TRIU: WWE Payback (5/17/15) PPV Review…

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                                                                                                          We opened with a video hyping the dual main events in this PPV between Cena and Rusev and the Fatal 4 Way between Orton, Rollins. Ambrose and Reigns.  As they pan the crowd Shamus’s music hits and out comes the Celtic warrior for his match with the show off Dolph Ziggler…



Singles Match: Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler (Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall): This was another

awesome match from 2 of the WWE’s top superstars. It was back and forth for most of the match and at the end of it all Dolph was busted open and Sheamus hit him with a brough kick for the 3 count and the win…

                                                                                                        We go backstage and get Kane on the phone. Rollins approaches him to see if they could work out a deal for him to help during the Fatal 4 Way. After a good back and forth rollins ends the segment by threatening Kane with J&J security and Kane laughs in their face!! We then get a commercial for the WWE NXT Takeover: Unstoppable PPV. Next up is the Tag Champs New Day taking on Cesaro & Kidd in a 2 out of 3 Falls match…


Tag Team Match (2 out of 3 falls match) © The New Day vs. Cesaro & Kidd (Winner: New Day 2-1): Kidd and Cesaro get the 1st pin after having Cesaro and Kidd dominate the New Day!! After some shift in momentum the New Day hits their finish and pins Tyson to take the 2nd pin. All tied up 1-1, after it looked like Cesaro and Kidd had this match won Woods pulled a fast one and got the rollup pin despite not legally being in the match…

                                                                                                       We now go to a commercial for the WWE Elimination Chamber PPV and we come back to a interview with Ryback who is cutting a promo on his macth with Bray Wyatt. They then show a video package for the Wyatt vs Ryback match. I can only assume that up next is the Bray Wyatt taking on the Big Guy Ryback…


Singles Match: Bray Wyatt vs Ryback (Winner: Bray Wyatt via Pinfall): It was could be considered for MON Bray and Ryback gave us one heck of a match. They beat the snot out of each other and couldn’t seem to do what it took to keep the other guy down. In the end Wyatt got the win by hitting the Big Guy with Sister Abigail for the pin…

                                                                                                         After listening to Cole and the Guys talk about the brutal match they just watched. We now get a video package chronicling the feud between Cena and Rusev over the past few months over the US Title, Up next the “I Quit” Match between John Cena and Rusev…


Singles Match (I Quit Match, US Title Match) © John Cena vs. Rusev (Winner: © Cena via Submission): This match was brutal I think it went close to 45 minuets. Both Cena and Rusev had their opportunities to get the other to say the magical words. In the end Cena was able to get Rusev to say the magical words in Bulgarian, with a ring rope wrapped around his face!!! ....

                                                                                                            Cut to the pre show panel as they discuss the pay per view so far, they talk about the tag title match. We also get some video of the pre show match of the Ascension vs the Mega Powers. Cut to the New Day celebrating their victory. Byron Saxton approaches them and does an interview in which he makes the announcement about the 6 tag team Elimination Chamber title match. Up next is the Diva’s match between the Bellas and Naomi and Tamina…


Diva’s Tag Match: The Bella’s vs Naomi & Tamina (Winner: Naomi & Tamina via Pin Fall): This was a pretty interesting match, the setup was minimal but the girls did a great job of making the match worth watching. The problem is a better match would have been a Diva’s title match. In the end Naomi takes advantage of a distracted Nikki and drops her off the top rope for the pin and the win…

                                                                                                         Now we get a video package of IC Champ Daniel Bryan relinquishing the title on RAW this week. They then show that the IC Title will be decided in a Elimination Chamber match at the next PPV. Up next we have a singles match between King Barrett against Neville…


Singles Match: King Barrett vs. Neville (Winner: Neville via Count out): After a really fun and fast paced match in which the king was out smarted for most of the match. Neville proved that he is s talent that will be around for many years and I hope him and Barrett get to feud again in their career. In the end Barrett decided that it was in his best interest to take the loss to avoid injury and he took the count out. Post match Barrett attacks Neville from behind and leaves him laying as he celebrates. Nevill gets up and dodges a hit from the ceptor and hits him with a big suplex and red arrow…

                                                                                                        Cole and the boys talk about the upcoming season of Tough Enough right before they enter into a video promo showing some of the submissions for this year’s season of Tough Enough. We then cut to a backstage segment in which Kane wishes Seth Rollins good luck. We then get a video package of the feuds leading up to the Fatal 4 Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship…



Fatal 4 Way (WWE World Heavyweight Championship): © Rollins vs. Ambrose vs. Orton vs. Reigns (Winner: © Rollins via Pin fall): In what turned out to be a very fast paced match, started out with all four guys having moments. Then when Kane and J&J decided to get involved then the match turned into a beat down that saw Rollins dominate the match and end up getting the win using the pedigree!! Excellent match and great way to end the PPV…

Overall Rating: A- (3 out of 4 Stars)…

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