Tonight's WWE Payback PPV emanates from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, inside of the WWE ThunderDome. The show is headlined by 'The Fiend', Bray Wyatt defending the Universal Championship against the returning Roman Reigns and the man Wyatt beat for the title, last Sunday at SummerSlam, Braun Strowman in a No-Holds-Barred, Triple-Threat Match.
Before the show begins, let's take a look at what tonight has in-store...
'The Fiend', Bray Wyatt, Defends The Universal Championship Against Roman Reigns And Braun Strowman In A No-Holds-Barred Triple-Threat Match
Sasha Banks & Bayley Defend The WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships Against Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
Keith Lee Battles Randy Orton
Apollo Crews Defends The United States Championship Against Bobby Lashley
Seth Rollins & Murphy Take-On Rey & Dominik Mysterio
Matt Riddle Looks For 'Payback' Against King Corbin
Big E Battles Sheamus
Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott Take-On The IIconics On The Kick-Off Show*L
Watch the Payback Kick-Off Show, beginning at 6:00pm (Eastern), in its entirety, below!
After the panel of Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, Booker T, JBL, Peter Rosenberg & Charly Caruso discuss the upcoming matches along with a hilarious cameo from R-Truth who thought it was time for RAW Talk, we get into our lone match of the kick-off show...
- Tag-Team Match - Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott vs The IIconics
Highlights (Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott vs The IIconics)
Result - Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott defeat The IIconics
After the match, we go back to the panel, who continue to break-down the evening’s card before it’s time for the PPV to begin...
- United States Championship - Apollo Crews (C) vs Bobby Lashley (with MVP & Shelton Benjamin)
Highlights (Apollo Crews vs Bobby Lashley)
Result - Bobby Lashley defeats Apollo Crews, And NEW United States Champion
We then see Kayla Braxton who sees Paul Heyman and Kayla asks Paul if Roman will sign the contract for the Universal Championship match, scheduled for tonight's main event against Champion, 'The Fiend', Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman. Heyman says Roman stated that he would sign the contract...so he has every reason to believe that he will do just that.
Keith Lee is then shown in his locker room where he's preparing for his match against Randy Orton, later tonight and in-walks WWE Hall of Famer, JBL. JBL tries to sell Keith Lee something for the 'low price' of $1 million. Lee says he doesn't have that kind of resources, JBL says if Keith can win his first PPV match as a member of the Monday Night RAW roster, he'll be well on his way.
- Match - Big E vs Sheamus
Highlights (Big E vs Sheamus)
Result - Big E defeats Sheamus
- Match - Matt Riddle vs King Corbin
Highlights (Matt Riddle vs King Corbin)
Result - Matt Riddle defeats King Corbin
- WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships - Bayley & Sasha Banks (C) vs Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
Highlights (Bayley & Sasha Banks vs Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax)
Result - Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax defeat Bayley & Sasha Banks, And NEW WWE Women's Tag-Team Champion
- Match - Keith Lee vs Randy Orton
Highlights (Keith Lee vs Randy Orton)
Result - Keith Lee defeats Randy Orton
After the match, Kayla Braxton is backstage and once again catches up with Paul Heyman. Kayla asks Paul if Roman has indeed singed the contract for the Universal Championship match, later tonight. Heyman assures Kayla that Roman is here and will sign the contract...and we can believe that.
- Tag-Team Match - Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs Seth Rollins & Murphy
Highlights (Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs Seth Rollins & Murphy)
Result - Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio defeat Seth Rollins & Murphy
It's now time for our main event of the evening...
- Universal Championship, Triple-Threat, No-Holds-Barred Match - The Fiend (C) vs Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman
Highlights (The Fiend vs Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman)
Result - Roman Reigns defeats Braun Strowman and The Fiend, And NEW Universal Champion
That's a wrap for WWE Payback!
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