WWE Payback PPV Results – 5/17/15 (Fatal 4 Way Main Event)

WWE Payback PPV Results
May 17, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com

A video package runs hyping tonight’s Fatal 4 Way main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and John Cena defending the WWE United States Championship against Rusev in an “I Quit” match.

We go live to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore where a huge display of pyro goes off.

Sheamus is out first to kick off the show.

Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler with a superkick early and Sheamus falls out looking to have tweaked his ankle a bit. Ziggler tosses Sheamus back in and catches him with a quick cross body. Sheamus walks it off and drops an elbow over the knee of Ziggler. Sheamus suplexes Ziggler back inside the ring from the ring apron and drops a few stomps. Sheamus with a headlock keeping Ziggler grounded. Sheamus quickly counters a comeback by Ziggler dropping his back over his knee. Sheamus drops some more boots to Ziggler, backs up and screams, “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?” Sheamus back to the headlock on Ziggler. Sheamus hits the corner hard when Ziggler moves. Ziggler with rights and body shots. Ziggler with repeated jumping forearms and then a big tackle. Ziggler with a big dropkick to Sheamus in the corner. Ziggler catches Sheamus with a jumping DDT. Ziggler lifts up his trunks and shoves his ass into the face of Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus rolls out spitting and grabs a bottle of water. Back in the ring, Ziggler catches Sheamus with a Fameasser for a two count. Sheamus with a big powerbomb on Ziggler from the corner. Sheamus with a running powerslam on Ziggler, another cover and Ziggler kicks out. Sheamus slaps the ring in frustration. Sheamus with White Noise and then applies a Cloverleaf submission. Ziggler forces a break getting to the bottom rope. Sheamus breaks the submission at the four count from the referee. Ziggler with a headbutt and superkick combo on Sheamus. Ziggler is now busted open bad from that. The referee puts on gloves and checks on Ziggler. Sheamus catches Ziggler with a big Brogue Kick, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall. Ziggler is still covered in blood.

Winner: Sheamus

Backstage, Seth Rollins walks up to Kane and offers to work together tonight – wanting to put everything behind them. Kane brings up all the bad things Rollins has done to him since WrestleMania. He adds he doesn’t need this job and he hasn’t made a decision about what he plans to do tonight. “Trust me…you’ll be the first to know,” adds Kane. J&J Security get in the face of Kane and Kane starts to laugh.

A promo for NXT Unstoppable this Wednesday on the WWE Network airs.

WWE Tag Team Championships – Best of Three Falls Match
The New Day w/ Xavier Woods (c’s) vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya

Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston tell Baltimore to think positive. Big E points out Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles in the front row. He asks if Adam is sick of the Orioles not winning a World Series in over 32 years. Big E wants them to think positive.

We start with Kofi Kingston and Tyson Kidd. Quick takedown, tag to Cesaro and he lands a quick clothesline. Quick tag to Big E. Cesaro catches Big E in the air and plants him with a quick powerslam. Big E with a military press slam on Cesaro and Woods gets in a cheap shot when Big E distracts the referee. Tag to Kofi who gets tossed away by Cesaro. Cesaro stomps on top of both Big E and Kofi. Cesaro gets Kofi up in a vertical suplex, tags in Kidd, Kidd jumps off the top turnbuckle taking Kofi down with him. Cesaro dumps Big E over the top rope and gets the tag again. Kidd catapults Kofi into Cesaro who plants Kofi. Cesaro Swing on Kofi and tags in Kidd who hooks the leg to get the pinfall.

Winners of Fall #1: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

Woods jumps up on the ring apron yelling at the referee. Kidd flips and takes him out. Big E falls out of the ring after Kidd flipped over him and Kidd leaps at him. Big E catches Kidd and launches him with an overhead release suplex. Cesaro quickly checks in on Kidd. Big E is stomping away at Kidd in the corner as Kofi gets the tag. Kofi with stomps and tags Big E. Big E and Kofi exchange tags quickly in the corner working over Kidd. Kofi gets sent to the corner (with the tag now) catching Kidd with a dropkick with help from Big E. Kofi cuts off a tag to Cesaro and tags in Big E who drops an elbow over Kidd. Big E with a big body splash over Kidd and Cesaro breaks up the pinfall attempt. Big E with a huge spear to Cesaro off the ring apron right into the ring barricade! Tag to Kofi. Kofi goes up top and Kidd catches him with a dropkick to the jaw! Kidd wants a tag and Cesaro is still down. Tag to Big E who gets rolled up for a two count by Kidd. Kidd with shots to Big E and Kofi. Big E catches Kidd on his shoulders, tags in Kofi and Kofi comes off the second rope planting Kidd face first. Kofi hooks the leg and gets the pinfall for the second fall.

