Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper
Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt appeared. Bray said tonight they have to go their separate ways but in the end, it will be the Era of Wyatt. Randy told everyone to run. Harper and Orton went right after each other with Orton having control early. They spilled outside the ring, where Orton picked up Harper and dumped him atop one of the announcing tables with Harper taking bump backwards off it to the floor. Orton rolled him back in the ring for a two count. Orton cinched in a rear chinlock. He stomped Harper in the corner and continued beating him on the mat before cinching in yet another rear chinlock while driving his knee into Harper’s back as well, Harper makes a comeback with several rights and whipped Orton towards the corner. Orton reversed and Harper leapt over the top, drilled Randy with a big forearm and hit a senton atomico followed by a big boot for a two count. Harper snapped Orton across the top and set up for a catapult, drilling Orton’s throat across the middle rope. Orton went to the floor. Harper nailed a tope suicida that sent Randy crashing over the announcers’ table. Harper followed up by slamming him onto another table.
Harper charged Orton but was caught with a scoop powerslam on the floor. Orton and Harper battled in the corner with Luke on the apron outside. Harper went to the top but was crotched by Randy. Orton grabbed him and nailed a superplex for a two count. The crowd chanted, “This is awesome.” Orton covers Harper but only gets a two count.
The battle continued as Orton nailed his hanging DDT off the ropes. Randy teased a RKO but was nailed with a pair of superkicks for a two count that was THISCLOSE. Harper and Orton continued to battle back and forth. They exchanged brawls on their knees. Harper nailed a series of palm strikes and went for the discus clothesline but Orton blasted him and nailed the RKO for the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton
John Cena versus Randy Orton (with Bray Wyatt) in a Non Title Match
Cena shows some foot work as he avoids Orton when he wants to lock up. They lock up and Orton with a side head lock. Cena with a shoulder tackle and he poses. Cena with a side head lock. Orton with a forearm but Cena with a shoulder tackle. Orton with a kick when he escapes an Attitude Adjustment set up. Orton chokes Cena in the ropes and then Orton stomps on the ankle. Orton continues with the Garvin Stomp. Orton gets a near fall. Orton returns to the reverse chin lock. Orton kicks Cena and Cena rolls to the floor in front of Wyatt. Orton goes to the floor and he punches Cena in the face. Orton Irish whips Cena into the ring steps and Wyatt gets up as we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton kicks Cena when he goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Orton has an RKO blocked and Cena has an Attitude Adjustment blocked. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a kick to the ribs and he sets for the IEDDT but Cena gets into the ring and he sends Orton over the top rope with a back body drop. Cena sends Orton into the ring steps. Cena picks up Orton and walks to the announce table and he tries for an Attitude Adjustment through the announce table but Orton escapes and he hits a back drop driver onto the announce table. Orton sends Cena back into the ring and then they exchange punches and kicks. Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb and a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment but Orton kicks out and the move forces Wyatt out of his chair. Cena goes up top but Orton stops Cena and hits a Super IEDDT. Orton looks around and then he twists to the mat. Orton with an RKO but Cena kicks out. Orton goes for another RKO but Cena blocks it and Orton holds on to the ropes and the referee gets knocked down.
