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Bray Wyatt def. Ryback

WWE Network Sneak Peek: Ryback leaps from the top rope onto Bray Wyatt: WWE Payback 2015

In an incredible maneuver, Ryback climbs to the top rope and launches himself onto Bray Wyatt at WWE Payback: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

BALTIMORE — An exposed turnbuckle and battered ribs turned out to be the determining factors in a clash of titans at WWE Payback, as Bray Wyatt’s viciousness and cunning toppled The Big Guy, Ryback.

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There was clearly no love lost between these ideological opposites in this contest, as both Ryback and The New Face of Fear charged one another and went blow-for-blow the moment the timekeeper rang the bell. Ryback got the upper hand first, driving Wyatt into a corner and delivering several shoulder thrusts to his opponent's midsection, including one coming all the way from the opposite corner. Wyatt tried to turn things around with a cheap shot to Ryback’s eye, but The Human Wrecking Ball recovered almost immediately, intercepting The Eater of Worlds with a Lou Thesz Press followed by his patented canvas head slams.

Wyatt tried to escape to the outside, but Ryback pursued, rewarding Wyatt's attempt with a hard Irish whip into the barricade. Once back in the ring, The Big Guy gave an encore whip into the ropes. This time, though, Wyatt came back with a staple from his own arsenal, his body-flinging back elbow.

Having floored The Human Wrecking Ball, Wyatt took his time with his opponent through rope chokes, punches and a rear choke hold. Ryback tried to muster a counter-offensive with a pair of strong shoves and a body slam, but Wyatt moved away from another corner-to-corner shoulder thrust that sent his adversary right into the post.

As The Big Guy tried to recover on the apron, Wyatt delivered a sickening shot that brought Ryback down to the outside floor. Wyatt feigned laying off his foe by returning to the ring, but quickly came back to the apron and delivered a crushing Senton Bomb from the high ground. It was here that Wyatt's weight crushed Ryback's ribs, causing visible pain in the form of The Big Guy's facial expressions and body language.

While The Eater of Worlds relished his own dominance on the top turnbuckle, Ryback rallied back and capitalized with a thunderous powerbomb into the middle of the ring. Trying to rebound quickly, Wyatt hit the ropes, but ran into a strong slam courtesy of The Big Guy, and rolled to the outside to recover.

Just as Ryback came charging around, Wyatt turned and delivered a quick but ruthless strike to floor his opponent. He tried to follow that up by bringing Ryback back into the ring again and delivering another running splash, but Ryback followed Wyatt into his own corner and give The New Face of Fear a splash of his own. The Big Guy then kicked away the incoming arm of a Wyatt lariat into another big slam for a near fall.

Despite the damage taken, Wyatt sent Ryback into a corner and looked to land a devastating superplex. Ryback countered with a few head butts and then, in an unorthodox move that made the WWE Universe’s collective jaw drop, leapt from the top rope to deliver a huge splash to The Eater of Worlds. The daring decision was a costly one, though, as Ryback's instant writhing showed that his beaten ribs did not respond well to taking the brunt of the impact. When he finally covered Wyatt, The New Face of Fear somehow mustered the energy to kick out just before the count of three.

The referee began his 10-count, but both fallen competitors made it to their feet before it reached its climax. Wyatt instantly pulled in Ryback for Sister Abigail, but The Big Guy countered and went for Shell Shocked. The attempt was also blocked, as The Eater of Worlds clung to the tope rope, and then a turnbuckle pad. A strong yank saw the pad fly off as Wyatt slid off his enemy and used the now exposed turnbuckle to drive The Big Guy’s ribs directly into them. In immense pain, Ryback could do nothing but walk right into Sister Abigail, cementing a pinfall victory for Wyatt.

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WWE Network Sneak Peek: Ryback leaps from the top rope onto Bray Wyatt: WWE Payback 2015

In an incredible maneuver, Ryback climbs to the top rope and launches himself onto Bray Wyatt at WWE Payback: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

BALTIMORE — An exposed turnbuckle and battered ribs turned out to be the determining factors in a clash of titans at WWE Payback, as Bray Wyatt’s viciousness and cunning toppled The Big Guy, Ryback.

Bray Wyatt def. Ryback: photos |  Get WWE Network for just $9.99!

There was clearly no love lost between these ideological opposites in this contest, as both Ryback and The New Face of Fear charged one another and went blow-for-blow the moment the timekeeper rang the bell. Ryback got the upper hand first, driving Wyatt into a corner and delivering several shoulder thrusts to his opponent's midsection, including one coming all the way from the opposite corner. Wyatt tried to turn things around with a cheap shot to Ryback’s eye, but The Human Wrecking Ball recovered almost immediately, intercepting The Eater of Worlds with a Lou Thesz Press followed by his patented canvas head slams.

Wyatt tried to escape to the outside, but Ryback pursued, rewarding Wyatt's attempt with a hard Irish whip into the barricade. Once back in the ring, The Big Guy gave an encore whip into the ropes. This time, though, Wyatt came back with a staple from his own arsenal, his body-flinging back elbow.

Having floored The Human Wrecking Ball, Wyatt took his time with his opponent through rope chokes, punches and a rear choke hold. Ryback tried to muster a counter-offensive with a pair of strong shoves and a body slam, but Wyatt moved away from another corner-to-corner shoulder thrust that sent his adversary right into the post.

As The Big Guy tried to recover on the apron, Wyatt delivered a sickening shot that brought Ryback down to the outside floor. Wyatt feigned laying off his foe by returning to the ring, but quickly came back to the apron and delivered a crushing Senton Bomb from the high ground. It was here that Wyatt's weight crushed Ryback's ribs, causing visible pain in the form of The Big Guy's facial expressions and body language.

While The Eater of Worlds relished his own dominance on the top turnbuckle, Ryback rallied back and capitalized with a thunderous powerbomb into the middle of the ring. Trying to rebound quickly, Wyatt hit the ropes, but ran into a strong slam courtesy of The Big Guy, and rolled to the outside to recover.

Just as Ryback came charging around, Wyatt turned and delivered a quick but ruthless strike to floor his opponent. He tried to follow that up by bringing Ryback back into the ring again and delivering another running splash, but Ryback followed Wyatt into his own corner and give The New Face of Fear a splash of his own. The Big Guy then kicked away the incoming arm of a Wyatt lariat into another big slam for a near fall.

Despite the damage taken, Wyatt sent Ryback into a corner and looked to land a devastating superplex. Ryback countered with a few head butts and then, in an unorthodox move that made the WWE Universe’s collective jaw drop, leapt from the top rope to deliver a huge splash to The Eater of Worlds. The daring decision was a costly one, though, as Ryback's instant writhing showed that his beaten ribs did not respond well to taking the brunt of the impact. When he finally covered Wyatt, The New Face of Fear somehow mustered the energy to kick out just before the count of three.

The referee began his 10-count, but both fallen competitors made it to their feet before it reached its climax. Wyatt instantly pulled in Ryback for Sister Abigail, but The Big Guy countered and went for Shell Shocked. The attempt was also blocked, as The Eater of Worlds clung to the tope rope, and then a turnbuckle pad. A strong yank saw the pad fly off as Wyatt slid off his enemy and used the now exposed turnbuckle to drive The Big Guy’s ribs directly into them. In immense pain, Ryback could do nothing but walk right into Sister Abigail, cementing a pinfall victory for Wyatt.