WWE Payback Results (6/1) – Last Man Standing, Evolution vs Shield, Does Bryan Surrender Title?

Bill Pritchard

Stephanie McMahon comes out and thanks the fans for a "warm welcome" and says tonight is historic and Daniel Bryan should come to the ring. Bryan and Brie Bella enter the ring and Stephanie says they are in some predicament, and they can do the right thing for their family or they can be selfish. Bryan says Stephanie should have really heard the reaction she got, and the fans boo, and he says it was like that but much louder. Bryan says she has a chance to change their minds, and he fought and clawed to win his title, and she can do something about it. The fans chant for CM Punk so Stephanie says he should quit like Punk did, or she is going to fire Brie now.

Bryan says he hopes Stephanie's kids are watching, so they can see what an egotistical bitch she is, but Stephanie says Brie made a poor choice in picking a husband. Brie says they know what needs to happen, and Stephanie says this is the right thing, then she reaches out and says they need a fighting champion. Stephanie asks for the title and Bryan goes to hand it to her, but Brie stops him and says she won't be a powerless victim. Stephanie says Brie works for her, but Brie says this may hurt her, but she quits. Stephanie laughs at her, so Brie smacks her in the face, then she starts a YES chant and a shocked Stephanie leaves the ring and runs backstage.

BP: Pretty much what I expected to happen, although Stephanie calling CM Punk a quitter was a nice surprise. I'm expecting Brie vs Stephanie at some point, but I hope Bryan isn't rushed back. The thirty day defense rule isn't being enforced, so they'd better find a way to make some compelling TV until he is cleared to return.

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