WWE Payback

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Brand(s)Raw (2017)
First eventPayback (2013)
Last eventPayback (2017)

WWE Payback was a professional wrestling event produced annually by WWE, a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available through pay-per-view (PPV). The event was established in 2013, replacing No Way Out in the June slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar.[1][2] In 2015, the event moved to the May slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. WWE swapped dates between Payback and Extreme Rules in 2016, with Payback taking place on May 1 and Extreme Rules taking place on May 22; making this event as a post-WrestleMania pay-per-view event.

With the brand extension reinstated after Battleground PPV event in 2016, the 2017 edition of the event was moved to the late April slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar and being made as a Raw-exclusive pay-per-view event. The event was expected to return in 2018, as a SmackDown branded event. However, the event was taken off of WWE's PPV lineup as all events after WrestleMania 34 became dual-branded.

Championship bouts are scheduled on every card, with the lower-tier titles featured on the undercard and the top-tier featured on the main card.

Dates and venues[edit]

Raw-branded event
Event Date City Venue Main event
Payback (2013) June 16, 2013 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena John Cena (c) vs. Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship[3]
Payback (2014) June 1, 2014[4] The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista) in a No Holds Barred Elimination match
Payback (2015) May 17, 2015[5] Baltimore, Maryland Royal Farms Arena Seth Rollins (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose in a Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Payback (2016) May 1, 2016[6][7] Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Payback (2017) April 30, 2017[8] San Jose, California SAP Center Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Updated List of 2013 WWE Pay-Per-View Events". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "WWE Announces Brand New PPV for Chicago in June". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Caldwell, James (June 16, 2013). "CALDWELL'S WWE PAYBACK PPV RESULTS 6/16 (Hour 3): Edward Ticklebot vs. Rye Bread main event, Tag Title match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Updated List: Complete 2014 WWE PPV Calendar with Announced Dates and Locations". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  5. ^ Martin, Adam. "Baltimore to host the WWE Payback PPV in 2015". wrestleview.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  6. ^ Johnson, Mike (February 23, 2016). "WWE PPV UPDATES". PWInsider.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Johnson, Mike (March 8, 2016). "WWE PAYBACK 2016 PRE-SALE CODE". PWInsider.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "WWE Payback 2017 tickets available this Friday". WWE. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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