Winners of Fall #2: The New Day

Kofi with another cover attempt on Kidd for a two count as Big E gets the tag. Big E with another belly to belly suplex on Kidd. Tags to Kofi and hot tag to Cesaro. Cesaro with an overhead suplex on Kofi followed by uppercuts. Cesaro launches Kofi into Big E. Cesaro tries a tiger driver powerbomb on Big E and can’t hang on. Cesaro with a huge uppercut to Kofi in the corner! Kidd tags himself in as Cesaro catches Kofi, plants him in a backbreaker and Kidd with a springboard elbow drop for a close two count. Kidd gets the Sharpshooter applied on Kofi. Cesaro sends Big E over the announce table. Kofi gets to the bottom rope to break up the submission. Kidd flips over and back right over Cesaro and Cesaro with a huge uppercut to Kofi. Big E clears house. Cesaro drops Big E with a kick. Woods jumps in the ring and rolls up Cesaro. The referee makes the count and gets the pinfall.

Winners of Fall #3 and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day

After the match, Cesaro can’t believe it. We see a replay of Kofi dropping Cesaro off the top rope and Woods removing his vest to cover Cesaro for the pinfall.

Backstage, Ryback said he doesn’t know what to expect tonight with Bray Wyatt. “I don’t fear Bray Wyatt. Him and his negativity motivate him. And tonight, the eater of worlds, gets eaten. Feed…me…more,” says Ryback in closing.

A video package runs hyping Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt tonight.

Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt

Ryback charges in with right hands and shoulder charges to Bray Wyatt immediately. Ryback with more charges to Wyatt in the corner. Ryback drops Wyatt with a quick shoulder block. Wyatt fires back with an uppercut and headbutt. Ryback with a Lou Thesz Press on Wyatt and bounces the head of Wyatt off the mat. They brawl to the outside and Ryback sends Wyatt back first into the ringside barricade. Ryback tosses Wyatt back in and plants him in the corner connecting with some right hands. Wyatt with a quick tackle on Ryback as he came flying off the ropes. Wyatt gets a headlock applied on Ryback to keep things grounded. Wyatt with a knee when Ryback recovers. Ryback with a series of clotheslines and then a big scoop slam on Wyatt. Ryback hits the corner hard when Wyatt moves. Wyatt plants Ryback face first off the ring apron and then body splashes over Ryback off the ring apron! Ryback starts screaming out in pain after the splash from Wyatt. The referee starts the count. Ryback barely gets back in at the nine. Wyatt with stomps immediately. Wyatt is working over Ryback in the corner when Ryback counters launching Wyatt back down with a quick powerbomb from the corner. Ryback with a powerslam for a two count. Ryback starts warming up in the corner when Wyatt rolls out of the ring. When Ryback bails to run at Wyatt, Wyatt drops Ryback with a huge clothesline. Back in the ring, Wyatt with a tossing suplex towards the corner. Ryback plants Wyatt with a spinebuster. Wyatt is working over Ryback again in the corner when he pushes him away. Ryback stands on the top turnbuckle and splashes over Wyatt! Wyatt attempts Sister Abigail. Ryback counters pushing Wyatt away. Ryback exposes the turnbuckle in doing so. Wyatt splashes Ryback against the exposed turnbuckle, hits Sister Abigail and gets the pinfall. Wyatt drops to his knees smiling.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

After the match, we see that as Ryback had Bray Wyatt up near the corner, Wyatt exposed the turnbuckle and allowed him to setup the win.

A promo for WWE Money in the Bank on June 14th airs.

Stone Cold Podcast returns on June 1st with special guest Paul Heyman.

