Randy Orton is in the ring and he is sitting in the middle. We see Orton giving Aiden an RKO during the commercial break. Randy says he is not leaving the ring until he gets what he wants. He throws the chair out of the ring and he reminds us that he tore into the WWE Champion last week. We take a look at what happened unless you missed it, or forgot. Randy says that pales in comparison to what he is going to do to Jinder if he does not get what he wants and that is a title match. You may ask why does Randy deserve a rematch? If he does not get it, he will go into the back and find Jinder and beat the holy hell out of him. After the show, he will beat the holy hell out of him in the parking lot. Then he might bump into Jinder tomorrow. If that does not do the job, next week, in whatever city they will be performing in, he will get there early and beat the holy hell out of Jinder.
Randy says it looks like he is going to the back to kick some ass. Before he can do any ass kicking, Shane McMahon’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Shane makes sure to do the Shane-O Shuffle when he gets into the ring. Shane reminds Randy they go back a long time and they are live in San Diego. Randy cannot threaten the safety of the WWE Champion. Randy asks Shane if he is going to fire him and he tells Shane to fire him. Randy says he will buy a ticket in every building and risk being arrested because Jinder disrespected him in front of his family. Shane can do the easy thing and give him a match or he can do the hard thing. Shane says the Singhs crossed the line at Money in the Bank, but you have done similar things in the past. Shane says he has never seen that look in Randy’s eye. Shane says he can empathize with Randy and Randy has his rematch. Randy will face the WWE Champion at Battleground and there will be a stipulation. Jinder Mahal will get to choose that stipulation.
Tom Phillips talked to Randy Orton about Money in the Bank. Tom asks Randy about losing in his home town. Randy says he took his eyes of the prize and it cost him the match. Randy says he has been there before and he knows how the numbers game works. He can deal with that. He cannot deal with people disrespecting his family. This is not about his 14th title reign, it is about Jinder crossing the line and it is far from over. He will hurt Jinder and he will hurt him bad. He does not care if he does it to Jinder or the Singhs. He will go to India and rain down RKOs on Jinder’s entire family.
Luke Harper versus Jinder Mahal
Winner: Jinder Mahal
After the match: Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Mahal sics the Singhs after Orton and Orton takes care of them. Orton with a Thesz Press and then he hits a clothesline to Mahal on the floor. Orton sends Mahal into the announce table and then he hits a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton with an IEDDT off the ringside barrier. Orton turns around on the mat and the Singhs makes the save. Orton with a kick and an RKO to one of the Singhs. The other comes off the turnbuckles into an RKO.
WWE World Championship Match: Jinder Mahal versus Randy Orton
They lock up and Orton with punches and forearms and a head butt. Mahal with an Irish whip and Orton tries for an RKO but Mahal gets out of the way and goes to the floor to regroup. Mahal calls the Singhs for a discussion session. Mahal returns to the ring and Orton with a Thesz Press and then he drops Mahal on the top rope. Orton with the Garvin Stomp. Orton with an elbow and then he clotheslines Mahal over the top rope. Orton clotheslines Mahal on the floor and the Singhs run away from Orton. Orton sends Mahal into the announce table. Orton sends Mahal back into the ring and Mahal gets to the apron. Orton with a kick and he sets for the hanging DDT. The Singhs get on the apron and Mahal with a back body drop that sends Orton to the floor and Orton holds his knee. Mahal pulls the referee out of the way to go after Orton. Mahal with a punch and he targets the knee. Mahal with kicks to the injured knee and he breaks the count. Orton with a kick and Mahal Irish whips Orton shoulder first into the ring steps. Mahal sends Orton into the ring. Mahal puts the leg in the ropes and he adds pressure to the knee. Orton is sent to the floor and Mahal follows. Orton with a kick and head butt. Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier and Mahal falls into Cowboy Bob’s lap. Mahal sends Orton into the announce table. Mahal with an atomic drop to the knee using the table. Mahal slams the leg onto the announce table. Mahal sends Orton back into the ring. Mahal kicks Orton in the leg.
