WWE Announces Multiple Matches For Sunday's Payback PPV

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJune 10, 2013

Photo via WWE.com
Photo via WWE.com

Multiple matchups for WWE Payback on Sunday were announced on Monday, per the WWE.

Dean Ambrose will take on Kane for the United States Championship, according to the WWE:

Tag Team champions The Shield will also defend titles against Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, per the WWE:

The Miz, Wade Barrett and Curtis Axel will also battle for the Intercontinental title, via the WWE:

The Miz is coming off an emphatic victory over Cody Rhodes. The fact that Axel is fighting in a pay-per-view title fight within weeks of being revealed may tell us something about what the WWE has in store for him (in short, big things).

This is in addition to John Cena vs. Ryback, CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio.

Kane's defeat of Dean Ambrose on Monday inevitably set up another clash on Sunday's Payback. Kane was in control throughout the match, which probably means Ambrose will bounce back to an extent at Payback, or at least make it more competitive.

The tandem of Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton should give The Shield a challenge and was a good move by the WWE, especially after their appearance on Raw. Bryan and Orton sent The Shield scampering out into the crowd after Kane vs. Ambrose on Monday.


It's going to be interesting to see whether Punk emerges from the shadows on Sunday. Paul Heyman set up the match against Jericho without Punk even being around. You would think Punk will emerge, given it's unlikely he's simply going to hand over the title to Jericho. 

Jericho is coming off an inspiring win against crowd favorite Fandango at Extreme Rules. He is sure to challenge Punk if he steps into the ring on Sunday.

The announcements on Monday came following WWE Raw. It's going to be interesting to see if all matches get a chance to shine. You know that Cena and Ryback, as well as Punk and Jericho, will be showcased. So should The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton.

It's been a crazy season, full of twists and turns, and it continues to roll on. Get ready for some high-octane action on Sunday.


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