WWE says Backlash pay-per-view again will be held overseas

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The international tour for WWE is raging on into 2024, and will be saying bonjour to another country hosting its first pay-per-view.

Backlash 2024 will be held in Lyon-Decines, France in 2024, WWE announced on Wednesday. The event will be part of a two-day televised shows tour in the country, as SmackDown will air from LDLC Arena on Friday, May 3, 2024 before Backlash takes place on Saturday, May 4. The event will be titled Backlash France.

Like previous editions of the live event, Backlash France will be the first pay-per-view for WWE after WrestleMania 40, which will take place April 6-7 from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

WWE’s recent run of shows abroad

The event will mark the second consecutive year that Backlash will be held outside the continental U.S., as the 2023 edition was in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It became WWE’s most-viewed Backlash in its history as the event featured Puerto Rico-natives Bad Bunny and Damian Priest in the main event.

Backlash France will also continue WWE’s push of taking its top events abroad, as the event will be the eighth pay-per-view since the start of 2023 to be outside of the continental United States. Elimination Chamber (Canada), Backlash (Puerto Rico), Money in the Bank (England) and Night of Champions and Crown Jewel (Saudi Arabia) were the international shows in 2023. In 2024, three events will be abroad: Elimination Chamber (Australia), Backlash (France) and Bash in Berlin (Germany).

WWE 2024 pay-per-view schedule

The announcement of Backlash France sets WWE up with its pay-per-view schedule through early May and is one of five events officially scheduled in 2024. Here is the schedule of pay-per-view events so far in 2024:

Royal Rumble: Jan. 27 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.Elimination Chamber: Feb. 24 at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia.WrestleMania 40: April 6-7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Backlash France: May 4 at LDLC Arena in Lyon-Decines, France.Bash in Berlin: Aug. 31 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.

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