Welcome to Inside Pulse’s Live Coverage of WWE Payback! Keep it here for all the match-by-match updates, with the latest update in ITALICS.
Damian Sandow vs. Sheamus
Sandow is attempting to out-brawl Sheamus. Sheamus fights back, hits a 2nd rope shoulder block for 2. Sheamus sets up the 10-Count of Clubs, but Sandow falls to the floor. Sheamus follows, and Sandow puts Sheamus headfirst to the ringsteps. Back in the ring, Sandow hits a Side Russian Leg-Sweep, and follows it with the Elbow of Distain for a 2 count. After a commercial break (yes, really), Sheamus takes control. 10-Count of Clubs on the apron, and a Rolling Senton gives Sheamus 2. Sheamus goes to the top, and Sandow pulls his legs out, and Sheamus is back first on the turnbuckle. Sandow hits a neckbreaker off the Top Rope. Sandow then hits a Cross-chest Neckbreaker for 2. Sheamus fights back, and the ruckus Chicago crowd is booing him. Sheamus hits the Borough Kick for the pin.
Winner – Sheamus
The PPV starts with a Chicago Gangster themed video package.
Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Wade Barrett (c) vs. The Miz vs. Curtis Axel (w/ Paul Heyman)
Axel & Barrett attempt to double team Miz. Barrett with a Pumphandle Slam on Axel for 2, as Miz makes the save. Axel tries to stay out of the action as Heyman coaches him ringside. Axel & Barrett again with some double teaming, but Miz fights his way out. Miz goes for the Figure 4, but Barrett fights out, and hits the Winds of Change for 2. Barrett gets Axel up for the Wastleland, but Axel fights out, and hits the Perfectplex for 2, and Miz breaks it up. Miz hits Axel with the Skull Crushing Finale, but only gets a 2. Miz goes for a Figure 4 on Axel, but Axel kicks out of it, and Miz runs into Barrett, gets him on the mat, and locks the Figure 4 on Barrett. Barrett is refusing the tap out, Axel slides in, and pins Barrett while he is still in the Figure 4, and Miz isn’t able to release the hold in time!
Winner & New Champion – Curtis Axel
Mark Henry Returns promo.
Backstage, Axel & Heyman run into HHH. Vince enters and wishes congrats to Axel, and Axel is on his way.
Recap of Kaitlyn being duped by AJ & Big E.
WWE Diva’s Championship Match
Kaitlyn (c) vs. AJ Lee (w/ Big E Langston)
AJ blows Kaitlyn a kiss to start. Kaitlyn snaps, and sends AJ to the floor. Kaitlyn then tosses AJ overtop the announce table. Kaitlyn dominates the majority of the match. AJ is trying to crawl out of the ring, but Kaitlyn pulls her back in, and AJ pulls the apron with her. AJ with a foriegn object, hits Kaitlyn while the ref is dealing with the apron. AJ is playing possum, and goes for the pinfall, but only gets a 2 count. AJ goes to the top rope, goes for a Crossbody, but Kaitlyn catches her. Kaitlyn goes for a spinning sideslam, but AJ is able to lock in the Black Widow. Kaityln fights out, and hits a Spear. Kaitlyn takes her time, and taunts AJ, and only gets a 2 count. Kaitlyn tosses AJ to the corner. Kaitlyn charges, AJ dodges it, and Kaitlyn goes headfirst in the corner. AJ is able to lock the Black Widow on again, and this time Kaitlyn taps out!
Winner & New Champion – AJ Lee
Kaitlyn is taking her time to get out of the ring, and is crying. Crowd is booing her and hitting her with a ‘You Tapped Out’ chant. Layla comes out to bring her to the back.
They recap the match, then show Layla, Nattie & Alicia trying to cheer her up. Kaitlyn just runs off.
Josh Mattews is with Big Show, R-Truth & Cody Rhodes, and they recap the show so far.
Vignette of the Wyatt Family.
WWE United States Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Kane
Huge ‘Let’s Go Ambrose’ chants to start. Slow start, as Ambrose dominates. Ambrose goes for Old School (really!). Kane pulls him down. They fall to the floor. Kane pulls the Spanish Announce Table apart, but Ambrose hits Kane with a DDT on the floor, and Ambrose rolls back in the ring, and takes the count out win.
Winner & Still Champion – Dean Ambrose
A promo plays….RVD RETURNS AT MONEY IN THE BANK!
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler (c) (w/ Big E Langston & AJ Lee) vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez)
Back and forth match. The announcers are playing up Dolph’s concussion. They go to the outside. ADR shoves Big E, and Big E shoves back. The ref kicks Big E from ringside. Dolph is sliding back in the ring, and ADR kicks him square in the head. They are almost playing a sympathetic role with Dolph. ADR continues to hit head shots, and is having some heel antics. Dolph goes to the top, and ADR kicks him in the head again, then hits a Superplex for 2. Dolph rolls to the floor, and ADR kicks him in the head AGAIN. The ringside medic checks on him, and Dolph says his fine, and he gets back in the ring. Dolph hits a ZigZag, but takes too long to cover, and only gets 2. ADR is up before Dolph, and hits a superkick to the side of Dolph’s head, and gets the pin.
