WWE Payback 2016 Results (5/1) – Live Coverage – Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles, & Lots More!

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Winner and still WWE Women’s Champion: Charlotte

After the match, the referee jumps out and tosses the WWE Women’s Championship inside the ring. The referee bails. Ric Flair gets in and celebrates with Charlotte. Bret Hart is in and punches Flair dropping him. Charlotte tries to hit Natalya with the title. Bret applies the Sharpshooter on Flair and Natalya applies the Sharpshooter on Charlotte. Both Flair and Charlotte tap out.

A promo for WWE Extreme Rules on May 22 airs.

Mr. McMahon determines who will run Monday Night RAW


Vince McMahon walks out to a big reaction in Chicago. The crowd sings his theme. A loud “CM PUNK” chant breaks out. McMahon talks about RAW being one of the longest running shows in television history and how it has reinvented itself. Another “CM PUNK” chant breaks out. McMahon smiles and wonders how long they can do this. He talks about the many eras of RAW including his favorite, the Attitude Era. McMahon said someone needs to run RAW with a vision on where WWE should be going. He says we have a choice now: Shane McMahon or Stephanie McMahon.


Vince introduces his daughter Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie walks out smiling and hugs Vince. She wants to thank everyone for an outpouring of support after Roman Reigns speared her at WrestleMania. The fans in Chicago boo loudly. Vince tells them to shut up. He calls the people in Chicago “animals.” Stephanie says it is okay because she is a leader and under her leadership, we saw the biggest WrestleMania ever, the evolution of the Women’s division, the birth of The Shield, Kevin Owens, The New Day, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Charlotte and AJ Styles. She said the biggest accomplishment was the launch of the WWE Network. Stephanie said she may not be the most popular candidate, but every decision she made was best for business. She adds Shane thinks he can do things better only because he is a man and brings up how he abandoned the fans for 7 years. Stephanie brings up Shane losing his match at WrestleMania against The Undertaker and how his jump off the Hell in a Cell was pure stupidity. She said Shane doesn’t respect the global brand of WWE.

Shane McMahon’s music hits to interrupt Stephanie. A loud “SHANE O MAC” chant breaks out. He asks Stephanie how many headlines she has made on her job of running Monday Night RAW. Shane shows off media headlines praising his work with RAW. Shane says Stephanie shouldn’t take credit for the 1.8 million WWE Network subscribers and how a jump in subscribers took place when he was suddenly added to the card. He wants to discuss his departure 7 years ago. “Basically, my voice wasn’t being heard.” Shane said that left a big void and that Stephanie running RAW with Triple H was a giant ego play. “You nearly burned the thing all the way down to the ground.” He said he is back to make sure this place is still around for the McMahon children. Shane asks Vince to listen to him and they – the fans – all speak for him. Shane puts his mic in the air as the fans cheer loudly in Chicago. Vince yells at everyone to shut up. Shane takes a quick poll. Shane gets big cheers and Stephanie gets boos. Vince plays along with the poll and puts his hand over his head getting boos as well.

Vince brings up Shane losing at WrestleMania and how he is only here because he has allowed it. He admits Shane didn’t fall flat on his face running RAW in recent weeks. Vince makes it clear tonight is about him and what he wants. He says figuratively speaking he wants to see blood between Shane and Stephanie. Vince reveals both Shane and Stephanie will run Monday Night RAW and it is up to them to “figure it out.” He smiles and leaves the ring. Stephanie is not pleased and Shane asks Vince if he is serious. Shane extends his hand to Stephanie. Stephanie shakes his hand.


A video package runs hyping Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles tonight.


Michael Cole has an update regarding Enzo Amore. We see footage of him getting legitimately knocked out bouncing his head off the second rope and hitting the third rope on the way down. Amore has been diagnosed with a concussion and all other tests have come back negative. They hope to have more for RAW tomorrow.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles

Big reaction for AJ Styles in Chicago. Negative reaction for WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns during his entrance. We got ring introductions for the challenger AJ Styles and champion Roman Reigns before the match.

The bell rings, lock up and Reigns pushes Styles away quickly. Styles with headlocks on Reigns. Reigns fights out of each and Styles with a kick to the leg of Reigns on the second escape. Styles with more body kicks chopping Reigns down. Styles tosses Reigns through the ropes and Reigns takes a break at ringside. Back inside, Reigns pushes Styles to the corner and Styles avoids getting stuck in the corner. Styles bails out and dares Reigns to get out of the ring with him. Reigns chases Styles down and Styles catches Reigns with a series of kicks and stomps. Styles with elbows to Reigns. Reigns levels Styles with a big shoulder tackle. Reigns with elbows to Styles. Reigns with a clothesline that levels Styles. Reigns dumps Styles down in a quick powerbomb. Reigns shows off his power easily lifting Styles back up and dropping him with a sitdown powerbomb for a two count. Styles catches Reigns with a kick to the head when Reigns goes for a Superman punch. Styles with a snapmare and running forearm to Reigns. Reigns catches Styles on his shoulders from the top rope. Styles rolls through and gets the Calf Crusher applied. Reigns gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Styles with a jumping elbow knocking Reigns off the ring apron. Styles springboards off the top rope and catches Reigns with his flying forearm crashing over Reigns through the announce table at ringside! The referee starts the count. Styles tries tossing Reigns back in before the referee reaches the 10 count. Styles almost gets Reigns back in at 8, but Reigns falls back down. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner via count out: AJ Styles
Still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Roman Reigns


Shane McMahon’s music hits. Shane says this is how things may have ended in the previous era, but not tonight. He orders the match to be restarted with no count outs.

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