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WWE Payback 2014 match card previews: Featuring The Shield vs. Evolution, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, the fate of Daniel Bryan's championship reign and more!

Breaking down the 2014 edition of "Payback", with complete previews for every advertised match on the card. The show will feature Evolution vs. The Shield in a no holds barred elimination match, Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena in a Last Man Standing match, Paige defending her Divas title against the red hot Alicia Fox and more!

Don't miss WWE's Payback pay-per-view (PPV), streamed live on WWE Network! Live from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, the show features the next chapter in the battles between Evolution and The Shield, and John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt.  The WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be addressed when the still recuperating Daniel Bryan has to either hand over his titles to Stephanie McMahon or see his wife fired.  The Intercontinental and United States titles will be defended, when Bad News Barrett faces Rob Van Dam with his IC strap on the line and Sheamus defends his red, white and blue belt against Paul Heyman's guy, Cesaro.   Big E defends his country against Rusev and the Vladimir Putin-loving Lana, Divas champion Paige squares off with the increasingly unhinged Alicia Fox and Hornswoggle puts his hair up against El Torito's mask on the pre-show!

The action starts Sunday, May 4 with the Kickoff at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT, while the main broadcast will begin at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

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The show features

Adapt or perish.  That's become the slogan for the feud between two of the most dominant stables in WWE history - the reunited Evolution of Triple H, Randy Orton & Batista and The Shield of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins.  The Hounds of Justice won a big battle back at Extreme Rules, but the stable that ran roughshod over the aughts has come back strong since then, costing Ambrose his United States Championship and routinely bloodying Reigns.

This time, no holds will be barred, and there are no guarantees that this will remain a fair fight...since it will be contested under elimination rules.  With both groups struggling to get the upper hand three-on-three, whoever first gets a numbers advantage could have a big leg up on winning the war.

The co-main event

Another rematch from May's event, where John Cena overcame all three members of The Wyatt Family and a steel cage, but was undone by a the song of an eerie child.  Bray Wyatt isn't above using any member of the WWE Universe to prove that he is the only man who can fix a broken world.  Cena just wants each individual to be able to chose their own path to better things, rather than being forced to follow Bray's.

If their ideological struggle can ever truly have a winner, an argument might be who can beat the other so badly that he can or will not rise to his feet by a count of ten.  We'll find out who wins that argument at Payback when they have a Last Man Standing match.

In other action

Almost all of WWE's secondary titles will be on the line, with the only exception being (at the time of this writing) the Tag Team belts.

Divas champ Paige has managed to come out of every challenge to her belt since winning it the night after WrestleMania.  But she hasn't faced anyone as unhinged as Alicia Fox has shown herself to be over the last month.  Rob Van Dam beat the clock to become the #1 contender to Bad News Barrett's Intercontinental strap, and will get his shot Sunday in Chicago.  Sheamus was the last man in the ring during a battle royal for the United States title, and he and former US champ Cesaro haven't been able to stay out of one another's way since.

Big E is scheduled to be the latest American to try to stand up to Lana's litany of pro-Russian rhetoric, and Rusev's string of broken competitors.  And on the Kick-off show, the minis will attempt to set the stage (and maybe steal the show) when Hornswoggle puts his hair up against his rival El Torito, who will have to unmask if he loses.

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

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