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WWE Payback 2020: 8 Results Predictions

IOU: One wasted Sunday night.

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Without delving too far into the personal or, for that matter, self-indulgent, the post-exertional malaise (to give it its medical term) that arrives for many sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - a set which includes your writer - is more commonly referred to as 'payback'. It's the kinetic debt we incur to live, at least for part of the week, something approximating a normal life.

So the inadvertent relevance of WWE branding the second of their dual-pay-per-view experiment with this moniker is not lost on me. After a bumper SummerSlam weekend - and with AEW's All Out on the horizon - did we really need a pointless show sandwiched between? Myalgic encephalomyelitis isn't exactly a prerequisite for burnout here: precisely who is purring in anticipation at the return of one of WWE's least relevant interstitial B-shows, a week after their last ThunderDome spectacular?

It is, in more relatable terms, the hangover which follows the Biggest Party of the Summer, an unpleasant drudge you just want to get over with. As if to hammer home this stomach churning metaphor, the show features Baron Corbin, Sheamus, and Randy Orton in prominent roles.

And ultimately, this babalas will likely end with Hair of Big Dog.

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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know). He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.