Payback (2015)
WWE Payback (2015) Poster
Promotional poster featuring Randy Orton
Theme song(s) "Friction" by Imagine Dragons
"Payback" by Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future and Sage the Gemini
Promotion WWE
Date May 17, 2015
Venue Royal Farms Arena
City Baltimore, Maryland
Pay-per-view chronology
Extreme Rules (2015) Payback (2015) Elimination Chamber (2015)
Payback chronology
Payback (2014) Payback (2015) Payback (2016)

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.


No. Results Stipulations Times
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
Winner R-Truth 4 N/A N/A N/A