Significant Lack Of Interest In WWE WrestleMania Backlash

1 year ago by Louis Dangoor

Significant Lack Of Interest In WWE WrestleMania Backlash

Despite the common opinion being that WWE WrestleMania Backlash was a rather good pay-per-view, the show massively underperformed with regards to Google searches.

This was discussed by Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, who noted that this was the first time he could remember a WWE pay-per-view not being in the top 20 Google searches.

Meltzer said:

“The Google Trends, it’s the first time that I can ever recall a WWE pay-per-view not cracking the top 20, and I think #20 was about 100,000 (Google searches). WWE, the ‘B’ pay-per-views, are usually about 200,000. I believe the March show before WrestleMania (Fastlane) did 140,000, which was incredibly low.”

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With #20 for the night bringing in around 100,000 searches, Meltzer looked at how the show had very little interest, especially when compared with AEW Revolution from back in February:

“The AEW show (Revolution), the last one was the biggest one they ever did and that did 210,000 in Google Trends – it did about 140,000-150,000, probably close to 150,000 in buys, maybe more. It’s by far the biggest one they ever did. But yeah, the interest level wasn’t there (for Backlash), that’s the basic gist of it.”

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The show was not received well by mainstream media outlets either, with one publication calling the Damian Priest vs. The Miz match “one of the saddest moments in WWE history”, which you can read more about by clicking here.

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