Report: Backstage Response To WWE PLEs Running Versus UFC & Boxing

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WWE is supposedly not stressed that stiff competitors from UFC and boxing will take audiences far from the upcoming Backlash Premium Live Event.

Today, WWE revealed that Backlash 2023 will happen on May 6 from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with Bad Bunny hosting the occasion.

May 6 is the very same day that UFC will host its UFC 228 PPV, while Canelo Alvarez is anticipated to box John Ryder on DAZN in Guadalajara, Mexico that very same day.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer stated that those in WWE aren’t too anxious, as they think that there is insufficient crossover in between boxing, UFC, and WWE that it would affect Backlash. Meltzer discussed:

” WWE will be enormous there (Puerto Rico). Each time they go there they draw well. Pay television is going to offer out immediately and a hot crowd and its Cinco de Mayo and it’s in Puerto Rico. This likewise seems like a Nick Khan thing since Cinco de Mayo, a huge occasion, and the sensation despite the fact that boxing is more than likely going to keep up Canelo that night, UFC is going to run, and their mindset is the crossover is not as huge as it utilized to be so we can run. Plus, we’re not pay-per-view. If individuals desire to enjoy the UFC that night they can see us later on, it’s totally free on Peacock so even. Since of the reality that it’s Peacock, whatever’s altered. They would’ve never ever done these European programs previously in the day since of the concept if it’s a pay-per-view it’s got to remain in that timeslot or it’s not going to offer due to the fact that individuals are utilized to that time slot and purchases go way down if we vacate that time slot.”

WWE Backlash 2023 will be WWE’s very first PLE in Puerto Rico because New Year’s Revolution in January 2005.

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