Tomorrow The WWE presents Payback PPV and it is shaping up to be a better PPV than WrestleMania 32 in my opinion. As I always do I will provide my thoughts and I will provide my predictions.
In the pre-show Kalisto will defend his US Championship against Ryback after he successfully defended his championship. Therefore this will be the rematch between this two the first time Kalisto got the last laugh. This time will be different I believe it’s finally the time to put the US Championship on Ryback because Kalisto has barely defended his championship.
Dolph Ziggler Vs. Baron Corbin
This will be interesting match “The Showoff” Dolph Ziggler and “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin will square off in a match. The Lone Wolf made a name for himself when he shocked everybody when he was a mystery entry in the Andre the Giant Battle and he outlasted everybody to win at WrestleMania 32. The next night on RAW Baron Corbin made his intentions clearly when he brutally assaulted Dolph Ziggler.
Corbin has always been cocky and always wants to make an impact at any expense. Ziggler on the other hand is trying to get his career back on track and he is looking for gold but he has to deal with Baron Corbin first. I envision this match ending in a clean victory for Corbin or it will end in DQ.
Cesaro Vs. The Miz with Maryse
The Miz looked to have other WrestleMania moment but Zack Ryder stole his moment when he shoved him off the ladder and became the new Intercontinental Champion. Then the next night on RAW he got his revenge when he took on Zack Ryder for the Intercontinental Championship in a rematch.
The Miz got assistance from an unlikely source his beautiful model his wife Maryse caused a distraction then the Miz capitalized and became the new Intercontinental champion. Then the same night on RAW Cesaro made his shocking return in the main event to crown the new one contender for the WWE Heavyweight Championship.
Cesaro was unsuccessful but he put himself in the Intercontinental Championship title picture. I must say that I love Cesaro new James Bond gimmick but he needs a new theme song desperately in my opinion. This is going to be a fantastic match up now usually it doesn’t make sense to drop the championship so quickly but it’s very logically here Cesaro should be crowned as the new Intercontinental Champion. Cesaro needs a serious push to be really taken seriously because Cesaro has been a fan favourite but he needs gold around his waist in my opinion.
The Tag Team division has never been better at Payback a new number one contenders for the Tag Team Championship. It will be a unique match up here between Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady against The Vaudevillians. Both teams fought through an eight man tournament to the finals. It’s obviously which team should win here and its Enzo and Cassady because I have never heard a team this over in a long time.
Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
This feud initially started back at Night of Champions 2015 when Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho fought together with Roman Reigns to take on the Wyatt Family. They ended up losing to the Wyatt Family this made Jericho get heated towards Jericho this planted a seed between each other.
Fast forward to present day this feud started when Dean Ambrose interrupted the Highlight Reel. Then things got heated between the two when Ambrose hit the Dirty Deeds on Jericho and he cancelled the Highlight Reel and Ambrose revealed the Ambrose Asylum. I believe these two superstars will tear the house down and deliver a great match, but I envision Ambrose to come out victorious because Ambrose needs to get some momentum moving forward.
The power shift in the WWE
Shane McMahon has been doing an incredible job as the RAW GM even though he lost to Taker at WrestleMania 32. The fans gave him the power to run love his energy and all the fresh matches that they are witnessing on RAW. That could all change because Vince McMahon will address who get power of RAW Shane or Stephanie. I envisioning that fans will hear the announcement of a brand split between RAW and SmackDown once again Shane will have control of RAW and Stephanie McMahon of SmackDown.
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
This is one of matches that I am most invested in their careers have always been linked together from day one Quebec all around the world on the independent circuit. This rivalry started back in NXT where Sami was the NXT Champion first but Owens sent a message to Zayn via a Powerbomb on the apron. Then eventually Kevin Owens would be crowned the new NXT Champion. Then Zayn was out of action until Royal Rumble where they met again.
The two were involved in an unbelievable ladder match at WrestleMania 32. Even though Kevin Owens wanted to retain his intercontinental championship but these two were killing each other. Owens ambushed attacked Zayn the following night on RAW removing Zayn from competing. It’s difficult to call this match because I have a feeling it ends in a no contest in order to continue this feud moving forward.
WWE Women’s Championship
Natalya with Bret Hart vs. Charlotte with Ric Flair
I have not been this excited in a long time for a single Women’s match because this feud has been built perfectly in my opinion between Natalya against Charlotte. These two had matches in the past but their biggest to date was back at WWE Roadblock Charlotte survived just barely with the help of Ric Flair. Recently on RAW Charlotte tap out but won via DQ with the help of Ric Flair once again.
At Payback the odds will be even up with Bret Hart to prevent Ric Flair from getting involved in this match. I know that’s it’s a long shot but I would love if Natalya would win the Women’s Championship because it will be so special with Bret Hart by her side.
AJ Styles vs. Roman Reigns
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
This main event will be epic on all levels Roman Reigns finally become the WWE Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Triple H and The Authority at WrestleMania. At Payback Roman Reigns will have his handful with the one of the best around the world when he takes on AJ Styles.
The Phenomenal One earned the title shot when he outlasted four other men on RAW the night after WrestleMania 32. AJ has won every significant title in the wrestling industry during his time in the business the only championship that is left is the WWE World Heavyweight. Gallows and Anderson has made an impact ever since their debut back in April when they attacked The Usos on RAW. Then every week it seems that they have got involved in Reigns business.
This week on RAW the seeds were planted in my opinion that Anderson and Gallows will ambush attack Reigns and AJ Styles then the lights go out and then Finn Balor will make main roster debut and fans will see the allegiance between the three men and the Balor Club is formed.
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