WrestleMania season is over so let’s move forward to the next pay-per-view which is WWE Payback 2016 this coming May 1 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Let’s take a look at the rumors surrounding the event and the potential matches on the card.
If you tuned-in to the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, several feuds were started that will lead to matches on WWE Payback 2016. A.J. Styles became the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and will likely face Roman Reigns at the PPV.
Another match set up but not confirmed yet is, Charlotte vs. Natalya for the WWE Women’s championship. They had a confrontation regarding family legacies that were followed by a stare down on this week’s episode of SmackDown.
Several NXT call-ups made their debut on the main roster this including Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, The Vaudevillains and Enzo Amore & Big Cass. Corbin already has a feud with Dolph Ziggler while Enzo Amore & Big Cass interrupted 10-time WWE tag team champions The Dudley Boyz.
The Wyatt Family also made their presence known when they attacked the League of Nations. Luke Harper is currently out with a knee injury for the Wyatts while King Barrett has been kicked out of the league which means this match might be a six-man tag.
On the other hand, the brewing rivalry between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will finally continue. Both superstars continued to attack each other on this week’s episode of Raw and SmackDown.
Additionally, the Wrestling Observer noted on their report via FanSided that Chris Jericho will be facing Dean Ambrose and Becky Lynch will be starting a program with Emma. Superstars like Sasha Banks, Cesaro, The New Day, Kalisto and The Miz are also key figures in the main roster that could match at Payback.
Here is the rumored match card for WWE Payback 2016 as of the moment.
- Roman Reigns vs. A.J. Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
- Charlotte vs. Natalya for the WWE Divas Championship
- Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose
- The Wyatt Family vs. League of Nations in a Six-Man Tag Match
- Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
- The Dudley Boyz vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass
- Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Becky Lynch vs. Emma
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