Winner & New Champion – Alberto Del Rio
Crowd is booing ADR while he holds the belt at the top of the ramp. Ziggler chants then ensue. ADR then cuts a promo, asking everyone to join in the celebration, very heel-like.
Promo for Punk/Jericho.
CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Chris Jericho
Punk is still using Cult of Personality, and his is sporting some nifty Blackhawks themed attire. Back and forth action. Jericho gets the advantage, and the announces talk up that Punk may be fatigued early and have some ring rust. Punk sends Jericho in the corner, hits the running knee. He then looks at Cole and yells ‘Vintage Punk!’. Punk goes for the running bulldog, but Jericho gets out of it, and quickly hits a Lionsault. Punk up quickly, goes for a GTS, but Jericho is able to slide out and make it into the Walls. Punk fights out of the Walls, and locks on the Anaconda Vice! Jericho finally gets to the ropes, and Punk lets go. Punk goes for GTS, but Jericho grabs Punk’s leg and locks on the Walls. Heyman is up on the apron, and provides the distraction for Punk to get out. Punk doesn’t understand why Heyman is on the apron, and Jericho rolls him up for 2. Jericho hits a Codebreaker for 2. Punk is fighting back, they go punch for punch, and then Punk hits a heel kick. Punk to the top, and hits the Macho Man Elbow Drop. Punk hits a GTS, but only gets 2. Punk sends Jericho the floor and hits a Suicide Dive. Punk rolls Jericho back in, then goes for a springboard clothesline, but Jericho turns it into a Codebreaker for 2. Jericho snaps and starts slugging away on the back of Punks neck. Punk fights back, hits a few punches, and goes for a standing Hurra Canranna, but Jericho catches him, and locks in the Walls. Punk is able to fight out, hit a GTS, and Jericho falls against the ropes, still on his feet, and Punk gets him in another GTS for the pin.
Winner – CM Punk
Quick shot to the band who did the music for the show.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (c) vs. Randy Orton & Daniel Bryan
Shield dominates the match. Crowd starts a RVD chant. Shield continues to tag in and out of the match. Orton finally gets Bryan in, and he runs roughshot on both members of The Shield. Bryan hits the series of YES kicks on Reigns for 2. Both members of the Shield on the floor, Bryan goes for a Suicide Dive, but the Shield members move, and Bryan lays out Orton. Back in the ring, Bryan fights back again, hits a Double Underhook Superplex on Rollins. Reigns is in with a Spear on Bryan. Orton makes the save, hitting a RKO on Reigns. Rollins then dumps Orton to the floor, and hits the Flying Knee on Bryan for the pin.
Winners & Still Champions – The Shield
Video package for the Main Event, followed by Justin Roberts explaining the rules for the match.
Three Stages of Hell Match for the WWE Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Ryback
Stage I: Lumberjack Match
30 WWE superstars are ringside, including many guys we have not seen on TV in a long time, like Dibiase, Riley, Yoshi, JTG, and The Colon’s. Kane, Miz & Sheamus are also there. No Del Rio, Orton, Bryan, Shield, Big Show, Ziggler, Jericho or Punk. Typical Lumberjack match. Cena tries for a AA, but Ryback holds on the ropes, and Cena sends him to the floor on a heel side of the ring. The faces come over, and a huge Lumberjack melee ensues. Cena is on the top rope, and he leaps on all the men at ringside. Both men are put back in the ring, and Ryback is able to hit the Shellshock for the pin on Cena.
Winner of Stage I – Ryback
Stage II: Tables Match
Cena is slow to get up from the Shellshock, and Ryback lays him out with a Meathook Clothesline. Ryback sets up a table, and Cena is up, goes for a AA, but Ryback slides out of it, and lays out Cena again. Ryback gets the ringsteps, and lays Cena out with them. Ryback sets another table up along the turnbuckles. Cena is right in front, and Ryback tosses the steps. Cena moves, and the table is demolished. Cena hits a Belly to Belly Suplex, then creams Ryback with the steps. Cena sets up a table, but Ryback is up, and goes to hit Cena with the steps. Again Cena dodges it, and the steps go through the table. Ryback lays out Cena, gets another table, and goes for the Shellshock, but Cena slides out, and hits the AA though the table.
Winner of Stage II – John Cena
Stage III: Ambulance Match
Ryback is up quickly from the AA, and tossed Cena to the floor. Ryback clears off the announce table, and nails Cena with a Powerbomb through it. Ryback then carried Cena to the Ambulance (that was next to the stage). Cena slipped out, and ran Ryback into the side of the Ambulance. Cena pulls out like 7 crutches from the Ambulance, and both men swing widely. The driver’s side door is open, and Cena runs Ryback into it, and it comes off the hinges. Cena then tries to get Ryback in the front cab part of the Ambulance (I guess that would qualify), but Ryback fights back, and gets out. Ryback then tears off the front fender panel right off the Ambulance, and beats Cena with it (what?!). Cena gets away, and climbs the cab of the Ambulance. Cena grabs the lights off the top, and tosses them on Rybacks head. Ryback grabs a crutch, and brings it to the top of the Ambulance. Cena is able to get it from hit, nail Ryback with it, and then hits an AA on the Ambulance roof, and Ryback goes though the roof, and is in the back of the Ambulance to end the match.
Winner & Still Champion – John Cena
Cena celebrates the win, as someone drives the Ambulance off.
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