Sunday night, WWE held their "Payback" pay-per-view, highlighted by John Cena vs. Ryback and the return of CM Punk, as he took on Chris Jericho. The results of the matches are below.
SHEAMUS VS. DAMIEN SANDOWSheamus won clean with the Brogue kick.
WADE BARRETT VS. THE MIZ VS. CURTIS AXEL FOR THE IC TITLE
Great finish. Axel, the son of the late Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, won the title by covering Barrett for the three count while Miz had Barrett in the figure four. Axel held the belt and looked to the heavens with tears in his eyes, holding the belt his father won many years ago. An emotional moment, especially when the crowd in Chicago cheered for Axel, who is supposed to be a bad guy.
KAITLYN VS. A.J. LEE FOR DIVAS TITLEA.J. won with the black widow.
DEAN AMBROSE VS. KANE FOR THE U.S. TITLEAmbrose retained the title via count out after a DDT on the floor.
At this point, they ran a video package announcing the return of Rob Van Dam.
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. ALBERTO DEL RIO FOR THE WORLD TITLE
Looked like a double turn, with Del Rio turning heel and Ziggler babyface. Ziggler, coming into the match after just recently being cleared of concussion symptoms, get fighting back despite getting kicked in the head numerous times by Del Rio. Del Rio won the title after a superkick, then gave a very heel-like promo after the match. The crowd cheered for Ziggler when it was over.
C.M. PUNK VS. CHRIS JERICHOAn amazing match, worth buying the replay for if you missed it live. Punk won after two Go to Sleeps.
SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS VS. DANIEL BRYAN & RANDY ORTON FOR THE TAG-TEAM TITLES
Rollins and Reigns retained after Rollins pinned Bryan. Orton walked out on Bryan after the match was over.
JOHN CENA VS. RYBACK FOR THE WWE TITLE IN BEST OF THREE Cena rlost the lumberjack match, but retained after winning the tables match and the ambulance match. In the ambulance match, Cena gave Ryback the Attitude Adjustment on the roof of the ambulance. The roof caved in and Ryback fell into the ambulance, giving Cena the win.
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