After weeks of constant build up and stories unveiling leading to a path of a different journey, the WWE will be presenting it’s latest pay per view WWE Payback.
This will be the first Payback PPV produced by the WWE and will take place live in Chicago, IL. With this inaugural event , the match card reads as wall-to-wall action that should not disappoint. Although there are levels of familiarity in the match card itself , one would expect that there will be some original elements that have yet to be seen.
Lately, the almost typical WWE model has been the rehashing of previous pay-per-view matches. It’s not the most uncommon way of going about telling a PPV story and/or feud, but the way how this event is shaping up, this should be the changing of the guards for the stories in the first half of 2013.
WWE Payback is more than just a typical transitional pay-per-view that is set up to “fill in time”, but expect this show to exercise its alpha and omega methods in one night. In other words, we will see the beginning and end of many angles in tonight’s show.
To illuminate this, we will see the crowning of new champions as A.J. Lee and Curtis Axel will capture their respective championships in their matches,to give a new path and new life to those titles. As well, The Shield‘s matches will have them continue to come out on top with victories in their matches.
CM Punk‘s match with Chris Jericho will be setting up his renewed path of his face (more of a tweener) journey that he’ll be embarking on. At least with this, he’d be able to compete against both sides of the roster. Even though the mystery still remains if Punk’s return is legit (since we never heard from him directly, only Paul Heyman), it would be safe to assume that pulling the rug from under the feet of the Chicago fans would be a risk not worth taking.
Nevertheless, this match will steal the show with a Punk victory.
John Cena and Dolph Ziggler will both not only be retaining their world titles, but will also put a cap on their feuds with their opponents. With competition on both brands now elevating their game, there isn’t an excuse for either of them to continue to be pigeonholed into these feuds that have lasted for a few months now.
With past late spring/early summer pay-per-view shows not necessarily catching on (i.e.: Over The Limit and Capital Punishment), Payback being in Chicago should have an electric atmosphere and strong energy brought to the first show. As we transition from the second quarter of the WWE PPV year, tonight’s exit will go out with a bang.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer For Rant Sports