WWE plans on Payback 2015 as a follow-up to Extreme Rules. Payback takes place at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Here is what can be counted on as far as WWE Payback rumors and predictions for 2015.
John Cena vs. Rusev for U.S. Championship
The set up for this match doesn't feel so good. Cageside Seats reports that Rusev screamed at Lana to get him a rematch, then Lana went into The Authority's office for 10 minutes, and Rusev got it. John Cena implied that Lana did some kind of sexual favor in exchange for another title shot. Oh, the dramatic storytelling that goes into WWE!
Anyway, this has led to an infamous match before it even begins with Cena and Rusev facing off in an "I Quit" match. For those unfamiliar with this tradition in professional wrestling, it is essentially winning by making your opponent say those two words into a microphone. Considering that Cena is kind of the poster boy for the WWE, it would be interesting to hear him utter those words, but most like likely improbable. Chances are, Cena will make the Bulgarian Brute will go down with that "I Quit". Then Rusev will have to build up his cred.
Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins
Originally, there were going to be just three in this fight, but Ambrose got involved on the May 4th episode of Raw. Ambrose is kind of an underdog figure here has he was suddenly given the ticket into the ring, and seems unlikely that he might pull out a victory. It is doubtful that Randy Orton's time to shine has come as well.
The ones that Bleacher Reports says to watch out for are Reigns and Rollins, who are "the favorites to emerge from Payback with the gold". Reigns has had quite the career this year, but the prediction that Rollins will take the match, only so he will go down later.
The absence of Daniel Bryan
The wrestler has had quite a year and it would be terrific if he got a win at Payback, but his neck surgery has forced him out. As we have reported before, there is no official confirmation from WWE regarding when Bryan will be back. He would be welcome even if he just showed up on the sidelines.
Those two titanic matches are all that are officially on the roster, but there some rumors of others such as Nikki Bella vs. Naomi for the Divas, Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus, and the Brass Ring Club vs. New Day. It sounds like New Day is a sure thing, and possibly a match between Tyson Kidd and Cesaro.
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