This is WWE's first pay-per-view under the Payback name, replacing No Way Out in the list of PPV names. Other than WWE Superstars saying their matches are based on vengeance, or Payback as they would like you to say, this PPV has no theme to it.
No Way Out is just another PPV name added to the growing list of former events. Not having a theme doesn't hurt the show, but these days the B-Level PPVs all seem to have one.
Elimination Chamber, Money in the Bank, TLC, Hell in a Cell, Extreme Rules and Night of Champions all have some kind of theme, with Over the Limit being the only other non-Big 4 event without some kind of gimmick to it.
WWE Payback might have a few matches we have already seen recently, but the build-up to the show has made this pay-per-view stand out.
Every single title is on the line on this card, but the match that might end up getting the most attention from the crowd has no title at all.
CM Punk's return has not only been saved until the PPV, but it is happening in his hometown of Chicago, somewhere he tends to be treated well as a heel or a babyface.
There are eight matches, counting the pre-show, which is now called The Kick-Off for some reason. In this slideshow I will offer you some predictions that will hopefully pan out.