WWE Payback also known as simply Payback is one of the several annual wrestling events produced by WWE. Payback is broadcasted live as well as via pay-per-view (PPV). Payback 2020 is scheduled to take place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on August 30, 2020. It is going to be the sixth edition of the event and the first after 2017. The event is being produced by WWE for both of its main brands RAW and SmackDown.
The inaugural edition of Payback was held in 2013. Payback replaced No Way Out in the mid-June slot of WWE's 2013 pay-per-view calendar. It was then moved to the May Slot in 2015. Then in 2016 WWE decided to swap the Payback with its Extreme Rules event. The 2017 edition Payback was moved to the late-April slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. It was also made into a Raw-exclusive pay-per-view event.
|2013||John Cena vs Ryback||Three Stages of Hell match for WWE Championship||24 minutes 50 seconds||John Cena won 2-1|
|2014||The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) vs Evolution (Batista, Randy Orton and Triple H)||No Holds Barred Elimination match||30 minutes 56 seconds||The Shield defeated Evolution|
|2015||Seth Rollins (c) (with Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury) vs Randy Orton vs Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns||Fatal Four way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship||21 minutes 6 seconds||Seth Rollins won|
|2016||Roman Reigns vs AJ Styles||Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship||25 minutes 55 seconds||Roman Reigns defeated AJ Styles|
|2017||Braun Strowman vs Roman Reigns||Singles match||11 minutes 50 seconds||Braun Strowman won|
Just like other WWE PPVs, Payback 2020 will involve matches with scripted storylines. Participating wrestlers will be portraying as heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters as the storyline demands. The events happening prior to the event will be used to drive tension between two or more wrestlers, culminating in a wrestling match or series of matches. Just like all other results, Payback results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Just like all major WWE PPVs, championship fughts will feature on every card, with the lower-tier titles finding their names on the undercard and the top-tier featuring on the main card.
|Apollo Crews (c) vs. Bobby Lashley||Singles Match - United States Championship match at Payback|
|Sheamus vs. Big E||Singles Match|
|Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin||Singles Match|
|Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler||Tag Team Match - Women's Tag Team Championship match|
|Keith Lee vs. Randy Orton||Singles Match|
|Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins & Murphy||Tag Team Match|
|Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns||Triple Threat Match|
|Singles Match - United States Championship match at Payback||Apollo Crews (c) vs. Bobby Lashley||Bobby Lashley def. Apollo Crews|
|Singles Match||Sheamus vs. Big E||Big E def. Sheamus|
|Singles Match||Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin||Matt Riddle def. Baron Corbin|
|Tag Team Match - Women's Tag Team Championship match||Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler||Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. Sasha Banks & Bayley|
|Singles Match||Keith Lee vs. Randy Orton||Keith Lee def. Randy Orton|
|Tag Team Match||Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins & Murphy||Dominik & Rey Mysterio def. Murphy and Seth Rollins|
|Triple Threat Match||Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns||Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman|
When is WWE Paybackayback?
WWE Payback is scheduled to take place on August 30, 2020.
What time does WWE Payback start?
WWE Payback will start at 7 p.m. ET or 4 p.m. PT on August 30, 2020.
Where can I watch WWE Payback?
Like other WWE events, you can watch WWE Payback on WWE Network.