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WWE Payback: The Five Best Matches in the Event’s History

Liam Hoofe takes a look back at the best matches in Payback’s brief history…

WWE Payback debuted back in June 2013, with the inaugural event replacing the company’s No Way Out PPV. The event would stay in this slot on the WWE calendar, before moving forward a month in 2015 to May and then finally last year becoming the company’s official first post-Mania event.

While there may have only been four Paybacks to date, the show has delivered a consistent standard of quality over those years, making this Sunday’s event a must see for wrestling fans.

Payback has provided us with some truly memorable matches over the last four years, and here are five of the best.

5: Bray Wyatt Vs John CenaPayback 2014

Many fans see this match as the turning point for Bray Wyatt. The Eater of Worlds was never booked all that strongly prior to
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10 Best Wrestlemania Matches To Watch On The WWE Network Part 2

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs The Rock- Wrestlemania 17

“Shaking hands with Satan himself.”

Wrestlemania 17, hands down, is the best Wrestlemania booked to date. Apart from a horribly short Women’s Championship match with Chyna facing off against Ivory, from the opening match to the main event, every match was great.

The main event of the show was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs The Rock. The previous year, Austin had been recovering from long needed neck surgery sustained at the hands of Owen Hart at Summerslam 1997. During his time away, superstars like The Rock and Triple H stepped up their game and became main event players in their own right. When you are out of action for close to a year, there is a very real fear that by the time you get back in the ring you would have lost a step or two. Or worse, that the fans would
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania Xx

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

United States Title Match: John Cena vs. The Big Show

World Tag Title Match: Booker T & Rob Van Dam vs. Garrison Cade & Mark Jindrak vs. The Dudley Boy vs. La Résistance (Fatal 4-Way Tag Match)

Christian w/Trish Stratus vs. Chris Jericho

Ric Flai, Batista & Randy Orton vs. The Rock & Mick Foley (Handicap)

Torrie Wilson & Sable vs. Stacy Keibler & Miss Jackie (Playboy Evening Gown Match)

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match: Chavo Guerrero vs. Ultimo Dragon vs. Shannon Moore vs. Jamie Noble vs. Funaki vs. Nunzio vs. Billy Kidman vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Tajiri vs. Akio (Cruiserweight Open)

Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg (Special Guest Referee: ‘Stone coldSteve Austin)

WWE Tag Title Match: The World’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The Basham Brothers vs. The Apa vs. Too Cool (Fatal
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13 Times The Undertaker Lost Clean


Ever since his WWE debut back in 1990 The Undertaker has been pushed like no other Superstar has. Thus, whenever he has lost a match it has always been a big deal.

Instead of being shoved down fans’ throats against their will like John Cena and Roman Reigns have been down the years, Vince McMahon has been subtle in the way he has booked the Deadman. He hasn’t always been in the WWE Championship picture, but he’s always been in a meaningful position close to the top of the card. It’s one of the main reasons we haven’t grown tired of the Phenom over the last 26 years.

Of course, the nature of the Undertaker gimmick demands this treatment. He’s already dead, essentially, so no one should be able to beat him. When he goes down, it’s usually because of a outside interference that
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22 Thoughts on WWE Fastlane

Well, WWE Sunday Night Raw Fastlane was…a show. Some good bits, some bad bits – but not enough either way to focus on for a whole ‘5 Reasons Why Fastlane was the Best PPV Ever!’ piece, or ‘8 Times We Wished No Way Out Would Come Back’. So, instead, here is a completely unstructured list of 22 Thoughts on WWE Fastlane…in both video and text form!

1. Kalisto retained his Us Title after defeating Alberto del Rio dos falls to uno in the pre-show. Del Rio intentionally lost the first fall via Dq by hitting Kalisto with a chair, so he could then capitalise on that for the second. I may be reading to much into this as a tribute, but it reminded me when Daniel Bryan used the same tactic in his 2012 Extreme Rules match against Sheamus.

Where’s a Kevin Owens pop-up powerbomb when you need one?

2. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly was in the crowd.
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Full Preview for WWE Fast Lane – Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose fight to face Triple H at WrestleMania, Aj Styles vs. Chris Jericho, Charlotte vs. Brie Bella and more

The Road to WrestleMania continues as WWE brings us No Way Out Fast Lane, featuring a triple threat main event to determine who will face Triple H on the grandest stage of them all…

Some might say that WWE Fast Lane is just a filler show while we wait for WrestleMania, but that can’t be the case can it? I mean, it’s got Brock Lesnar on the show and… well that’s about it. With so many injuries to key players and some of the company’s top stars working part-time, the roster depth is pretty thin for WWE at the moment. Which is how we’ve ended up with a card where only one match actually matters going into WrestleMania. That’s not to say it won’t be good of course, but it will certainly be lacking in drama.

Let’s see what we’ve got in store…
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10 Reasons No Way Out 2001 Is WWE’s Greatest February PPV Ever


Every once in a while, a pay-per-view event comes from out of nowhere to rank among the greatest ever produced by a given wrestling promotion. That was the case when WWE rolled into Las Vegas, Nevada, for its No Way Out pay-per-view in 2001. With two huge main events and a plethora of talented wrestlers making up the rest of the card, there was reason to believe that the show would be damn good.

Few could have expected that it would be as damn good as it turned out to be.

From the opening Hardcore Championship match to Stephanie McMahon’s emotional showdown with Trish Stratus, even the matches fans expected to be more style than substance shocked with their quality.

Rarely, if ever, does WWE present a show that excels from beginning to end. On that Sunday night nearly 15 years ago, they did just that.

Prior to that evening’s broadcast,
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12 February WWE PPV Matches That Totally Sucked


WWE’s February pay-per-views are typically the last major stop on the road to WrestleMania. They are the shows that feature (at least some of) the final significant swerves and championship victories ahead of the Showcase of the Immortals. In some instances, they even drastically alter the direction the company takes its top feuds and how they use their biggest stars.

The shows have been home to epic encounters and five-star classics. From Steve Austin vs. Triple H in 2001 to Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker in 06, WWE’s February broadcasts have brought fans truly enduring matches.

For every Cactus Jack vs. Triple H Hell in a Cell match, though, there are three or four matches that royally reek of sucktitude. Like, Scott Steiner circa 2003 sucking. Or Blue Meanie vs. Goldust in a battle of He Who is Freakier suckiness.

As often as the performers are working hard in
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‘The Walking Dead’: Andrew Lincoln on Midseason Premiere Casualties, Negan’s Arrival and ‘Appalling’ Season Finale

‘The Walking Dead’: Andrew Lincoln on Midseason Premiere Casualties, Negan’s Arrival and ‘Appalling’ Season Finale
Spoiler warning: This article contains plot details for “The Walking Dead” Season 6, Episode 9, titled “No Way Out.”

After an anticlimactic midseason finale, “The Walking Dead” seemed determined to make up for lost time in its 2016 return, resulting in a veritable bloodbath that dispatched Jessie and her sons Sam and Ron in typically brutal fashion — simultaneously satisfying our bloodlust (because no one appreciates whiny kids at the best of times, let alone in a zombie apocalypse) and leaving Carl permanently maimed, after a horrified Ron took a shot at Rick and hit his son in the eye instead.

This precipitated a rapid descent into chaos, filmed with frenetic energy (if not much art) by director and executive producer Greg Nicotero, who made some bold aesthetic choices in the action-packed hour that didn’t always pay off — for one, the climactic montage of the survivors hacking at zombies against a black backdrop
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29 Wtf Moments From WWE Attitude Era Raw 1998 (Feb 9)


The February 9th, 1998 episode of Raw was the go-home show for the upcoming No Way Out (of Texas) pay-per-view, due to be headlined by an unsanctioned 8-man tag featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack, and Chainsaw Charlie taking on D-Generation X.

As it turned out, Hbk’s nagging back injuries prevented him from wrestling on the show, and he was replaced by…Savio Vega. Yeah. Even so, Raw slid the chess pieces firmly in place ahead of WrestleMania, further heightening the feud between Austin and Dx, while the show’s remainder was comprised of the usual mix of hilarious, weird and lame that defines just about any Attitude Era episode of Raw.

And with the release of Sunny’s porno, Sunny Side Up, this week, what better time to consider all the sad difference that 18 years can make?

Here are 29 Wtf moments from the February 9th,
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Andrew Lincoln Talks The Walking Dead Season 6’s Second Half

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When viewers last saw AMC's The Walking Dead, the situation was dire and on the verge of violence. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Andrew Lincoln discussed the show's upcoming dark turn, Rick's changing leadership style, and more.

Speaking with EW's Dalton Ross, Lincoln talked about his love for the "back eight" episodes of The Walking Dead Season 6:

"I will say that five of my favorite episodes in a long time — and very different episodes — are in this back eight."

