UPDATE/CORRECTION: “The Ultimate Show” appears to be the name of a special Hell in a Cell themed episode of “The Bump” and not the actual Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.
ORIGINAL: The name change for Backlash this year appears to be a new trend for WWE because the company has come up with a variation of the Hell in the Cell name for next month.
WWE Network News is reporting that the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view has been renamed to WWE The Ultimate Show: Ultimate Hell in a Cell. That show is scheduled to air live on Sunday, June 20.
We don’t know if WWE plans on making changes to the Hell in a Cell matches or if the name change is solely for marketing purposes. It’s pretty clear that the company is doing everything it can to get more people interested in their pay-per-view events since it benefits WWE to drive more subscribers to Peacock and to get more of their current subscribers watching WWE content as a way to drive up the watch time.
There’s no word yet on if there are plans to alter the title to the Money In The Bank pay-per-view that is scheduled for July but it looks like the updated PPV names and tag lines will continue. WWE Backlash was changed to WrestleMania Backlash this month and last year, Extreme Rules was renamed to “The Horror Show at Extreme Rules”
Here is the full listing of new WWE content coming to Peacock in June:
June 2nd – WWE 50 Greatest Tag Teams: Episode One.
June 3rd – Miz and Mrs. Season Two (20 Episodes).
June 6th – WWE The Day Of: The Mysterio’s Make History.
June 9th – WWE 50 Greatest Tag Teams: Episode Two.
June 13th – WWE Untold: The Nexus.
June 16th – WWE 50 Greatest Tag Teams: Episode Three.
June 20th – WWE The Ultimate Show: Ultimate Hell in a Cell.
June 21st – WWF Superstars (8 Episodes).
June 23rd – WWE 50 Greatest Tag Teams: Episode Four.
June 27th – Making WWE: Building The Spectacle.
June 30th – WWE 50 Greatest Tag Teams: Episode Five.