WWE Payback Updated Card – IC Title Match Announced
This week’s Raw provided us with more answers when it comes to the matches that we’re going to see at...
This week’s Raw provided us with more answers when it comes to the matches that we’re going to see at Payback on June 1st in Chicago.
We already knew that Evolution would face off against The Shield, but it was announced on Raw that will be a No Holds Barred Elimination Match. That likely means that there will be no tags in the match. Weapons will be allowed. It will only end when all three members of one side are eliminated. There are a lot of ways that the match could go and it’s that unpredictability that will make it an awesome match.
The storyline between John Cena and Bray Wyatt was futhered on Raw as they continue to build up their third straight PPV match at Payback. The stipulation for their match will be a Last Man Standing Match.
There was a Beat the Clock challenge for a shot at the Intercontinental Title that was won by Rob Van Dam. He’ll challenge the IC Champion Bad News Barrett, who sent RVD a message on Raw with a Bull Hammer elbow to the back of the head.
What about the World Heavyweight Championship? We don’t know what’s going to happen with that. Daniel Bryan is scheduled for Raw next Monday. Either he’ll give up the WWE Title because he’s too injured or they’re just teasing it and he’s going to be able to come back sooner than we think. Next week’s Raw will provide more details.
Other matches that aren’t official yet, but are clearly on their way to becoming official soon:
- Paige defending the Divas Title against Alicia Fox. Since Fox won a non-title match on Raw she’ll likely get the title shot at Payback.
- Cesaro defated Sheamus in a match that wasn’t for the US Title held by Sheamus, so that should lead to a US Title match at Payback. They sure love booking champions to lose non-title matches since it happened twice on Raw.
- The rivalry between The Usos and Wyatt Family members Luke Harper and Erick Rowan continues to heat up, which will likely lead to a Tag Team Title match.
- Adam Rose has had issues with Jack Swagger since Rose showed debuted, so that’s probably going to be a match at Payback.
The three announced matches plus the four rumored matches would make it seven. If there’s a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match that would be eight. There are still several other people that could have matches too like Rusev in a squash match win, but it looks like the card is nearly complete.