Here Are Your WWE Payback 2017 Predictions & Analysis


WWE Payback 2017 airs this Sunday, April 30, live on WWE Network. The Raw-exclusive pay-per-view is headlined by an incredible Universal Championship match. Just kidding! But we do have matches for Raw’s Women’s and Tag Team Championships, as well as Smackdown’s United States Championship and a non-title haunted house match involving the WWE Champion. Things are … weird right now.

Here’s your complete WWE Payback 2017 card, as we know it.

WWE Payback 2017 Card:

1. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

2. WWE United States Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Chris Jericho

3. House of Horrors Match: Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

4. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe

5. Raw Women’s Championship Match: Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss

6. Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardy Boyz (c) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro

7. WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries

8. Kickoff Match: Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

As always, we’ve got the band together to share our analysis and predictions for all eight matches. Be sure to drop down into our comments section to let us know what you think will happen on the show.

Here’s what we think will go down (and what should go down) at WWE Payback.


Kickoff Match: Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

What Should Happen: In a perfect world, we’d use the fact that Gallows and Anderson are having a retread tag team match on the same Kickoff show as a Finn Bálor appearance on Miz TV to turn the Kickoff into something important and reform The Actual Club. It’s very easy to have Bálor show up after the tag match looking like he’s going to make a save only to double-stomp the leopard-print Christ out of Enzo Amore, then have him stick around for Miz TV and it just be the Club destroying Miz. Instantly turn them into popular, ass-kicking tweeners. More importantly, do something with a batch of New Japan talent beyond “tag match we’ve seen 10,000 times already” and “talk show segment.”

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