WWE Payback 2016 PPV Live Coverage Match Results, Pics, Videos (Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho, Charlotte vs. Natalya)

Welcome to our coverage of WWE Payback 2016!

Check out our previews:

The Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler match has been moved to the pre-show!


The panel is Renee Young, Jerry Lawler, Corey Graves and Booker T.

After a bunch of video packages and recaps, we go to the ring for a pre-show match!

Annoucers are Mauro Ranallo and Byron Saxton.

Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
Corbin dominates the match. He brings Dolph to the floor for a crazy flip into the STEEEEL ring post.

Corbin brings him into the ring and is cocky, stepping on Ziggler’s neck and posing.

But after a pretty lengthy squash, while Baron is celebrating, Dolph rolls him up for a surprise pin
Winner: Ziggler

Ziggler escapes and Corbin is enraged!

Video packages.


Interview in the Social Media Lounge with Sami Zayn. Another great segment laced with realism in their feud.


United States Title
Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback

Nice heat for Ryback and a good pop for Kalisto

Commercial Break

Kalisto is flying as we return, and Ryback grabs him for a spinebuster. Finish sees Ryback toss Kalisto off the ropes with a military press, then fly from the top, but Kalisto dodges.

Then he hits Salina Del Sol for the clean pin.
Winner: Kalisto

Back to the panel for final words before the main show.

“Thats the best match ive seen Ryback have, thanks to Kalisto” – Jerry Lawler.

WWE Payback 2016
Live from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois
Announcers are Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton

The show kicks off with the New Day, and the crowd is HOT for the tag team champs. They do a promo. Xavier Woods tells Beyonce his DMs are open, BABYYY.

#1 Contenders Match for the WWE Tag Team Titles
Enzo & Cass vs. The Vaudevillains

Enzo and Cass come out first and get a HUGE reaction to their act. VV get a muted negative reaction. Match is back and forth for the most part.

Scary end to the match as Enzo appeared to be injured and the match was called off

Video packages.


Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
Crowd is still lively despite the concern over Enzo. Update on Enzo is that he is moving extremities and is talking. So that is somewhat of a relief.

Owens and Zayn are brawling around the ring. Some big spots include – Owens hits a HUGE frog splash and gets a convincing near fall. Zayn hits the Blue Thunder bomb – correctly called by Cole! Crowd is rabid and chanting This is Awesome.

Owens goes for a piledriver on the apron, but Zayn backdrops out of it. Owens rolls off the apron and under the ring.

Finish is Owens pinning Sami clean with the Pop Up Powerbomb.
Winner: Owens

After the match Owens attacks more, and clears out Zayn. He pulls Byron Saxton into the ring and bullies him into a live interview.

Owens joins commentary for the next match.

WWE Intercontinental Title
The Miz (c) w/Maryse vs. Cesaro

Cesaro has a BREAKAWAY SUIT once again. Match had good heat but a lot of the attention was on Kevin Owens doing commentary.


He was amazing.

After a while, Sami Zayn attacked Owens to a huge reaction at the announce table. As this happens, Cesaro is making the Miz tap, but the chaos causes a distraction and Miz gets a fluke win.
Winner: Miz

After the match Cesaro attacks Owens and after a variety of finishes, Miz escapes and Owens has the IC belt held high in the ring.

Stephanie McMahon is shown campaigning and smiling backstage talking to Apollo Crews.

Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
Match was a bit slow to start but got moving nicely.

Finish sees Jericho try the Lionsault, but Ambrose counters with knees from the Lionsault and hits Dirty Deeds for a clean win.
Winner: Ambrose

Jericho throws a tantrum after the match.


Backstage promo with Mauro Ranallo and AJ Styles.

Now Shane is politicking backstage, chatting with Sasha Banks. Remember her?

WWE Women’s Title
Charlotte (c) w/Ric Flair vs. Natalya w/Bret Hart

Ric Flair and Charlotte came out first

Then Natalya and Bret takes a nice amount of time before he comes out. Then Bret got a huge reaction.

Match has a lot of heat to start. Natalya hits a great spot where she steps on Charlotte’s back as she’s seated.

Charlotte retakes control and works on Natalya’s back. Charlotte dumps Nattie to the floor, but Ric just hovers. Back in and Charlotte hits a big kick for a near fall. Charlotte locks in the figure four leglock and Nattie will not tap.

Charlotte instead puts on the Sharpshooter and the bell instantly rings.

Oh a Montreal screwjob thing. It’s Little Naitch!
Winner: Charlotte

After the match Bret comes into the ring and knocks out Ric. Natalya puts Charlotte in the Sharpshooter and Bret puts Ric in a “Sharpshooter” to a big pop.

Vince McMahon came out for his decision segment. The crowd loudly chants CM Punk. Vince seems to get a kick out of more than getting super mad. He let it play out. First he called out Stephanie and she got a massive boo reaction.


She cuts a long promo about being the best for business. She gets cut off by HERE COMES THE MONEY and Shane gets a big pop. He cuts a promo as well. It’s funny that wrestling has evolved to where a McMahon talking segment is the semi main event of a PPV.


After long promos, Vince revealed they would both be co-running Raw. After a moment, Shane and Stephanie shook hands.

Video packages.

WWE World Heavyweight Title
Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles

Big crowd reaction for Styles including chants. Massive boos for Roman. Slow to start, with the match going more Roman’s speed.

AJ locks in a submission and Roman escapes.

Roman wins by count out, but Here Comes The Money, and Shane McMahon comes out to restart the match with no countouts.

Match resumes, and Roman hits an accidental low blow, causing a DQ. AJ wins by DQ.

Stephanie comes out and restarts it as no DQ.

Multiple Superman punches can’t put Styles away!

Now it gets interesting:

Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows stroll down and go after Roman. There is no DQ so this is allowed. Styles goes for his Phenomenal Forearm and pins Roman, but Reigns gets his foot on the bottom rope. The Usos run down to even the odds. Reigns pushes Styles off the top rope onto the four guys brawling on the floor. Then Reigns flies onto the pile. But Styles rebounds and attacks from the dasher boards. Styles rolls Reigns back into the ring. Springboard 450 splash from the apron! Cover but Reigns kicks out.

Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Reigns escapes and eventually counters with a spear for the pin.
Winner: Reigns

After the match, Vince meets with Shane and Stephanie next week. They book a rematch between AJ and Roman for Extreme Rules on May 22, 2016. Goodnight!

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