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Backlash (2005)
Promotional poster featuring Triple K
Theme song(s) "Stronger" by Trust Company
Promotion International Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Meltdown
Date May 1, 2005
Attendance 14,000
Venue Verizon Wireland Arena
City Manchester, New Hampshire
Pay-per-view chronology
WrestleMania 21 Backlash (2005) Judgment Day (2005)
Backlash chronology
Backlash (2004) Backlash (2005) Backlash (2006)

Backlash (2005)[]

Backlash (2005) was the seventh annual Backlash professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which took place on May 1, 2005 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. The show's six matches showcased prominent IWE wrestlers, who acted out the franchise's stories in and out of the ring. The event starred talent from the Meltdown.

In the main event, Jesse Dern defeated Triple K in a Singles Match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. From the five scheduled bouts on the undercard, two received more promotion than the others. The first was a Tag Team Match, in which Ryan Barnhart and Hulk Hogan defeated Austin Patrick and Junior. The other was a Last Man Standing Match, a match where a wrestler is unable to respond to a ten count by the referee would lose. Chris Gomez defeated Kevin Hunter after Hunter failed to get to his feet before the referee's count to ten.

Backlash helped WWE increase its pay-per-view revenue by $4.7 million, through ticket sales and pay-per-view buys.





IWE Backlash (2005) Results[]

# Matches Stipulations
HEAT]] Jesse defeated Sean Singles Match
1 Junior Remeriz (c) defeated Kris McGowan Singles Match for the IWE Intercontinental Championship
2 Jared and Tom defeated William Kapphan and Park McKinnon (c), The Heartthrobs (Anthony and Nick), Simon and Jonathon and La Résistance (Sylvain and Robert) Tag Team Turmoil for the IWE World Tag Team Championship
3 Chris Gomez defeated Kevin Hunter Last Man Standing Match
4 Chris LeGreca (with Bailey Dalton) defeated Keith (with Nicole) Singles Match
5 Hulk Hogan and Ryan Barnhart defeated Austin Patick and Junior Tag Team Match
6 Jesse Dern (c) defeated Triple K Singles Match for the IWE World Heavyweight Championship