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WWE Payback match previews: Featuring John Cena vs. Ryback, CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho and more!

Breaking down the entire "Payback" match card with complete previews for every advertised match on the card. The show will feature John Cena vs. Ryback, Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio, Daniel Bryan's attempt to regain the tag titles and more!


Don't miss WWE's inaugural Payback pay-per-view (PPV). Live from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, the show is headlined by a WWE championship match, but all of the company's titles will be on the line in contests featuring established superstars like John Cena, Kane and Randy Orton as well as up-and-comers like The Shield and Curtis Axel.

The action starts Sunday, June 14 with a free streaming pre-show at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT, while the PPV broadcast will begin at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

For all the ways to watch this annual event, consult your cable or satellite directory, or

The show features

John Cena and Ryback's Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules amazingly ended without a clear winner. On Sunday, the champ and challenger will go through Three Stages of Hell (two out of three in a lumberjack, tables and ambulance match) to see who leaves with the WWE championship.

The co-main event(s)

WWE has put together such a solid top-to-bottom card that it's hard to pack just one contest deserving of second billing. Much of the night's intrigue will emanate from the question of whether or not native son CM Punk will appear for his contracted appearance and third match against Chris Jericho.

The World Heavyweight Championship is on the line, as Dolph Ziggler returns from a month off due to a concussion to renew his feud with the man he defeated for the belt, Alberto Del Rio.

And the hottest star in the WWE Universe, Daniel Bryan, takes aim at the tag team titles he and Kane recently lost to Shield-mates Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. But this time, his partner will be the Viper, Randy Orton.

In other action

Bryan's Team Hell No partner will wage war on the hounds of justice from another front when he battles Dean Ambrose for his United States championship.

Dolph Ziggler's special lady friend finally gets a shot at the Divas title when she faces her scorned best friend, and the current champ, Kaitlyn.

The Intercontinental champion will have to stave off not one, but two challengers to his belt. The triple threat match also continues Wade Barrett's long running feud with The Miz, and introduces the newest Paul Heyman guy, Curtis Axel, to the mix.

And the streaming pre-show features some A-list star power, as Damien Sandow and Sheamus will take their issues to the ring after weeks of intellectual gamesmanship.

In this StoryStream, we'll have previews of each and every match on the card. Stay tuned!

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