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 June slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2015, the event moved to the month of 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 and again in 2017, with Extreme Rules taking place on April 30 and Payback on May 21.
The event has been held only in indoor arenas in the United States (the first two events have both taken place at the Allstate Arena, in Rosemont, Illinois). 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.
Payback dates and venues
|Payback||June 16, 2013||Rosemont, Illinois||Allstate Arena||John Cena vs Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship|
|Payback||June 1, 2014||Rosemont, Illinois||Allstate Arena||The Shield vs Evolution in a No Holds Barred Elimination match|
|Payback||May 17, 2015||Baltimore, Maryland||Royal Farms Arena||Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose in a Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship|
|Payback||May 1, 2016||Rosemont, Illinois||Allstate Arena||Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles in a singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship|
|Payback||April 30, 2017||San Jose, California||SAP Center||Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns|
|2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017|