17 unique performers competed in a match on the main card of Backlash 2020.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at which performers have currently wrestled on the most consecutive pay-per-view (PPV) events as of June 2020. The only rules are that the superstar must have wrestled for more than zero seconds on the main card of the PPV (sorry, pre-show fans), typical 24/7 title shenanigans will be ignored, and events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are omitted from this exercise.
- 8 events - Asuka
- 5 events - John Morrison, Braun Strowman
- 3 events - Bobby Lashley, Bayley, Drew McIntyre
- 2 events - The Miz, Nia Jax
- 1 event - Banks, Bliss, Cross, IIconics, Sheamus, Hardy, Edge, Orton
And here are the streaks that ended at Backlash:
- 5 events - Aleister Black, Kofi Kingston
- 4 events - Baszler, Bryan, Styles, Rollins
- 3 events - Otis
- 2 events - Corbin, Evans, Tamina, Wyatt
- 1 event - Big E, Metalik, Dorado, Cutler, Blake, Truth, Carmella, Brooke, Mysterio
Asuka is a constant atop the list, as she continues her great run in 2020, but the name that stands out to me this month is John Morrison. With big names like Aleister Black, Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Seth Rollins all falling off the board this month, Morrison is now hanging out with a bunch of WWE’s most heavily pushed stars (Asuka, McIntyre, Strowman, Bayley, Lashley) near the top of the list.
Did you see that incredible match that Morrison had with Matt Riddle just a couple days ago on SmackDown? I do enjoy Miz & Morrison as a team for the most part, but I think now’s the time for Morrison to be given a bigger spotlight with a singles push. He’s simply too talented to settle in as the jabroni who takes beatings in place of the presumed bigger star, Baron Corbin. Those roles need to be reversed, if anything, because Morrison is capable of incredible things.
The other thing that’s worth noting is that Bryan and Styles had their big Intercontinental championship match on the June 12 episode of SmackDown, two days before Backlash, so that’s why they missed the pay-per-view. WWE has to fill out way too much TV time with compelling content, which is pretty hard to do right now, so it’s wise to sprinkle in important matches with stakes on their weekly shows.
Finally, out of the 17 wrestlers who competed on the main card of Backlash, six of them wrestled in the women’s tag title match, leaving 11 other spots on the card. With Edge and Randy Orton going damn near 45 minutes in The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, as well as motorcycle ninjas appearing in a lengthy segment that wasn’t an official wrestling match, there just wasn’t much time to go around to squeeze in more names on this show.
What do you think about this list of active streaks, Cagesiders? Which wrestler is most likely to fall off the list in July?