WWE Payback 2016
The First Pay-Per-View of the New Era
Date: 1st May 2016 | Attendance: 13, 250 | Venue: Allstate Arena | City: Rosemont, Illonis
Theme Song: “We Don’t Have to Dance” by Andy Black | Sponsors: Tapout and J.C.Penney
Payback 2016 is an upcoming WWE pay-per-view (PPV) event. It will take place on May 1, 2016 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Traditionally, Extreme Rules filled the spot post WrestleMania, however the event dates have now switched, with Extreme Rules now taking place on May 22nd It will be the fourth event in the Payback chronology.
On the post-mania edition of Monday Night Raw, AJ Styles won a fatal four-way match involving Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho and Cesaro to become the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight championship facing Reigns at Payback.
Due to the attack on Sami Zayn by Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon gave Sami his chance to be in the main event of Payback. On 11th April edition of Raw, Sami Zayn faced AJ Styles, if he won it will be a triple threat match. AJ Styles picked up the win to keep it a singles match.
Cesaro and Kevin Owens faced off in a number one contenders match on Raw (11th April ). Cesaro beat Owens to become number one contenders for The Miz Intercontinental championship. On the April 25th edition of RAW, Stephanie McMahon made her return to the WWE after several weeks in exile to confront her brother, Shane McMahon where their father revealed that he will make the decision about the future of RAW at Payback.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Baron Corbin
WWE United States Championship
Kalisto (c) defeated Ryback to retain the WWE United States Championship
Payback 2016 Results
Enzo and Cassidy fought The VaudeVillains to a No-Contest due to Referee Stoppage
NB: The match was stopped due to an injury sustained by Enzo
Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn
WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) (w/ Maryse) defeated Cesaro to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dean Ambrose defeated Chris Jericho
WWE Women’s Championship
Charlotte (c) (w/ Ric Flair) defeated Natalya (w/ Bret Hart) to retain the WWE Women’s Championship
Vince McMahon announces that both Shane and Stephanie are in charge of Monday Night RAW
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Roman Reigns (c) defeated AJ Styles to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Other Payback 2016 On-Screen Talent
Mauro Ranallo (Pre-Show), Byron Saxton, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Michael Cole
Renee Young, Booker T, Jerry Lawler and Corey Graves