But wrestling doesn't take place on a card... it takes place in the squared circle, and there was still more than enough talent going at it at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last night.
And while Roman Reigns, Iyo Sky and Gunther weren't defending their titles, there was also plenty of gold up for grabs, including the World Heavyweight Championship, Women's World Championship, Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship and the US Title, too.
Oh, and the not-insignificant matter of Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus putting their feud to bed in a Steel Cage, plus Cody Rhodes rocking up for a chat with Grayson Waller, where he introduced a returning Jey Uso, who has moved from SmackDown to Raw.
And did we mention that a recently returned John Cena was hosting WWE Payback 2023 as part of his current comeback, as well as dropping by as the special guest referee for LA Knight vs The Miz?
If you're looking to just catch up with the full show match results or relive all the video highlights, we've got you covered. Here's how it all went down.
Match 1: Becky Lynch vs Trish Stratus [Steel Cage Match]
WINNER: Becky Lynch
Match 2: LA Knight vs The Miz [John Cena as special guest referee]
WINNER: LA Knight
Match 3: WWE United States Championship: Rey Mysterio (c) vs Austin Theory
WINNER and STILL WWE United States Champion: Rey Mysterio
Match 4: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (c) vs The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and Finn Bálor)
WINNERS and NEW Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and Finn Bálor)
Match 5: Women's World Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs Raquel Rodriguez
WINNER and STILL Women's World Champion: Rhea Ripley
Match 6: World Heavyweight Championship: Seth 'Freakin' Rollins (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura
WINNER and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Seth 'Freakin' Rollins
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