WWE Payback is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., June 1, 2014) from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, at 7:30 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
CagesideSeats.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of Payback below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.
Tonight's show will feature Evolution vs. The Shield in a No Holds Barred Elimination match, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing match, and Daniel Bryan deciding whether or not he'll relinquish the WWE world heavyweight title.
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WWE PAYBACK QUICK RESULTS
Daniel Bryan doesn't surrender titles as Brie quits the company
The Shield def. Evolution
John Cena def. Bray Wyatt
Sheamus def. Cesaro
Bad News Barrett def. Rob Van Dam
Paige def. Alicia Fox
Rusev def. Big E
El Torito def. Hornswoggle
Rybaxel def. Rhodes Bros
WWE PAYBACK LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
Rex here. Let's mark out with our snark out.
United States Championship Match: Sheamus (c) vs Cesaro w/ Paul Heym
Result: Sheamus wins and retains as champion
- Heyman out and he starts to talk, but the fans chant for Punk. He says Punk isn't here because he is at the hockey game watching the Blackhawks get beat. He goes into talking about his client Brock Lesnar.
- Sheamus opens up with some strikes but Cesaro counters with a suplex. Cesaro with some uppercuts and Sheamus fights back with some forearms and elbows before hitting a vicious clothesline.
- Sheamus with a couple of powerslams and a rolling senton before going back to work with some strikes. He sends Cesaro to the apron and hits his forearm spot. They tussle on the outside for a bit before Sheamus tosses him back in.
- Sheamus goes for the battering ram but Cesaro counters with an uppercut mid air. Cesaro slams his head into the steel post and then hits a deadlift superplex. Follows up with a pumphandle slam and a double foot stomp. He goes for some more uppercuts, but Sheamus counters with an Irish Curse Backbreaker.
- Sheamus with some stomps and off the second rope gets him a two count. Cesaro counters with a suplex and some uppercuts. Sheamus comes charging back after a big boot counter but he gets hit with Swiss Death. Only gets a two count.
- The two exchange counters and Sheamus hits White Noise for a two count. Sheamus goes for the clover leaf but Cesaro fights him off and goes off the top rope but Sheamus counters with a power slam. Sheamus is able to lock in the clover leaf but Cesaro makes it to the rope.
- Cesaro now with a alpamare waterslide for a nearfall! Cesaro with the Swing!
- As Cesaro tries to follow up Sheamus gets a small package for the win.
- Hell of a match
Rhodes Bros vs Rybaxel
Result: Rybaxel wins by pinfall
- Match was made on the pre-show apparently.
- Goldie and Axel starting things off and after a quick exchange Axel makes the tag. Ryback comes in swinging but Goldie gets advantage quickly and executes a series of quick tags with Cody.
- Ryback is able to fight back and drive Goldie into the corner and get the tag to Axel. Axel with some running knees before making the tag and hitting a double team move in the corner. Ryback with a second rope splash and a tag to Axel who hits a second rope forearm drop.
- Axel with some quick offense before tagging back Ryback who grinds down Goldie before hitting a powerslam and some forearms in the corner. Goldie fires back with an elbow but can't make the tag as Ryback got the tag first and Axel got a hold of him. Goldie though recovers quick and hits a sunset flip to Axel.
- Both men make the tag and Rhodes starts to go to work. Missile dropkick to Ryback and then a dropkick counter to Axel coming off the top rope before hitting a moonsault to both men for a two count.
- Ryback comes back strong and powerbombs Rhodes into Goldie and then hits a meathook clothesline. Goldie breaks up the cover and then fends off Axel. Ryback sends him out of the ring and Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes for a two count. Axel makes the save. Cody sends him out and goes for the Disaster Kick to Ryback but Ryback catches him with the Shellshock for the win.
- Solid tag team action there.
- Goldie tries to comfort his brother afterwards. Rhodes tells him to stop adn then he takes hold of a mic. "Brother, you need a better tag team partner then me" and then he just walks off.
