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

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WWE World Heavyweight Championship
No Count Outs
Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles

Back inside the ring, AJ Styles with more elbows and body shots. Styles with a Pele Kick on Reigns. Styles gets Reigns near the corner, goes up to the top rope, Styles attempts a 450 Splash and Reigns gets his knees up. Reigns covers Styles and Styles is able to kick out. Styles goes back up top, jumps and Reigns catches him with a low blow on the way down. The referee calls for the bell.

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

Stephanie McMahon comes out and restarts the match under No DQ rules.


WWE World Heavyweight Championship
No DQ Rules, No Count Outs
Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles


Styles with forearms and chops to Reigns. Reigns puts Styles up on the top rope and Reigns levels him with a huge right hand that sends Styles falling to the outside. Reigns tosses Styles over the ring barricade into the crowd. Styles with a jumping clothesline on Reigns sending him over the barricade and nearly over the announce table. Styles tosses Reigns back inside the ring. Styles jumps up on the top rope in a springboard attempting his flying forearm. Reigns catches Styles in mid air with a Superman punch! Reigns covers Styles and Styles somehow kicks out! Reigns can’t believe it. Reigns with a second Superman to Styles. Reigns is getting ready for his spear when Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson show up pulling Styles out of the ring. Gallows and Anderson attack Reigns getting him down and stomping away. Gallows gets Reigns up on his shoulders and Anderson connects with a big kick to Reigns. Styles is just starting to recover at ringside as Gallows and Anderson yell at him to get the job done. Styles is out of it recovering up on the ring apron. Styles connects with his springboard flying forearm. Styles hooks the leg of Reigns and Reigns gets his foot on the bottom rope at the last second. The Usos run down and start brawling with Gallows and Anderson. Styles is up top and Reigns pushes him off. Styles crashes over Gallows, Anderson and The Usos at ringside. Reigns hits the ropes, leaps over the top rope and takes out everyone at ringside. Styles out of no where with a flying forearm to Reigns off the ring barricade! Styles tosses Reigns back inside the ring. Styles with a springboard 450 splash connecting over Reigns, hooks the leg and Reigns kicks out! Styles goes for the Styles Clash. Reigns counters out sending Styles to the ring apron. Styles blocks a Superman punch dropping Reigns off the top rope. Back inside the ring, Styles attempts another springboard forearm, Reigns avoids it and Reigns catches Styles with a spear and gets the pinfall to retain his title.

Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Roman Reigns

After the match, we see highlights from the match leading to the finish. Back live, we see a shot of Roman Reigns taking a seat inside the ring and putting the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder. Reigns stands up and holds up the title staring down Styles taking in his victory.


Backstage, we see Vince, Shane and Stephanie watching. He applauds Shane for restarting the match and thinks Stephanie made the right call as well. Vince asks if they think AJ should get a rematch. Shane and Stephanie agree. Stephanie brings up Extreme Rules in three weeks. Shane agrees and thinks Styles and Reigns should have an Extreme Rules match at Extreme Rules on May 22 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We see another live shot of Reigns as the show comes to a close.


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