Ryback versus Kalisto (WWE U.S. Championship)
This is a match that should see a lot of commentary on how small Kalisto is against the big guy. Look to see Ryback win this one, get the title and get a good run against all comers. In fact, I wouldn't put it past WWE to put in Apollo Crews in a feud with Ryback as two big guys going at it is a Vinnie Mac wet dream.
Winner: Ryback for the U.S. Championship
Vince McMahon Announces Who Controls WWE
Look at Vince to state that at the next Pay Per View, Team Authority will face Team Shane winner will get control over the show.
Winner: No One, Setting Up A Match For Next Pay Per view
Charlotte vs. Natalya (WWE Women's Championship)
I don't think that Bret and Flair can get too physical. Hart has stated that he can't really do a lot of bumps, so if there is any interaction, look for Flair to get hit hard on this one, and the unpopular solution of Natalya winning via disqualification and Charlotte once again not losing the belt.
Winner: Natalya via DQ
Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
I honestly think that this is going to be a brawl, and it won't end with a finish. What it's going to do is simple, it's going to go quite a while, but double dq or double countout with this leading to a serious second match with weapons, ladders, or something else. Last man standing most likely. This is a money feud, there will not be a definitive winner here, in my opinion.
Winner: No Winner, Double Countout or DQ
The Miz vs. Cesaro (Intercontinental Championship)
The Miz will put on a good match, Cesaro will beat the crap out of him, but The Miz will retain the title after the Skull Crushing Finale.
Winner: The Miz
Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose
Look for Jericho to win this one, and BURY Dean Ambrose. Then get Jericho into a feud with Roman Reigns as his last major feud before retiring for good.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler is enhancement talent, nothing more at this point. Ziggler is going to put on a showcase of wrestling, but will most likely lose this one yet again. Look for Baron Corbin to look strong yet again.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Enzo and Cass vs. The Vaudevillains
In this final match in the tag team title tournament, look for The Vaudevillains to win big here. I think Enzo and Cass are great, but their time is not now, and they will end up losing this one, setting up a return of Blue Pants and Carmela down the line. But in this match, The Realest Guys in the room will go down to the throwback tag team of The Vaudevillains.
Winner: The Vaudevillains
Roman Reigns vs. Aj Styles (WWE Championship)
Here it is, the match you'd never think you'd see since Aj Styles was so loyal to TNA. Well, while a lot of people are hoping for Bullet Club to help Aj Styles win the big one, I think it's going to be Roman Reigns getting the victory. If by chance Aj does win, it will be by disqualification, and it will lead to him getting a rematch.
Winner: Roman Reigns
The Wild Card Bullets
No pun intended here. What will happen other than the aforementioned matches? Watch out for:
- The Bullet Club and Finn Balor showing up to beat up Aj Styles.
- Look out for a Roman Reigns heel turn by aligning with The Bullet Club and Balor.
- Watch out for the Wyatt Family!
And there you have it, Payback 2016 predictions! I'll have results and review on Monday, and a new column coming to you weekly.