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.
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.
World Title Match: Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton
Randy comes right in with a Thesz press and starts working Wyatt over, and he quickly goes for the RKO but Wyatt bails out to the floor. Orton goes after him and continues the assault. Orton rolls Wyatt back inside but gets caught with a running headbutt from Wyatt. Wyatt does his backward arch thing in the corner and the lights go out, and a projection of grubs climbing over each other cover the mat. Orton rolls out to the floor, then runs in and Wyatt tries catching him with Sister Abigail, but Orton slips free and gets caught with a running tackle from Wyatt.
Wyatt tosses Orton out to the apron hits a diving forearm, then they go back inside where Wyatt hits a charging splash in the corner. Another back arch, and this time it’s worms in the ring. Orton goes for another RKO, but Wyatt counters to a uranage and a senton for 2. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail again, but Orton counters to a rollup for 2, then gets his head taken off by a hard clothesline. Orton rolls out to the floor again, Wyatt tries diving off the apron at him, but Orton dropkicks him coming down. Orton picks Wyatt up, but Wyatt hits Sister Abigail into the barricade, and Orton is knocked fo ra loop. Wyatt charges him, but RKO out of nowhere on the floor. They go back in and Orton sets for the punt, but Wyatt dodges and goes for Sister Abigail, Orton counters to the over the back neckbreaker. Orton with the hanging DDT, he sets for the RKO, but runs right into Sister Abigail for 2. Wyatt does the spider walk, and now it’s roaches all over the ring. Orton hits an RKO out of nowhere, makes a cover, and we have a new champion.
Winner: Randy Orton
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
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.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team champions Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton (with Luke Harper)
As the Wyatts came to the ring, JBL spoke in quiet tones comparing the team to the legendary Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen tandem. There was a slight pop when the Wyatts’ entrance ended followed by a small “Randy” chant. The champions had control early, including Slater nailing a nice spinkick on Orton. Orton sent him up and over to the apron outside, where Wyatt swept his legs and sent him to the floor. When he returned, Orton picked him up and slammed him down over the ropes. Slater bounced back in, where he was nailed with the Garvin stomp. Wyatt tagged back in and worked over Slater, including a running splash in the corner.
Slater was deposited back out to the floor, where he struggled to get to his feet Orton set him up for the hanging DDT when Slater returned to the apron. Slater tried to fight him off but after Wyatt hit him, Orton caught him with his snap powerslam for a two count. Wyatt cinched in a side chinlock. He sent Slater into the ropes for a backdrop but Slater kicked him and made the tag. Rhyno cleaned house on Wyatt, including a shoulderblock off the buckles. Orton protected Wyatt but was knocked off the apron to the floor. Rhyno followed and tried to gore Orton on the floor but instead got Luke Harper, who took the bullet for Randy. When Rhyno returned to the ring, he was nailed with the RKO out of nowhere and pinned.
Winners: Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton
After the Match: Wyatt placed the belt on Harper’s shoulder, so it appears we will be looking at them defending under the Freebird rule perhaps. Orton then placed the other belt on Luke’s shoulder. The crowd really reacted for the Wyatts posing in triumph.