“WWE Payback,” which will be broadcasting live from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, is just a few short days away.

The staff here at Wrestling Rumors is set to give you their final picks for each and every match that’s been scheduled for the event.

Bragging rights are on the line as each writer here at the site believes they have the wrestling know-it-all to pick the most matches correctly.




Doug McDonald (Senior Editor), Will Benson (Features Editor & Webmaster), Jon Alba (Opinions, News & Features), Frank Manzo (Opinions, News & Features), Chris Walder (News & Features), Alex Besong (News & Features) and Joe Omega (WrestleReaction)


Bonus: Beginning this month with “WWE Payback,” we will be inviting one special guest, as well as one of our readers here at WrestlingRumors.net to submit their picks for a specific pay-per-view/special event.


James Borbath is the publisher/owner of the “Condo on the Moon” wrestling blog and host of the “Condo on the Moon Podcast” with Chris Walder of WrestlingRumors.net. You can follow him on Twitter (@dinonationblog) and follow the “Condo on the Moon” Twitter account (@CondoOnTheMoon). To check out his recent interview with former ROH Television Champion Matt Taven, click here.

John McDermott is a regular on “Wrestling Warm-Up” here at the site. You can follow him on Twitter (@TheRealWarhood).


Here are the staff results from the previous WWE pay-per-view, “WWE Extreme Rules:”

WWE Extreme Rules Wrestling Rumors’ Staff Pick Results

Doug McDonald (@DougOMac) – 7 out of 8 correct

Will Benson (@TheRealWB) – 8 out of 8 correct (Perfect!)

Jon Alba (@JonAlbaSFC) – 7 out of 8 correct

Frank Manzo (@FManzo3) – 7 out of 8 correct

Chris Walder (@WalderSports) – 7 out of 8 correct

Alex Besong (@GlassModeAlb) – 7 out of 8 correct

Joe Omega (@TheJoeOmega) – 8 out of 8 correct (Perfect!)


Current Wrestling Rumors’ Staff Pick Standings

1) Manzo

1) Chris

3) 3-IkWftY_bigger

3) CNIvP1Mi_bigger

5) Doug

5) Will

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At “WWE Payback,” can The Shield make it two-straight victories over Evolution ? Will Daniel Bryan hand over the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to save Brie Bella’s job? Will John Cena be the “Last Man Standing” and do away with Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family once and for all?

Let’s find out.

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