WWE Payback match card is slowly taking shape. The next WWE Premium Live Event will take place on September 2, airing live from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This show will not feature the reigning WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Hence, the creative team will have to work hard to put up a quality show for the fans. So far, they have announced six matches for the show.
The first three matches feature Superstars from the WWE RAW brand. The first match announced for the show was a rematch between Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus. They have been feuding for quite some time. They will now end their rivalry with a steel cage match at the PPG Paints Arena.
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Another match from the women’s division which will take place on the WWE Payback card is the Women’s World Championship match between the champion Rhea Ripley and the challenger Raquel Rodriguez.
The third match which WWE has announced for the show is a singles match between Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Complete list of matches announced for WWE Payback 2023
Here is the full list of matches which the WWE team has announced for the Payback premium live event thus far:
- Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus, Steel Cage Match.
- Raquel Rodriguez vs. Rhea Ripley (c), Women’s World Championship Match.
- Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Seth Rollins (c), World Heavyweight Championship Match.
- LA Knight vs. The Miz
- Rey Mysterio vs. Austin Theory, WWE United States Championship Match.
- Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Judgment Day, Street Fight for Tag Team Championships.
- The Grayson Waller Effect with Cody Rhodes.
- John Cena hosts the show.
Will Roman Reigns be a part of WWE Payback 2023 match card?
No, Roman Reigns will not wrestle on Payback. The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion has taken a break from WWE. He is on a vacation and is unlikely to come back until October this year.
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The Bloodline storyline may continue at Payback. Rikishi shared a post on Instagram, which subtly confirmed that he would be the guest referee for a match between Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso at Payback.