Cena with a drop toe hold into the STF and Orton taps but there is no referee so it does not count. Cena releases the hold and Wyatt attacks Cena. Orton joins in the two-on-one attack. Wyatt has Cena set in Sister Abigail for the assist to Orton but Cena with a clothesline. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail on Cena. Luke Harper comes to the ring and he stares down Wyatt. Wyatt tells Harper to leave and Harper starts to go out of the ring but it is a tease for the discus clothesline. Orton returns to the ring and he goes for the RKO but Harper pushes him away and Cena with an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena
The lights go out and The Wyatt Family make their way to the stage. Bray mocks Cena and says THE CHAMP IS HERE. He says everything is right with the world, hooray, but he does not mean it. The more things change around here, the more they stay the same. It is like some vicious cycle. The hands of fate have dealt you back the championship you so blindly covet. In two week’s time, you will be trapped like a rat inside the Elimination Chamber with him. There will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. He promises John that when everything is said and done, when the dust clears, he will be leaving that chamber the new WWE Champion. The world will have finally entered the Era of Wyatt. Bray says this is his destiny. He says things are changing around here and if you don’t believe him, you can ask his brother and the winner of the Royal Rumble match, Randy Orton. Randy says if by some miracle you make it out of the chamber alive with that title, he will be waiting for you at Wrestlemania. One way or another we are going to stop this vicious cycle and set that WWE Championship free. Bray tells John, ‘We’re Here’. They go to the ring and Orton and Wyatt stand on opposite sides of the ring. They enter the ring and the lights go out and Luke Harper stands in the ring when the lights come back on and he is standing next to Cena . . . and he is Cena’s ally tonight. Bray and Randy leave the ring Shane McMahon comes out and makes the tag team match of Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt against John Cena and Luke Harper.
John Cena and Luke Harper versus Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton
Cena and Wyatt start things off. Cena with a side head lock. Cena with a shoudler tackle and he tries to get Wyatt up but Wyatt escapes and Orton tags in. Cena points to the sign and he wants to go, but Harper tags himself in and Harper wtih a forearm and a slingshot senton. Harper with a double leg take down and punches. Harper with an Irish whip but Orton with an elbow. Harper with a drop kick and then he catapults Orton into the middle rope. Harper follows Orton to the floor and Wyatt gets in the way. Harper goes into the ring and rolls around Wyatt and he punches Orton and hits a back drop driver onto the announce table. Harper sends Orton back into the ring and Wyatt tags in. Wyatt gets in Harper’s face and Harper does not back down at first, but Harper tags Cena in. Cena looks confused. Cena with punches but Wyatt with a back elbow and Cena backs into the corner. Wyatt with punches and kicks. Wyatt punches Cena and John goes down. Wyatt with forearms and punches to Cena.
30 Man Royal Rumble
#23 was Randy Orton. Big pop for him. He clotheslined everyone he came in contact with and nailed Corbin with a RKO. He then nailed one on Rusev. Zayn tried to come off the ropes and was nailed with one in mid-air. He looked at Bray and pulled him up. Everyone battled.
#24 was Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler hit the ring and teamed with Miz to hit a double DDT on Crew, then superkicked Miz and Crews. He tossed Miz over the top but Miz was able to land on the apron. Ziggler and Ambrose battled. Dean was tossed over the top but was able to hang on. More Goldberg chants. Orton battled Corbin. Jericho worked over Miz. Rusev battled Crews.
#25 was Luke Harper. He went right after Crews and tossed him, then locked eyes with Randy Orton. That was playing off of their recent issues. Wyatt tried to calm them. Harper nailed Bray with a lariat and drilled Orton with a kick. Didn’t see that one coming! Luke grabbed Bray and set him up for Sister Abigail but Orton caught him with a RKO. #26 was Brock Lesnar. He tossed Ziggler and Ambrose immediately, eliminating them. He nailed a German suplex on Rusev then wiped out Orton and Miz with F-5s. He wiped out the entire ring and stood over the ring when the countdown came and it was… #27 Enzo Amore was next. He was not advertised, so he was the 7th surprise entrant. So, the surprise was there are no surprise entrants! Enzo came to the ring with a determined look and faced off with Brock after psyching himself up. Brock, like Negan on “The Walking Dead”, shut that sh** down real fast! Adios Enzo. He was tossed.
Luke Harper versus Randy Orton in a Stand or Fall Match
They lock up and go around the ring. Harper with a clean break and then they lock up again. Orton with a clean break as well. Harper has some words for Orton and then it is forearm time. Orton with a back elbow and Harper goes to the floor. Harper with a thrust kick when Orton goes to the floor. Harper with a palm thrust to the head as Wyatt stares ahead. Wyatt with a European uppercut and then he Irish whips Orton but Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton with another clothesline and he ducks a clothesline from Harper. Orton misses the power slam when Harper holds on to the ropes. Orton sends Harper to the apron and then he hits the IEDDT. Orton twists to the mat for an RKO but Harper is able to recover. Orton punches Harper and he hits a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton slams Harper’s head onto the announce table and then he hits a back drop driver onto the announce table. Harper with a boot to Orton and that gets Wyatt to rise from his chair.