Lincoln also touched on what Episode 609, "No Way Out", has in store for Rick Grimes and company:

"[Showrunner Scott M. Gimple] and the writers have done a very smart thing in that they’ve thrown a lot of propositions and questions and challenges to Rick and the family and the community, and you will quickly realize they are answered in a very shocking, brilliant, terrifying, epic way. All I will say is this is our Magnificent Seven,
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Ranking All 20 February WWE Pay Per Views From Worst To Best


For 20 years, sandwiched between the two biggest Pay Per Views of the year, Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania, stands the February Pay Per View. From 2000 until 2009 (plus 1998), it was called No Way Out. From 2010 until 2014, it was called the Elimination Chamber. Last year and this year, it’s now called Fastlane.

The February Pay Per View is a lot more interesting than the September Pay Per View because the writing team is still in its creative peak as they build the Road to Wrestlemania. Stakes are pretty high for a non-big four Pay Per View. A major theme involves the Royal Rumble winner putting his Wrestlemania title shot on the line, which happened at the 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, and 2015 editions of the February Pay Per View (the Rumble winner was actually going for the championship at the 1997 and 2008 editions). Interestingly enough, only Shawn Michaels in 1996 and Roman Reigns in 2015 successfully defended their title shots,
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12 Greatest WWE No Way Out Moments Ever


For 11 years, No Way Out was the final pay-per-view stop on the road to World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania. Home of some extraordinary matches and moments that have been indelibly etched in the memories of those who watched them, the event was must-see broadcasting for fans as WWE marched toward the biggest event of its calendar year.

Unfortunately, the event disappeared from the schedule, replaced by a show devoted to the Elimination Chamber match. It was a disappointing end to a show with such tradition and history behind it. An event that featured extraordinary wrestling matches, monumental returns and the first hints of what fans could expect from the Showcase of the Immortals, No Way Out was one of the signature events during WWE’s hottest period as a company.

Now, some seven years after the very last incarnation of the event, we relive the 12 matches and moments that helped define the event.
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WWE 2K16: 10 Stone Cold Steve Austin Matches They Overlooked

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WWE 2K16 is less than a month away, and a post on the 2K forums has revealed the confirmed Stone Cold Steve Austin matches in 2K Showcase Austin mode.

There’s some classics in there, no doubt about that. Getting to play through Austin’s epic feud with Bret Hart that culminated at WrestleMania 13, and his unforgettable match with The Rock at WrestleMania 17, it is going to be a nostalgic rollercoaster of excitement.

But there’s also a range of classics that 2K have neglected to include. Some of the omissions are forced on 2K, as not every wrestler from the period is under a WWE contract or were available for the game. Other omissions are blatant oversights, but at least the overall quality of the Austin content looks good.

The matches to be included are-

vs. Pillman – Clash Of The Champions Xxv

vs. Steamboat – Bash At The Beach ’94

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WWE 2K16: Full List Of Matches In Stone Cold Steve Austin Mode


The matches for WWE 2K16’s Showcase Mode are now confirmed. The list was published on the 2K forums, and it reveals that Stone Cold Steve Austin mode is going to be a comprehensive story of his entire career. The matches you’ll be playing are as follows-

vs. Pillman – Clash Of The Champions Xxv

vs. Steamboat – Bash At The Beach ’94

vs. Whipwreck – November To Remember ’95

vs. Vega – WrestleMania Xii or In Your House: Beware Of Dog

vs. Roberts – King Of The Ring ’96

vs. Hart – Survivor Series ’96 (Bret’s attire)

vs. Vader vs. Hart vs. Undertaker – In Your House: Final Four

vs. Hart – WrestleMania 13

vs. Rock – D-Generation X: In Your House

vs. Michaels – WrestleMania Xiv

vs. Undertaker – Rock Bottom ’98

vs. McMahon – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre ’99

vs. Rock – Backlash ’99

vs. UndertakerFully Loaded ’99

Royal Rumble 2001

vs. Triple H – No Way Out 2001

vs. Rock – WrestleMania 17

Some of those matches
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12 WWE Rematches That Are Better Than The Original Classic


Great wrestling matches can be found anywhere but genuine classics are few and far between. To have a classic match, there are a lot of things that must go smoothly and a lot of factors to consider.

Classic matches are usually the result of a good storyline, the performers being on the same page and having good timing, the right amount of time and, usually, a little bit of luck. When all of these things come together and a classic is had it is rightly celebrated and promoted.

