Randy Orton and Luke Harper (with Bray Wyatt versus Chad Gable and Jason Jordan versus Heath Slater and Rhyno versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso in an Elimination Tag Match for the Tag Team Championships
Gable and Rhyno start things off and Gable with a waist lock. Rhyno with an arm wringer and shoulder tackle. Rhyno with a short arm clothesline. Gable with forearms and Rhyno with a kick. Gable with an elbow followed by a Northern Lights suplex. Jey tags in and he kicks and punches Rhyno before hitting a leg drop for a near fall. Jey with a shoulder in the corner and Jimmy tags in and hits a running forearm. Jimmy gets a near fall. Jimmy chokes Rhyno in the ropes and Jey with a punch when the referee is not looking. Jimmy gets a near fall. Jey tags in and he applies a rear chin lock. Jey sends Rhyno to the mat as Orton and Harper go to the floor to talk to Wyatt and not get drawn into the match. Jimmy tags in and applies a rear chin lock. Rhyno with punches but Rhyno with a short arm clothesline and both men are down. Slater tags in and he hits a forearm to the back of the neck followed by punches. Slater with a Harley Race knee and a jumping leg lariat. Slater gets a near fall.Jimmy punches Slater and sends him to the apron. Slater with an enzuigiri and then he kicks Jey off the apron. Slater slips off the turnbuckles and Jimmy with a super kick and he pins Slater.
Heath Slater and Rhyno Eliminated
We are back and Jey with a reverse chin lock on Jordan. Jordan with punches but Jey keeps Jordan from making the tag but the second time Gable is tagged in. Jey floats over and no one is home so Gable with an Exploder for a near fall. Jimmy with an enzuigiri to Jordan and then Jimmy and Jey go up top for frog splashes but Gable and Jordan get to their feet and they hit overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. Gable goes for a sunset flip but Jey drops down and gets a near fall. Gable rolls up Jey to eliminate him.
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso Eliminated
The Usos attack Gable and Jordan before going to the back and the referee points to the back. Harper sends Jordan back in for Orton. Orton does the Garvin Stomp and then Orton drops Jordan on the top rope. Orton stomps on the head and chokes Jordan. Orton with a hard Irish whip. Orton with another Irish whip and Orton follows with a power slam for a near fall. Orton with European uppercuts to Jordan but Jordan with an Irish whip and drop kick. Harper and Gable tag in and Gable with a cross body and he knocks Orton off the apron. Gable with a drop kick and German suplex for a near fall. Wyatt gets on the apron and Orton punches Gable while the referee was not looking. Harper with a boot for a near fall. We are back and Harper with a reverse chin lock on Gable. Harper with a side head lock take down. Harper with a back elbow and he catapults Gable into the middle rope and Gable falls to the floor. The referee makes his count and Gable gets back into the ring before the ten count. Harper wants to see if Gable can do it again and he sends Gable to the floor. Orton drops Gable twice onto the ringside barrier and Orton gets a near fall. Orton drops Gable on the top rope again and he hits a slingshot suplex and he gets a near fall.
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Luke Harper (with Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt) versus Dean Ambrose
Dean with a drop kick and Harper catches Dean but Dean gets to his feet. Dean sends Luke to the floor but Luke comes back and Luke takes Dean down and catapults him into the middle rope. Harper kicks Dean to the floor. We are back and Harper tries for a superplex but Ambrose sends Harper to the mat. Dean leaps over Harper but Harper with a Bossman Slam for a near fall. Harper with a crossface trapping the arm. We see Harper sending Dean into the stairs during the commercial break. Harper with a back breaker and he signals for the torture rack. Ambrose gets back to his feet and he hits a clothesline. Ambrose goes for a running forearm and he hits it. Harper avoids the clothesline and he lawn darts Ambrose into the turnbuckles and Harper follows with a thrust kick and Ambrose goes to the floor. Harper is dropped on the top rope and Ambrose goes to the turnbuckles and he connects with an elbow to Wyatt and Orton. Harper with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Harper misses a discus clothesline and Ambrose with a La Magistral for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match: Wyatt and Orton attack Ambrose and Wyatt with a boot to the head. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail and he passes Ambrose to Orton for the RKO.
Bray Wyatt appears and he is with Randy Orton and Luke Harper. They’re here.
Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton (with Luke Harper) vs Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
Orton and Slater start things off and Orton with a waist lock. Slater wtih a standing switch and a side head lock. Orton with a hammer lock into a side head lock. Slater with a forearm but Orton sends Slater to the mat. Wyatt tags in and he runs into a boot from Slater. Slater with a cross body and he tags in Rhyno. Rhyno with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhyno sets for the GORE but Wyatt goes to the floor. We are back and Wyatt with a rear chin lock on Rhyno. Rhyno with punches followed by a knee from Wyatt and a hard Irish whip. Wyatt wtih a clothesline followed by a back senton for a near fall. Wyatt with another near fall. Orton tags in and he stomps on the midsection. Rhyno blocks a punch and he connects with punches. Orton with a drop kick for a near fall. Rhyno with punches but Orton with a kick. Orton with an Irish whip and Rhyno with a clothesline out of the corner. Slater tags in and he knocks Wyatt off the apron and then he punches Orton. Slater with a Harley Race knee and a jumping leg lariat followed by a neck breaker for a near fall.
Orton with a power slam and Rhyno breaks up the cover. Wyatt with a knee to Rhyno and he sends Rhyno to the floor. Wyatt tags in and Slater punches Wyatt but Wyatt with a clothesline. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail, but he decides to tag in Orton who gets Slater passed to him for an RKO and the three count.
Winners: Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt
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.
Backstage: We see The Wyatts and Bray says if they want to prove that they are the best team they can…Randy interrupts and says he was like American Alpha, he was naive and blind. He has seen the light. They proved it at Survivor Series and they will prove it tonight. Randy asks Luke if he will do what needs to be done against Kane.
Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton versus Chad Gable and Jason Jordan
Orton and Jordan start things off and Jordan with a waist lock. Orton with a standing switch but Jordan with a single leg take down. Jordan with a waist lock and Orton with an elbow and he sends Jordan into the turnbuckles. Jordan with an Irish whip but Orton with an elbow. Jordan with arm drags into an arm bar. We see Slater and Rhyno watching from the proper angle in the back.
Wyatt tags in and Jordan with a rollup followed by a bridge and he gets a few near falls. Gable tags in and he hits a series of shoulders in the corner and then Jordan tags in and they hit a double drop kick and Wyatt goes to the floor and he rearranges the announce table. Wyatt returns to the ring and he punches Jordan. Jordan goes for a cross body but Wyatt drops down and Jordan hits the ropes and bounces off and Wyatt gets a near fall. Orton tags in and he kicks Jordan. Oton drops Jordan on the top rope and he bounces in the air before hitting the mat and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a stomp to the leg and he goes for a reverse chin lock. Jordan almost gets to his corner but Orton pulls him into teh center of the ring. Gable makes the blind tag and he hits a springboard cross body and he knocks Wyatt down in the corner. Gable is put on the turnbuckles and then he applies an arm bar submission in the ropes. Wyatt knocks Gable off the turnbuckles as we go to commercial. We are back and Wyatt with a splash into the corner and he gets a near fall on Gable. Wyatt sends Gable to the apron and then Wyatt punches Gable but Gable blocks it and he punches Wyatt. Wyatt with a kick and DDT on the apron for a near fall. Orton tags in and gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Gable with a punch and kick to Orton. Orton with a power slam and Orton gets a near fall. Wyatt tags in and he head butts Gable. Gable with a drop kick and both men are down. Wyatt knocks Jordan off the apron and Gable gets to his corner but Jordan is not there.
Wyatt with a splash into the corner followed by a uranage for a near fall. Wyatt punches Gable and Orton tags back in. Orton puts Gable on the turnbuckles. Orton takes his time to set up for the superplex but Gable with a punch. Gable blocks the superplex but Orton with an uppercut to crotch Gable. Orton with a superplex and he is a little groggy too. Wyatt and Jordan tag in and Jordan with forearms to Wyatt and a drop kick to Orton. Jordan with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and then Jordan with a Saito Suplex for a near fall. Orton is sent to the floor and Gable hits a cannonball off the apron. Wyatt with a flying forearm for a near fall. Wyatt goes for the uranage but Jordan blocks it and he hits a German suplex. The lights are out and they come back on and Harper is at ringside. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail but he takes too long. Gable with a drop kick. Orton with an RKO to Gable but Jordan with a shoudler in the corner. Jordan goes for a shoulder to Wyatt but Harper pulls Wyatt out of the way and Jordan hits the ring post and Wyatt with Sister Abigail for the three count.
Winners: Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt