Payback was officially unveiled as the pay-per-view event that would see WWE embark on a new era, an era that was believed to have been led by Shane McMahon and it would finally see some of the most hard working superstars in WWE given what they deserve.
Sadly, this was not the case as once again the WWE Universe had to watch Roman Reigns retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship after twice kicking out of AJ Styles' main finishing move.
Whilst AJ was announced as the winner of the match twice, Shane and Stephanie then came out to reverse the decision before announcing at the end of the match that the duo would once again lock horns in three weeks time at Extreme Rules.
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WHAT WENT WRONG?
The show was off to a great start after Dolph Ziggler managed to pull off a shock win over Baron Corbin and Kalisto and Ryback pulled out a fantastic match in front of a loud Chicago crowd, but following Enzo's shocking injury it seemed that the night hit a roadblock.
Kevin Owens was the one thing that WWE did right and the fact that it seems as though a fatal-four-way match could be set up for the Intercontinental Championship at Extreme Rules could well be the best decision WWE have made with that Championship in a long time.
The problem here is the fact that once again Charlotte retained her Championship when it was finally the best time for her to drop it to a woman who deserves to hold the belt and be looked at as one of the best in that division right now, but once again Natalya was overlooked.
BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA?
Shane McMahon stood in the ring on Raw a few weeks ago and proclaimed that superstars with no talent who were given all the opportunities would not be doing so anymore under his leadership, well that completely failed once again.
Roman Reigns was the resounding name that was called out when Shane first delivered that promo in the lead up to WrestleMania 32 but once again Reigns was the one who was standing tall at the end of Payback.
It seems that even though Payback promised to see the beginning of a new era where the superstars who deserved the chances were given them and the new blood was finally allowed to be used effectively, the sad reality is the fact that WWE are not yet ready to allow these new superstars the chance and are once again forced to put all their eggs in a Roman Reigns shaped basket.
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