Coming off the heels of the successful Extreme Rules, WWE's next big event is the inaugural edition of Payback, the company's latest pay-per-view creation.
Marc Middleton of Wrestlinginc.com recently posted a brief concept overview for the upcoming show:
WWE reinvigorates its pay-per-view line up with a fresh new concept that will serve as the perfect stage for all the top Superstars to settle their long simmering grudges and set the stage for the sizzling road to SummerSlam. All major championships will be on the line including the revamped WWE Championship, plus the World Heavyweight Championship and much more. From the clashes for the ultimate prize, to fierce heavy-hitters with scores to settle, WWE fans will want to relive the historic debut of this riveting new event.
Essentially, therefore, it would appear that the concept is, there is no concept. This is not necessarily a bad thing, however, as it could allow for greater freedom within Creative for the booking of the event. For instance, CM Punk and Ryback essentially had to face off in Hell in a Cell last October because of a pay-per-view name, even though the gimmick made little sense in the context of their rivalry.
The following predictions are not based on any insider information, with the aim of this article being to create a realistic match card for Payback and allow for readers to discuss their own ideas for WWE's newest show.