On Sunday evening, WWE presents its first-ever Payback pay-per-view event live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago. Although history shows that June events aren't always the greatest, tonight's Payback show hopes to prove otherwise with a confident card that could easily entertain if booked correctly.
Headlining the show will be John Cena vs. Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship—a feud that hasn't quite been intense enough to justify such a rare stipulation. However, some felt that their previous match at Extreme Rules exceeded expectations, so if these two can pull off a Last Man Standing match, anything is possible tonight.
If that wasn't enough to get you excited about this pay-per-view, the addition of CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho surely will. Punk will be making his first in-ring appearance since WrestleMania XXIX, so it will be interesting to see what role he portrays upon his return in his hometown of Chicago.
As part of my initiation into the group of the past, present and future of Bleacher Report (otherwise known as the "Evolution of Bleacher Report"), I present to you on behalf of Graham "GSM" Matthews and SiD a match-by-match analysis of our predictions for tonight's pay-per-view event.
Without further ado, it's time to use all of our insight and potential psychic powers in an attempt to answer just what might be coming our way tonight at WWE Payback!