WWE Payback 2015 Results – I Quit Match for the WWE United States Title: Rusev vs. John Cena
We go to the ring and out first comes Rusev with Lana. WWE United States Champion John Cena is out next as fans sing along their own version of his theme song.
Rusev takes the mic before the match and tells Cena the people already hate him so he should swallow his American pride and quit right now. A big USA chant breaks out and the referee asks Cena if he wants to quit. Cena looks around and attacks Rusev to start the match. Rusev fights back and drops Cena with a big kick. Rusev rams Cena into the corner and he goes down. Rusev with another splash when Cena gets up. Fans chant for Lana. Rusev gets upset and goes to ringside. He grabs a chair and puts it in front of the announce table, telling Lana to sit in it. Fans boo.
Rusev comes back in the ring and Cena manages to take him down. Cena slowly gets up and knocks Rusev into the corner. Cena misses a clothesline in the corner and Rusev goes back to work on him with kicks and strikes. We get dueling Cena chants now. Rusev beats Cena down again and the referee asks him if he wants to quit. Rusev keeps up the attack and won’t let Cena up. Rusev nails a big dropkick and tells the referee to ask Cena but Cena says no. Rusev with another big dropkick but Cena won’t quit. Fans chant for Lana again as Cena drops Rusev with a clothesline. Rusev hits a heel kick and goes back to ringside to yell at Lana as fans boo. Rusev comes back in and goes to work on Cena. He orders Lana to get up and hand him the Russian flag. Rusev holds it high and waves it over Cena as fans boo some more.
Another big USA chant breaks out. Cena comes back with shoulder tackles and the big slam. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and hits it. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Rusev slides out. Cena goes for a crossbody but Rusev catches him with a fall-away slam. Cena lands bad and rolls to the floor. The referee asks him if he wants to quit but he doesn’t. Rusev sends Cena into the steps but he won’t quit. Rusev tells the referee to ask Cena again but he says no. He sends Cena back in and brings half of ring steps in, standing up in the corner. Rusev tells the referee to ask Cena but he won’t quit. Rusev whips Cena back first into the steps and he goes down. Cena still won’t quit. Rusev whips Cena into the steps again. Rusev takes the mic this time and asks Cena if he wants to quit, or so it seems. Rusev grabs the steps and lays them in the middle of the ring. He brings Cena on top of them but Cena backdrops him onto the mat.
They trade shots and Cena leaps again but Rusev catches him. Rusev slams Cena onto the steps but he won’t quit. Rusev goes to stomp Cena on the steps but Cena moves and Rusev hurts his foot. Cena nails an AA on top of the steps. The referee asks Rusev if he wants to quit but he can’t speak as he’s out of wind. Rusev gets to his feet but Cena grab the steps. Rusev sees this and rolls to the floor. Cena lifts the steps and throws them out. Rusev moves out of the way. Cena follows and Rusev takes control but Cena sends him into the ring post. Rusev won’t quit. Cena talks trash and tells Rusev he will put him through the barrier if he doesn’t quit. The referee asks and Rusev screams no. Cena charges and sends Rusev crashing through the barrier. Rusev still won’t quit.
Cena goes and wheels a production case over but Rusev stops him with a kick to the face. The referee asks but Cena won’t quit. They fight through the production area and towards the side of the stage now. Cena goes for an AA but Rusev slides out. Rusev grabs Cena and slams him on top of a table but not too hard and it looked weak. More back and forth. Cena takes control and leans a table up. Fans chant USA as Cena hits Rusev in the back with a chair but he won’t quit. Cena hits Rusev in the back with another foreign object but he still won’t quit. Cena grabs a laptop and breaks it over Rusev’s back. Rusev crawls under the table that was leaned up a few minutes ago. Cena grabs him and goes for an AA through the table. Rusev counters and slams Cena through the table. The referee asks Cena but he will not give up. Rusev gets frustrated and looks around for something to use on Cena. He grabs a bunch of wires and figures out they lead to the pyrotechnics area. He makes a small piece of pyro go off and smiles. He waits for Cena to get up on the stage but misses a kick. Cena goes for the AA and nails it on top of a bunch of pyro, causing it to go off. We see Lana looking worried at ringside. Rusev still won’t give up.
Cena brings over one of the old school steel barricades. The referee asks but Rusev won’t quit. Cena charges on the ramp with the barricade and nails Rusev with it down by the ring. Rusev won’t give up. Cena with an AA attempt on top of the steps but Rusev slides out. Rusev suplexes Cena on top of the barricade that was leaning on the apron. Cena won’t quit and says hell no. Lana looks on. Fans chant “this is awesome” as Rusev brings it back in the ring. Rusev waits for Cena to get up and nails a huge kick to the head. Rusev stomps on Cena’s back and applies The Accolade. Cena powers up with Rusev on his back. Cena rams him back in the corner but the hold is still locked in. Cena rams Rusev back again but it doesn’t break the hold. Cena fades to the mat and Rusev has the hold applied like normal now. Cena passes out in the hold as Rusev breaks it. Rusev thinks he has the match won and is celebrating. The referee informs him that’s not the case and Rusev argues. Cena must say he quits. Rusev exposes the top turnbuckle pad and unscrews the top rope. Rusev splashes water on Cena to wake him back up.
Rusev yells at Cena to get up. Cena drops Rusev into the STF and uses the loose top rope to keep the hold locked in. Rusev yells a bunch of stuff in Russian. Lana comes over and yells at the referee, screaming to him that Rusev quits. Cena wins.
Winner: John Cena
– After the match, Cena has his arm raised and Lana enters the ring to check on Rusev. The American flag drops down over the ring as Cena celebrates and makes his exit.
— WWE (@WWE) May 18, 2015