WWE Payback 2016 Results Coverage (Part 2)

Welcome to WWE Payback 2016 results coverage part two! This post will bring matches from the second third of the main pay-per-view. Among the matches appearing would be Cesaro vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship and Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho. Also, the WWE commentary team would continue to update fans on the injury status of Enzo Amore who suffered a bad incident during the opening tag team match of the show.

See WWE Payback Results part 1 here!

The Miz defeated Cesaro via pinfall to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Early on The Miz was on the apron with Cesaro trying to suplex him into the ring. Maryse was around the side of the ring and grabbed her husband’s legs to prevent the move. Cesaro seemed to hurt his shoulder during the match allowing Miz to work him over. He tried for a sleeper hold as Owens continued to rant on commentary and verbally abuse Cole and Saxton. Cesaro made a comeback hitting multiple forearm uppercuts. Cesaro landed a suplex over the top rope with Miz for another nearfall. Cesaro was favoring his shoulder still. After another near fall, Cesaro hit a spinning springboard uppercut.

He set up for a Cesaro Swing but Miz kicked his shoulder. Cesaro countered another move and hit the big uppercut forearm. He had Miz pinned but the champ got a leg on the bottom rope. Moments later, Miz tossed Cesaro shoulder-first to the ringpost and hit Skullcrushing Finale. Cesaro kicked out at the last second. Suddenly, Sami Zayn came rushing over to attack Owens at the announcers table. He took him over the timekeepers area with a clothesline. Back in the ring, Cesaro got the Swing going on Miz. He got Miz into a Crossface submission hold but Zayn and Owens started to fight on the apron. The ref got distracted as Miz was tapping out.

Cesaro saw the fight on the apron and rushed over to bump both guys off. Miz took advantage by rolling him up for a surprise pinfall to win. Post-match, saw Cesaro attack Miz and hit the Neutralizer and then Owens knock down Cesaro. Owens hit Zayn with the Popup Powerbomb. He picked up Miz and tried for the Powerbomb, but Maryse came over to grab Miz’s leg and helped him out of the ring.

Dean Ambrose defeated Chris Jericho via pinfall. At one point, Jericho put Ambrose into Walls of Jericho center of ring but Ambrose eventually crawled to the ropes to break. The match spilled to the outside with Ambrose setting up for Dirty Deeds with Jericho on top of the announcers table. Jericho countered it and looked to put on the Walls of Jericho on the table. Ambrose held it off and Jericho catapulted Ambrose to launch him over into the timekeeper’s area. Later on, Jericho got Walls of Jericho on again, but Ambrose fought his way out by turning over to reverse it and put Jericho in a small package. Jericho responded with an enziguiri for a near fall. Jericho was bleeding from his nose.

Ambrose got to his feet and chopped at Jericho who leveled him again. From there, Y2J tried to springboard for the Lionsault off the ropes but Ambrose got both knees up to block. He hooked Jericho on the ground and slowly stood up. Jericho tried to block the move but Ambrose kneed him in the face multiple times and then hit Dirty Deeds for the win.

Charlotte defeated Natalya via submission to retain the WWE Women’s Championship. Bret Hart made an entrance with Natalya with Cole noting it was his first appearance since beating prostate cancer. On the way around to ringside he pointed over at Flair to put him on notice. Late in the match, Charlotte hit the big moonsault on Nattie. She put a Figure Four on but Natalya rolled over and put a hold on. Charlotte managed to reach the ropes. Natalya seemed to have a knee injury. Charlotte put on a Sharpshooter and the referee called for the bell without Nattie tapping out. The ref ran to ringside and grabbed the belt to hand over to Charlotte. An angry Bret came in the ring and punched down Flair, then he and Natalya put on Sharpshooters on Flair and Charlotte in the ring.

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