Welcome to 2015 WWE Payback live results coverage. The latest edition of Payback was scheduled for Sunday, May 17th at Baltimore, Maryland. Among the matches on the card for this huge event were a Fatal Fairway for the WWE World Heavyweight Title featuring champion Seth Rollins against Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton. Also on the card, John Cena defends the United States Championship against Rusev in an “I Quit” match and New Day defends their tag team titles against Tyson Kidd and Cesaro. The latest live updated results for matches can be seen below.
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Payback Kickoff Show:
The Kickoff Show commentary team consisted of Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They discussed the various matches for the main card while also introducing video packages, highlights and backstage interviews, before giving their analysis of the matches.
They showed a video replay of Daniel Bryan relinquishing his WWE Intercontinental Championship on Raw. Renee Young said they’ll decide a new champion at the Elimination Chamber PPV in a few weeks from now.
R-Truth defeated Stardust via pinfall. The two had an impromptu match to start off the Payback Kickoff Show. Stardust took off his gloves late in this one and tried to slap R-Truth around. Truth responded with a scissor kick and slapped Cody back then hit the Whats Up for the pin.
The Ascension defeated The Meta Powers via pinfall. Damien Sandow was in characters as Macho Mandow, while Curt Axel had his #Axelmania gimmick going. In the match, The Ascension was able to hit Fall of Man to get the big win on the Kickoff Show.
WWE Payback Main Pay-Per-View:
Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
Ziggler got some revenge late by making Sheamus kiss his backside. Sheamus fled to the outside to get some water to wash out his mouth. Back in the ring he attacked Ziggler and went for a Brogue Kick but Ziggler avoided it and came back with a Zig Zag for the near fall with Sheamus escaping at 2 1/2. Moments later, Ziggler followed up by going at Sheamus on the corner with a few punches until Sheamus hit a power bomb for his own nearfall. He had another after a powerslam from the corner. A bit later, Dolph butted heads with Sheamus which caused Dolph to start bleeding profuself from the forehead. After that, Dolph staggered around on his knees on the mat and Sheamus hit a quick Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner: Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall.
Backstage, Seth Rollins walked in with J&J to talk to Kane, asking that they put their differences aside tonight. Kane talked about how he doesn't need to do anything for Rollins to ensure he keeps the WWE Title. Rollins told Kane he appreciated his honesty, but if he loses the WWE Title tonight then Kane losing his job will be the least of his worries. J&J stepped up to Kane to try to intimidate him but Kane laughed in their faces. Rollins shook his head and they walked off.
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs. New Day - WWE Tag Team Championship Match
New Day came out with all three guys holding miss. In the ring, they called out Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones who stood up in the front row holding up a replica championship belt. New Day got the crowd heat by reminding Baltimore they haven’t won the title in 32 years. They tried for the New Day Rocks chant, but the crowd added in sucks. Kidd and Cesaro came to the ring.
Kidd & Cesaro took the first fall by pinfall
about 2:48 into the match after hitting a double team Big Swing and basement dropkick combo on Kofi. After that, Xavier Woods got on the apron to run interference. Natalya yanked him off the apron and then Kidd or Cesaro dove out to take Woods down. Back in the ring, Kidd avoided a charging Big E who went out of the ring. Tyson and Cesaro took down Kofi in the ring, then Kidd tried to dive onto Big E. E caught Kidd and hit a German Suplex with him on the floor, giving New Day the control.
New Day took the second fall to even things up 1-1.
At one point, Cesaro got knocked to ringside, leaving Kidd against Big E and Kingston. They hit their double team finisher to grab the second fall by pin.
During some late confusion, Xavier Woods snuck in as Kofi went to the outside. The ref didn’t notice as Cesaro went at Kofi through the ropes. Kofi grabbed Cesaro to yank him by the head against the top rope. Cesaro snapped back and Woods put a small package on him to get the pin for the third fall. Natalya was shocked at what just happened, but nobody else in the ring saw it.
Winners: New Day won the best-of-3-falls match 2 falls to 1 to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.
Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt
At one point, Wyatt hit a huge Senton bomb from off the apron to land on Ryback's midsection on the outside. Ryback pounded his fist on the outside floor with the commentators speculating he broke a rib or two. The ref’s count got up to 9 as Ryback found the energy to slide back into the ring where Wyatt was in control, hitting a huge splash on Ryback in the corner for more damage. Wyatt tried to go after Ryback in the corner, but Ryback power bombed him away. Later, Wyatt exploded for a splash in the corner then tried to run back to the opposite corner to set up another. Ryback chased after him and hit a huge splash of his own and eventually a spine buster for the near fall. One of the turnbuckle pads got ripped off to expose the steel and that came into play late as Wyatt hit a shoulder block sending Ryback into it. The bruised ribs got to Ryback and Wyatt hit Sister Abigail on him for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt defeated Ryback via pinfall.
Rusev vs. John Cena - WWE U.S. Championship I Quit Match - TBD in progress...
Early on in the match, Rusev got the mic to ask Cena if he wanted to quit before they even started. Cena shrugged him off and went for the attack. Later on, the crowd chanted "We Want Lana" which irritated Rusev, causing him to go to ringside, grab a steel chair and make her sit near the commentary table as punishment.
