WWE Payback is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., May 1, 2016) from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois at 7:00 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.
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WWE PAYBACK QUICK RESULTS
Roman Reigns def. AJ Styles
Charlotte def. Natalya
The Miz def. Cesaro
Dean Ambrose def. Chris Jericho
Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn
Enzo & Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillans ends in no contest due to an injury to Enzo Amore
Dolph Ziggler def. Baron Corbin
Kalisto def. Ryback
WWE PAYBACK LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
Geno here. You're stuck with me for the pre-show match.
Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
This was a late addition to the pre-show.
They were working the angle that Corbin has the size and power but Ziggler has the speed and veteran savvy. Ziggler got a two count on a Fameasser late that got a big pop from the crowd. They went to the outside and Corbin started beating Dolph up there, tossing him into the ring post. Because it's the Zig Man, it looked fantastic.
Mauro Ranallo put over Baron's mean streak.
He got cocky, though, hanging out on the outside too long and then standing on Dolph's neck once back in. Naturally, this led to Dolph recovering and rolling Corbin up to get the victory.
Ziggler def. Corbin
Kalisto vs. Ryback
This is for the United States championship.
THE BIG GUY was heavily booed. You can probably point to the crowd being energetic as it's still early in the night. Ryback was wearing a belt that said "pre-show stopper" so he's obviously the greatest human who ever lived.
As with their other matches, it was about Ryback's size and power against Kalisto's technical mastery and high flying. One of those high flying spots was a springboard DDT on the apron, a ridiculous move that looked incredible. Not long after Ryback hit a big spot of his own, a press slam from the top rope. He tried to follow up with a frog splash but Kalisto moved, hit Salida Del Sol, and got the pinfall to retain the title.
Kalisto def. Ryback
OK, Kyle here with the hot tag form Geno to cover the main show. Strap in and let's do this.
Then. Now. Forever.
The Vaudevillains vs. Enzo & Big Cass
Prior to the match, the New Day cut a promo in the ring. They say they're going to watch the match at ringside drinking lemonade like Becky with the good hair. Xavier tells Beyonce that if she wants to get one back on her guy to make things even, she can hit X up on the DM on his twitter.
The crowd is eating up Enzo and Cass. Even Cass gets some kicks in, when he says they flex like they're Arnold but more like 'Hey, Arnold" and they're going to kick their football heads off the stoop.
It's pretty even early on with Enzo and the Villains. Cass gets an early tag in against English and goes to town on him. Cass and Enzo are hot with Cass tossing Enzo into both men. However, when Gotch tossed Enzo from under the rope, Enzo hit his head on the middle rope, his head snapped back, he hits the mat hard, and he fell to the floor. The match slops as the ref throws up the X.
They bring the stretcher out and the ref calls for the bell.
This match ends in no contest due to an injury to Enzo Amore.
Man, let's all hope this injury isn't as bad as it looked.
The camera is mainly on the announcers who talk about the injury and then they throw to a Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens video package.
The Miz vs. Cesaro
Cesaro has control in the beginning, showing off his power. When Cesaro was trying to suplex Miz into the ring from the apron, Maryse held Miz's leg preventing thing. Miz used this to get a shot in on Cesaro and followed up with an Ax Handle from the top rope.
Then Miz goes to work on Cesaro's shoulder. Cesaro tries to fight back, but Miz is able to lock in a sleeper that the Swiss Superman has a tough time fighting out of. Because Cesaro is super strong, he powers Miz from a sleeper, into a suplex.
Miz tries to go on the offensive, but it's uppercut time! Corner to corner uppercuts over and and over again! He follows up with a drop kick for a near fall! Cesaro is on fire. He finally hits a springboard corkscrew uppercut and goes for the swing, but Miz fights out and tries to go for his kneeling DDT. Cesaro reverses into Swiss Death for another near fall.
Cesaro missed an attack in the corner and hit his shoulder on the steel. Miz hits the Skull Crushing finale for the 1-2-KICK OUT!
Meanwhile, SAMI ZAYN ATTACKS KO ON COMMENTARY!
In ring... CESARO SWING! Then a Cross face! Meanwhile, KO and Sami are fighting on the apron! Miz taps but the ref is busy with KO and Sami. Cesaro knocks both men off the apron but Miz rolls up him for a pinfall victory.
Miz def. Cesaro to retain the IC title.
After the match, Cesaro hits the Neutralizer on Miz, but gets super kicked by KO. Sami tries to attack, but KO is the last man standing in the ring holding the Intercontinental belt.
There's a fatal four way in our future