Big E vs Rusev w/ Lana
Result: Rusev wins by submission
- Lana cuts a pro-Russia promo and brings out Russia. They announce his weight in kilos- awesome.
- When Big E comes out him and Rusev have a flag waving battle.
- They open up with a big collision and and exchange of strikes. They are just clobbering each other before Rusev hits a german suplex. Rusev with some more clubbing blows and then a splash in the corner. Rusev charges in again but Big E counters with a Rock Bottom.
- Big E sends Rusev to the apron and then spears him off the apron and they both go colliding into the barrier. Big E tosses him back in the ring and tries to build a head of steam but Rusev with a heel kick. He is in a rage now, but still looking to Lana for directions. "RUSEV CRUSH!"
- Accolade for the win. He won't break the hold for the ref until Lana pushes him aside and gets Rusev to release the hold.
Bo Dallas vs Kofi Kingston
Result: No Match
- Dallas starts off by saying that even though the Blackhawks will lose, the crowd doesn't have to be losers if they just Bo-lieve!
- Before the match can start, Kane comes out!?!?! Bo and Kofi square up to take him on but Bo ends up bailing to the outside as Kofi charges in.
- Kane crushes Kofi and hits the tombstone. Dallas takes a mic and says tell Kofi will be ok and back better then ever. He just has to Bo-lieve.
- Apparently Kingston tweeted support for Bryan against the Authority.
Interncontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (c) vs RVD
Result: Barrett wins by pinfall
- Barrett with the early strikes but RVD sends him to the outside and then puts him into the barrier. RVD teases tossing him back in the ring before throwing him over the barrier. Series of punches then he rolls back into the ring real quick to restart the count before hitting a spinning axe kick off the apron.
- Back in the ring and Barrett makes a comeback with some strikes and a big kick to a springboarding RVD. Barrett then sends RVD to the apron and kicks him off the apron and into the barricade. Flying elbow off the apron to RVD before rolling back in the ring.
- Barrett with some clubbing blows in the corner but RVD with a counter kick. RVD with his typical stuff but Barrett ends the assault with a counter slam. He goes for the Bull Hammer but RVD coutners with the leg scissors take down.
- Winds of Change gets a two count. RVD tries to catch a breath on the outside, but Barrett follows him out. Barrett goes for the Bull Hammer but misses and hits the post. Barrett makes it to the inside but RVD hits a tornado DDT for a two count. Barrett fires back with some strikes and hits the Bull Hammer for the win.
Steph, Bryan, and Brie comes out. Steph says that for the best of their potential future children.
Bryan says he won't give up the title. Steph responds that he better give up the title now.
Bryan says he hopes that Steph's children are watching to see what kind a a narcissistic "bitch" (as Brie chimes in) their mother is.
Stephanie says that is enough and the time is now.
Brie says they know what needs to be done.
Steph says that's right. Do the right thing.
Brie interrupts her and before Steph can fire her, she says she won't be a powerless victim and quits.
Steph laughs at this so Brie slaps her.
Stephanie retreats to the back and as she gets to the ramp runs off.
Last Man Standing: Bray Wyatt w/ the Family vs John Cena w/ the Usos
Result: John Cena wins
- The Family teased going three on one when the Usos came out to act as enforcers.
- Wyatt opens up with the early strikes and a big splash. Cena fires back and tries for the AA early but Wyatt counters with a big gut buster.
- Wyatt with a senton but Cena dodges and goes for the STF but Wyatt coutners with a big powerslam. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but Cena escapes so Wyatt lays him out with a cross body.
- Wyatt with some headbutts as he sets up Cena for a superplex but Cena uses some headbutts of his own to knock Wyatt down and hits the top rope leg drop.
- Cena tries to follow up but Wyatt counters and hits the Sister Abigail. Cena makes it up and goes after Wyatt and hits the AA. Wyatt gets up at 7 though with his bridge.
- Things breakdown into a big brawl between the Usos and the Wyatts. They end up taking each other out (the highlights being a Harper suicide dive) as Wyatt gets a chair and goes to work on Cena iwth it.
