Payback 2017: Thank You Strowman! And Reigns. Rollins Too. Throw in Joe. Maybe Jericho?

Payback 2017 Date: April 30, 2017 Location: SAP Center, San Jose, California Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T., Corey Graves And now, the most oddly booked, unnecessary and likely meaningless pay per view of the year! We’re four weeks removed from Wrestlemania and somehow it seems like a far more distant memory. This was going to […]

Payback 2017 Preview

I’ve seen every pay per view WWE has ever produced and this is one of the most worthless they’ve ever put on. The Superstar Shakeup has changed the entire company and that means we have a bunch of pointless matches due to either the title not being on the line, people potentially switching shows and […]

Best of 2016: Worst Major Show of the Year

Let’s move on to the far more entertaining part of these things: the bad side. There’s less to cover here but we’re going to start with one of the big ones: the Worst Major Show of the Year. WWE is notorious for being able to put on some horrible shows and today we’re going to […]

Payback 2016: The Booking Anchor

Payback 2016 Date: May 1, 2016 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton We’re off to the first pay per view after Wrestlemania and things are kind of on a roll around here. The main event is Roman Reigns defending the WWE World Title against AJ Styles with the […]

Enzo Amore Injured At Payback (Updated)

He was being sent outside and went neck first into the middle rope, causing his head to slam into the mat/apron.  The match was almost immediately stopped and Enzo was taken out on a stretcher.  This clearly wasn’t storyline and looked very bad.  The camera wasn’t on him so no word on if his limbs […]

Payback 2016 Preview

For once I’m actually looking forward to a regular pay per view as Payback has had an awesome set of buildup over the last few weeks. Things really have been picking up in recent weeks and while the ratings haven’t been great, it’s been an awesome series of wrestling matches and storytelling. Let’s get to […]

Samoa Joe Wins NXT Title At House Show

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/samoa-joe-wins-nxt-championship   I did find it interesting that they mentioned the title match on last night’s show but this is a big surprise.  If nothing else it frees Balor up to do other things.  Like debut at Payback.

Wrestling Wars Podcast Episode 9

This time we talk some TNA demise (this year’s version at least), Payback and Elimination Chamber with some fantasy booking, some what if scenarios and a nice ride through the Georgia countryside.   http://mightynorcal.podbean.com/e/wwp-episode-9-kb-and-myself-run-down-the-eternally-impending-demise-of-tna-review-payback-and-preview-elimination-chamber/

Reviewing the Review: Payback 2015

We continue to marathon these pay per views and the big question here is can Payback continue to be the most unlikely good series in wrestling? The main event is a well enough built up fatal fourway with Rollins defending against Reigns, Ambrose and Orton, basically making it a Shield triple threat with Orton on […]

Payback 2015: They Did It Again!

Payback 2015 Date: May 17, 2015 Location: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, Maryland Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield We continue the rapid fire pay per views with one of the lower level yet often surprising shows of the year. The main event tonight is Seth Rollins defending the World Title in a four […]