WWE Payback Coverage: Owens vs. Zayn
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Owens and Zayn brawl immediately and Zayn sends Owens to the outside. Zayn dives out onto Owens and then tosses him into the barricade. Back in the ring, Zayn stays in control, but Owens quickly takes control and slams Zayn to the floor and into the steel steps.
Michael Cole gives an update on Enzo Amore: he is able to move his arms and legs and is talking. Great news!
Owens gets on the steel steps on the outside and kicks Zayn in the face. Owens tosses Zayn back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Zayn kicks out at two. Owens kicks Zayn repeatedly and keeps the attack going on Zayn. Owens delivers a series of right hands to Zayn, but Zayn comes back with right hands of his own. Zayn comes off the ropes, but Owens drops him with an elbow drop. Zayn comes right back with a clothesline. Zayn is in control now and he takes Owens down with another clothesline. In the corner, Zayn connects with a series of right hands, and then changes it up and connects with both hands. Zayn charges again, but Owens catches him with a boot. Zayn comes back and drops Owens with the Blue Thunderbomb and goes for the cover, but Owens kicks out at two. Zayn picks Owns up and connects with another Blue Thunderbomb and goes for the cover, but Owens kicks out at two again. Zayn gets frustrated and Owens takes control. Owens slams Zayn down to the mat and goes for the cover, but Zayn kicks out at two. Owens goes up top and connects with the frog slash and goes for the cover, but Zayn kicks out again. Owens smashes Zayn in the corner and then hits the Cannonball. He hits another Cannonball and then goes for the Pop-up Powerbomb, but Zayn counters with a dropkick. Zayn takes control, but Owens counters with a big clothesline. Both men run into right hands from each other and Owens gets a knee to the midsection. Owens goes for the powerbomb, but Zayn counters with a roll-up, but Owens kicks out at two. Owens takes Zayn down with a back-breaker. Both men are battling on the apron and they slug it out and Zayn drops Owens with a torpedo DDT on the floor.
Back in the ring, Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, but Owens counters with a superkick of his own and then hits the Pop-up Powerbomb for the pin fall.
Winner: Kevin Owens.
After the match, Owens slaps Zayn and then tosses him over the top rope. Owens yells at Byron Saxton to bring him a microphone in the ring. Saxton gets into the ring and Owens tells him to ask him about beating Sami. Saxton asks him if the rivalry is finally over. Owens says that’s not what he told Saxton to ask, but he beat Sami Zayn. Owens says he is the better man. He says he is going to refocus and get back his Intercontinental Championship. Saxton says the Intercontinental Championship Match is next and he would love to do commentary for the match.
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