A video package runs hyping John Cena vs. Rusev tonight.

WWE United States Championship – “I Quit” Match
John Cena (c) vs. Rusev w/ Lana

Mixed reaction for John Cena in Baltimore. Rusev gets on the mic and points out how half the people here tonight already hate him. He wants Cena to say he quits now. The referee asks Cena if he wants to quit. Cena charges at Rusev landing some big rights. Rusev with a quick charge to Cena near the corner. Rusev does this a second time. The crowd starts a loud “WE WANT LANA” chant. Rusev bails and starts yelling at the crowd. He grabs a steel chair and tells Lana to take a seat at ringside. Back in the ring, Cena counters and plants Rusev with a quick suplex. Rusev fights back with headbutts and body shots. The referee asks Cena if he wants to quit and he pushes the mic away. Rusev continues his attack on Cena with knees and more body shots. Rusev drops Cena with a big dropkick. Cena again pushes the mic away when he is asked if he wants to quit. Cena drops Rusev with a big clothesline. Rusev works over the back of Cena. Rusev tells Lana to hand him the Russian flag. Rusev holds it up over Cena. Rusev hands it back and tells Lana to return to her seat at ringside. Cena with shoulder blocks and plants Rusev with his twisting powerbomb. Cena connects with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Rusev counters an AA, catches Cena coming off the ropes and connects with a fallaway slam. Cena refuses to quit. Rusev sends Cena shoulder first into the steel ring steps at ringside. Cena again refuses to quit. Rusev brings the bottom part of the steel steps inside the ring. Rusev sets them up near the corner and sends Cena back first into the steps. Cena is still refusing to quit when asked by the referee. Rusev sends Cena into the steps a second time. Rusev tries to get Cena to say he quits. Rusev puts the steps down, grabs Cena and Cena with a back drop to counter. Rusev plants Cena back first over the steel steps after catching him. Cena won’t quit. Cena with an AA on Rusev over the top of the steel steps! Rusev rolls out when Cena has the steel steps. Cena tosses the steps at Rusev over the top rope and Rusev moves. Cena sends Rusev head first off the steel ring post. Rusev refuses to quit when asked. Cena tells Rusev he’s going to put him through the timekeepers wall. Rusev refuses to quit. Cena charges and sends Rusev through the wall. Cena goes into the crowd and finds an equipment case. Rusev catches Cena with a big kick to the head. Cena and Rusev brawl into the crowd. Rusev (lightly) drops Cena over a table. They continue to brawl in the crowd. Cena cracks a floor holder over the back of Rusev. Rusev refuses to quit. Cena cracks a laptop over the back of Rusev. Rusev with an Alabama Slam on Cena against a table. Cena won’t quit and his busted open a bit over his left ear. Rusev slaps the pyro table and some pyro goes off. Cena is nearby and drops Rusev with an AA near the pyro area. Tons of pyro goes off. Rusev rolls away and Cena can’t believe it. We see a shot of a concerned Lana at ringside seeing this go down and leaving to check on Rusev. Rusev refuses to quit. Cena has some metal ring barricade. He charges and nails Rusev with it. Rusev won’t quit. The metal ring barricade is up against the ring and Rusev gives Cena suplex right over it! The metal quickly bends. Cena is asked if he wants to quit. “Hell no,” says Cena. Back in the ring, Rusev catches Cena with a quick kick. Rusev stomps over the lower back of Cena and gets The Accolade applied. Cena stands up sending Rusev to the corner. Rusev still has it locked on. A second charge by Cena and Rusev is hanging on. Cena falls and Rusev pulls back. Cena appears to be out. The referee asks if he quits. Rusev drops the hold. Cena is still out. Rusev starts exposing a turnbuckle and then twists off the top rope. Rusev grabs a water bottle and pours it on Cena. Rusev has the top rope metal turnbuckle in his hand, tries to hit Cena with it, Cena with a drop toe hold into an STF using the top rope. The referee asks Rusev if he wants to quit. Rusev is yelling in Bulgarian. Lana walks up concerned. Lana gets in the ring, grabs the mic and yells, “He quits! He quits! He quits!”

