It’s time for WWE wrestlers to go straight to Hell. Well, it’s more like Hell in a Cell as the PPV has returned for another year. This evening will feature plenty of wrestling matches to keep you glued to your TV, including the main event of Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins in the titular Hell in a Cell match. As the PPV airs on Peacock, you can check out live results of each match and a review below.

Taking place in the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, there are seven matches on the card this evening–two of which are championship matches. Becky Lynch and Asuka will both get a shot at the Raw Women’s Championship as Bianca Belair defends her title in a triple threat match. Check out the video below which details how this match came together.

If you want to watch Hell in a Cell live, or a replay of it, you’ll need the streaming service Peacock. While the streaming service does have a free tier, you will not be able to watch the WWE event through that. You’ll need a Premium ($5 a month, with ads) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10 a month, no ads) account. Regardless of which tier you choose, there will be a few WWE-related ads throughout the show.

There are multiple ways to watch Peacock. Aside from watching it on mobile devices and on the PC, you can stream the service on Amazon Fire devices, Android TV, Apple TV, LG Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xfinity, and more.

Check out the match card below:

  • Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins (Hell in a Cell Match)
  • Bianca Belair vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch (Raw Women’s Championship)
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Omos & MVP (Handicap Match)
  • Ezekiel vs. Kevin Owens
  • Finn Bálor, AJ Styles & Liv Morgan vs. The Judgment Day
  • Theory vs. Mustafa Ali (United States Championship)
  • Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin (No Holds Barred Match)

Above, you can check out a recent episode of GameSpot’s wrestling podcast, Wrestle Buddies. Mat Elfring predicts all the results for Hell in a Cell alongside his AI machine PredictionBot 3000 v2.0.

Below, you’ll find live updates and results for Wrestlemania Backlash as it airs on Peacock. Additionally, there will be a review of each match from the Wrestle Buddies.

Kickoff Show

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The Kickoff Show begins at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET. Changes in the card or PPV notes will be listed below.

You can also watch the Kickoff Show as it airs above.

Main Card:

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Bianca Belair vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch

(Raw Women’s Championship)

Bianca Belair wins by pin.

Mat: If Hell in a Cell were the Met Gala, then Becky Lynch just stole the show. Side note: I know nothing about the Met Gala. People wear fancy clothes there, right? I think that’s what it is. I’m very excited about this match because these are my three favorite women in WWE at the moment, and I could have seen it in person, but I didn’t want to drive to Rosemont, sorry, “Chicago.”

This is a great way to kick things off right now, and so much so that I’m crying–that’s probably because the poke bowl I ordered is spicy as hell. Regardless, the train is moving on this one between spots and it’s incredibly fluid. There’s great showcasing for each person in the match–especially Asuka, which makes me so happy.

What this match did exceptionally well was it never made any of these three women weak. While Belair retaining made the most sense, it felt like anyone could have taken home the title. I kinda wish this went to Asuka–even if I’m a huge Lynch supporter–but I’m happy with the outcome and the finish. This one was a lot of fun.


Chris: It’s funny, I was literally just telling someone that Becky Lynch’s gimmick right now is “Met Gala Everyday.” That person wasn’t Mat, but I’m glad we’re on the same wavelength. Anyway, I appreciate the desperation Becky Lynch acts with these days. She’s cocky, but she’s dying to have her title back and is willing to fight dirty to make it happen. Meanwhile, Bianca Belair continues to appear as one of the absolute strongest women in the industry–and she is. But she’s not been shown to be a “weak” champion for any reason.

Then there’s Asuka. I love Asuka and am glad she’s back. The crowd loves her, her offense is always fun to watch. But at no point in the build to this did I ever view her as a possibility for getting the win. She was simply never positioned in such a way that made her seem like a threat to Belair. Perhaps, it would have been best if they let Asuka and Becky Lynch be a slow burn feud, keeping them both busy while Bianca went toe-to-toe with other women on the roaster before this triply threat happened at a bigger show.

Anyway, that’s all the story leading up to now. This match was a blast, even if Asuka mostly felt like she was in the “I’m also here” role, while the match focused on Becky and Bianca. Even still, all three delivered very exciting moments. Honestly, the double ankle lock spot was probably my personal highlight.

Bianca won, which wasn’t really in question. What bums me out about this, though, is that Asuka feels less than when it comes to both of these opponents. When you make Asuka feel less special, you’re doing something wrong.


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Bobby Lashley vs. Omos & MVP

Lashley wins by submission.

Mat: MVP is not a good rapper. Can I make the whole review about MVP’s song about Bobby Lashley? It’s very bad and feels very dated, like from 1987. But is it bad to make me hate him? I can never hate you, MVP. You’re a delight. Anyway, I’m still sweating from my poke bowl. I got shrimp, tuna, and salmon. I’m really living dangerously because I live outside of Chicago and eating seafood. There’s a lot of food in it too, so I’m kinda stuffed after getting halfway through. Good stuff though.

My poke bowl: 7.6/10

Now, as for this match… My favorite thing about this match is that there’s a lot of nothing happening, and the crowd gave a huge pop for Lashley spearing Omos because “something happened.” Anyway, the match happened, and I got pumped about Lashley and Cedric Alexander maybe teaming up, but I want this Omos/MVP nonsense over with. The match was fine. I really enjoyed seeing Lashley super-over with the crowd. I like him a lot, but I just wish he was in a better story.


Chris: Please make it stop. Lashley deserves more than this long and pointless feud with Omos. Heck, MVP deserves more too. Also I still don’t enjoy Lashley’s new “pose like a trophy” entrance. Anyway, this is a lot like the match the two had last month, except MVP was there to take the loss this time out. I honestly don’t know what to say about this match, other than Lashley continues to be super popular with the crowd, which you love to see.


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Ezekiel vs. Kevin Owens

Owens wins by pin.

Mat: Why do I love this stupid, stupid, stupid storyline so much? It’s stupid because it’s obvious Ezekiel is Elias’ brother. How hard is that to understand? The Chicago crowd also appreciates how silly this all is. I do wish Ezekiel was a bit more defined. He’s basically Jimmy Wrestleman.

Jokes aside, what’s the point of all of this? Owens beats up Ezekiel. Nothing happens. It’s a clean match that does nothing for either of these wrestlers, and the match itself was pretty bland. Sure, I laughed a bunch when Owens was screaming “Elias” in Ezekiel’s face, but this was a weird match.


Chris: Remember when Kevin Owens was feuding with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin literally two months ago and main evented Wrestlemania Night 1? I do too, what is going on here? The Ezekiel thing was funny for a couple of weeks. How on Earth is it still going on, though? While we’re at it, why are the announcers not talking about how Ezekiel is bleeding after taking a DDT? At least Kevin Owens won this match–and there was plenty of aggressive offense throughout–but I’m so ready for this feud to be over.


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Finn Bálor, AJ Styles & Liv Morgan vs. The Judgment Day

Edge pins Bálor.

Review in progress

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