WWE Payback 2017 Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades

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Raw Tag Team Championship Match
The Hardys (c) vs. Cesaro and Sheamus

Result: The Hardys defeat Cesaro and Sheamus via pinfall to retain the Raw Tag Team Championship.

Rating: 3.0 out of 5 stars

The fans want to chant “delete” and anything related to it. The Hardys clearly want to go along with it, but are unable to, with the ongoing legal troubles with Anthem. Maybe one day, we’ll see things being “broken,” but that won’t be anytime soon.

Jeff Hardy became the early star of the match, selling offense like a champion. It looked like he even lost a tooth in the process.

Then came Matt, who got the hot tag and let out a big “delete” from the second turnbuckle. He missed a big moonsault, too, which opened things up for the challengers.

It looked like Jeff had to be told to go to the other corner near the end of the match, as he stood on one side to wait for a tag. This led to the finish of the match, with Jeff getting tagged in to hit the Swanton.

The result here isn’t surprising, as the Hardys only won the belts just four weeks ago in their return match. They aren’t dropping them anytime, but what happened afterward may have set something up.

After shaking the Hardys hands, Cesaro and Sheamus went back to the ring to viciously assault the champs. It turned the tweeners heels, putting the Celtic Warrior in a role he’s used to. For the Swiss Superman, this moves him out of the fan-favorite role he’s been in for a few years. This seems like a way of filling in for the Revival, who will be out into the summer.