Later on in the match, Cena took control and beat up Rusev on the ramp. The ref asked Rusev if he wanted to quit and he yelled “No” as he was catching his breath. Cena grabbed a guard rail and rushed down the ramp to jab Rusev in the gut with it. Cena set it up against the ring and went for the AA but Rusev slid off and supplied Cena on top of it instead. Both men were down and the ref asked Cena, but he said “Hell no.” Rusev put The Accolade on Cena, but Cena managed to power up with Rusev on his back. Rusev kept it locked on him as Cena looked to be fading. He got up and rammed Rusev back first into the turnbuckle, but Rusev kept the hold on as Cena fell back to the mat with Rusev still on him.
Cena passed out so he couldn’t say “I Quit” to the ref. An angry Rusev went over the turnbuckle and disconnected the top ring rope. Rusev went to the outside and grabbed a bottled water to pour on Cena to wake him up. Rusev took the free metal turnbuckle piece attached to the rope and went to hit Cena, but Cena ducked it and then put an STF on Rusev with the top rope pulling against Rusev’s face. Lana stood up from her ringside seat and screamed into the ring as she saw Rusev screaming in pain with the ring rope pulled against his eyes. Lana yelled at the ref then crawled into the ring and grabbed the mic yelling “He quits, he quits!” The ref called for the bell. The commentators reviewed the footage with Rusev yelling something in Bulgarian and then Lana got into the ring to say I quit for him.
Winner: John Cena won the I Quit match against Rusev to retain the US Championship.
The Bella Twins vs. Naomi & Tamina
Late in this match, Tamina got into it with Brie on the outside of the ring, eventually grabbing her and tossing her hard into the crowd barrier. Nikki was distracted by it while she was on the top rope ready for a move, which led to Naomi being able to get the advantage, and eventually slam her down for the pinfall. The commentators made note that Naomi pinned the WWE Divas Champion in the match.
Winners: Tamina & Naomi defeated The Bella Twins via pinfall.
During a backstage interview, Byron Saxton informed New Day they are going to defend the titles in the first ever Elimination Chamber Tag Team title match. New Day was shocked asking how that would work, saying “that’s not happening.”
Neville vs. King Barrett
Late in the match, Neville went for Red Arrow but Barrett rolled out of the ring to avoid the move. Neville adjusted himself on the top rope and leapt out for a big splash onto Barrett on the outside. Neville seemed to tweak his knee on the fall though. He limped back in the ring to beat the ref’s count by 8. Barrett was still on the outside and about to get in at nine, but decided not to and got counted out. Post-match, Barrett shrugged off the boos and started walking up the ramp. Neville had his arm raised in the ring and Barrett rushed in to attack, eventually beating him up on the outside. Neville recovered as Barrett was posing with his King gear in the ring and attacked, eventually hitting Red Arrow on Barrett.
Winner: Neville defeated King Barrett due to countout.
Fatal Fourway for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Seth Rollins (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton
Late in the match, Orton and Rollins fought it out in the ring with J&J, Kane, Ambrose and Reigns all down on the outside. Orton took control several times in the match and hit a Superplex at one point off the corner for a near fall. On the outside, Orton tore apart the commentary table and set up for a move with Rollins. Ambrose and Reigns got involved and helped Rollins to hit a Triple Powerbomb on Orton, causing Cole to yell out about The Shield seeming to be back together. Rollins put his arms around Ambrose and Reigns then put a fist out for them to put theirs with. Ambrose and Reigns jawed at him, then punched Rollins with Cole exclaiming, “one time only.” Kane tried to help out Rollins but Ambrose and Reigns got the upperhand and then powerbombed Kane on top of Rollins on the Spanish commentary table. The table didn’t break. A huge “one more time” chant broke out so Ambrose and Reigns obliged them, picking up Kane again to this time smash him through Rollins and the table.
Reigns and Ambrose played buddy-buddy for a few moments, but then realized they were the only two competitors on their feet. Ambrose slid into the ring and prepared for a fight. Reigns came in and they jawed at each other for a bit before throwing punches back and forth. Reigns hit a power bomb for a near fall. The two traded near falls with Reigns having one after a Superman Punch. Reigns hit a huge spear moments later and had a pinfall but Rollins rushed in to break up the pin. Reigns chased Rollins on the outside with J&J trying to intervene and getting punched down.
Things broke down with Ambrose hitting a huge pendulum clothesline to punch Reigns down. He hit Dirty Deeds on a staggering Rollins, but then Kane pulled Ambrose off the winning pin. Kane threw Ambrose into the steel steps on the outside and then smashed the steps on Reigns. Orton got involved again to knock Kane down on the outside, then hit several RKOs in the ring on J&J. He seemed to have control against Rollins, but Kane got in the ring again. Orton managed to fight off Kane, but Rollins grabbed control and hit Triple H’s finisher, The Pedigree on Orton to get the pinfall win. Cole noted Rollins took a play out of “the master’s playbook” with that move. The commentators reviewed match highlights as Rollins celebrated the win laying down on the ramp.
Triple H came down the ramp to help Rollins up and raised up his hand with the title belt to celebrate. An on-screen graphic showed that Elimination Chamber will be in Corpus Christi, Texas on Sunday, May 31.
Winner: Seth Rollins won via pinfall over Randy Orton in the Fatal Fourway to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
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