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A game about wrestling, love, people being jerks, and a 16-bit John Cena theme!

Do you love playing fan games? Do you kinda wish you could tell Superstars to shut up? Then, oh boy, do I have a thing I made for you.

You play as a new manager who just got transferred over to WWE. You're skilled at your job, but very new to the world of wrestling. Your temporary boss, Triple H, has assigned you to overview the Fatal Fourway at the Payback Pay-Per-View this weekend! Will you be able to handle your job, make these wrestlers happy, and maybe also find love? Or will you fail miserably and be fired??


  • Choose between Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns!
  • 16 different endings!
  • Gender neutral player character!
  • A ton of Easter eggs!
  • Compatible with PC, Mac, and Linux!
  • Completely free to play!

Made with ren'py, a full credits .txt can be found in your game folder, with links to the music credits!

If you play the game and would like to liveblog it, tag it with #payback2015 because I'd love to see it!

Originally released on Tumblr in April 2016

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Apr 30, 2016
Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
(26 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Made withRen'Py
TagsDating Sim, Ren'Py, wrestling, wwe
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, Configurable controls


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

PAYBACK2015-1.0-all.zip 140 MB
PAYBACK2015_GUIDE.pdf 669 kB


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DEEZ NU.......

I tried downloading it, and opening it as I have opened my other itch.io games on my MAC and it still does nothing. 

Great art!


Please bless us with Android version too

I just downloaded it and i can't get it to open on my mac even after i have allowed the file to be opened on my Security & Privacy settings

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Quick question - I've gotten all the good endings with each guy (where each says they 'love' the manager), and correctly guess the quiz questions in the extra route, but for some reason I only ever get a 'worst' ending for that route, no matter what order I choose the guys in. What am I doing wrong and how do I possibly get an ending where the guys don't hate me in that route (or is it impossible?)? :/

hey! it actually IS possible, but the "worst" ending only comes when you get a single question wrong in the quiz! but, to be fair, this game is approaching 3 years old, so some of those answers are wrong by this point ^^;;

i made a guide with full answers for all the routes and added them to the files available for download! let me know if there's anything else i can do!


Hey thanks! :)

Love the game by the way - pretty fun and the illustrations are adorable! The only thing that would make it better is if it was a full length game, and you could become their manager with.. ahem.. "extra benefits" (if you know what I mean). Kick that rating up a notch! lol ;D


I know nothing about wwe, but this was still a fun game, even if I could only ever finish the last route with google's help. It was still enjoyable, everyone had really cute smiles and I liked how the game gave you cues on wether your got the right choice.


I know absolutely nothing about wrestling, but kind of want to watch it now. The plot is short, but sweet and pretty realistic. I enjoyed your writting a lot! 


The plot wasn't too long or too short.
And everything between the manager and her wrestler was quite believable except for the pink sparkly background with Dean XD (only played his his route so far)

Thought this game of mostly humour, but it was nicely done. I'm good with this except for the swearing.

Thanks for the game =D

Hello! How to contact your team by email about this game? :)