Backlash (2021) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on May 23, 2021. It was the second event under the Backlash chronology.
The card featured seven matches, that resulted from scripted storylines and had results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Raw, SmackDown and the cruiserweight exclusive 205 Live.
|1||Seth Rollins vs. Kane||Semifinal match in the Universal Championship number one contenders tournament|
|2||Braun Strowman vs. Dean Ambrose||Semifinal match in the Universal Championship number one contenders tournament|
|3||TBD vs. TBD||Final match in the Universal Championship number one contenders tournament|
|4||Luke Harper (c) vs. Baron Corbin||Singles match for the WWE Championship|
|5||Roman Reigns (c) vs. Elias||Singles match for the Universal Championship|
If Elias wins, he becomes a member of the Raw roster
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match