WWE Payback 2020 is in the books, our second WWE PPV in the last seven days, and the brisk program easily came in under three hours with no match really overstaying it’s welcome. The Thunderdome still looks beautiful and despite seeing a lot of the same athletes we saw a week ago, there were some new things to enjoy.
Here are just a few of my picks:
The Hurt Business got Bobby Lashley some gold and business is good: I thought the Hurt Business and Apollo Crews did an excellent job tonight. This is such a great match up and there really wasn’t an easy prediction to make. It could have gone either way. Great finish and I can’t wait to see what MVP and the boys will be up to next.
And very kind of all superstars to pay respect to Chadwick Boseman.
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax pushing the Bayley and Sasha story along: Now we’ve got two interest stories going on in the women’s division. Will Shayna and Nia coexist as a tag team? It will be fun to find out. I actually hope they go on an incredible tear.
And Sasha and Bayley continues to be so great. The submission finish with the latter tapping out and costing the former her last piece of gold is just so good. All four athletes really owned the evening.
The ascension of Keith Lee: Now that was a great Keith Lee performance. You can see why everyone in the back loves this guy and why he was such a hit in NXT. This was a star building performance and there is just so much you can do here. Randy Orton made him look good. I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Honorable mention: The direction we’re seeing Alexa Bliss and The Fiend go.
Until next time!