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Roughly 21 hours after the completion of SummerSlam, WWE returns to pay-per-view tonight with Backlash.

Fans of professional wrestling worldwide are unanimous in their surprise at the realization that WWE’s Backlash pay-per-view is just a few hours away.

“Wait, that’s tonight?” tweeted countless fans throughout the afternoon. “Wasn’t SummerSlam just, like, last week?”

The advent of the content-hungry WWE Network has led the company to steadily add more pay-per-views to its annual schedule, leaving many fans bewildered by sheer quantity.

There are currently 158 WWE pay-per-views annually, including:

  • Survivor Series
  • Payback
  • Backpay
  • Backpack
  • Halloween Havoc
  • Halloween Havoc 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Clash of Champions
  • Clash of Number-One Contenders
  • Extreme Rules
  • Moderate Rules
  • Battleground
  • Ceasefire
  • The Kevin Owens Pay-Per-View
  • Money in the Bank
  • Money Under the Mattress
  • Fastlane
  • Passing Lane
  • The Bastion Booger Memorial Cruiserweight Tournament
  • Roadblock
  • Writer’s Block
  • No Way Out
  • A Few Ways Out
  • Cyber Sunday
  • Cyber Wednesday Morning Around 10ish
  • The Great American Bash
  • The Mediocre British Bash
  • NXT TakeDown: reSURgenCE
  • nxT tAkedoWn: tyPogRAphy
  • Baddd Bloodddd
  • In Your House: Home Invasion

Amid this ever-growing list of pay-per-views, WWE has eliminated WrestleMania to avoid oversaturating the market.