WWE Payback Results 9/2/2023
The 2023 WWE Payback Kickoff pre-show opens live on Peacock from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jackie Redmond welcomes us as we see fans finding their seats in the background. Redmond is joined on the panel by Kayla Braxton, Wade Barrett, Peter Rosenberg and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. The panel goes over tonight’s card now. We get a discussion on tonight’s Steel City Street Fight. Booker and Rosenberg predict Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will retain, but Barrett goes with The Judgment Day.
Back from a break and we see what happened on SmackDown with LA Knight and The Miz. The whole all panel goes with LA to win tonight. Back from a break and we get a promo for The Grayson Waller Effect. Waller joins the panel now. He teases a big scoop for tonight’s segment with Cody Rhodes and says news will be breaking. Waller also says his boy Austin Theory will win the WWE United States Title back. Waller rips Pittsburgh and predicts The Miz will beat LA Knight. He rips LA some and does a Nah vs. Yeah chant-off with fans in the background, then calls them stupid. Barrett tries to warn Waller how dangerous Cody Rhodes is, but Waller dismisses this and says they are going viral tonight and that’s all that matters.
Back from a break and we get a video and discussion for tonight’s Steel Cage match. Barrett and Booker go with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus to win, while Rosenberg goes with Becky Lynch. Braxton sends us to a Connor’s Cure video for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Back from a break and we get a video for tonight’s match for the WWE Women’s World Title. Barrett and Rosenberg go with Rhea Ripley to retain, but Booker disagrees. They discuss tonight’s WWE United States Title match now. Rosenberg is the only one who thinks Austin Theory won’t win. Back from a break and we get a video and discussion on the main event now. Booker and Wade go with Shinsuke Nakamura capturing gold, but Rosenberg disagrees. We see the Steel Cage lowering around the ring as fans cheer and Kayla wraps the Payback Kickoff.
The 2023 WWE Payback Premium Live Event opens up with a video package for tonight’s matches. We’re now live from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to a sold out arena. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves.
We get a video package for tonight’s opener as the Steel Cage is put in place.
Steel Cage Match: Becky Lynch vs. Trish StratusWinner: Becky Lynch
After the match, Lynch stands tall as the music hits. Stark and Trish are still laid out. Lynch walks out of the cage and stops to sign an autograph or two for young fans at ringside. We go to replays as Lynch hits the stage. Lynch raises her hand in victory now, then heads to the back. We go back to the ring and fans boo as the heels recover. There’s some tension between Stratus and Stark. Trish slaps her, then orders her out of the cage. Stark shuts the cage door instead and they have words. Stark drops Trish with the Z360 for a pop. Stark tosses her “Thank You Trish” t-shirt onto Stratus, then exits the ring as her music starts up.
Back from a break and out comes tonight’s Payback host to a