Fans of professional sports-entertaining are brimming with anticipation for WWE Payback — the company’s first pay-per-view after a nearly unbearable drought of nearly seven full days.
Social media has been abuzz with chatter and speculation about the event, since nobody knows how WWE will make its triumphant return to Sunday evening pay-per-views after such a prolonged absence.
The last WWE pay-per-view event, SummerSlam, is now little more than distant memory for most fans. So much has changed since that event — held on August 23, 2020 — that WWE is reportedly putting together a retrospective to bring fans up to speed before Payback.
Did you know, for example, that Rey Mysterio and his son Dominick are engaged in a heated rivalry with Seth Rollins?
Payback will feature a full card of matches that underline just how much time has passed since WWE’s last event:
- Husky Harris will perform as Bray Wyatt performing as The Fiend, a scary masked character with teleportation powers
- Randy Orton (yes, he’s still performing!) will do battle with Keith Lee, grandson of Bruce Lee
- Ladies will wrestle! Times, they are a-changing!
- A fresh-faced newcomer named Roman Reigns will try to score his first PPV victory
Sadly, WWE pay-per-views will go into hiatus after Payback, and fans will have to wait for the next one, Backpay, for a whole two weeks.