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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 the mid-June slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2015, the event moved to the 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; making this event a post-WrestleMania pay-per-view event. With the brand extension reinstated in July 2016, the 2017 edition of the event was moved to the late-April slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar as a Raw-exclusive pay-per-view event. The event was expected to return in 2018 as a SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view event. However, it was taken off of WWE's PPV lineup as all events after WrestleMania 34 became dual-branded. In August 2020, Payback returned to the PPV lineup. 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.
Dates and venues
- "Updated List of 2013 WWE Pay-Per-View Events". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "WWE Announces Brand New PPV for Chicago in June". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- Caldwell, James (June 16, 2013). "CALDWELL'S WWE PAYBACK PPV RESULTS 6/16 (Hour 3): Edward Ticklebot vs. Rye Bread main event, Tag Title match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Updated List: Complete 2014 WWE PPV Calendar with Announced Dates and Locations". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- Martin, Adam. "Baltimore to host the WWE Payback PPV in 2015". wrestleview.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- Johnson, Mike (February 23, 2016). "WWE PPV UPDATES". PWInsider.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Johnson, Mike (March 8, 2016). "WWE PAYBACK 2016 PRE-SALE CODE". PWInsider.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- "WWE Payback 2017 tickets available this Friday". WWE. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- Johnson, Mike (July 31, 2020). "SUMMERSLAM UPDATE, WWE REVIVING OLD PPV NEXT MONTH AS WELL". PWInsider. Retrieved August 1, 2020.