Winner and still WWE United States Champion: John Cena

After the match, JBL is asking if it can really go down that way. Jerry Lawler says it is much like a trainer throwing in the towel. We see a shot of John Cena holding up the WWE United States Championship as the American flag drops over the ring. JBL adds, “You gotta wonder, is that legal?” We see Lana attending to Rusev on the mat.

We go to the Payback panel with Renee Young, Booker T and Corey Graves.

We see footage of The Ascension def. Macho Mandow & Curtis Axel during the kickoff.

Backstage, we see WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day celebrating their victory earlier tonight over Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. They are having celebration milk. Byron Saxton tells them that New Day will defend the WWE Tag Team Championships for the first time ever inside an Elimination Chamber match on May 31st.

The Bella Twins vs. Naomi & Tamina Snuka

We start with Nikki Bella and Naomi. Quick tag to Brie Bella early as The Bella’s drop Naomi on her face. Brie with knees to Naomi. Tamina with a superkick to Brie on the ring apron. Nikki goes to check on Brie. Naomi tosses Brie back in, goes for a quick pinfall getting a two count and prevents a tag to Nikki. Naomi stands on the hair of Brie pulling up on her arms. Naomi with kicks to Brie. Tag to Tamina who kicks Brie in the back. Tamina dumps Nikki off the corner, tosses Brie to the other corner, gets in a kick and tags in Naomi. Quick tag back to Tamina who splashes Brie. Tag to Naomi who connects with a quick swinging neckbreaker. Hot tag to Nikki. Nikki with big clotheslines and a dropkick to Naomi. Nikki with a high back body drop on Naomi. Alabama Slam by Nikki and Tamina breaks up the pinfall attempt. Nikki kicks Tamina out. Naomi with a close roll up. Tamina with a distraction setting up Naomi’s Rear View on Nikki. Brie jumps and tackles Tamina on the outside. Nikki with a quick spinebuster on Naomi. On the outside, we see Tamina drive Brie into the ring barricade. Nikki is just going up top when Naomi pulls her off and gets the pinfall.

Winners: Naomi & Tamina Snuka

Backstage, we see an upset Lana sitting down and Rusev pacing. Rusev is yelling in Bulgarian. He yells at Lana to get out. An upset Rusev throws the chair at the wall.

Footage from RAW on Monday night is shown of Daniel Bryan vacating the WWE Intercontinental Championship due to injury. A new champion will be crowned in two weeks at Elimination Chamber live on the WWE Network.

King Barrett vs. Neville

Lock up and Barrett pushes Neville to the corner. Neville with a roll up early. Neville with a series of flips and connects with a springboard cross body. Barrett bails early. Neville with a kick to Barrett at ringside, Barrett flips him up, Neville flips back down and Barrett catches Neville with a big kick to the gut. Barrett with forearms to the back of Neville over the top rope. Barrett keeps Neville grounded with a headlock. Barrett catches Neville with a boot after Neville attempts a springboard and slipped. Barrett with a backbreaker on Neville bouncing him off the top rope. Barrett with big knees to Neville against the ropes. Barrett follows that up with a big boot sending Neville to the outside. Barrett tosses Neville back in and goes back to the headlock. Neville with big body kicks and a flying forearm to Barrett. Neville with a standing shooting press over Barrett. Neville eats a big kick from Barrett. Neville avoids a Bull Hammer. Barrett with the Winds of Change for two. Neville with a kick to the back of Barrett’s head. Neville goes up top. Barrett rolls out. Neville hits the ropes, jumps over and takes out Barrett. Neville grabs his knee and rolls in. The referee is at nine. Barrett approaches like he was getting back in and backs off. The referee reaches 10.

Winner via count out: Neville

After the match, King Barrett attacks Neville. Barrett sends him into the steel ring steps and then the ringside barricade. Barrett puts on his King attire and starts to celebrate when Neville returns to the ring. Neville with a delayed german suplex on Barrett. Neville goes up top and connects with his Red Arrow. We see a slow motion replay of the Red Arrow.

New Tough Enough submissions are shown.

Backstage, we see WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins with J&J Security. Kane walks up and tells Rollins good luck. He laughs and walks away.

