WWE is presenting Payback in Pittsburgh, and we have full coverage of the results here at Ringside News. Fans will a lot more than just John Cena hosting the show, because the company has a lot more in store for the show.
These are live results, and we will get started when the show goes live. That being said, keep refreshing throughout the show for more updates!
The World Heavyweight Championship is on the line as Seth Rollins battles Shinsuke Nakamura. They told quite a story about that match, revolving around Rollins’ real-life back injury as well.
The Grayson Waller Effect will also have Cody Rhodes as his special guest this week on Payback. That should be a fun segment, and much less serious thatn the war that Rhea Ripley and Raquel Rodriguez are set to have.
Rey Mysterio vs. Austin Theory is going down with the United States Title on the line. Also, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will battle the Judgment Day in a Steel City Street Fight, match that could go on to change the Judgment Day forever.
We will keep a constant updates on Payback, and so much more, right here at Ringside News. Keep checking when the show kicks off for updates!
Host: John Cena
Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Rodriguez
Rey Mysterio vs. Austin Theory
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs Finn Balor vs Damian Priest – Steel City Street Fight
LA Knight vs The Miz
Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus – Cage Match
Cody Rhodes on Grayson Waller Effect
Trish started off the match by trying to escape. Then they wrestled around as Lynch didn’t let her get off so easy. Trish took some abuse around the ring before The Man hyped up the crowd.
The showed Tiffany Stratton in the crowd with her NXT Women’s Title. She is expected to feud with Becky next.
Then Becky hit three Becksploder suplexes. They continued and the momentum shifted as each competitor had a chance to use the cage as a weapon. Trish took a ton of abuse in the cage as Becky kept slamming her face into the steel.
Becky Lynch kicked out of a Widow’s Peak, and that was quite a moment, and a nod to history. They kept going and Trish almost escaped the cage as she climbed up, but Becky caught her.
Becky was looking for a Manhandle Slam from the top, but Trish turned it into a bulldog from the top rope for a two count. They ended up fighting on top of the cage eventually, where Trish was hanging off the other side of the cage until Becky superplexed her back in.
Trish started to go for the door, and Zoey Starks showed up to help pull her out. She didn’t get that accomplished, and then Becky shut the cage on Zoey to trap her in. This led to them brawling for a bit, which Zoey won until she ate a Manhandle Slam.
Trish started climbing and then Becky chased her up the cage before a Manhandle Slam from the top rope for the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch
After the match was over, Becky Lynch left Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark alone in the cage. Trish Stratus was not happy about how the match turned out, so she got in Zoey’s face about it. She told Trish to leave, and then Zoey closed the cage door instead, this was followed by Zoey Stark nailing Trish with her finisher. It appears that Trish vs Zoey is next.
John Cena welcomed everyone to Payback, and then The Miz came down. The Miz told Cena that he’s a terrible host, he doesn’t dress like a host, and he needs to take charge. Then John Cena made himself the special guest referee in The Miz’s match against LA Knight.
The Miz wasn’t happy about this match, and he tried to leave. Then LA Knight went to get him and he brought him back to the ring.
LA Knight and Miz brawled in the ring and things were moved to the outside. John Cena kept his hands off the action as he allowed LA Knight to punish The Miz outside the ring.
Later on, Cena did get involved when LA Knight had The Miz in the corner. That caused LA Knight to get in Cena’s face for a second, which gave Miz a chance to capitalize.
The Miz lowered the pace, and he started laying in some It Kicks. Then LA Knight landed a move that drove Miz spine-first in the center of the ring. LA Knight tried to rally, but then The Miz hit two DDTs in a row that flowed. Nice move from Miz.
Cena caught The Miz trying to use the rope to cheat, and that caused Miz to have words with him. The Miz landed a Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. After The Miz mocked Cena, LA Knight landed a Blunt Force Trauma for the win
Winner: LA Knight
After the match was over, John Cena celebrated with LA Knight and shook his hand as a sign of respect.
Rey and Theory got started slow, as Theory took control. This was a slow match, as the fans booed Theory as he punished Rey.
Then Theory tried to take off Mysterio’s mask, but Rey fought him off and landed a moonsault from the top.
Then, just as Austin Theory was going for an A-Town Down, Mysterio got the roll-up for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
Becky Lynch and Tiffany Stratton had a very interesting backstage segment, which you can check out here:
This match is a Steel City Street Fight, so a lot went on during the match. We highly suggest you check it out on Peacock to get all the details.
These two teams got started in a quick way, and it didn’t take long for Sami to fill the ring with chairs. Finn disrespected a Terrible Towel in Pittsburgh, and he got a lot of heat for that.
Sami and Kevin picked up trash cans next, and they went to work by hitting Priest. Owens ripped off his shirt, and revealed that he had a Terry Funk shirt on under it, and then they put a trash can on Finn Balor to recreate a famous Funk spot where they whacked the can with kendo sticks.
Sami and Kevin set up a table at ringside. Then they started fighting with Priest, who was able to turn things on his side, as Finn joined the fight again by taking out Zayn.
