Aiden English versus Randy Orton
English punches and kicks Orton as the bell rings. Orton is sent into the apron and English kicks Orton. The referee warns English and English bows. English with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton with another clothesline and he ducks a clothesline from English. Orton with a power slam. Orton goes for the IEDDT but English goes to the floor. Orton punches English on the floor and Orton with a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton with a European uppercut. English lands on his feet and he hits Orton from behind and then he drops Orton on the announce table. Orton returns to the ring and English with kicks to Orton. English punches Orton and then connects with a knee to the back. English with a reverse chin lock. Orton gets to his feet and he head butts English and punches him. Orton with a European uppercut. English with a kick but he misses a clothesline. Orton goes for the power slam but English holds on to the ropes. English with a swinging neck breaker for a near fall.
English with an Irish whip and he charges into the corner and connects with a running back elbow for a near fall. English returns to the reverse chin lock. English takes Orton to the mat and he sings for Orton. Orton with forearms and punches. Orton with more punches and European uppercuts in the corner. English with a thumb to the eye followed by a drop kick for a near fall. English with a side head lock but Orton with punches. English with a knee and Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. English with a boot when Orton charges. English comes off the turnbuckles and Orton catches him with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: Orton poses in the ring and Rusev’s music plays.
Rusev goes to the ramp and he says going into SummerSlam, he was going to be a national hero in Bulgaria. In just ten seconds, you turned him and his family into a national disgrace. Rusev says he is going to rip the fangs out of the viper’s mouth. He says he is going to do this right now.
Rusev versus Randy Orton
The bell rings and Orton blocks a kick and tries for an RKO but Rusev pushes him away. Orton collides with English, who got onto the apron. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick for the three count.
Backstage: Randy Orton says he has seen more stars crash and burn in WWE. Nakamura is a star, but will he rise or fall. Last week, he taught Nakamura a lesson with an RKO. If you are distracted for one moment, you will go down. He will not let anyone get in the way of taking the title from Jinder Mahal. No one rises above the Viper.
Shinsuke Nakamura versus Randy Orton in a Number One Contender Match
Nakamura with a waist lock but Orton with a wrist lock. Nakamura with a reversal into a snap mare and he misses a round kick. Orton tries for the RKO but Nakamura avoids it. They lock up and Nakamura with the lean against the chest break but Orton tries for the IEDDT and Nakamura gets to the floor. We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura with knees but Orton does something that we missed while we saw Mahal in the sky box. Orton drops Nakamura chest first on the top rope and gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura with an elbow and Orton goes to the floor. Orton with a punch and then he sets for an IEDDT on the floor but Nakamura escapes and sends Orton into the announce table. Orton with a kick and backdrop driver onto the announce table.
They return to the ring and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with kicks but Nakamura with a knee. He misses a round kick but hits an enzuigiri. Nakamura with a flying boot to the head. Nakamura with kicks to Orton. Nakamura has a kick blocked but he hits an enzuigiri. Nakamura with a splash into the corner and he puts Orton on the turnbuckles for the running knee to the ribs and he gets a near fall on Orton. Nakamura goes for the reverse exploder but Orton with elbows and a back breaker.Nakamura kicks Orton from the apron. Nakamura goes up top but Orton crotches Nakamura. Orton sets for the superplex and he hits it. Orton gets a near fall. Orton gets to his feet and Nakamura tells Orton to bring it. Nakamura blocks a kick and sends Orton face first into the mat. Nakamura with knees to the head. Nakamura charges at Orton but Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Orton sends Nakamura to the apron for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton sets for the RKO by twisting to the mat and pounding it. Nakamura counters the RKO into a cross arm breaker and then a triangle. Orton picks up Nakamura and hits a power bomb. Nakamura with a lungblower to counter an RKO and Nakamura sets for Kinshasa and hits it and gets the three count.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Before they can pucker up, Shinsuke Nakamura’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. The Singhs stand in front of Nakamura but Nakamura pushes them aside. Nakamura blocks a punch and he punches Mahal. The Singhs grab Nakamura and Mahal with a round kick and then all three men kick and punch Nakamura. Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Orton kicks Mahal and the Singhs. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick to Orton. Mahal with the Khallas to Nakamura.
Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura versus Rusev and Jinder Mahal (with The Singh Brothers)
Nakamura and Orton attack Rusev and Mahal before the bell rings. Nakamura sends Mahal into the apron while Orton sends Rusev into the ringside barrier. The match is joined in progress and Nakamura misses a kick on Mahal but he hits a spinning heel kick and both men are down. Mahal keeps Nakamura from making the tag and grabs the leg. Mahal punches Nakamura. Mahal with a knee to the back and a rear chin lock. Nakamura stomps on the foot and hits a jaw breaker. Orton tags in and punches Mahal and follows with head butts and European uppercuts in the corner. Mahal with an Irish whip but Orton goes for an RKO after avoiding a clothesline. Mahal goes to the floor and Orton with a body block on the floor.
Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton gets back into the ring and he sets for the IEDDT but Mahal gets into the ring. Orton with a fallaway slam and Mahal rolls to the apron. The Singhs get on the apron and Mahal sends Orton to the floor. Rusev sends Orton into the ring post. Rusev tags in and he kicks Orton on the floor. Rusev sends Orton back into the ring and he gets a near fall.
Randy Orton vs Rusev
Rusev jumps Orton during his entrance and beats him up on the floor before rolling him into the ring. The referee backs Rusev off while he checks on Orton, but Orton says he’s good to go, so the referee calls for the bell, Rusev charges him, and Orton ducks and hits an RKO for the quick win.
Winner: Randy Orton
Rusev versus Chad Gable
They lock up with a test of strength and Rusev with kicks and punches. Rusev with another punch and Irish whip but Rusev runs into a boot. Gable with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Rusev goes to the floor and Gable follows. Rusev sends Gable into the ring steps. Rusev slams Gable’s head into the ring steps. Rusev tosses Gable over the announce table as the referee gets to the ten count.
Double Count Out
After the match: Rusev adjusts the announce table and he picks up Gable and stomps on the back and applies the Accolade on the announce table. The referee points at Rusev and asks him to release the hold while Gable taps for no reason. Rusev takes the mic and he goes into the ring. Rusev starts to speak but a flash comes out of the corner and it is Randy Orton with an RKO.
Backstage: Renee Young is with Randy Orton. She asks him about Rusev. He says Rusev was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He went to the ring to give Rusev something to be afraid of. Renee asks Randy about his match against Jinder Mahal. Jinder has done everything in his power to escape with the WWE title and he has succeeded. Without the Singhs by his side, he won’t escape.
Jinder Mahal versus Randy Orton
They both start off with punches but Mahal with a knee and punches. Orton with a kick and punches. Orton with a Thesz Press and he punches Mahal. Jinder goes to the floor and Orton follows and punches Mahal and sends him into the ringside barrier. Orton with a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier and they return to the ring for a moment. Orton with a clothesline on the floor followed by another back drop driver onto the announce table. Orton adjusts the announce table and Mahal returns to the ring. Mahal with kicks but he misses a clothesline. Orton clotheslines Mahal over the top rope to the floor. Orton sends Mahal over the announce table and then he slams Mahal’s head onto the announce table. Orton goes for an RKO through the table, but Mahal pushes Orton off and he goes into Yeatonville as we go to commercial.