WWE Backlash 2023 took place from Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan and was headlined by hometown hero Bad Bunny going up against fellow Puerto Rican native Damian Priest.
This was the first WWE pay-per-view event held in Puerto Rico since New Year’s Revolution in January 2005, and the second Backlash event held outside the continental United States, since April 2004.
Backlash also advertised Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar in a grudge match. Rhodes looked to enacted the vengeance he so desperately sought after Lesnar sabotaged Rhodes’ plans for an undisputed universal championship rematch against Roman Reigns.
WWE Backlash 2023 results
- Bianca Belair def. IYO SKY by pinfall to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
- Seth Rollins def. Omos by pinfall.
- Austin Theory def. Bobby Lashley and Bronson Reed by pinning Reed to retain the WWE United States Championship.
- Rhea Ripley def. Zelina Vega by pinfall to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
- Bad Bunny def. Damian Priest by pinfall in a San Juan Street Fight after The Judgment Day, the LWO, Savio Vega and Carlito get involved.
- The Bloodline def. Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn by pinfall when Solo Sikoa pins Riddle.
- Cody Rhodes def. Brock Lesnar by pinfall.