• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 21, 2002) – WWF Backlash 2002
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 21, 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘Backlash 2002’ LIVE on PPV from the Kemper Memorial Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.
This was the 4th annual Backlash event held by the WWF/WWE from 1999 till 2009 and again since 2016.
Here are the PPV results:
WWF Cruiserweight Championship: Tajiri defeated Billy Kidman (c)
Scott Hall defeated Bradshaw
WWF Women’s Championship: Jazz (c) defeated Trish Stratus
Brock Lesnar defeated Jeff Hardy
Kurt Angle defeated Edge
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Eddie Guerrero defeated Rob Van Dam (c)
#1 Contender: The Undertaker defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin
WWF Tag Team Championship: Billy & Chuck (c) defeated Al Snow & Maven
Undisputed WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan defeated Triple H (c)
• Former WWE Wrestler Hopeful For A Return To The Company After Being Fired 2 Years Ago
One of the top comedy wrestlers in WWE in 2016, James Ellsworth, is hoping to return to WWE. He started working with the company after the Draft in 2016, and was fired by then SmackDown General Manager Paige in July 2018 to end his run.
Lewis Nicholls of WWE Latest News recently interviewed Ellsworth, where he revealed that he was open to working with WWE again.
“You just never know, man. I would definitely go back and do more. I loved it there, I had a lot of fun and I would love to go back and do some more, absolutely. I think the majority of the former talent there that you speak with would say the same thing.”
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