31 August 2020 12:37
We apologize for the inconvenience......but your activity and behavior on this site made us think that you are a bot. Note: A number of things could be going on here. Credit: WWE.com Payback was an awkward major WWE show, coming just a week after SummerSlam. The card was thrown together with a few big matches but also many forgettable ones on paper. However, the stars prevailed.
The immensely talented roster brought a night of epic contests that never faltered. Everyone came in on fire, and WWE pulled off an improbable week of back-to-back pay-per-view home runs. The individuals who shined were those who walked away with their hands raised but only after bringing their best to the ring from the opening bell. Keith Lee did the unthinkable and toppled Randy Orton from his perch; Shayna Baszler made the two most dominant women in WWE, Bayley and Sasha Banks, tap out together; and Big E emphatically delivered against Sheamus. The losers of the night were those hoping for a change.
In the show's opening bout Bobby Lashley, who was again accompanied by Shelton Benjamin and MVP, defeated Apollo Crews for the United States Championship. Sinching in the Full Lashley Lock to hold the title for a second time, he was attacked after the bell by an incensed Crews who vowed to win it back. Later in the night Sasha Banks and Bayley dropped their 2nd and 3rd belts of the past week, as they lost the Women's Tag Team Championships to Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax. In what might be the company's most exhilarating finish of the year so-far, Baszler locked Banks in the Muta Lock and then Bayley in the Kirifuda Clutch simultaneously to pick up the win for her team. Finally, in the evening's main event, the returning Roman Reigns managed to become WWE Universal Champion for a second time despite not having signed a contract with the company until midway into the match itself. After a collapsing ring spot (yep) he was able to Spear Braun Strowman to pick up the victory, seeing him regain the belt he was forced to relinquish in October 2018 after he was rediagnosed with Leukemia. Advertisement Elsewhere on the card the team of Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan defeated The IIconics, Big E beat Sheamus, Matt Riddle scored a win over Baron Corbin, Keith Lee steamrollered Randy Orton, and Dominick Mysterio scored his first win in WWE as he teamed with his father to beat Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy.