Monday, May 18, 2015

WWE Payback 2015 Recap #WWEPayback

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, presents this year's WWE Payback pay per view. This year's Payback takes place at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Sit back, relax and enjoy my recap of this year's WWE Payback.

*** Pre-Show ***

- R-Truth vs. Stardust: "Cody" chants begin as Truth and Stardust trade shoves and slaps. Truth unloads with punches, arm drags and an elbow, forcing Stardust outside. Stardust gains advantage by dumping Truth over the ropes. Back in the ring, Stardust sends Truth into the turnbuckle, lands more corner offense, but misses a drop kick, giving Truth a near fall. Truth and Stardust go back and forth, Stardust hits a clothesline and Truth drops Stardust on his face with a front suplex. Stardust hits a springboard kick on Truth for a near fall. Stardust unloads with kicks, stomps and a clothesline and gets another near fall side slam. More back and forth action between the two. Stardust takes off one of his gloves and slaps Truth in the face. Truth unloads on Stardust and hits a DDT. Truth covers and scores the pin.

- The Ascension vs. Curtis Axelmania and Damien "Macho Man-Dow": Damien comes out to "Macho Man" Randy Savage's theme song and Curtis Axelmania comes out to Hulk Hogan's theme song. Konnar beats down Axel and Axel starts "Hulking Up" already. Axel hits punches, the big boot and the leg drop, but only gets a two count. Konnar and Viktor quick tag in and out and work over Axel in their corner with offense and get a near fall. Axel hot tags Mandow and Mandow unloads on Viktor with punches. Konnar runs in but gets sent to the floor by Axel. Mandow body slams Viktor and goes to the top rope for the "Macho Elbow". Konnar knocks out Axel and shoves Mandow off the ropes. The Ascension plant Mandow with the "Fall of Man" and score the pinfall.

*** Payback 2015 ***

- Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus: Ziggler tries to get the upperhand early, but Sheamus shoves him off and taunts Ziggler. Sheamus lands offense, but Ziggler lands punches and a DDT for a near fall. Ziggler traps Sheamus in the corner and gives Sheamus a "Stinkface". Ziggler ducks a "Brogue Kick" and hits the "Famasser". Ziggler corner splashes Sheamus and lands mounted punches. Sheamus counters the punches and plants Ziggler with a power bomb for a near fall. Sheamus lands a powerslam and plants Ziggler with "White Noise". Sheamus locks Ziggler in the "Irish Cloverleaf" submission and applies the pressure. Ziggler refuses to tap out and reaches the bottom rope to break the submission. Ziggler hits a head butt and a super kick on Sheamus. Ziggler gets busted open badly and planted by Sheamus with the "Brogue Kick". Sheamus covers and scores the pin.

- "WWE World Tag Team Championship, 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match": The New Day (c) vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro: Kidd and Cesaro pick up a quick first fall and go up 1-0, after hitting the "Cesaro Swing"/drop kick combo. Xavier Woods argues with the referee after the pinfall and gets taken out by a Kidd suicide dive. Big E takes control and stomps Kidd in the corner and Kofi Kingston follows with a drop kick. Big E splashes Kidd for a near fall. Kofi goes for a double team, but Cesaro kicks Kofi in the face. Big E follows and spears Cesaro off the apron on the distraction, sending Cesaro to the floor. Kidd hits Big E with a kick and gets a near fall roll up. Kidd knocks Kofi off the apron and leaps back at Big E. Big E catches Kidd in mid-air and Kidd missed Kofi blind tag Big E, making Kofi the legal man.
Big E and Kofi plant Kidd with a double team "Big Ending" and Kofi scores the pin. We're all tied up a 1-1. Cesaro hits an uppercut, a back breaker, Kidd tags in and lands a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro catches Kidd from getting sent to the floor and tosses him back towards Kofi. Kidd plants a kick right into Kofi's face on the charge. The referee gets tied up trying to seperate Big E and Kidd, allowing Woods to sneak in the ring. Kofi drops Cesaro neck first across the top rope and Woods rolls up Cesaro. Woods scores the pinfall and the referee never notices Woods in the match illegally, who scored the pinfall. The New Day win 2-1 and retain the WWE World Tag Team Championship.

- Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt: Ryback slams Bray, but Bray comes back with a diving cross body and a headlock. Bray tosses Ryback into the ring post, sends Ryback to the floor and senton splashes Ryback from the apron. Back in the ring, Bray attacks Ryback in the corner, but Ryback returns and power bombs Bray. Ryback hits the splash on Bray and sets Bray on the top turnbuckle. Bray tries to fight back, but Ryback counters with headbutts. Ryback hits another splash on Bray and gets a near fall. Bray and Ryback counter each other's finishers. Bray grabs Ryback and tosses him head first into an exposed turnbuckle. Bray grabs Ryback and plants him with "Sister Abigail". Bray covers and scores the pin.

