WWE Payback 2017 match card, previews, start time ,Injury,TV

By | April 30, 2017

A loss at Payback could be the catalyst for him to morph back into his broken self.

And in a sign of how weird things will get in the Orton vs. Wyatt match, Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Steve Carrier of Ringside News) that a portion of the House of Horrors bout may be taped, with the climax of the bout happening live in the ring.

That would allow WWE to incorporate any number of unusual elements, from holographic snakes to lightning shooting from Wyatt’s fingertips.

Match Card

  • Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
  • Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
  • Neville vs. Austin Aries (Cruiserweight Championship)
  • Matt and Jeff Hardy vs. Cesaro and Sheamus (Raw Tag Team Championships)
  • Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw Women’s Championship)
  • Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (United States Championship)
  • Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
  • Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (House of Horrors)

Predictions

  • Amore and Cass over Gallows and Anderson.
  • Rollins over Joe.
  • Neville over Aries.
  • Cesaro and Sheamus over The Hardys.
  • Bayley over Bliss.
  • Owens over Jericho.
  • Reigns over Strowman.
  • House of Horrors match ends in no-contest.

 

WWE Payback 2017 match card, previews, start time ,Injury,TV

Top Match Previews

Bayley Fends Off the Wicked Witch

Bliss is sure to make a major impact on the Raw women’s division, but she only joined the red brand a few weeks back. It’s a bit early to crown her champion, especially because Bayley hasn’t been giving a chance to connect with the crowd as the titleholder.

By outlasting Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Nia Jax in a Fatal 4-Way match on April 17, Bliss earned the right to face Bayley for her title in The Huggable One’s hometown on Sunday.

With Payback arriving not long after that, WWE has had little time to build animosity between champion and challenger. That points to the company stretching this story out well past the PPV, which likely signals a loss for Bliss as her pursuit of the gold falters for now.

Owens vs. Jericho II

Jericho’s schedule may make the outcome easy to predict, but this has to potential to be a thriller.

Owens and Jericho thrived against each other at WrestleMania 33. As good as that match was, though, it never fully tapped into the bad blood between these two men. They can amend that in the sequel.

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