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Shane McMahon once again had control of Monday Night Raw (which I know myself and millions of other WWE fans were extremely thankful about) and during this time, new matches were announced for Payback throughout the entire show. These matches include the following listed below:
Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens
These former friends have been feuding ever since Kevin Owen made his debut at NXT. They’ve met in the ring on multiple occasion but it doesn’t seem their hatred for one another had died down at all. There’s no doubt these two Superstars will take out the animosity they have for one another at Payback.
Dean Ambrose vs Chris Jericho
Unlike Zayn and Owens, the feud between Y2J and Dean Ambrose is brand new. It occurred when Shane McMahon cancelled Jericho’s “Highlight Reel” on last week’s Raw and was replaced with “The Ambrose Asylum.” The “Highlight Reel” was once again canned for another edition of “The Ambrose Asylum”, which clearly further provoked Jericho’s anger. Jericho wanted to take his frustrations out on Ambrose, which he did get to do a little bit at the very end of Raw, but he’ll be able to really lay into The Lunatic Fringe come May 1st.
Charlotte (C) vs Natayla for the WWE Womens Championship
Since two-time WWE Hall of Famer and 16x world Champion Ric Flair interfered with the Womens Title match at last week’s Monday Night Raw, Shane McMahon has issued a rematch to take place at Payback. Although Charlotte laughed it off, she wasn’t laughing when Natalya announced that her Uncle Bret “The Hitman” Hart would be in her corner.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs The Vaudevillians in the Tag Team Tournament Finals
Big Cass and Enzo Amore defeated The Dudley Boyz in order to advance to the finals along with The Vaudevillians who used Jey Uso’s shoulder injury to their advantage. These two tag teams will go head to head at Payback to determine the #1 Contender for the Tag Team Championship. It looks like NXT is taking over the main roster’s Tag Team Division!
This pay-per-view is shaping up to be an excellent one, and we have Shane O’ Mac to thank for that! Please keep checking back for any additional news and updates regarding this upcoming pay-per-view!