WWE Payback logo
|First event||Payback (2013)|
|Last event||Payback (2017)|
WWE Payback was a professional wrestling event produced annually by WWE, a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available through pay-per-view (PPV). The event was established in 2013, replacing No Way Out in the June slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2015, the event moved to the May slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. WWE swapped dates between Payback and Extreme Rules in 2016, with Payback taking place on May 1 and Extreme Rules taking place on May 22; making this event as a post-WrestleMania pay-per-view event.
With the brand extension reinstated after Battleground PPV event in 2016, the 2017 edition of the event was moved to the late April slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar and being made as a Raw-exclusive pay-per-view event. The event was expected to return in 2018, as a SmackDown branded event. However, the event was taken off of WWE's PPV lineup as all events after WrestleMania 34 became dual-branded.
Dates and venues
|Raw-branded event||SmackDown-branded event|
|Payback (2013)||June 16, 2013||Rosemont, Illinois||Allstate Arena||John Cena (c) vs. Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship|
|Payback (2014)||June 1, 2014||The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista) in a No Holds Barred Elimination match|
|Payback (2015)||May 17, 2015||Baltimore, Maryland||Royal Farms Arena||Seth Rollins (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose in a Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship|
|Payback (2016)||May 1, 2016||Rosemont, Illinois||Allstate Arena||Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship|
|Payback (2017)||April 30, 2017||San Jose, California||SAP Center||Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman|
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