WWE’s newest June pay-per-view, Payback, takes place this Sunday. The event is headlined by a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship between John Cena and Ryback.
However, many fans are looking forward to the undercard. CM Punk will be competing for the first time since WrestleMania XXIX. The Intercontinental and United States titles are not on the pre-show. Dolph Ziggler is back from his concussion. Daniel Bryan and The Shield will also be in action.
Though, only one match can steal the show. Which one will it be?
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
If we look back at their matches from WrestleMania XXVIII and Extreme Rules 2012 and how great they were, then this match will be another classic. No matter who they are paired up against, save a few Superstars, neither man can have a bad match.
Throughout his time off, CM Punk posted pictures on Twitter of himself at Blackhawks and Cubs games. Colt Cabana even posted a picture on Twitter two weeks ago of Punk sleeping on the couch. Will the two months away for the ring affect Punk’s ability to perform at the level we are used to seeing him at?
I don’t think so. Jericho will bring out the best in Punk, who will be in front of his hometown, and Punk will look to prove why he is the best in the world.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton
It’s a given that any time The Shield and Daniel Bryan have a match on Raw or SmackDown, it is usually the match of the night. The same could be true for Payback.
Rollins and Bryan had a great match this past Monday on Raw. Reigns is improving every week, and Orton looks motivated during this feud.
Some things to expect from this match are Bryan's fast-paced flurry of offense, The Shield isolating one of their opponents and Orton connecting with a mid-air RKO. I'm okay with all of that because it brings the crowd to its feet.
I’m not questioning if these four could put on a good match. I’m questioning just how good will it be.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio
It would be wrong to talk about matches stealing the show and not mention Dolph Ziggler.
He hasn't competed since receiving a concussion in early May. Just like with Punk, there has to be a little concern for ring rust. However, he only missed a month, so it shouldn't be that big of a problem.
Del Rio isn't clicking as a face with most of the WWE Universe, but that shouldn't take away from his in-ring ability. These two, if given enough time, will put on an excellent wrestling match, and Ziggler will prove why he calls himself the “Show Off.”
Is there a match I didn't mention that could surprise fans? Will one of these disappoint? Let me know down below.