Kickoff tag match
Two teams who can’t seem to get away from each other will dance again on the Payback pre-show.
The Road to Payback
While these two teams were half of the Fatal 4Way ladder match for the Raw tag titles at WrestleMania 33, the issues between “Big Gal & Andy” and the guys they like to call “nerds” and “butt nuggets” go back almost to when the two teams showed up on WWE’s main roster in 2016.
As part of another multi-team match, they clashed at last June’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV), then they co-starred a six-man built around John Cena’s feud with AJ Styles at Battleground. After a few months off where The Club duo chased The New Day, they squared off in two-on-two action at Hell in a Cell before teaming up at Survivor Series. Then they battled again at Fastlane in March of this year.
So to say they know each other would be an understatement. And that’s just on PPV!
While both teams are obviously on the outside of the tag title scene right now, Enzo Amore & Big Cass are particularly down on their luck. Cesaro & Sheamus beat them for the right to face The Hardy Boyz for the belts, and since then, they’ve been getting beaten up by Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson.
The seven-footer ended up on the winning side of a six-man against the Good Brothers, but even that came after his partner was left laying by Gallows & Anderson.
It was that attack which led Raw General Manager Kurt Angle to give Enzo & Cass a shot at payback (get it!?!?) on the Kickoff this Sunday, April 30 in San Jose.
What's at stake?
In story, the winners probably move back to the front of the line for a title shot.
Big picture - as much as some fans like to gripe about how WWE has booked the former Bullet Club members, at least they’ve held tag team gold. ‘Zo & Cass have yet to win a title at any level. Their charismatic presence and gift of gab keeps them on the brass’ radar, but will we stop taking them seriously as wrestlers if they don’t get some momentum. Or are they already viewed as entertainers and not championship material?
If they’re to change that perception, it’ll have to start with a high profile win against their nemeses.
Will Payback see one of these teams put the other away? Or are they destined to fight forever?
Who will win?
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Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows
Enzo Amore & Big Cass