WWE Announces Return Of Payback PLE In September

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For the first time in three years, WWE is bringing back Payback as a Premium Live Event this September.

In June 2013, WWE introduced a new Premium Live Event (then known as pay-per-view) called Payback with John Cena defeating Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match in the main event. They would run events with that name for the next four years before putting a stop to it in April 2017 as the follow-up to WrestleMania that year.

The 2020 edition of Payback took place at the WWE ThunderDome just one week after SummerSlam. That was the night when Roman Reigns competed in a triple threat match with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Title. Reigns won the Universal Title that night and hasn’t lost it since. That was over 1,000 days ago.

It was announced on Friday that WWE is bringing back Payback on Saturday, September 2nd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania just two days before the Labor Day holiday in the United States.

The full announcement was made on WWE’s website.

WWE today announced that WWE Payback will take place Saturday, Sept. 2 from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. It marks the first premium live event to emanate from Pittsburgh in five years. WWE Payback will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else.

Tickets for WWE Payback go on sale Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. ET via Click here to learn more about registering for pre-sale opportunities.

In addition, WWE Payback Priority Passes are available now through exclusive partner On Location at or by calling 1-855-346-7388, giving fans the opportunity to purchase ticket packages before they go on sale to the general public. The WWE Payback Priority Passes offer fans the chance to be ringside for every exhilarating moment, including premium seating, pre-show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and more.

The 2022 September WWE Premium Live Event was called Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, but WWE isn’t going to use that name again this year.

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