WWE Payback 2014 Review

Catch all the action from Illinois as Payback enters its second ass kicking year!

It’s a night of rematches as Evolution again clash with The Shield in a No Holds Barred Six man elimination match and who will be the Last Man Standing as John Cena faces off against Bray Wyatt?

Matches :

United States Championship Match: Sheamus vs. Cesaro

Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel

Big E. vs. Rusev

Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas

Intercontinental Championship Match: Bad News Barrett vs. Rob Van Dam

Daniel Bryan’s Decision

Last Man Standing Match: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

Divas Championship Match: Paige vs. Alicia Fox

No Holds Barred Elimination Match: The Shield vs. Evolution

Lets be honest here, looking at those match ups above, instantly this could be a fantastic Pay Per View. Everyones expects the upcoming matches to the main event to be small starters working up to the main course, where as this one piles roast turkey dinners one after another as it dishes up some fantastic opening match ups, minus the Big E and Rusev fight which was incredibly dull to watch.
Matches aside, Brie Bella slapping Stephanie McMahon was a great highlight of this match as Daniel Bryan refuses to give up his championships due to injury. But this is just a build up to wait for it… wait for it… CENA VS WYATT !
So many people are being infected by the Wyatt’s and their rip off persona of Undertaker crossed with the You’re Next horror movie. Let’s face it at the end of the day Bray is just a chubby guy who sweats a lot, who would be great addition to any hillbilly horror movie cast. He’s no superstar yet the WWE are going to market him to be the face of a brand. I personally don’t see the logic but maybe i’m a small minority who STILL does not rate this guy, I admire his unorthodox style in the ring, its great to see but the whole masks, rocking chairs, lamps and stereotypical rip off of every cult horror film going just don’t seem to sit well with me.
Chairs, a table and a WWE steel steps moment to go in the history books is just a taste of whats to come. More high rope table crashes, blood shed, just utter carnage around the ring ! This match whips up a fantastic battle that is one of the best Last Man Standing matches I have ever witnessed, with a deserved winner being crowned victorious after this amazing match ! All my adrenaline has been pumped out of my body, is there even enough in me to watch the Evolution match? Hell yes !


The Evolution match is fantastic, given the nature of the event and the circumstance but it has been well and truly out shadowed by the Cena and Wyatt match. You can tell that this was meant to be the main headline with some key highlights and memorable moments but after what we’ve just seen it just plays out at a lower key than the Cena match, even the crowd seem more calm in their approach. Never the less its a great ending but I feel as thou if the Cena match was the main PPV then it would of ended on an even higher note !
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