- "WWE United States Championship, I Quit Match": John Cena (c) vs. Rusev (w/Lana): Rusev, kicks and stomps Cena and immediately asks him to quit. Rusev makes Lana sit in a chair and mocks the fans with the Russian flag. Rusev tosses Cena into the steel steps, tosses Cena into a wedged steel chair in the turn buckle corner and slams him shoulder first into it. Cena hits an "AA" on Rusev on the steel steps and Rusev rolls to the floor, where Cena tosses the steps at him. Cena tosses Rusev into the ring post, but Rusev refuses to quit.
Cena hits a spear sending he and Rusev through the barricade. Cena tosses Rusev into equipment, Rusev comes back and lands a spinebuster on a table on Cena. Rusev goes for a kick on Cena, but Cena dodges, back drops Rusev onto the pyrotechnics board and pyro shoots everywhere. Rusev refuses to quit as Lana checks on him. Cena hits Rusev in the face with a piece of barricade. Rusev comes back and suplexes Cena on the barricade piece.
Back in the ring, Rusev lands the thrust kick, stomps on Cena's back and applies "The Accolade". Cena passes out from the pain, but Cena never quit so the match continues. Rusev wakes Cena up with water in the face and pulls the ropes off the turnbuckle. Rusev swings it at Cena, Cena ducks and applies the "STF" on Rusev, wrapping the rope around Rusev's face. Rusev tries to fight out of the submission, but Lana yells to the referee that Rusev said "I Quit" in Russian. The referee stops the match and John Cena retains the WWE United States Championship.

- The Bella Twins vs. Naomi and Tamina Snuka: Brie gets kicked off the apron by Tamina and Naomi elbows Brie in the head. Tamina lands a kick and a knee and Naomi goes for "Overdrive" on Brie. Brie counters and hot tags Nikki. Nikki lands clotheslines and a spinebuster on Naomi for a near fall. Tamina goes for a super kick, but Nikki ducks and dumps Tamina on the floor. Naomi gets a near fall rollup on Nikki. Naomi hits the "Rear View" on Nikki but Nikki kicks out at two. Brie and Tamina brawl on the floor, as Nikki gets a near fall spinebuster on Naomi. Nikki goes to the top rope, but gets distracted by Tamina, who's throwing Brie into the barricade. Naomi slams Nikki off the top rope and scores the pin.

- Backstage, Rusev is pacing and screaming at Lana. Rusev orders her to leave and begins throwing things.

- King Barrett vs. Neville: Barrett lands some hits and slams Neville. Neville fights back with kicks and hits a standing shooting star press on Barrett. Barrett lands a kick and goes for the "Bullhammer", Neville ducks but gets hit with "Winds of Change" instead. Neville lands an enziguiri and goes for "Red Arrow". Barrett rolls outside to escape. Neville goes airborne and takes Barrett out on the floor with a corkscrew suicide dive. Barrett refuses to get back in the ring and Neville wins by count out. After the match, Barrett sneaks up on Neville and nails him with a "Bullhammer". Barrett slams Neville into the steel steps. Barrett grabs his king's scepter and swings it at Neville. Neville ducks, hits a german suplex and takes Barrett out with "Red Arrow".

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Fatal 4 Way Match": Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton: Orton gets taken out early and Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins go at it. Kane helps Rollins and attacks Ambrose and Orton. Rollins kicks Ambrose, hits a springboard knee, lands another kick and gets a near fall. Kane attacks Ambrose, until Orton sends Kane crashing into the apron. Reigns slams Kane, Orton tackles Reigns, Orton tosses Ambrose to the floor and gets a near fall on Rollins with a t-bone suplex.
Orton hits another superplex for a near fall, than brawls with Ambrose by the announcers table. Reigns tosses Orton into the ring post. Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose for a brief moment reform The Shield and hit their trademarked triple power bomb on Orton, putting him through the announcers table. All three celebrate until Reigns and Ambrose turn their attention back to Rollins and beat Rollins down. Reigns and Ambrose go for a double power bomb on Rollins through the second announcers table, but Kane makes the save. Kane is shoved into the ring post, then gets a double power bomb from Reigns and Ambrose on top of Rollins and on the announcers table. Reigns and Ambrose hit a second double power bomb, this time sending Kane and Rollins through the announcers table.
Back in the ring, Reigns power bombs Ambrose for a near fall. Reigns hits Ambrose with the "Superman Punch" and a spear, but Rollins stops the pin. Ambrose hits Rollins with "Dirty Deeds", but Kane stops the pin. Kane hits Ambrose with the steel steps, then choke slams Reigns on the steel steps. Orton hits an "RKO" on Mercury and Noble, plants Rollins with a DDT and hits an "RKO" on Kane. Rollins gets back up and hits a "Pedigree" on Orton, covers and scores the pin. Seth Rollins retains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

- Seth Rollins celebrates as WWE Payback comes to an end.

*** My Predictions ***

Rollins wins: RIGHT
Cena wins: RIGHT
The New Day wins: RIGHT
Sheamus wins: RIGHT
Barrett wins: WRONG
Wyatt wins: RIGHT
Naomi and Tamina wins: RIGHT
Mega-Powers 2.0 wins: WRONG

My Current Record Now: 26-13

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