KING OF THE RING FIRST ROUND Steve Austin def. The Miz Roman Reigns def. The Rock Cody Rhodes def. Damien Sandow Daniel Bryan (Retro) def. Rob Van Dam CM Punk '14 def. Triple H Batista def. John Cena Darren Young def. Mark Henry Goldust def. Jimmy Uso
QUARTER FINALS Roman Reigns def. Steve Austin Cody Rhodes def. Daniel Bryan (Retro) Batista def. CM Punk '14 Darren Young def. Goldust
SEMI FINALS Roman Reigns def. Cody Rhodes Darren Young def. Batista
FINAL Roman Reigns def. Darren Young
BackgroundEditRandy Orton won the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules in a triple threat match involving the World Champion Undertaker and Cesaro, with Undertaker allowing Orton to gain the pinfall. Taker dubbed Orton as the "Chosen One" to replace Taker himself as the One Being. His faith led to a partnership, with Cesaro and Seth Rollins leading the fight against this new alliance. Cesaro and Rollins defeated Orton and Taker in a tag team match on RAW to earn an opportunity to face each other for a World title shot at Payback. Rollins won and would feud with the alliance, gaining help from Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose as part of his battles.
Brock Lesnar earned a WWF Championship match, after defeating Jimmy Uso, Big E and R-Truth in a fatal four way elimination match in a number one contendership match. WWF Champion Kane and Brock would work together in tag team matches that followed it, with the two also picking up victories in a "Pick Your Posion" edition of SmackDown!
Curtis Axel was drafted to RAW, bringing his manager Paul Heyman with him.
|1||Darren Young def. Batista||King Of The Ring Semi-Final match|
|2||Roman Reigns def. Cody Rhodes||King Of The Ring Semi-Final match|
|3||Batista '02 (c) w/Kevin Nash def. Damien Sandow||Singles match for the NXT Championship|
|4||"The Brotherhood Of Mutants" CM Punk '14 (c) and Goldust (c) def. "Jeri-Show Offs" Chris Jericho '02 and Dolph Ziggler via disqualification||Tag Team match for the WCW Tag Team Championship||
|5||Roman Reigns def. Darren Young||King Of The Ring Final match|
|6||Kane (c) def. Brock Lesnar||Singles match for the WWF Championship|
|7||Randy Orton (c) w/Undertaker def. Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose||Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship||