When WrestleMania comes to an end, a certain feeling begins to radiate throughout the WWE Universe; a strange mixture of loss and hope. While the year's biggest storylines are put to rest, fans of the product hold on to their optimism that perhaps great things are on the horizon in WWE.
Following up the biggest event of the year is no easy task. And while WWE Payback certainly does not contain any type of WrestleMania feel, the event has been putting out a new-kind of feeling; an independent feeling. The card for May 1st actually feels like a wrestling card, thanks to the inclusion of the "Indy Darling" performers.
Will WWE Payback break any kind of buyrate records? Absolutely not. Will the fans of Sports Entertainment completely appreciated this Wrestling show? Not a chance. Will this event validate Vince McMahon's perception of what makes someone a "WWE Star?" Yes. And then, we must all swallow the McMahon Kool-Aid once again.
However, we still have the actual event to look forward to before the Machine takes over once again. And here is how we feel the card will play out:
Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy vs. The Vaudevillians (WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders' Tournament Final)
Two teams born and bred in NXT will compete for an opportunity to challenge The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championship. With this bout, either way, fans will go home happy as a pair of new faces will emerge.
The obvious favourites being Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy. However, a curveball outcome may occur and place The Vaudevillians into the Tag Team Championship picture, but all signs are pointing to Enzo and Cass.
Prediction: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy become the new #1 Contenders.