Of all the Backlash PPVs, 2003's edition is probably the most disappointing. On paper, the dream main event match-up of The Rock and Goldberg seems gigantic - but it didn't really resonate with a crowd unwilling to say goodbye to the Brahma Bull (especially in his Hollywood heel role). Goldberg steamrolled his opponent to the disappointment of many.
Elsewhere on the card, Brock Lesnar and John Cena clashed in a rather disjointed affair, while a messy six man tag involving Triple H, Chris Jericho, Ric Flair, Booker T, Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels attempted to mash several separate feuds together.
The best match on the card was undoubtedly its opener, a fun tag team affair between Los Guerreros and Team Angle - but nothing else on the show managed to reach the bar it set early on.