The WWE has had countless classic matches in its long history, as evidenced by the recent WWE.com article ‘ The100 Best Matches To See Before You Die’. Among the hundred matches on that list are many genuine classics that stand the test of time and have their rightful place in wrestling history.

When two (or more) Superstars do have a
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Comic Book Release List – Week of June 12, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

215 Ink

Golgotha Gn, $14.99

AC Comics

Femforce #163 (Eric Coile Regular Cover), $9.95

Femforce #163 (Eduardo Barreto Variant Cover), Ar

Action Lab Entertainment/Danger Zone

Ehmm Theory #1 (Of 4), $3.99

Ghost Town #1 (Of 5), $3.99

Alternative Comics

Failure Gn (not verified by Diamond), $21.95

Andrews McMeel

Get Fuzzy The Birth Of Canis Tp, $12.99

Angry Viking Press

Evil Diva Volume 1 Gn, $12.99

Archie Comic Publications

Archie And Friends Double Digest #28, $3.99

Archie Comics Super Special #3, $9.99

Archie Fun ‘N’ Games Activity Book Sc, $6.99

Jinx Volume 2 Little Miss Steps Hc, $16.99

Jinx Volume 2 Little Miss Steps Tp, $9.99

Mega Man #26 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99

Mega Man #26 (Patrick Spaziante Throwback Variant Cover), $2.99

Aspen Comics

BubbleGun #1 (Of 5)(Mike Bowden Aspen Reserved Cover), $1.00

BubbleGun #1 (Of 5)(Mike Bowden Direct Market Cover), $1.00

BubbleGun #1 (Of 5)(J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover
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Comic Book Release List – Week of April 17, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

AC Comics

Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 12 Outrageous Girls Strike Back Tp, $29.95

Antarctic Press

Victorian Secret Agents Owls Of The Ironwork Isle #1 (Of 5), $3.95

Archie Comic Publications

Betty And Veronica #265 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Betty And Veronica #265 (Renae De Liz Variant Cover), $2.99

Betty And Veronica Friends Double Digest #233, $3.99

Knuckles The Echidna Archives Volume 4 Tp (not verified by Diamond), $9.99

Sonic Universe #51 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #51 (Patrick Spaziante Variant Cover), $2.99

World Of Archie Double Digest #28, $3.99

Aspen Comics

Idolized #5 (Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $3.99

Idolized #5 (Cover B Rachel Clark Photo), $3.99

Idolized #5 (Cover C Rachel Clark Photo), Ar

Jirni #1 (Of 5)(Paolo Pantalena Aspen Reserved Cover), $1.00

Jirni #1 (Of 5)(Paolo Pantalena Direct Market Cover), $1.00

Avatar Press

Crossed Badlands #27 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover
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Comic Book Release List – Week of February 20, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Archie Comics

Betty And Veronica #264 (Alitha Martinez Variant Cover), $2.99

Betty And Veronica #264 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Life With Archie #27 (Fernando Ruiz Regular Cover), $3.99

Life With Archie #27 (Mike Norton Variant Cover), $3.99

Sonic Super Digest #2, $3.99

Sonic The Hedgehog Archives Volume 20 Tp, $7.99

Sonic Universe #49, $2.99

World Of Archie Double Digest #26, $3.99

Avatar Presss

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Bonus Order Incentive Cover), Ar

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Red Crossed Incentive Cover), Ar

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Regular Cover), $5.99

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Torture Cover), $5.99

Crossed Annual 2013 (Gabriel Andrade Wraparound Cover), $5.99

Black Library

Warhammer Gotrek And Felix The First Omnibus Sc, $17.50

Warhammer Gotrek And Felix The Second Omnibus Sc, $17.50

Bongo Comics

Simpsons Comics #199, $2.99

Book Palace

Illustrators Magazine #2 (not verified by Diamond), $24.99

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, which contains recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for The Secret Village, premiere details for Pain is Beautiful, an interview for Almost Human, and more:

The Secret Village Trailer: “Written by Jason B. Whittier and Kandan, The Secret Village follows Greg (Jonathan Bennett), an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel (Ali Faulkner), a spunky journalist, as they research an outbreak of mass hysteria and ergot poisoning in a small village. They rent a house together and start to uncover a secret that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by locals Joe (Stelio Savante) and Paul (Richard Riehle) and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives. Kef Lee, Toby Gadison and Karin Duseva round out the cast.
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