WWE Payback 2016 – Picks + Predictions

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Your predictions specialist has returned, and I am here to let you know how tonight’s WWE Payback pay-per-view will play out.

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A promotional poster for the PPV (Wikipedia)

United States Championship
Kalisto vs Ryback

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I thought this would have been done with at WrestleMania but I guess not. I hope this ultimately leads to a huge monster turn for Ryback. You can say he’s a heel now but he hasn’t really done much with it. Perhaps another loss to this little guy will send him over the edge.

My pick for this match is Kalisto.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

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I need to see more End of Days!

My pick for this match is Baron Corbin.

WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match
Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady vs. The Vaudevillains

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Does it even matter who wins? Vaudevillains would make for great in-ring competition while Enzo and Cass would make for great promo battles. With how talented Enzo is on the mic, I think that them losing will go slightly unnoticed. They’ll still get a ton of TV time and come back around before we know it to challenge for the titles.

My pick for this match is The Vaudvillains.

Women’s Championship
Charlotte vs. Natalya

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Every time Natalya faces Charlotte when it matters, she loses. This time will be no different.

My pick for this match is Charlotte.

Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens

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I’d like to see this played out over a long period of time. I don’t think Zayn will be getting his revenge out of this match.

My pick for this match is Kevin Owens.

Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho

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Jericho threw me for a loop winning at Mania. Putting younger guys over by losing had become his forte. His matches are some of the best, so I’m definitely cool with him winning again.

My pick for this match is Chris Jericho.

Intercontinental Championship
The Miz vs. Cesaro

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Wouldn’t it be great to have the strongest, pound for pound, and one of the most technically sound wrestlers on the current roster, become the Intercontinental Champion? Yeah, I think so too, but alas, The Miz has Maryse by his side and it’s already been announced that she’s going to be a main cast member of Total Divas next season. So we should expect her to be on our screens for the foreseeable future. No fun.

My pick for this match is The Miz.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles

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I like both of these guys, so I won’t be mad at either outcome. However, Styles coming in and winning the title so soon is far too easy. It would make way too many fans happy, so I don’t think it’ll be happening right now.

My pick for this match is Roman Reigns.

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Robert Esposito
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