Wyatt picks up Orton and rolls him into the ring. Wyatt stands over Harper and sends him into the ring. We are back and Harper with a reverse chin lock as he looks to Bray for approval. Harper with a slam and Harper goes to the apron and up top. Orton punches Harper to stop him. Orton with more punches and he climbs the turnbuckles to set for and hit a superplex. Orton gets a near fall. Harper with kicks but Orton with a European uppercut and a power slam for a near fall. Harper with a back elbow and Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Harper gestures to Wyatt and he sets for the discus clothesline but Orton tries for an RKO but Harper with a rollup. Harper with a super kick for a near fall. Harper circles Orton and then he picks Harper up for a power bomb. Harper points to Wyatt and then Orton is able to escape and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Orton hits an RKO when Harper goes for the discus clothesline. Orton gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: Wyatt enters the ring and he stands over Harper as he helps him up. Wyatt hugs Harper and then he hits Sister Abigail on Harper.
Dean Ambrose versus Randy Orton (with Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt)
Orton with a rollup for a near fall. Wyatt tries to distract Ambrose but it fails. Ambrose with chops but Orton with an elbow. Ambrose with a running forearm and punches. Orton goes to the floor and then he returns to the ring. They have a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Ambrose with a wrist lock and he takes Orton to the mat. Ambrose with a side head lock take down. Orton with a head scissors and Ambrose escapes. Orton with a side head lock. Orton with a shoulder tackle and he poses. Ambrose with a drop toe hold and he rakes the face and punches Orton in the face. Ambrose with chops. Orton sends Ambrose to the mat. Orton drops Ambrose on the top rope and Ambrose falls into the ring. Orton with a boot to the midsection and then he goes for the Garvin Stomp. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock on Ambrose and he takes him to the mat. Ambrose with punches but Orton with an Irish whip. Orton runs into boots from Ambrose. Dean goes up top and he hits an elbow to the chest and gets a near fall.
Ambrose with a kick and he goes for the double underhook DDT but Orton escapes. Ambrose follows Orton to the floor and Orton with a kick and he tries to send Ambrose back into the ring but Ambrose rolls on the apron and connects with a clothesline. Ambrose gets distracted by Wyatt and Harper. Orton sends Ambrose into the ring post and then Orton with a backdrop driver onto the announce table. We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock. Dean with punches but Orton with a forearm. Ambrose with an Irish whip and Orton misses a clothesline but Ambrose does not miss. Both men are down. Ambrose with a running forearm followed by a second one. Ambrose with a clothesline and then he hits a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Orton wtih a back elbow and then they exchange punches. Orton with a kick and European uppercut. Dean bounces off the ropes but Orton with a power slam. Orton gets a near fall. Orton puts Dean on the turnbuckles for a superplex but Dean with elbows. Dean leaps over Orton but Orton tries for the RKO. Dean tries for the double underhook DDT but Orton escapes. Orton goes for an RKO and Dean avoids it. Orton with a kick and Dean bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline. Ambrose wtih a running forearm but Orton with a kick and he sends Ambrose to the apron. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Ambrose sends him to the floor. Ambrose with a suicide dive and he hits Harper instead of Orton. Orton with an IEDDT as Ambrose comes back into the ring. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat and Harper goes into the ring. Bray tells Harper to get out of the ring. Ambrose with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match: Orton stares down Harper on the floor and Harper throws down his vest and he goes into the ring. Wyatt tries to stop them but Harper punches Orton. Wyatt tells Harper to stop. Harper tries to get in Orton’s face again and Wyatt punches Harper. Harper tells Wyatt that he did this. Harper leaves and goes to the back.