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WWE Payback is 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 June slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2015, the event moved to the month of 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 and again in 2017, with Extreme Rules taking place on April 30 and Payback on May 21.

The event has been held only in indoor arenas in the United States (the first two events have both taken place at the Allstate Arena, in Rosemont, Illinois). Championship bouts are scheduled on every card, with the lower-tier titles featured on the undercard and the top-tier featured on the main card.

Payback dates and venues[]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Payback June 16, 2013 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena John Cena vs Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship
Payback June 1, 2014 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena The Shield vs Evolution in a No Holds Barred Elimination match
Payback May 17, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland Royal Farms Arena Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose in a Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Payback May 1, 2016 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles in a singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Payback April 30, 2017 San Jose, California SAP Center Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns
Payback August 30, 2020 Orlando, Florida Amway Center Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns in a No Holds Barred Triple Threat match for the WWE Universal Championship
Payback September 2, 2023 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PPG Paints Arena

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WWE Payback
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events

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Former pay-per-view events
The Wrestling Classic (1985)This Tuesday in Texas (1991)King of the Ring (1993-2002)In Your House (1995-1999)No Way Out (1998-2012)Unforgiven (1998-2009)Over The Edge (1998-1999)Fully Loaded (1998-2000)Judgment Day (1998-2009)Armageddon (1999-2008)InVasion (2001)Vengeance (2001-2011)Cyber Sunday (2004-2008)New Year's Revolution (2005-2007)December to Dismember (2006)Breaking Point (2009)Bragging Rights (2009-2010)Fatal 4-Way (2010)Capitol Punishment (2011)Night of Champions (2008-2015)Over The Limit (2010-2012)Bad Blood (1997-2004)Roadblock (2016)Payback (2013-2017)Battleground (2013-2017)Great Balls of Fire (2017)No Mercy (1999–2008, 2016–2017)Evolution (2018)
Former International pay-per-view events
One Night Only (1997)Mayhem in Manchester (1998)Capital Carnage (1998)No Mercy (UK) (1999) • Rebellion (1999-2002)Insurrextion (2000-2003)Global Warning (2002)Super Show-Down (2018-2021)