Orton with punches and a kick. Orton with a fallaway slam but Orton holds his knee as Mahal falls to the floor. Mahal kicks Orton in the knee and he drops Orton’s knee onto the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Orton goes for an RKO but Mahal escapes and he hits a round kick for a near fall. Mahal with kicks to the leg and he continues to work on the knee. Mahal with a leaping knee drop to Orton and then he tries for the figure four leg lock. Orton rolls over and reverses the hold. Mahal gets to the ropes and Orton releases the hold. Mahal with kicks to Orton and he works on the leg. Mahal sends Orton’s knee into the mat. Mahal with a step over toe hold. Mahal continues to work on the knee. Orton with an inside cradle for a near fall. Mahal with a clothesline. Mahal puts Orton on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex in front of the man who used it so well in his career.. Orton with a head butt. Orton puts Mahal on the turnbuckles. Orton with forearms to the back and he sets for the superplex and he hits it but Orton holds his knee and he cannot make the cover. Orton gets a near fall. Mahal with a punch but Orton with a kick. Mahal with a kick and Orton punches Mahal. Mahal with a head butt and Orton with a European uppercut. Mahal and Orton go back and forth with forearms and European uppercuts. Orton with two clotheslines. Mahal misses a clothesilne and Orton with a power slam. Orton goes to Mahal on the apron and he sets for the hanging DDT. Orton hits it and then he looks around to get the energy to go for the RKO.
Backstage: Randy Orton walks in the back and he is asked about the reaction to Jinder Mahal. Randy says Jinder thinks the people don’t respect him because of how he looks or speaks. He thinks people don’t like him because of intolerance. They don’t like Jinder because he is an ass.
Baron Corbin versus Randy Orton
They lock up and go to stalemate. They push each other and lock up. Orton with a side head lock and take down. Corbin with a side head lock and Orton escapes. They do it a few more times and they push each other. Orton goes for the RKO but Corbin pushes him away. Orton with a side head lock but Corbin with a palm thrust to the throat. Corbin with a shoulder tackle and Orton with a leap frog but Corbin with an elbow. Orton sends Corbin to the mat. Orton with the Garvin Stomp. Orton goes to the turnbuckles and he flies with a double sledge to the head.
Orton with European uppercuts and punches. Orton with an Irish whip but Corbin slides to the floor and hits a clothesline when he returns to the ring. We are back and Orton misses a knee drop. Corbin kicks Orton in the corner. Corbin chokes Orton in the ropes. Orton with a kick and head butt. Orton with punches but Corbin with a knee. Corbin with an Irish whip and Corbin kicks Orton in the corner. Corbin punches Orton. Corbin with a Cobra Clutch but Orton with punches and a head butt. Orton with an Irish whip and Corbin tries to slide back in and Orton avoids the clothesline. Corbin with a boot to the head for a near fall. Corbin with a punch to the head and Orton goes down. Corbin yells at Orton and kicks him in the ribs. Orton with punches but Corbin with a forearm and punches. Corbin grabs Orton by the throat but Orton with an elbow. Corbin with a knee and then he charges into the corner but Orton moves and Corbin hits the ring post. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline by Corbin. Orton with a power slam but Corbin rolls to the apron. Orton sets for the IEDDT and hits it. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat to set up the RKO. Orton goes for the RKO but Corbin pushes him away. Orton with an elbow. Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin with a forearm and Corbin slides to the floor again and Orton hits an RKO as Corbin returns to the ring for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: Jinder Mahal comes out and he tells Randy to relish his victory and savor his time with the title. On Sunday, he destroys his pride, his body, and his future. The Singhs attack Orton but Orton takes care of them and then Orton knocks Mahal off the apron. Orton sets for a double IEDDT on the Singhs, but Mahal hits Orton from behind. Mahal with the Cobra Clutch Slam and we go to credits.
