By Shaun Lowe @LoweDownWWE on June 1, 2014
Tonight is the WWE Payback PPV. There are so many things riding on the outcomes of these matches, so let's find out what I think will happen.
I think they've made the outcome obvious from the outset; say goodbye to your "luscious locks," Horswoggle, the tiny bull is going to stampede all over you.
Winner: El Torito
This match was done because WWE was too nervous to pit Cesaro against Bad News Barrett, fearing it would hurt the Swiss Superman more than help him; plus Sheamus needed something to do with that belt. With Sheamus being a fan favorite amongst kids and Cesaro currently stagnating, I expect Sheamus to retain ... for now.
While Alicia Fox may have the admiration of Triple H for her willingness to step forward an show some character while A.J. is out, Paige is the Diva of the future for a reason. Paige-A.J. is where the excitement for the Divas will really take hold.
While there hasn't been enough of a build up between these two, which is a shame considering their talent, Bad News Barrett (BNB) facing off against RVD for the Intercontinental Championship should still be a stand out match. I expect a lot of near falls in this one, with the conclusion ultimately meaning bad news for RVD's title hopes.
Rusev vs. Big E is an epic clash between two behemoth athletes. They're both successful products of NXT, one with a ton of momentum and one who's seen his star fall dramatically. I'm excited to see Big E in a rivalry that should entice most fans, considering the strength of them both; but, Rusev has his arrow pointing up, while Big E is trying to find his footing after falling so far.
There can't be any more heroic comebacks here, WWE just can't afford to bury yet another future star under the heel of John Cena. This match has to make Bray look like he's unstoppable or this whole storyline has been for naught. This rivalry needs to come to a close tonight, with lanterns lighting up a darkened arena, mourning the death of "Super-Cena."
Winner: Bray Wyatt
WWE has done a magnificent job of making sure we don't know for sure who's going to win this one. While it would make sense for Shield to come out victorious, I question whether Triple H would have his team lose two PPVs in a row, even if it means building up new, outstanding talent. I think one Shield member goes out first, then one Evolution, one Shield and then Reigns takes out the remaining two Evolution members.
While for a moment I believed that Bryan would give up his titles on Raw, it's been made clear they're not going to strip him of the belts. Tonight, I think that Bryan keeps his belts, Brie stands behind him, Stephanie fires Brie and then Brie attacks Stephanie. This way, Brie gets justified time off, allowing her to stay at home with Bryan and she'll probably get a match or something to win her job back eventually.
Winner: The YES! Movement
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