Scratch one title match off of the Battleground card. Ryback has revealed that he will not be defending the Intercontinental Championship at the pay per view because he has been hospitalized. He discovered a staff infection on his knee on Tuesday morning and will be kept under supervision for several days. A replacement match has not been announced by WWE yet.
July 15, 2015
During the third match of Money in the Bank, Big Show managed to get the victory over Ryback, but it was via disqualification because Miz interfered, so the Intercontinental Championship remains in tact. WWE is more than likely setting up a triple threat match next month between these guys.
June 14, 2015
Going into the Elimination Chamber, Sheamus was initially penciled in as the person that was scheduled to walk out of the enormous steel cage structure with the Intercontinental Championship in his hand. However, as a sign that WWE still continues to change up plans on a frequent basis, management opted to put the belt on Ryback for whatever reasons. A lot of people backstage have been impressed with the Big Guy as of late.
June 4, 2015
A big change might be needed for the Intercontinental Championship match at Elimination Chamber, as news has now leaked that Rusev was injured during the Smackdown taping on Tuesday. He worked a match against Ryback. The Bulgaria born wrestler was spotted in a wheelchair, while wearing a cast on his right leg and holding crutches. WWE has not made an official announcement in regards to the situation yet.
May 27, 2015
In a very well booked match, Bray Wyatt defeated Ryback at Payback. Halfway through the match, the Big Guy ended up hurting himself when he ran shoulder first into the corner post. WWE booked him to fight back valiantly, which the audience got behind. Wyatt then used an exposed turnbuckle to further injure the ribs of his opponent, who still mustered enough strength to try to hit his finishing move. Sister Abigail ends the match.
May 17, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that we could be seeing the Wyatt Family reunion take place at Payback tonight. WWE set up the story with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan over the last couple of weeks. Neither guy has a match on the pay per view, so this could be how they get utilized. A reunion would give Bray Wyatt more momentum, especially since fans have been wanting the trio back together. It also protects Ryback, who will likely take the loss tonight.
May 17, 2015
Fans attending WWE live events this upcoming weekend might be in for a bit of disappointment if they were looking forward to see John Cena and Randy Orton. The two of them have been pulled from the road. Management is going to try to supplement the show by having Seth Rollins defending the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns on one tour. The other will be headlined by Rusev, Dean Ambrose and Ryback.
April 30, 2015