A video package runs hyping Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose tonight with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Fatal 4 Way Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose

Kane is out first to take a seat at ringside.

Edin Stiles handled ring introductions for the challengers Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose and the champion Seth Rollins.

J&J Security pull Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns out early. Randy Orton with a big right hand to Seth Rollins. Ambrose sends Rollins over. Ambrose takes out Rollins and Orton with a suicide dive. Reigns with a huge leap over the top rope taking everyone out! We can see Kane pacing around the ring. In the ring, Reigns plants Rollins with a tilt-a-whirl scoop slam. Reigns with a big right hand to Rollins. Rollins drives Reigns face first into the corner. Ambrose comes flying off the top rope with an elbow to Rollins. Orton breaks that up with uppercuts to Ambrose and right hands in the corner. Ambrose with rights of his own and connects with a running bulldog on Orton. Ambrose with jabs and chops to Orton. Orton drops Ambrose over his back. Reigns is back in with shots to Orton. Ambrose and Orton go over the top after Reigns avoided an RKO from Orton. Rollins goes on the attack on Reigns. Rollins with big stomps in the corner to Reigns. Reigns and Ambrose work together to drop Rollins. They fist bump over Rollins as Ambrose drops some rights. Reigns also gets in some rights of his own. Ambrose with a pulling clothesline on Rollins. He tells Reigns to get the Superman ready. Kane pulls Reigns out and tosses him into the barricade. Ambrose goes on the attack with Kane. Kane with a big uppercut to Ambrose and tosses him back in for Rollins. J&J Security and Kane attack Orton at ringside. Rollins with a springboard flying knee that catches Ambrose for a two count. Rollins with a corner powerbomb and superkick combo on Ambrose. Ambrose with a huge clothesline that drops Rollins. Ambrose with shots to J&J Security. Kane with a chokeslam on Ambrose when Ambrose had Rollins setup for the Dirty Deeds. Orton pulls Kane off the ring apron and Reigns with a kick to the head of Kane. Orton then tosses Reigns away and knocks Ambrose out. Orton with a T-Bone suplex on Rollins. Rollins drops Orton off the top rope. Superplex by Orton on Rollins. Orton drops Rollins back first off the ringside barricade. Orton starts clearing off the main announce table at ringside next. Reigns sends Orton face first into the steel ring post. Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins all start to triple team Orton. We are getting a mini-Shield reunion. Ambrose and Rollins put Orton on the shoulders of Reigns. Reigns puts Orton through the announce table! Rollins celebrates with them extending his fist. Ambrose and Reigns immediately attack Rollins. Ambrose and Reigns fight off Kane next. Ambrose lifts up Kane and Reigns powerbombs Kane over Rollins. The Spanish announce table doesn’t break. The crowd chants “ONE MORE TIME” and Reigns yells to pick him up. Ambrose picks up Kane and Reigns powerbombs Kane over Rollins a second time and this time the table breaks. Ambrose and Reigns smile at each other. Reigns says, “Loser buys the beers?” Reigns gets in the ring and they smile at each other. Ambrose and Reigns exchange rights. Ambrose with a tackle and rights. Reigns with a roll up. Reigns holds on and powerbombs Ambrose! Ambrose avoids a Superman Punch for a close roll up. Reigns lands the Superman Punch this time and Ambrose kicks out. Ambrose catches Reigns with a knee blocking a spear. Reigns connects with a spear. Rollins breaks up the pinfall. J&J attack Reigns. Reigns fights them off. Reigns chases Rollins. Ambrose clotheslines Reigns and Dirty Deeds on Rollins. Kane pulls Ambrose out and throws him into the steps. Kane picks up the steel steps and nails Ambrose and Reigns with it. Kane with a chokeslam on Reigns over the stairs. Orton trips up Kane who falls on Reigns. RKO on Noble and Mercury in the ring. Orton with a powerslam on Rollins and then a DDT through the ropes. RKO on Kane. Rollins with a Pedigree on Orton. Rollins hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.

Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Seth Rollins

After the match, we see replays including the mini-Shield reunion. Back live, we see Seth Rollins clutching the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the ground. Triple H walks out smiling, picking up Rollins and holding up his arm.

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