WWE PayBack 2023 Full Match Card Predictions After SummerSlam: Seth Rollins Will Bury Shinsuke Nakamura

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Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Raquel Rodriguez [World Women’s Championship]

Rhea Ripley was originally scheduled to battle Raquel Rodriguez at SummerSlam, but Ripley will likely defend her World Women’s Championship against Rodriguez at PayBack instead. Ripley was upset that Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan were getting involved in her business by running in to save Natalya from her post-match attack. As payback, she screwed them out of their tag titles against Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville by attacking and even injuring both Rodriguez and Morgan. Ripley will run through Rodriguez first and then Morgan whenever she returns.

Before, Ripley had no challengers. But now, her path as a dominant champion looks a lot brighter. Once she is done running through Morgan and Rodriguez, she will have Baszler and Lynch to deal with by the end of 2023, going into the beginning of 2024 for WrestleMania season.

Prediction: Rhea Ripley

Iyo Sky (c) (w/Bayley) vs. Asuka vs. Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Shotzi Blackheart vs. Zelina Vega [WWE Women’s Championship: 6-Pack Challenge]

As Raphael Garcia expressed, WWE has a major opportunity with Iyo Sky as the new champion of the SmackDown Women’s Division. The possibilities are endless. Asuka has a rematch clause after losing her title to Belair at SummerSlam. Bianca Belair also has a rematch clause after losing her newly won title to Iyo via the MITB Cash-In at SummerSlam.

Charlotte defeated Iyo Sky three weeks ago on SmackDown and still has an argument for a title shot. Zelina Vega also defeated Iyo Sky last week on SmackDown and thereby has an argument for a title shot. Shotzi Blackheart would be the shot in the dark here but she will eventually defeat Bayley as payback for shaving her head and have an argument for a title shot too.

If this 6-pack challenge happens, Iyo Sky will retain the title because she just won the title and needs to solidify her MITB cash-in with a huge win over all of these formidable contenders.

Prediction: Iyo Sky