Posted April 30th, 2016 by 1Wrestling News Team

2016 Payback Predictions by 1Wrestling Diva ~ Lisa S. Williams

Kickoff Match
United States Championship
Kalisto (Champion) vs. Ryback
Kalisto is a good fighting champion. I see him delivering a lot of impressive moves to keep his title. However, I don’t think the aerial moves are enough to walk out with the belt this time. I think that Ryback has gotten even more hungrier for the title. Kalisto will come close to winning but Ryback will surprise him at the end with the Shell Shock.
WINNER: Ryback (New United States Champion)

Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (Champion) vs. Cesaro
I have a feeling that this match will be short. I think Miz will be in control at first. When Cesaro takes control of the match, Maryse will do whatever it takes to get involved. At the end, I think Miz is going to accidentally hurt Maryse and become concerned. During this distraction, Cesaro will nail the champion with his finisher to become the new champion.
WINNER: Cesaro (New Intercontinental Champion)

Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
A feud between these two is great. I just wish it was a special match. I think Dean Ambrose will be a little more dominating in the beginning of this match because he is a brawler, and he loves to fight. I also see Chris Jericho applying the Walls of Jericho on Ambrose a few times. Ambrose will come close to tapping out but I don’t see him doing so. During the last half, I think Jericho will take control but Ambrose will surprise him with the Dirty Deeds at the end.
WINNER: Dean Ambrose

Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
I think this will be a long battle between these two men. Dolph Ziggler is a phenomenal athlete with heart. He has a fighting spirit inside him, and he refuses to give up which is why I am behind him all the way. However, he’ll be facing a newcomer who’s very dominating. Baron Corbin is a monster, and he’ll go into extreme to win. I see this an even match. I normally do not predict this but I think this match will end in a no contest (maybe a double count-out). I think they will have a very intense brawl which will lead out of the ring – and possibly into crowd or to backstage. Regardless of how the match will actually end, I have a strong feeling that the feud will continue, and it will lead to them having a special match (Street Fight or Falls Count Anywhere) at the next pay-per-view.
WINNER: No Contest

Tag Team Championship Tournament Final
Big Cass and Enzo Amore vs. The Vaudevillains
I want to say that I enjoy watching Big Cass and Enzo Amore. I love their promos. They have a great chemistry in the ring. Also, the fans love these guys – and so do I. Personally, I’ll be rooting for them come Payback. I strongly believe these guys are going to go far in their careers. I do see them as Tag Team Champions in the future. However, I don’t think they will be closer to their goal at Payback. I have a feeling that The Vaudevillains are going to cheat their way to victory to become the #1 Contenders (and eventually win the titles). This will intensify the feud between The Vaudevillains and the team of Big Cass and Enzo Amore. I think when Big Cass and Enzo Amore become new Tag Team Champions, it will happen at SummerSlam – which will take place in Brooklyn, NY this year – after they defeat The Vaudevillains. As much as I would love to see them win their match at Payback, I doubt that it will happen.
WINNERS: The Vaudevillains

Vince McMahon’s Decision:
Mr. McMahon is supposed to announce who controls Raw. However, I do not think he will do that. I do think he will make an announcement regarding a possible match at the next pay-per-view event (Extreme Rules). I do see Shane and Stephanie being at war against each other before the GM of Raw is determined. Vince will have them pick out a team of their choosing. Both teams will have a match at Extreme Rules. There will be a stipulation – which is if their team wins the match, that person will have control of Raw.

WWE Women’s Championship
Charlotte (Champion) w/Ric Flair vs. Natalya w/Bret Hart
This is the match I REALLY want to see. This is probably the first Divas Match – or I should say Women’s Match – I look forward to watching more than the WWE Championship Match. It involves two very talented women in the business, and of course, two legends at ringside. Their families have been in the business for many years. Both women are amazing technical wrestlers. I see Charlotte being a Women’s Champion for a long time but she will be facing a third generation wrestler. Natalya is ready for this match. She’s been ready. I think NOW is her time to become the Women’s Champion. Plus, she has Bret “The Hitman” Hart in her corner, and I do see him stopping Ric Flair from interfering. Because of his recent surgery, I don’t think he will be too physically involved. I think he will go as far as punching Flair in the face. I do see Charlotte being a little more dominating in the match but Natalya will pull through at the end.
WINNER: Natalya (New Women’s Champion)

Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
I think this is going to be a very long match between these former best friends. I do see these guys brawling at ringside a couple of times – possibly out in the crowd. Kevin Owens is going to be the dominant one in the match. However, Sami Zayn has a fighting spirit within him, and he will do whatever it takes to stay in the game. I do see Zayn having the strength to kick-out after the Pop-Up Powerbomb. As much as I want to see Zayn win this match, I think Owens will get him with another Pop-Up Powerbomb and pin him for the victory. After this match, I don’t think the feud will be over between the two. I do see this feud going as far as SummerSlam.
WINNER: Kevin Owens

WWE Championship
Roman Reigns (Champion) vs. AJ Styles
I came across some rumors that there might be a Shield reunion at Payback. A scenario would be Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson interfering in the match which will be a 3 on 1. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will show up to help out, and there you have your Shield reunion. But I don’t think that will happen at Payback. If there will be a Shield reunion, I see it happening at a bigger pay-per-view event like SummerSlam. What I think will happen is a good fight between two great talents. I doubt it will be the best match at Payback but it will definitely be a good one. I am sure that something shocking will happen towards the end. When Roman Reigns gains control, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will try to get involved. Reigns will try to fight them off but he will be overpowered. When AJ Styles sees that his buddies are around, he will confront them because he wants to win the title on his own. Reigns will somehow regain momentum and win the match. After the match, I see Gallows and Anderson betraying Styles by attacking him. Out of respect for Styles, Reigns will make the save and fight them off.
WINNER: Roman Reigns (Still WWE Champion)

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