This was the third Backlash event to take place within the WTX Universe, it was the first event to take place following WrestleMania IV and was followed in May by Judgment Day, which was hosted by SmackDown.
The event hosted seven matches, the first of which was for the World Tag Team Championship, pitting D-Generation X against top contenders Wolfe Pack, who had been chasing tag team championship gold since late 2014. The second match of the show saw a WrestleMania rematch between former Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms and the current champion Hideo Itami, who Helms had to earn a rematch against on RAW. The third match saw Zack Ryder team up with Alex Riley as the lower tiered duo faced off against the debuting team The Misfits, the team of Corey Graves and Baron Corbin. The fourth match of the show was contested between top RAW stars Damien Sandow and Randy Orton, with the winner getting the next opportunity at the WWE Championship.
In the fifth match of the night, James Storm planned to make a big debut, issuing his first match as a challenge to The Undertaker. The sixth match was then contested for the Women's Championship, placing the champion Paige in her first defence upon moving to RAW with the championship, she was scheduled to face Natalya, who she had defeated upon her RAW debut, after which Natalya earned another opportunity this time for Paige's championship. The main event of the show saw a rematch from WrestleMania as the new WWE Champion Ryback defended his championship against the former and longest reigning champion Brock Lesnar.
The first match saw a title change as Wolfe Pack won the World Tag Team Championship from D-Generation X when Kevin Nash pinned Triple H after a running knee lift left Triple H unconscious. The second match saw Hideo Itami defeat Gregory Helms in their rematch, knocking Helms out of further contention for the championship. The third match saw The Misfts make a dominant debut, destroying the team of Zack Ryder & Alex Riley. In the fourth match, Randy Orton defeated Damien Sandow in a competitive match to become the new contender for the WWE Championship.
The fifth match saw James Storm debut a new iteration of former faction The Revolution, aligning himself with Bram and Luke Harper as the three beat down The Undertaker before Storm got the pinfall victory. The semi-main event saw Paige once again defeat Natalya despite outside interference from her husband Tyson Kidd. In the main event, Ryback retained the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar, pinning him off of his Shellshocked finisher for the win.
|1||"Wolfe Pack" Kevin Nash & Wolfe def. "D-Generation X" Triple H & Shawn Michaels (c)||Tag Team Match for World Tag Team Championship||12:23|
|2||Hideo Itami (c) def. Gregory Helms||Singles Match for Cruiserweight Championship||3:58|
|3||"The Misfits" Baron Corbin & Corey Graves w/Katie Lea Burchill def. Zack Ryder & Alex Riley||Tag Team Match||4:33|
|4||Randy Orton def. Damien Sandow||Singles Match||9:04|
|5||"The Revolution" James Storm, Bram & Luke Harper def. The Undertaker||3-on-1 Handicap Match||2:29|
|6||Paige (c) def. Natalya w/Tyson Kidd||Singles Match for Women's Championship||11:00|
|7||Ryback (c) def. Brock Lesnar||Extreme Rules Match for WWE Championship||17:51|