10 Last-Minute WWE Payback 2017 Rumours You Need To Know

The return of Broken Matt Hardy?


This Sunday, WWE presents Payback, the company's first Pay-Per-View event since WrestleMania. Unlike the "Backlash" show of yesteryear, Payback isn't typically riddled with WrestleMania rematches designed to continue storylines and pop a buyrate. No, these days, WrestleMania is built around so many part-time stars that after the show of shows, WWE must rely upon full-time talent, even if they don't have the same name recognition as Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker.

Still, the company has managed to put together a card for Payback that, while not a blow-away lineup, is still full of programs that have been built up rather well. The main event of the show is expected to be a Fastlane rematch between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman, while Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt will finally end their program in a "House of Horrors" match. Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins will also do battle, a fight that's been inevitable ever since Joe hurt Rollins in January.

Apart from that, what can fans expect? Well, even for a typical wrestling show, with all of the swerves and plot twists, this card seems difficult to predict. Nevertheless, here are 10 last-minute rumors you need to know for Payback, ranked from least plausible to most plausible:


Scott Fried is a Slammy Award-winning* writer living and working in New York City. He has been following/writing about professional wrestling for many years and is a graduate of Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/scottfried. *Best Crowd of the Year, 2013