Monday night the Raw roster returned to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL and the fans in attendance were happy to greet quite a few of the stars with CM Punk chants. CM Punk chants are to be expected when WWE visits Chicago, and Stephanie McMahon wasted no time shutting them down during her segment.
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WWE will be returning to Chicago before long, as the live audience was informed Monday night that Backlash will be taking place from the Allstate Arena on May 21st. The event will be a Smackdown exclusive pay-per-view.
In 2016 WWE Backlash returned to the pay-per-view schedule after a long absence. The event was a Smackdown exclusive show and it featured AJ Styles’ big WWE Championship win when he defeated Dean Ambrose to capture the title.
You can check out the updated WWE pay-per-view schedule below:
WrestleMania 33 – April 1st, 2017 in Orlando, FL (Combined Event)
Payback – April 30th, 2017 in San Jose, CA (Raw Exclusive)
Backlash – May 21st, 2017 – in Chicago, IL (Smackdown Exclusive)
Extreme Rules – June 4th, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland (Raw Exclusive)
Money in the Bank – June 18th in St Louis, Missouri (Smackdown Exclusive)
Summerslam – August 20th, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York (Combined Event)
Survivor Series – November 19th, 2017 in Houston, Texas (Combined Event)
Royal Rumble – January 28th, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Combined Event)
WrestleMania 34 – April 8th, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana (Combined Event)