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WWE Payback 2023: Seth Rollins survives, Judgment Day picks up more gold

WWE Payback 2023: Seth Rollins survives, Judgment Day picks up more gold

Eddie MaisonntSeptember 2, 2023 at 11:43 p.m. ET2 minutes read

Add the WWE World Tag Team Champions to the growing resume of Judgment Day members Finn Balor, Rhea Ripley, Dominic Mysterio and Damien Priest.WWE

Seth Rollins went to WWE Payback looking for revenge for all the things Shinsuke Nakamura said he would do to him on Saturday night. Nakamura said he would leave him “different,” and while Nakamura couldn’t leave PPG Paints Arena with the world heavyweight title, he certainly left Rollins’ back in a much different state after that.

Rollins took power bombs, knees and various submission attempts to his spine throughout the match. Somehow, Rollins kept finding a way to cut through and return fire. After landing a Pedigree and a Curbstomp on his opponent, Rollins retained his title.

Meanwhile, The Judgment Day team has two titles in their group and they are eyeing their third title, which is the WWE Tag Team Championship held by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. To get the belts off the champions, it’s going to take a team effort as Finn Balor and Damien Priest beat the duo first – but Rhea Ripley, Dominic Mysterio and even JD McDonagh all came along to push the odds in their favor for the title. belts in their faction. Yes, Balaur and Priest are the new tag champions.

In other title matches, Rey Mysterio retained the United States Championship against Austin Theory, and Rhea Ripley defeated Raquel Rodriguez to retain the World Women’s Championship.

ESPN’s Eddie Maisonet broke down all six matches on the card at Payback, along with the announcement of Jey Uso’s return to WWE and John Cena’s role as host and special guest referee for The Miz vs. WWE. L.A. Knight.

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