Promotional poster featuring Randy Orton
|Theme song(s)||"Friction" by Imagine Dragons|
"Payback" by Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future and Sage the Gemini
|Date||May 17, 2015|
|Venue||Royal Farms Arena|
Payback (2015) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE. It took place on May 17, 2015, at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the third event under the Payback chronology. It took place at the Royal Farms Arena at Baltimore, Maryland.
Payback will feature professional wrestling matches that involve wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that play out on WWE's primary television programs, Raw and SmackDown. Wrestlers will portray heroes or villains as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
At WrestleMania, John Cena defeated Rusev to win the United States Championship. Following a rematch at Extreme Rules, Cena retained the title by defeating Rusev in a Russian Chain match. Later in the event, after visiting The Authority, Lana announced that Cena would defend the title against Rusev in an "I Quit" match at the event.
At Extreme Rules, James Harrison defeated Randy Orton and Seth Rollins in a Triple threat Extreme Rules match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. On the April 27 episode of Raw, Harrison announced that he would face Roman Reigns and Randy Orton in a triple threat match. On the May 4 episode of Raw, Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins, and per match stipulation, he was added to the match, thus making the match a Fatal Four Way match.
|1P||The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defeated The Meta Powers (Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow)||Tag team match||2:50|
|2P||King Barrett defeated Sheamus||Singles match for the vacant WWE European Championship||6:50|
|3||Neville defeated Dolph Ziggler (c)||Singles match for the WWE Hardcore Championship||8:21|
|4||The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (with Xavier Woods) (c) defeated Tyson Kidd and Cesaro 2–1||2-out-of-3 falls tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship||12:40|
|5||Natalya (c) (with James Harrison) defeated Layla||Singles match for the WWE Divas Championship||8:42|
|6||The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella) defeated Naomi and Tamina||Tag team match for the vacant WWE Divas Tag Team Championship||6:13|
|7||Emma defeated Cameron||Singles match for the vacant WWE Women's Championship||7:32|
|8||R-Truth defeated Erick Rowan, Fandango, Luke Harper, Stardust and Adam Rose||Elimination chamber match for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship||27:46|
|9||John Cena (c) defeated Rusev (with Lana)||"I Quit" match for the WWE United States Championship||27:58|
|10||Bray Wyatt defeated James Harrison||No holds barred match||21:32|
|11||Seth Rollins (c) defeated Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose||Fatal 4-Way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship||20:52|
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show
Elimination Chamber entrances and eliminations
|Eliminated||Wrestler||Entered||Eliminated by||Method of elimination||Time|
|1||Adam Rose||3||Luke Harper||Pinned after a discus clothesline||21:18|
|2||Luke Harper||2||Fandango||Pinned after Cross Rhodes from Stardust||23:36|
|3||Stardust||6||Erick Rowan||Pinned after a Full Nelson Slam||25:03|
|4||Erick Rowan||5||R-Truth||Pinned after a Lie Detector||25:57|
|5||Fandango||1||R-Truth||Pinned after a Headscissors takedown||27:46|