Wrestling Inc. reader Brandon Berthlein @team_brando sent word that it was announced at tonight's RAW taping in Chicago that WWE Backlash will take place at the AllState Arena in Chicago, Illinois, on May 21st.

The event will be a Smackdown branded event.

The 2016 edition of the event was also a SmackDown branded event and was highlighted by AJ Styles defeating Dean Ambrose to win the WWE Championship.

Below is the updated pay-per-view schedule for the year:

April 2nd
Wrestlemania 33
Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL

April 30th
WWE Payback (RAW)
SAP Center San Jose, CA

May 21st
WWE Backlash (Smackdown)
Allstate Arena Chicago, IL

June 4th
WWE Extreme Rules (RAW)
Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD

June 18th
WWE Money In The Bank (Smackdown)
Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO

August 20th
WWE Summerslam
Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY

November 19th
WWE Survivor Series
Toyota Center Houston, TX

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