- Cena rolls to the outside and Wyatt tries for another chair shot but misses and hits the post. Cena takes control of the chair and starts to lay into Wyatt with it. A couple of shots on the outside and then a big one on the inside.
- Cena gets a table now and sets it up in the ring. As he finishes, Wyatt hits him with a huge right hand and then some stomps. Cena goes for the AA but Wyatt counters and suplexes him through the table.
- Wyatt gets the steel steps and bashes Cena with them before standing on them and leading the crowd in song as a maestro and then bows before stomping on Cena some more.
- Wyatt tries to bash a chair into Cena on the steps but Cena dodges and then hits Wyatt with the steps. Wyatt rolls to the outside and Cena is able to launch the steps into him on the outside.
- Wyatt makes it to his feet and Cena leaps to him but gets countered into a Sister Abigail. Wyatt then tries to whip him into the post, but Cena counters and whips him himself. Wyatt then just destroys Cena with a brutal slam onto the steps.
- He tries to follow up with chair shots but Cena counters with an AA onto the floor. The WYatts return from the back where the must have brawled with the Usos and stomp out Cena before picking up Wyatt to stop the count.
- Rowan then whips Cena into a Harper big boot. Usos come out now and try to make the save but Harper uses a table to take out the Usos on a suicide dive.
- One of the Usos is able to launch himself into Rowan and a table as Harper goes up and hits a superplex on the other one onto a table on the outside!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!
- Wyatt and Cena start brawling and they go through the time keeper's barricade! They recover and start brawling in the crowd. They make there way to tech equipment and Cena AA's from on top of giant speaker onto another. Cena then covers it with a another one and stands on top of it to get the victory.
- Phenomenal match
Divas Championship: Paige (c) vs Alicia Fox
Result: Paige wins by pinfall and retains as champion
- Paige with some slick dodges in the ropes to avoid an Alicia charge and then some knees before a vertical suplex. Paige with a splash in the corner and then some back elbows.
- Fox plays possum and then punches her. She tries to take a fans soda but its empty so she tosses it aside. Paige tries to climb back into the ring but Fox hits a snapmare off the steps.
- Paige tries to fight back when Fox tosses her back in the ring and this upsets Fox. "She tried to ruin my face". Fox slams Paige's head into the mat and then hits a Northern Lights Suplex.
- Fox then with some tilt a whirl back breakers some of which she turns into a choke. Fox then tosses Paige to the outside. Paige quickly gets back in and fires back with some clohteslines and strikes. Paige locks in the Scorpion Crosslock for the win.
- Solid match
- After the match, the fans chant you tapped out at Fox. She is struggling to keep herself composed as she tells the fans "Silence!" She eventually just runs flailing to the back as the fans keep it up.
No Holds Barred: The Shield vs Evolution
Results: The Shield win 3-0
- Everything starts off with a big brawl. This is going to be insanely hard to live blog folks as they keep shifting to the different action. So bear with me.
- HHH and Rollins dukeing it out in the ring as Batista-Reigns and Orton-Ambrose brawl in the crowd.
- Rollins is able to send HHH into the crowd. Action just keeps shifting around as everyone is getting offense in on their chosen opponent.
- HHH is able to take out Rollins and then he helps Orton take out Ambrose. Reigns starts slugging Batista in the ring. Ok now they are going to tag in and out. For now....
- Reigns tags in Rollins who quickly gets slammed by Batista. Tag to Orton, who nails a series of strikes and a scoop slam. Rollins with a kick to give him the chance to get the tag to Ambrose. Double team suplex and then double elbow drops from the Shield.
- Ambrose starts wrenching on Orton's neck and then nails a flurry of strike. Reigns and Batista make tags. Reigns gets the upper hands with some punches and a slam before tagging in Ambrose. Ambrose with some strikes and slaps to Batista but as he gets a head of steam Batista hits a spinebuster then tags in HHH.
- HHH with a whip but Ambrose counters with a big boot and combat rolls into the corner to make the tag to Reigns.
