Payback is hours away with a stacked card and one very special host.
is back on SmackDown for the next couple of months and he’s teased being ready for action over the coming weeks as he kicks off his latest comeback as the .
While his immediate direction will no doubt take shape at Payback, the show also has some huge matches to keep fans entertained.
As well as a grudge matches between LA Knight and The Miz and a very personal Steel Cage clash, the card also has four championships on the line, with plenty of gold – and pride – at stake.
There’s also the small matter of Cody Rhodes appearing on the Grayson Waller Effect, which could have serious implications on WWE programming over the coming weeks and months.
Here’s everything you need to know about the show…
When is WWE Payback 2023?
WWE presents Payback tonight (September 2) with all the action on the main card kicking off at 1am for fans in the UK.
How can you watch WWE Payback 2023?
Of course, there will be a Kickoff show available on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE app, Twitter, Facebook, and at midnight.
For fans in the UK, you can tune into the main Payback show by either streaming live or watching on demand via the WWE Network – or order the event via TNT Sports Box Office.
WWE Payback 2023 full match card
- World Heavyweight Title: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
- Steel Cage Match: Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus
- Women’s World Title: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Raquel Rodriguez
- Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens (c) vs. The Judgment Day (Finn Balor and Damian Priest)
- United States Titles: Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Austin Theory
- The Miz vs. LA Knight
- The Grayson Waller Effect featuring special guest Cody Rhodes
What can you expect from WWE Payback? Predictions, John Cena hosting and more
Joh Cena acting as host is a very intriguing part of Payback, and the idea of him getting involved in Cody Rhodes’ appearance on The Grayson Waller Effect is tantalising.
Of course, a feud between might seem tough on paper with both men very much fan favourites, but it’s a dream money match WWE would be wise to consider.
In terms of the matches themselves, Becky Lynch should be beating Trish Stratus and moving on, while Rhea Ripley has more to do with the Women’s World Title beyond defending against Raquel Rodriguez.
LA Knight and Rey Mysterio are both easy picks to win their respective matches, while Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens could drive a further wedge between the Judgment Day with a victory.
The World Heavyweight Title match is tough to call with Shinsuke Nakamura enjoying a resurgence, while Seth Rollins deserves a lengthy run as champ (although in that). There’s also the issue of Money In The Bank holder Damian Priest waiting in the wings…