I would have given this show a B+ grade because they had several matches that delivered. But the fact that there was only one title match and the build to the show felt phoned in really worked against it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in our latest polls, which are available following Raw, AEW Dynamite, NXT, WWE Smackdown, and pay-per-view events.
B-? It felt phoned in?
The anti-WWE bias is real. Dirtsheet writers are completely non representative of the vast majority of wrestling fans.
Okay, please tell me all about how great the build was without making any comparisons to AEW. Tell me about how great it was to advertise a unification match and then switch it out to a six-man tag match with nothing at stake. Tell me about the classic build to Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss. Tell me about how excited you were for this show compared to other WWE events. I’d love to read it.