So WWE Payback has just finished and I have to open with the fact that I am incredibly underwhelmed.
WWE heads for California on Sunday night for the first pay-per-view event since Wrestlemania as its stars prepare for Payback. It's followed by the Payback event itself at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on the WWE Network. While this fight of Braun and Roman is also a much awaited one, as numerous wrestlers are waiting to see Braun gets punished by someone like Roman and who knows he might do it well today.
What am I looking at here? . Austin Aries is the one wearing a jacket that will make you think he's a bad guy, but in this instance against the self-proclaimed King of the Cruiserweights, Aries is actually the face.
The feud between both teams has been very respectful so far, something that this writer believes will play a factor into the end of this match.
In addition to those two WrestleMania 33 rematches, Neville will defend his Cruiserweight Championship against Austin Aries. Of course, this time Neville has a now-turned TJ Perkins in his armoury, but not many have had return matches for the Cruiserweight title at this point.
Another title change took place as Alexa Bliss created history by becoming the first woman to hold both the Raw and Smackdown women's championships. There should have been at least a couple more hours of daylight still left.
Reigns, WWE's undisputed future leader in the eyes of many, was written off television in an injury storyline featuring Strowman in a recent episode of Raw that saw his opponent for this weekend overturn an ambulance he was in.
Bray Wyatt of Raw tackles Randy Orton, WWE Champion on Smackdown for example. Now, if that means Owens would be moved back to RAW if that happens remains to be seen. The Hardy Boyz are back, even though they are now more like Hardy Men.
I suppose it all comes down to what you're willing to believe.
Another fight in the night is going to be off Raw Tag Team champions Hardy Boyz Vs Cesaro and Sheamus. Sometimes, it's just that simple.
At WrestleMania 33, The Hardy Boyz shocked the WWE Universe and returned to win the Raw Tag Team Championships. Can Kevin Owens successfully retain the United States Title against his former best friend and keep Chris Jericho on RAW or will "Y2J" avenge his loss to Kevin Owens on "The Grandest Stage of Them All" and regain the United States Title?
Seth Rollins def. Samoa Joe by countering the Coquina Clutch into a pinfall.
After getting hurt at the hands of Samoa Joe earlier this year, Seth Rollins has embarked on a road to redemption and will finally get his hands on his rival on Sunday. Seth Rollins also jumped off the Titantron, which was pretty damn awesome.
Because of those factors, this writer believes that WWE is going to have a controversial finish to the match that will see Rollins pick up the victory, perhaps through DQ due to the Samoan's over aggression, before a post-match beatdown allows Joe to look like the monster he should be. Ahead of the event here are some predictions on what to expect from the night's action. No one knows. No, seriously.
The biggest attention is that will Bray take revenge from Randy for the defeat he got in the last event of WWE Wrestlemania 33, as Randy won the WWE Championship after beating Wyatt in the ring.