Without any further ado, here’s all the juicy details that you need to know about from WWE Payback 2014! Make sure you check out the live PPV Kickoff show on the WWE Network starting at 7:30 p.m. EST! Make sure you stay right here as we list all the important details you need to know from WWE’s latest special event/PPV.
El Torito vs. Hornswoggle (Mask vs. Hair Match)
Winner: El Torito!
Best Moments/Highlights: Hornswoggle started the match with El Torito just by decking him one a stiff punch. The action picked up when Torito dropkicked ‘Swoggle, then applied a Airplane spin to make 3MB’s lil’ man a bit dizzy. Both men became dizzy though, which led to them confusingly swaying around the ring. Torito laid out ‘Swoggle with a spinning kick, but Torito only got a 2-count. ‘Swoggle jaw jacked with the ref, but Torito used his bull horns to send ‘Swoggle outside of the ring. Heath Slater took the hair cutters and chased Torito to the bottom of the ring, but Torito ended up getting the clippers and scaring ‘Swoggle away. ‘Swoggle went for a moonsault on Torito, but he missed. 3MB and Los Matadores all got into a scuffle as things quickly broke down. Everyone ended up laid out on the outside after a nice sequence of vaults and other high-flying moves. Torito then caught ‘Swoggle with a Bronco Buster and tried to go for another move, but ‘Swoggle caught him and countered with a sitdown Powerbomb. Torito recovered after ‘Swoggle took off one of his masks and then took the win with a springboard moonsault.
Sheamus (c) vs. Cesaro (WWE United States Championship)
Winner: And still the WWE United States Champion, Sheamus!
Best Moments/Highlights: Sheamus got the upper hand as the match began. Cesaro got back into the fight with a nice backdrop on Sheamus. Cesaro began his sequence of strikes on Sheamus, but Sheamus responded with his own strikes. Sheamus bodyslammed Cesaro, but missed an elbow drop attempt. After Cesaro laid in some stiff European Uppercuts, Sheamus recovered and slammed Cesaro again. Sheamus eventually caught Cesaro with not 10, but 20 punches to his chest. The match spilled to the outside, which saw Cesaro get thrown into the barricade. Sheamus went for a Battering Ram to Cesaro inside the ring, but Cesaro caught Sheamus with another uppercut in mid-air. Cesaro showcased his strongman skills when he suplexed Sheamus from the ring apron back into the ring. Cesaro then surprisingly used a Tiger Bomb on Sheamus, then a double foot stomp. Cesaro hit Sheamus with more uppercuts, but Sheamus countered a 3rd one with his Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus clotheslined Cesaro and then dropped three knees on him from the 2nd rope. Cesaro survived a pinfall attempt and managed to land an uppercut off the top rope. Sheamus kicked out of his pin though. Sheamus ran to the rope and got caught by another uppercut once Cesaro launched him into the air. Sheamus kicked out of a pin and then used a Powerslam to put down Cesaro. Cesaro kicked out once again. Sheamus began setting up his Brogue Kick, but Cesaro dodged it. Cesaro went for the Neutralizer, but Sheamus countered with another slam. Sheamus eventually locked Cesaro into a Texas Cloverleaf, but Cesaro made it the ropes. Cesaro broke out unique looking backdrop suplex on Sheamus, but only got a 2-count. Cesaro then went for his crowd-pleasing Cesaro Swing, which ended at 21 rotations. Sheamus shocked Cesaro after a quick Small Package for the 3 count.
The Brotherhood (Cody Rhodes & Goldust) vs. Rybaxel (Curtis Axel & Ryback)
Best Moments/Highlights: Goldust and Curtis Axel started off the match with a nice exchange. Cody got tagged in to handle a hurt Axel, but Axel eventually tagged in Ryback. Ryback tried to backdrop Cody, but Cody slipped out and hit a beautiful dropkick. Cody and Goldust then put down Ryback with a nice tag team maneuver. Rybaxel soon got the upper hand when Goldust got tagged in and got caught in a long assault. Rybaxel performed their usual array of double-team moves, which led to the Ryback splashing and Curtis elbow dropping Goldust. Goldust almost surprised Ryback with a Small Package, but Ryback kicked out. Goldust soon knocked out Curtis with a Sunset Flip slam and got the hot tag to Cody. Cody immediately got to work and began knocking down Ryback. Cody shot off some nice springboard dropkicks and a cool moonsault onto both men. Ryback soon caught Cody with a Powerbomb and threw him into Goldust. Ryback hit the Meat Hook clothesline, but only secured a 2-count. All four men got into a huge scuffle, which came to an end when Ryback countered Cody’s Disaster Kick with the Shell Shock for the 1-2-3.
Rusev vs. Big E
Best Moments/Highlights: Once the bell rang, Big E and Rusev smashed into each other but neither man went down. After some punches being laid between both big men, Rusev finally put down Big E with a Release German Suplex. Big E was repeatedly put down with hammer punches from Rusev, but Big E woke up and then powered down after Rusev looked to splash him in the corner. Out of nowhere, Big E speared Rusev through the middle rope to the floor. After Big E got Rusev in the ring, he went for a pin but only got a 2-count. Big then hit the ropes for his big splash, but Rusev countered with his Super Kick. Rusev then locked Big E in his Accolade submission hold, which led to the tap out victory for Rusev.
Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas
Best Moments/Highlights: Once the bell rang, the crowd was shocked when Kane made his entrance. Kofi looked to fight off Kane, but Kane took out his frustrations on Kofi outside the ring. Once Kane brought Kofi back in, Kane viciously chokeslammed Kofi. Kane didn’t end his beatdown there, which led to a Tombstone Piledriver to finish things off. Kane threw up his flames after destroying Kofi in front of a scared Bo Dallas who waited outside the ring. Bo re-entered the ring and told Kofi that he would be back again. All he had to do was…BO-LIEVE!
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