WWE Payback 2020 Results, Viewing Party & More

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Welcome to the live results watch page for WWE PAYBACK 2020 pay-per-view!

The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET with the kickoff, followed by the main show starting at 7 p.m.

Follow along here throughout the show for the results of each match as well as my personal thoughts on everything throughout the night down after the separation bar.

Keep refreshing for new updates, check out the quick results at the top of the page for the winners and chat it up with everyone in the comments as the show goes on!


Quick Hits Results:

  • (Kickoff) The Riott Squad defeated The IIconics by pinfall.
  • United States Championship Match: Bobby Lashley defeated Apollo Crews (c) by submission to win the title!
  • Big E defeated Sheamus by pinfall.
  • Matt Riddle defeated King Corbin by pinfall.
  • Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeated The Golden Role Models (c) by submission to win the titles!
  • Keith Lee defeated Randy Orton by pinfall.
  • Dominik and Rey Mysterio defeated Seth Rollins and Murphy by pinfall.
  • Universal Championship Triple Threat No Holds Barred Match: Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt (c) and Braun Strowman by pinfall to win the title!

Author’s POV, Running Commentary & Thoughts:

Kickoff and The IIconics vs The Riott Squad

  • I like that they’re referring to JBL as Hall of Fame Elect. I know they did that at SummerSlam, so it’s not new, but I don’t think I addressed that then. Still a fan.
  • “We [Heyman and Lawler] couldn’t warm up to each other if we were cremated together.” – I love Jerry Lawler’s classic terrible jokes.
  • R-Truth shows up late to Raw Talk LOL. “I was looking at my 2019 calendar, that’s what it was.” Truth remembers everything, but he just sometimes forgets the things he remembers. He says Bobby Lashley put him in “Nelson from The Simpsons.” Truth is the best.
  • Why are they teasing that Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott aren’t friends again? Just going back to the way things were a few weeks ago because there isn’t any more of a story to tell after progressing past that? That’s not good storytelling. That’s like when you watch a sequel film and all the lessons learned in the previous film are suddenly forgotten.
  • Nothing else to talk about in this match. It’s just a match.

United States Championship Match: Apollo Crews (c) vs. Bobby Lashley

  • Starting off with a title change, right? That’s how I’d imagine WWE would go about this. Plus, Lashley should win the belt here.
  • Full Nelson Muntz for the win!
  • What was this little photo op moment thing? I liked that touch. That would be pretty interesting to see The Hurt Business use going forward.

Big E vs. Sheamus

  • This feud with Sheamus isn’t the most interesting thing in the world, but it’s really helping sell me on the idea of Big E as a potential intercontinental champion down the line. Kudos for that, at least.
  • As I mentioned in the preview, I would be more into this particular match if we hadn’t already seen it twice recently, though.
  • So far, nothing of particular note. No standout moments or anything going on.
  • I’ve never loved the Big Ending, but it makes sense for that to be the finish rather than Big E’s new finisher. Sheamus isn’t exactly the type to tap out to anyone who isn’t someone like a John Cena type.

King Corbin vs. Matt Riddle

  • I love that Riddle has pyro when he jumps and tosses off his flip flops, and I’m a fan of Corbin just jumping him immediately when that happens, too. Corbin is underrated.
  • I’m digging this. It’s been put together rather well with Corbin leading the charge and Riddle positioned as the underdog.
  • The Floating Bro? Didn’t think that would be the finish.

Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: The Golden Role Models (c) vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

  • I like Shayna tagging herself in immediately.
  • Nia Jax tossing Sasha Banks into the barricade looked rough. I don’t think I’d be trusting her to do that safely.
  • This match isn’t bad, all things considered.
  • Big fan of the finish with Shayna making Bayley tap out and having Sasha looped into the submission, too.
  • Admittedly, I kind of like Nia’s ridiculous attitude after winning the titles.

Keith Lee vs. Randy Orton

  • Wasn’t Keith Lee supposed to have new theme music for tonight instead of this generic crap?
  • Wow. Hey. Keith Lee just straight-up won. I didn’t see that coming. I figured WWE would screw him over in some fashion or have him only win if Drew McIntyre did something to interfere. Pretty cool that they’re actually going with allowing him to be a legit top guy, instead of having to push him down the card and build him back up all over again.
  • This match felt pretty short.

Seth Rollins and Murphy vs. Dominik and Rey Mysterio

  • Thumbs up on Dominik being fiery from the bell.
  • Okay, I kind of just want this to end, though. They’re not doing anything to keep my interest after having this feud go on for months. The match isn’t bad, but I just flat out don’t care.
  • Hey, Murphy hit Seth. That’s at least somewhat interesting.
  • Cool that Dominik gets the victory pin over Murphy. That’s something. But this whole segment didn’t rejuvenate my interest in this story or anything like that.

Universal Championship No Holds Barred Triple Threat Match: Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

  • Starting off with Roman Reigns just flat out not coming out while Strowman and Wyatt fight? That’s weird. Why wouldn’t Reigns want to come out and make sure the match doesn’t end?
  • HA! Strowman really threw that chair at Wyatt in a way I was not expecting.
  • Really? They’re doing the ring imploding thing again? This didn’t deserve to be the FOURTH time that’s happened. It was beyond cool the first time, pretty awesome the second time, not anywhere near as important the third time and this time it doesn’t matter at all.
  • So you mean to tell me Reigns never signed the contract after the whole thing on SmackDown was about him signing the contract? And that he would have been fine waiting and seeing Wyatt or Strowman winning the match beforehand and defeating the purpose of him title shot? That isn’t logical in the slightest bit.
  • Strowman takes the pin, as expected. Sayonara. Thanks for bailing us out at the last minute for WrestleMania. The moment we had Roman back, you’re done.
  • I’m interested in this Heyman and Reigns partnership and all, but this could have been done SO much better.

Stay tuned for my post-show recap review podcast on the Smark Out Moment YouTube channel for a breakdown of my full thoughts on the pay-per-view.


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