STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2005 â€“ The legendary Hulk Hogan returns to action for one more match at World Wrestling EntertainmentÂ®â€™s RAW branded Pay-Per-View, Backlash, on May 1, 2005, in Manchester, N.H.
Hogan, arguably the most famous Superstar ever, will appear on Monday Night RAW before a sold out crowd at New York Cityâ€™s Madison Square Garden tonight, April 18, to accept the invitation of â€œThe Heartbreak Kid,â€ Shawn Michaelsâ„¢, to be his tag team partner. This sets up, for the first-time ever, a dream pairing of these two celebrated Superstars as they face WWE Superstars Mohammed Hassanâ„¢ and Daivariâ„¢ at Backlash.
Batista, fresh off winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H at WrestleManiaÂ® 21, makes his first Pay-Per-View title defense at Backlash. It will be Triple H versus Batista again as Triple H, the 10-time world champion, will be driven to recapture the title he lost at WrestleMania.
Stay tuned to Monday Night RAW and WWE.com to be updated on other matches to be set for Backlash.
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