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The Fiend vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, No Holds Barred Triple Threat Match for the Universal Championship: The obvious answer is to have Reigns win, but why waste months of storyline in just one week? Let him chase a little longer, with perhaps Braun continuing to loom over the situation. Fiend wins and retains.
Keith Lee vs. Randy Orton: This is a tough one: Orton likely faces McIntyre in September, and you don't want to job Lee in his first PPV one-on-one match. I'll say something fishy here that leads to a Lee DQ win.
Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler, Women's Tag Team Championship Match: The breakdown of Banks and Bayley continues, Baszler and Jax win the belts.
Apollo Crews vs. Bobby Lashley, United States Championship Match: Lashley gets the victory and the title.
Dominik & Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins & Murphy: The babyfaces go over here.
Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin: Riddle
Big E. vs. Sheamus: If WWE is serious about E's singles push, he probably needs to go over here.
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1) Fiend/Strowman/Reigns (Triple Threat No Holds Barred Universal Championship Match) - Reigns with the spear on Strowman to win title, Retribution attacks all after the match, taking Reigns out of who is leading Retribution.
2) Lee/Orton - Lee by count out win, as both stay strong.
3) Bayley/Banks vs. Baszler/Jax (Women's Tag Team Championship Match) - Baszler with the armbar on Bayley to win title, when Banks refuses to help Bayley out as payback (pun intended from Summerslam.
4) Crews/Lashley (United States Championship Match) - Lashley with the full nelson submission to win title.
5) Mysterios/Rollins & Murphy - Mysterios win via double 619/double splashes on Murphy.
6) Riddle/Corbin - Riddle with the Bro Derek to win.
7) Big E/Sheamus - Big E with the Big Ending to win match.
A) Riott Squad/Iiconics (Kickoff Match) - Riott Squad gets the pin.
Reigns should win and do it with some sort of 'cheap heel' way to show that he is actually not a good guy. not a bad guy but a Paul Heyman guy. Will kill the Fiend, but that doesn't bother me at all!
Lee wins despite being beaten and toyed with before Drew comes out to Claymore Orton.
Baszler & Jax win the titles. Hopefully Shayna beats up Nia after they win as she doesn't actually want to team with her. Keep Jax out of the match and it could be good.
Lashley wins the title. Seth & Murphy, but I expect the Mysterios win. Riddle Big E - completely wasted after giving us hope a few weeks ago. Not too late to turn it around, but doesn't look like Vince is a fan of E. The wrestler at least!
So does anyone know *why* this PPV is happening a week after SummerSlam? My wife suggested it's because Payback is a synonym for "retribution," but I feel like it wasn't even on the schedule a month ago...?
The Fiend Keith Lee Bayley & Banks Apollo Crews The Mysterio Family Matt Riddle Big E Riott Squad