We’d have called them “Fearless”, but after WWE did the opposite of everything we thought was going to happen at WrestleMania, you can’t blame us for feeling just a slight bit of trepidation. Nonetheless, it always pays to be confident, so we’ve come up with some declarative statements about events that we completely believe will happen at Payback. We’re not saying that you should use our predictions to gamble on the results of the Pay Per View, but if you don’t, we guarantee that you’re just throwing away free money*. Not a lot of money, of course, because places that let you gamble on wrestling don’t actually let you bet that much, but it’s still money!
* – Not a guarantee.
10. No One Will Remember The US Title Match
Admit it, you didn’t even know there was a United States title match on this show, did you? Well, why would you, the only time the actual champion was on Raw was in a losing effort as part of the #1 Contender Tag Team Tournament (Sponsored By Booty-O’s), and the challenger’s been completely absent from WWE’s flagship show since WrestleMania (coincidentally, Raw has been a lot better since WrestleMania. We’re just saying). But Payback needs a pre-show match, and apparently Ryback beat Kalisto in a non-title match on Smackdown, so here we are. The pushes for both men have basically evaporated in the past month, which we suppose makes this fairly unpredictable, but in the end, the only way we can be bothered to care about this match is that we really don’t want to see Ryback as US Champion. But, since we never get to see the current US Champion on TV, perhaps it really doesn’t matter who wins. Hey, remember when John Cena held this title literally a few months ago, and it was really, really important?