Then the Judgment Day went to the ring with Owen for a 2 on 1 assault. Then they moved to the outside to do the same to Zayn.
Eventually, Dominik Mysterio showed up to help out his Judgment Day stablemates. They posed and antagonized the crowd for a bit before Kevin and Sami showed up in Pittsburgh Penguins jerseys on, and they laid into the JD.
Owens was bleeding heavily from the forehead as well. This came as a result of Judgment Day’s previous assault, but they let the match run. Balor kicked out after a blue thunder bomb on a stack of chairs from Zayn.
Priest got in the match again, and he nailed Zayn and Owens with a hockey stick before he put Zayn through some chairs that he had just set up for Balor. An all-out assault broke out next against Owens, but the Prizefighter kept fighting back.
Sami hit a dive off the kickoff show table, but then Dominik got involved again. Owens grabbed Dominik next, and he started laying in punches before putting him on a table. Then Owens scaled the inside of the arena, and he nailed a swanton on Dom through the table.
They continued in the ring, and Sami Zayn kicked out before he stopped JD from hitting a double team move. He hit an exploder on Priest, and then Finn went through the table at ringside.
Owens got in, hit a stunner, and Sami nailed a helluva kick, but JD McDonagh pulled Zayn out before he could get the pin. Owens took out JD next.
Rhea Ripley showed up next, and she speared Owens through the barricade at ringside. They kept going until Balor missed a Coup De Gras on Sami, but then they turned it around with Priest nailing him for the win.
Winners and NEW champions: Judgment Day
Waller started out by insulting Cody and Pittsburgh at the same time by saying, “neither can finish a story.”
Cody came out and then Waller cut him off before he could ask Pittsburgh what they wanna talk about. Then Cody called the moment as he asked if he was going to let this segment play out in an interesting way.
Then Cody said that he has a big scoop for the Grayson Waller Effect. Cody asked Waller if he watches SmackDown, and then he said that he cashed in his political chips, and he announced that Jey Uso is now a part of the RAW roster.
The two were evenly matched early on, and then Rhea Ripley rolled outside the ring to take a breather. Then Rhea rolled in to take a shoulder block and some punishment.
They continued, and Rhea nailed Raquel with a brutal dropkick that turned things around for her. This gave Rhea a chance to slow things around and dominate a bit.
Rhea went to the top rope and hung Raquel up, but then Raquel kicked Rhea off the top and hung her up instead. Rodriguez nailed a suplex next.
They eventually found their way back up to the top before making their way back down, when Rhea took out Raquel’s bad knee with a chopblock and another leg submission. Then Raquel got out and landed an awkward slam.
They kept going and Dominik Mysterio eventually got involved. This caused Raquel to pick Dom up and hit a running slam. Then Rhea kicked Raquel’s knee out from under her and landed a Riptide for the win.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
Pittsburgh loved singing Seth Rollins’ song. The camera also showed The Great Muta in the crowd before this match. This is also Shinsuke’s first-ever WWE pay-per-view main event match.
Both competitors started off this match safely, by keeping it on the mat, and there was a real feeling out process. Then Nakamura told Rollins to “come on,” so he did.
Nakamura nailed a low kick, but Rollins returned fire, and then he stomped the challenger down in the turnbuckle before nailing a move that caused Nakamura to roll outside. Then Rollins hit a suicide dive on Nakamura.
They continued and Rollins got Nakamura down before hitting a senton off from the apron. Nakamura tried to get out of harm’s way, but Rollins just hit him with another dive.
Later on, Nakamura was able to turn things around, and he put Rollins across the top ropes to hit two running knees for another two count.
They continued after battling on the outside for a bit, and then they started trading punches in the middle of the ring. Rollins went to the top rope, and he nailed a nice frog splash for a near fall.
As they continued, Rollins started beating Nakamura down as he yelled, “you don’t have to bring up my back like that! My wife’s worried!” Then Nakamura dodged a stomp. Then Nakamura nailed a flying knee from the middle rope for a two count.
Nakamura slammed Rollins again on his bad back and pulled him to his feet before doing the same thing with a suplex this time. Then Nakamura nailed a snap German suplex as he slid to the outside.
This was not Rollins’ match at this point, as he sold one move after another from Nakamura. Rollins nailed a superkick as Nakamura went for a Kinsasha, and Rollins got a two count for himself.
Shinsuke locked on a triangle hold next, and Rollins started to fade. This lasted for a while as Rollins fought out of it and slammed Nakamura down with a sit-down powerbomb.
They continued until Seth nailed a kick to give himself space. He started to climb to the top rope, but he was stopped. Then Shinsuke posted up, and he hit a landslide off the top rope on Rollins for another two-count.
Shinsuke nailed a kinshasa next, and he sat there waiting for Rollins to get back up, but Rollins didn’t get up. Shinsuke walked over to Rollins, and he slapped Nakamura before he ate some kicks that took him to the apron.
Rollins reversed a suplex to the inside, and he switched it up to nail a Pedigree. Then Rollins got back on his feet and he went for stomp, but Nakamura kicked him in the face, then Rollins was able to get up, and nail a stomp for the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins