Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Payback results for the April 30, 2017, show. The event was headlined by Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, a number of championship matches and a “House of Horrors” match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt.
Be back here tomorrow for the full Best and Worst of WWE Payback 2017 column.
WWE Payback Results:
– Kickoff Match: Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated The Club. The Club were going for the Magic Killer, but Cass booted Gallows out of the ring, and Amore rolled up Anderson for the win.
– Finn Bálor made a guest appearance on Miz TV. Miz made fun of him for being a failure, so Finn beat him up.
1. United States Championship Match: Chris Jericho defeated Kevin Owens (c). Jericho smashed Owens’ hand in the ring steps, so Owens was unable to hit a pop-up powerbomb. Jericho locked in the Walls of Jericho, and Owens was forced to submit after not being able to reach out for the rope with his bad hand. Jericho becomes the new United States Champion, and will report to Smackdown.
2. Cruiserweight Championship Match: Austin Aries defeated Neville (c). Aries appeared to have the match won after a sunset flip powerbomb into the Last Chancery, but Neville pulled the referee onto them to break the hold. The ref DQ’d Neville and Aries won, but did not win the championship.
3. Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardy Boyz (c) defeated Sheamus and Cesaro. Jeff Hardy pinned Sheamus after a Swanton Bomb. After the match, Sheamus and Cesaro attacked and bloodied the Hardys, then posed with the Tag Team Championship belts.
4. Raw Women’s Championship Match: Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley (c). Bliss sent Bayley crashing into the ring post, then DDT’d her for the victory. Bliss is the new Raw Women’s Champion.
5. The “House of Horrors” match began with Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt battling in a haunted house. There were a lot of camera angles. Orton would enter a scary room, and Wyatt would run in and punch him. The fight appeared to end when Wyatt pushed over a refrigerator onto Orton. Wyatt posed on the lawn to make the house turn from blue to red, then hopped in a limo and told it to drive to the arena.
6. Seth Rollins defeated Samoa Joe. Joe had Rollins in the Coquina Clutch, but Rollins countered with a fireman’s carry into a modified cradle to score a surprise three-count.
– Bray Wyatt arrived at the arena in a limo. He walked to the ring, where Randy Orton appeared somehow. The fight continued until the Singh brothers interfered, allowing Jinder Mahal to show up with the WWE Championship and attack Orton. Wyatt hit a Sister Abigail to win the match. This was a non-title haunted house match.
7. Braun Strowman defeated Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns had his shoulder heavily taped. Strowman was able to pin Reigns after a long battle and two powerslams. After the match, Strowman brought the ring steps into the ring and tossed Reigns into them. He ended the show by slamming the steps down into Reigns’ ribs, causing Reigns to start coughing up blood.