- The 2013 WWE Payback Kickoff pre-show starts with Damien Sandow coming to the ring after the announcers welcome us.

Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow

Sheamus is out to a big pop next. We see highlights from the Sheamus vs. Sandow feud. The match starts as fans are still filing into the arena. Back and forth action to start. Sheamus turns it around and slams Sandow for a 2 count. Sandow turns it around in the corner and beats Sheamus down.

Sheamus comes back and hits a battering ram for a 2 count. Sheamus goes for forearm shots on the apron but Sandow blocks it. They go to the floor and Sheamus sends Sandow into the barrier. Sandow turns it around and kicks Sheamus in the side of the face. Sandow with another big kick on the floor. Sandow brings it back in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Sheamus fights back but Sandow elbows him in the face. Sheamus with a big slam from the top rope for another 2 count. Sandow ducks a clothesline and sends Sheamus into the ropes. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep. Sandow nails the Elbow of Disdain for a 2 count. We cut to a commercial for Payback.

We come back and Sheamus is taking control. Sheamus comes back with forearm shots. Sheamus with a shoulder thrust but Sandow tosses him to the floor. Sheamus comes right back in but Sandow nails a high knee and a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Sandow with a headbutt but Sheamus knocks him to the apron. They trade shots and Sheamus hits the series of forearm shots to the chest. Sheamus with the rolling senton and another 2 count. Sheamus goes to the top but Sandow cuts him off. Sandow with a neckbreaker from the top. Sandow with another 2 count. Sandow with knees. Sheamus blocks another neckbreaker. Sandow blocks White Noise. Sandow nails a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Sandow with more headbutts and a big kick. Sandow takes Sheamus to the top but Sheamus fights him off. Sandow throws Sheamus to the mat by his arm. Sheamus with the Irish Curse backbreaker and another. And a third. Sheamus nails the Brogue Kick for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

- We go back to Josh Mathews, Big Show, R-Truth and Cody Rhodes to talk about the match. Cody defends Sandow's performance. Big Show and R-Truth say he got got. Show is all smiles tonight. Next they talk about Ryback vs. John Cena.

- We get more hype for Cena and Ryback and tonight's other matches.

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