The first elevenBacklash PPVs that WWE produced between 1999 and 2009 were used as a follow-up toWrestleMania — the fall-out or "backlash" of the biggest event of the year. Given The Undertaker'sWrestleMania legacy, it should come as no surprise that he's been featured in prominent matches at WWE Backlash through the years.

The fact that The Undertaker was always leavingWrestleMania weekend with a victory means he had momentum going intoBacklash. That positive trend is reflected in his mostly successful historyat the event that is now exclusive to theSmackDown Live brand.

What follows is one part ina series of WWE Backlashhistory articles, in which we take a look at a WWE Superstar's recordat Backlash.

That history is then taken into consideration forWWE Backlash 2016 predictions, which are discussed at the conclusion of the article.

Win-loss record atWWE Backlash

The Undertaker made five appearances atBacklash, and the only time he lost a match was when he was part of a tag team. His overall record at the event is3-1-1. The tag team loss had a Winners Take All stipulation attached, in which Taker lost his tag title while trying to win a singles title. One of the two matches he competed in atBacklash that wasn't for a title was a No. 1 contenders match with Ric Flair as the Special Guest Referee. In 2007, he defended a world title in aLast Man Standing Match.

WWE Backlashtitle matches

The last two times that Undertaker competed atBacklash— 2007 and 2008— he successfully defended theWorld Heavyweight Championship.

In 2008, he defeated Edge in singles competition. In 2007, he wrestledBatista to a draw in the Last Man Standing Match. He defeatedStone Cold Steve Austin in 2002 to become the No. 1 contender for the Undisputed Championship. In 2001, however, as one half of the Brothers of Destruction, he dropped the Tag Team Championship to The Power Trip, Austin and Triple H.

Worthy competition at Backlash

The Undertaker fought formerUFC Champion Ken Shamrock at the inaugural event in 1999, and his competition on became more difficult through the years.

After teaming up with Kane to face Austin and Helmsley in 2001, his singles matches were against Stone Cold (2002), Batista (2007) and Edge (2008).

Predictions forBacklash 2016

As huge of a boost as it would likely be for the blue brand, there's no reason to believe that The Undertaker will make asurprise return at WWE Backlash this year. Of course, the Dead Man hasn't officially signed with either brand, so he could show up literally any time to begin a program that would culminate atWrestleMania 33. While it's definitely not likely, it certainly isn't impossible.

The one thing that could be taken into consideration from Taker's history atBacklash is that it takes something significant for a world title to change hands.

When The Undertaker and Kane tried to get their hands on Austin's WWE Championship in 2001, neither were successful. And when Batista and Edge challenged The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship in 2007 and 2008, neither were successful. If this is a true trend inBacklash world title matches, then the result ofDean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles may already be in the books. Look for The Lunatic Fringe to keep this tradition going when he successfully defends theWWE World Heavyweight Championship against The Phenomenal One atWWE Backlash 2016.

WWE Backlash2016will air live via the WWE Network on Sunday, September 11.

TheBacklashKick-Off Show begins at 7/6c, while the main show begins at 8/7c. Viewers who can't watch the show as it airs live from The Coliseumin Richmond can stream the entire Backlashevent on-demand with the WWE Network.

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