WWE Payback Results
Date: August 30, 2020
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
United States Championship Match: Apollo Crews (c) vs. Bobby Lashley (w/ MVP & Shelton Benjamin)
An all-out brawl quickly leads to the floor, where Apollo does a moonsault off the apron to take his opponent down. The Hurt Business surrounded the champ, allowing Lashley to blindside him. The big man takes it back to the ring and hits a big suplex, taking Apollo to the mat, controlling him with knees and clubbing blows.
Lashley starts throwing shoulders in the corner and hits an early Dominator, but only gets two. Crews fights back with quick kicks and comes off the second rope with a crossbody, giving himself a second to recover. He takes the fight to the corner with shoulder thrusts and wild right hands. Spin kick. Back suplex. Standing moonsault!
Apollo ducks a clothesline and hits not one, but two huge German suplexes. He heads to the top and connects with a Frog Splash, but it’s not enough. Close. Lashley suddenly explodes out of the corner, planting the champ with a monstrous chokeslam! The Full Nelson is locked in (which he calls the Full Lashley)… and Crews taps out!
Winner & New Champion: Bobby Lashley
JBL approached Keith Lee in his dressing room and gave him a pseudo-motivational speech about how he’ll become a major breakout star if he defeats THE Randy Orton tonight, but should he lose, there’s really nothing to feel bad about because he lost to one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Somehow I don’t think Lee sees it that way…
Big E vs. Sheamus
The two lock up and Big E takes his opponent to the corner, but Sheamus complains to the ref and gets it broken up. They lock up again and jockey for position. E is able to toss Sheamus across the ring, talking a little trash to get under his skin.
Big E hits the ropes, leapfrogs, ducks a clothesline and takes out Sheamus with a running forearm. Sheamus fights back with clubbing blows into the ropes, hitting Ten Beats of the Bodhran. E fights back with forearms but crashes and burns trying for a splash on the edge of the apron.
Sheamus slows things down quite a bit, alternating between holds on the mat and dropping huge knees all over the body. He locks in a Half Crab and sits down on the submission, but E is able to power out of the hold, backing into the corner. Sheamus rushes, but is surprised with a urinage slam! Two-count.
E fires up and thinks about trying for his patented freight train spear through the ropes, but Sheamus blasts him with a few knee strikes. E comes back with heavy forearms and a belly-to-belly slam. Starting to feel it, the New Day member does a little hip gyrating, and Sheamus immediately attacks from behind and hits an Alabama Slam.
Red goes back to work on the knee, locking in a modified version of a Cloverleaf to do some serious damage. They eventually roll into the ropes, and E is able to hip toss his opponent to the apron. He hits the ropes – SPEAR TO THE OUTSIDE!
Big E fires up and rolls Sheamus back inside, doing the New Day claps as he calls for the Big Ending. But in telegraphing the move, Sheamus counters with an absolutely sick knee strike! 1… 2… not quite yet. Brogue Kick coming, but E scoops him into a huge powerbomb! BIG ENDING! 1… 2… 3!
Winner: Big E
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