- Reigns and HHH stare each other down before locking up. Reigns sheds Reigns and then they stare down again. HHH with a kick and some punches but Reigns with a back body drop and a clothesline. Reigns with an arm lock and Ambrose makes the tag.
- Series of headbutts and stomps from Ambrose before a spear in the corner and a tag to Rollins who hits a flying forearm and then hits Three Amigos!
- Rollins tags in Ambrose who hits a flurry and then a senton in the corner. Ambrose goes up top but HHH gets a boot up and makes the tag to Batista. Batista drags him to the outside and puts him into the barrier.
- Batista tosses him back in and springobards him into the ropes before making the tag to Orton. Orton slam and Ambrose tries to fight his way out but Orton stops that quickly. Orton with some chest stomps before tagging in HHH.
- HHH with a series of punches to the head and then some knee drops. Ambrose springs to life and sends HHH to the outside. Ambrose tries to crawl his way to the corner but HHH is able to recover and stop the tag. HHH with a knee to the face and Ambrose bouncs off the ropes for a big clothesline.
- Both men make the tags to Reigns and Batista. Reigns is going HAM in there as he demolishes everyone left and right. Haymakers to Batista as Rollins takes out Orton with a kick. Reigns then hits a back body drop to to HHH before the apron dropkick.
- Reigns superman punch to Batista but Orton breaks the pin and its degenerates into an all out brawl again. HHH took a Flair corner bump in the fracus.
- As everyone spills to the outside, Rollins goes off some equipment but HHH nails him with a piece of equipment mid air.
- Reigns puts Batista into the barrier and starts to disassemble the Spanish table when Orton strikes. Evolution then triple powerbombs Reigns through the Spanish Table.
- Evolution mocks the Shield pose as Ambrose comes crashing into them off the other announce table! Then Rollins with a huge plancha!
- Ambrose and Rollins are trying to beat them down but the numbers game gets the better of them. HHH starts nailing them with chairs up on the stage. Then they slam Ambrose onto a set up chair. HHH then Pedigrees Rollins onto a chair.
- Reigns has dragged himself back into the ring so Evolution swarms the ring as Rollins and Ambrose are down on the stage. Spinebuster from Batista as Reigns tries to make a charge. Orton with some stomps and then they bring steel steps into the ring.
- They strip Reigns of his vest and lay him on the steps as the all lay into him with kendo sticks. As HHH gets a chair, Reigns launches himself off the steps and nails him with a superman punch. Orton and Batista beat him back down as HHH recovers and nails him with the chair.
- Reigns slowly makes his way up the ramp as Evolution continues to nail him with chairs and canes. Ambrose springs to life and tries to make the save but is quickly overwhelmed and then nailed with the draping DDT off a piece of the set.
- Rollins appears on top of part of the titantron at the entrance and hits a splash that takes out all of Evolution. Rollins makes it back to the ring and Batista follows him. Rollisn goes off the top rope but Batista spears him mid air. Batista tries to follow up but Reigns spears him and Rollins gets the cover for the elimination.
- Batista eliminated.
- Orton RKOs Rollins as he stumbles to his feet but Reigns makes the save. Orton with a kick to Orton's head and as he goes for the draping DDT Ambrose comes in from behind and nails him with a chair! Ambrose then hits Dirty Deeds (Headlock Driver) onto the chair for the pinfall!
- Orton eliminated.
- Ambrose turns his attention to HHH but gets low blowed. HHH goes for the Pedigree but Reigns nails HHH with the Superman Punch. Before Reigns can follow up, Batista spears Reigns before getting ushered away by a ref.
- Orton uses the distraction to slip HHH the sledgehammer before he gets ushered off by the refs.
- HHH nails Ambrose with the sledge. As HHH is readying the hammer for Reigns, Rollins comes flying in with a knee to the head and then Reigns spears him for the pinfall.
- HHH eliminated.
- Clean Sweep! Hell of a match. Great performances by all.
- As the Shield is celebrating they have to hold Ambrose up and during their pose he is hannging onto Reigns' shoulders.