WWE schedule 2023: WWE Payback preview, predictions, bout card, and watch times

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Trying to find out when and where the next WWE premium live event happens? Well, look no further as our WWE schedule will give you all the key information and much more about the company and its upcoming slate of PLEs.

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When is the next PLE in the WWE schedule?

The WWE schedule will take the promotion back to Peacock on Sept. 2 when the company offers up the 2023 edition of their yearly Payback event.

Following a massive Summerslam card in August, this year’s WWE Payback has a tough act to follow. However, the event has some intriguing matchups, including a main event that will see Japanese legend Shinsuke Nakamura finally get another crack at a world title when he takes on Seth Rollins for his heavyweight belt.

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Payback will also see Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens defend their unified tag titles against the Judgement Day’s Finn Balor and Damian Priest in a “Steel City Street Fight.” Plus, the card features what should be the final match in the ongoing Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus feud, which will take place inside a steel cage.

Below you can find a rundown of the card, predictions, and how to watch the event.

How to watch WWE Payback 2023 on Sept. 2

  • The event will take place inside PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
  • The card will begin at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT
  • WWE Payback 2023 will air exclusively on the streaming service Peacock

WWE Summerslam 2023 card

  • World Heavyweight Title Match – Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – Nakamura by pinfall
  • Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus – Lynch by submission
  • Women’s World Title Match – Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Raquel Rodriguez – Ripley by pinfall
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title Match – Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. The Judgment Day – Owens & Zayn by pinfall
  • United States Title Match – Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Austin Theory – Mysterio by pinfall
  • LA Knight vs. The Miz – LA Knight by pinfall
  • “The Grayson Waller Effect” with Special Guest Cody Rhodes

WWE PPV schedule

Below is a rundown of the upcoming PLE cards of the WWE schedule in the coming months.

  • October 7 – Fastlane
  • November 25 – WWE Survivor Series

Where to watch WWE

WWE has a huge amount of content that can be viewed in various formats. On a weekly basis, Monday Night Raw can be seen every Monday at 8 PM ET on the USA Network, while Smackdown Live takes place on Friday nights at 8 PM ET on Fox.

Each premium live event on the WWE schedule can be viewed on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock.

Is Roman Reigns the WWE champion?

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While a new WWE world heavyweight champion was crowned at Night of Champions when Seth Rollins won the new top title on the Raw brand, Roman Reigns remains the WWE universal champion every Friday night on Smackdown. It is a title he has held for well over 1,100 days.

Below you can find a full rundown of all the current WWE champions.

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All current WWE champions:

  • World heavyweight champion – Seth Rollins
  • Raw women’s champion – Iyo Sky
  • Smackdown women’s champion – Rhea Ripley
  • Intercontinental champion – Gunther
  • United States Champion – Rey Mysterio
  • Raw and Smackdown tag team champions – Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
  • Women’s tag team champions – Chelsea Green & Piper Niven

How many WWE pay per views in a year?

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While the WWE schedule features premium live events on Peacock instead of pay-per-views in the United States, the amount is pretty much the same as it has been for years. The company often produces one major event each month but there is occasionally a double dip into PLEs. Nevertheless, the WWE has 12 major events, at the least, each year.

What days of the week does WWE air?

WWE produces a massive amount of content that can be found on YouTube and on their social media accounts. However, their flagship weekly product airs on Mondays (Monday Night Raw), and on Fridays (Smackdown Live).

For years their PPV events were on Sundays, but in the last few years, things have switched to Peacock PLEs now airing on Saturday evenings.