PPV Fusion: Payback 2017

by on 1st May 2017

The 2017 WWE Payback Pay-Per-View starts with a video hyping the matches to take place later in the night, followed by Chris Jericho taking on Kevin Owens in a match for the United States Championship to kick things off.

The match sees Jericho get the victory, when he applies the Walls of Jericho to Owens and leaves him with no other option but to tap out, making Jericho the new United States Champion and also a member of the SmackDown roster.

After a video promoting the WWE Network and the shows available on it, Austin Aries is pitted against Neville in a match for the United States Championship which sees Aries get the victory but Neville retain his title, when Neville puts his hand on the referee and pulls at his arm and even pulls him over, prompting the referee to call for the bell and disqualifying Neville.

After a video hyping Shinsuke Nakamura and the next WWE Pay-Per-View, the SmackDown-exclusive Backlash on the 21st May, a video recapping the earlier Kickoff (Pre-Show) interview with Cesaro and Sheamus about their upcoming match, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Cesaro and Sheamus go against “The Hardy Boyz” Matt and Jeff Hardy in a match for the Raw Tag Team Championship.

The match sees Jeff Hardy get the victory for his team to retain the titles, when he hits Sheamus with a Swanton Bomb for the 3-count. Afterwards, both teams show each other respect and Cesaro and Sheamus exit the ring, only to quickly return and attack The Hardy Boyz when they celebrate on the turnbuckles.

After Braun Strowman addresses Roman Reigns by talking to the camera backstage, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Alexa Bliss takes on Bayley in a match for the Raw Women’s Championship in front of Bayley’s hometown crowd.

The match sees Alexa get the victory, when she hits Bayley with a DDT for the 3-count, to become the new Raw Women’s Champion.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Bray Wyatt takes on Randy Orton in a No Holds Barred match, which according to ring announcer Jojo starts in Bray Wyatt’s “House of Horrors” and ends in the ring in the arena with a pinfall, submission, or forfeit.

Orton arrives to the house in a limo during a supposedly live video, but Wyatt is the one who leaves in the limo to head to the arena, after leaving Orton under a refrigerator in the house.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Seth Rollins is pitted against Samoa Joe in a match which sees Rollins get the victory, when he rolls through Joe’s submission into a pin for the 3-count.

After another video promoting the WWE Network, in particular the Pay-Per-Views available on it, and a graphic with the announcers hyping Raw Talk, taking place immediately following Payback on the WWE Network, a limo arrives backstage and Bray Wyatt emerges from it and makes his way to the ring, with his entrance music and lighting when he reaches the entrance-way.

When Wyatt blows his lantern out and the lights come back on however, Randy Orton is revealed standing behind him with a steel chair, which he quickly uses. The match sees Wyatt get the victory, when Jinder Mahal attacks Orton with the WWE title belt and Wyatt follows it up with a Sister Abigail for the 3-count.

After a repeat of the video hyping Backlash, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Braun Strowman goes against Roman Reigns in a match which sees Strowman get the victory, when he hits Reigns with a running powerslam for the 3-count.

Afterwards, Strowman grabs a section of the steel ring steps and stands them lengthways in the ring, before he picks Reigns up and drops Reigns face first on it, before he then hits Reigns with the steps and then leaves.

Reigns refuses to leave on a stretcher despite how beaten up he is, and still tries to leave under his own power, as Payback goes off the air.

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), ECW and numerous independent promotions.

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