House of Horrors: WWE champion Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
They announced, via the ring announce JoJo, that the match would begin in the House of Horrors but would end in the Arena via pinfall, submission or forfeiture. We go to a limo pulling up to a house. Inside is Randy Orton, dressed to fight. He exits and there is a house bathed in a blue light. One of the lights inside turn off. A piece of farm equipment drives itself past Randy. We hear crickets. At the house, not in the arena back in San Jose. Orton cautiously tries to enter the house. He can spy Wyatt inside. Bray sees him and turns to face the window. Orton goes to the front door. He enters and we see all sorts of cuts. Bray;s voice warns him to “run.”
The door slams behind Randy and Bray attacks him from behind. He slams Orton into a wall and tells him that he took everything from Bray, so now Wyatt will take everything from him. He yelled at Orton that he could never leave. They battled inside the living room until Wyatt fled down a hallway. Randy followed and Bray’s hand broke through a wall to choke at him. Randy goes into a room with a bunch of mutilated baby dolls hanging from the ceiling. They played baby noises. Wyatt attacks the distracted Randy and they slam each other into the walls, breaking the plaster. They were actually hitting some pretty stiff shots that I suspect most will dismiss because this is pre-taped and edited. Wyatt disappeared and Orton tried to follow, demanding to know where he is. Orton entered a spooky room and then a kitchen. Wyatt tried to attack him with a rolling pin and then a frying pan but Randy fought back and beat him down with right hands until they were both down exhausted on the floor. Orton got back to his feet and Wyatt laughed at him. Orton tried to force him into a sink full of dirty dishes and was going to hit him with a frying pan but was lowblowed. Wyatt flipped a fridge over and trapped Orton underneath.
Bray goes outside. He screamed “Follow the buzzards” and on cue, the house is now bathed in a red light. Bray gets in Randy’s limo and tells the driver to go to the Arena. He sang “He’s got the whole world in his hands” as they drove away.
Randy Orton versus Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match
Rowan with punches and a back elbow that staggers Orton. Rowan with a head butt. Orton with a kick and clothesline that sends Rowan over the top rope but Rowan lands on his feet. Rowan pulls Orton to the floor but Orton with punches and forearms. Rowan tries for a slam but Orton sends Rowan face first into the ring post. Orton sends Rowan into the ringside barrier and then he hits a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton slams Rowan’s head into the announce table and then he hits a back drop driver onto the announce table. Rowan sends Orton into the ring steps and then back into the ring. Rowan with a splash into the corner followed by a drop kick and Rowan gets a near fall. Rowan goes under the ring for a kendo stick. Rowan hits Orton with the kendo stick. Rowan gets a near fall. Rowan goes under the ring for a table and he sets it up outside the ring. While Rowan deals with the feng shui on the floor, Orton has the kendo stick. Rowan picks up Orton and connects with a forearm to the back and sets for a suplex through the table on the floor. Orton blocks it and he punches Rowan.
Orton drops Rowan on the top rope and Rowan tries to hang on. Orton hits Rowan with the kendo stick but Rowan holds on after the first two but Orton runs at Rowan and knocks Rowan off the apron and Rowan goes through the table. We are back and Rowan with an Irish whip. Rowan chokes Orton in the corner. We see footage from the commercial break when Rowan was Irish whipped into the ring steps and Rowan’s knee hit the steps. Rowan sends Orton into the announce table a few times. Orton is sent back into the ring and Rowan grabs the kendo stick. Orton with a kick and then he hits the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat but Rowan is already on his feet. Rowan escapes the RKO and Rowan hits Orton with the kendo stick. Rowan kicks Orton to the floor. Rowan grabs the top of the ring steps and he hits Orton with the steps. Rowan grabs a chair and brings it into the ring. Rowan wedges the chair into the corner. Rowan tries to send Orton into the chair but Orton stops short. Rowan charges into the corner and is sent into the chair. Orton with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton