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For those who are uneducated in the history of this WWE pay-per-view, WWE Payback 2014 is actually the second event of this series since its induction was only last year. It is the pay-per-view that replaced WWE No Way Out. The reasons are unknown on why it replaced it, but it did. It should be noted that both pay-per-views are taking place in the Allstate Arena, located in Rosemont, Illinois, which is northwest of Chicago. Also, WWE Payback 2014 is considered a "regular" pay-per-view meaning there isn't anything special associated such as the Elimination Chamber being at WWE Elimination Chamber or the Royal Rumble being held at WWE Royal Rumble.
The big hype for WWE Payback 2014 is the possibility of the "Best in the World" returning to the WWE. CM Punk has been absent from WWE since the WWE Monday Night Raw after WWE Royal Rumble 2014. However, WWE Payback 2014 is a more fitting pay-per-view for CM Punk to return to. The primary reason is because WWE Payback 2014 is close to his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The Inquisitr has written on the possibility of CM Punk returning at WWE Payback 2014, as well as a follow-up.
WWE Payback 2014 will take place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It will officially start at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, but the pre-show will start 30 minutes prior to the actual pay-per-view (7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST) on the WWE Network. Unfortunately because of the price difference, WWE Payback 2014 will not be available on DirectTV or Dish Network, just like in the previous pay-per-view.
The official match-card for WWE Payback 2014, which includes the pre-show, is listed below, along with match description provided by the WWE from their official WWE Payback 2014 page. This article will update with initial results once they become available. Detailed results, such as build-up, history, and match details, will be linked starting at 12 a.m. EST.
El Torito versus Hornswoggle (Mask vs. Hair Match)
"Don't miss a second of the action when WWE Payback takes over WWE Network and pay-per-view tonight at 8 ET/5 PT! Plus, be sure to tune in to the Mask vs. Hair Match on WWE Payback Kickoff at 7:30 ET/4:30 PT."*El Torito defeats Hornswoggle via pinfall after a Moonsault ergo Hornswoggle had his head shaved.*
The Brotherhood versus Rybaxle
"The Brotherhood had been on a losing streak as of late, but right now they are on the same page. Can they end their losing streak against Rybaxle, who are on a roll as of late?"*Rybaxle defeats The Brotherhood via pinfall after Ryback hits Shellshock on Cody Rhodes*
Alexander Rusev versus Big E
"Can Big E put a halt to Rusev's path of destruction through WWE? Find out when these two herculean Superstars stand toe-to-toe inside the squared-circle this Sunday at WWE Payback."*Alexander Rusev defeats Big E via submission with the Accolade*
Cesaro versus Sheamus (United States Championship Match)
"Thanks in part to a distraction by Paul Heyman, Cesaro pinned U.S. Champion Sheamus in a non-title match on Raw. Can The Swiss Superman repeat his success against The Celtic Warrior when the title is on the line at WWE Payback?"*Sheamus defeats Cesaro via pinfall with a Small Package pin to retain the United States Championship*
Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas
"During the WWE Payback 2014 Pre-Show, Kofi Kingston learned, through Booker T, that he would have a match during the pay-per-view. His opponent: Bo Dallas. Will Bo Dallas make Kofi Kingston a Boliever or will he feel the boom?"*Kane made his presence felt prior to the match, ergo the match never commenced.*
Bad News Barrett versus Rob Van Dam (Intercontinental Championship Match)
"Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett will face one of the winningest Superstars in the title's illustrious history, six-time champion Rob Van Dam. Will the bearer of bad news be able to retain against the Whole Dam Show?"*Bad News Barrett defeats Rob Van Dam via pinfall after the Bull Hammer Elbow to retain the Intercontinental Championship*
Paige versus Alicia Fox (Divas Championship Match)
"The wild and unpredictable Alicia Fox will put Paige to the test at WWE Payback, live on WWE Network and pay-per-view. Can the unhinged challenger capture the 21-year-old's butterfly-emblazoned prize?"*Paige defeats Alicia Fox via submission with the PTO*
John Cena versus Bray Wyatt (Last Man Standing Match)
"The world will see just how far "The Eater of Worlds" is willing to go when he and John Cena face off in a Last Man Standing Match at WWE Payback."*John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt after Bray Wyatt is unable to get up to the count of 10, after an Attitude Adjustment*
Evolution versus The Shield (No Holds Barred Elimination Match)
"It's survival of the fittest at WWE Payback, as The Shield and Evolution will meet in a No Holds Barred Elimination Match. Which team will win this ultimate battle of attrition?"
- Batista is eliminated by Seth Rollins via pinfall after Batista suffers a spear by Roman Reigns
- Randy Orton is eliminated by Dean Ambrose via pinfall after Dirty Deeds
- Triple H is eliminated by Roman Reigns via pinfall after a Spear. The Shield clean sweep Evolution to win the match!
Daniel Bryan's decision to Stephanie McMahon's Ultimatum
"After Daniel Bryan refused to surrender the WWE World Heavyweight Title on Raw, Stephanie McMahon issued an ultimatum that would have lasting consequences for the leader of the "Yes!" Movement and his wife, Brie Bella."*Brie Bella quits her career in the WWE so Daniel Bryan gets to keep his championship but also denies Stephanie McMahon her satisfaction.*