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PAYBACK KICKOFF PANELISTS, DUMPSTER MATCH ON RAW, HARDYS, BREEZE TALKS TV TIME AND MORE WWE NEWS

By Mike Johnson on 2017-04-24 09:21:00

Renee Young, Sam Roberts and Jerry Lawler will be hosting the Kickoff panel for the Payback PPV this Sunday.  The WWE Network will air a "Raw Talk" broadcast following the PPV.

Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto in a Dumpster Match is set for Raw tonight in Kansas City tonight at the Sprint Center Arena.   This will be the go-home show for the Payback PPV.  Roman Reigns vs. Braun has been locally advertised for the event.  Roman was pulled from this past weekend's events due to the passing of his brother Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i but is expected back as of tonight.

The Smackdown brand has a live event tonight in Peoria, IL

Following Raw, the WWE Network will broadcast "Table for 3" with Shawn Michaels, AJ Styles and Kevin Nash.

WWE will broadcast Smackdown Live and 205 Live tomorrow from Des Moines, Iowa at the Wells Fargo Arena.    Tyler Breeze was interviewed by the Des Moines Register to promote the show, which you can read by clicking here.  When asked about fans who criticize talents not being utilized to their fullest extent, Breeze commented, "This is something a lot of people like to talk about.  When you’re here and you’re a part of the WWE, it’s bigger than what actually happens. Smackdown Live is a two-hour show. Fortunately we have such a talented roster that there’s only so many minutes and sometimes you’re not always going to be the one to get those minutes. It’s just a matter of time. The people’s voices are heard, and if they want to see Breezango, they’re going to get it. They just have to be patient.”

Scheduled for Wednesday's Total Divas on E! - "The plot for next week's episode: "During their wedding, Rusev pushed Lana outside her comfort zone.  Nicole gets an offer to go on 'Dancing with the Stars' and wonders if she should quit WWE; Eva Marie pushes a healthier lifestyle on her father."

This week's episode of WWE NXT will feature:

*Kassius Ohno vs. Andrade Cien Almas.
*DIY vs. Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss.
*The Street Posse (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Dylan Miley and Ho Ho Lun.
*Drew McIntyre vs. Sean Maluta.

The latest edition of Rob Schamberger's "Canvas To Canvas" focuses on The Hardy Boyz:

Zack Ryder reflected on his first match:

 

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