Backlash was already a pretty long show but Elias’ segment in the middle of the event didn’t help things. It ended in a huge cluster with Elias looking foolish and everyone dancing around to No Way Jose’s music. But it did little else to move anything alone and felt like it stretched on forever.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that WWE scheduled this mid-event concert just so they could book more people on the show and provide a little entertainment between the matches.
Apparently, WWE didn’t think all of the matches they scheduled was enough to keep the Newark crowd happy.