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.
Rusev versus Chad Gable
After the match: Rusev takes the mic and he says ever since he came to Smackdown, he was promised competition, an opponent worthy of being in the ring with Rusev. They gave him Cena. Maybe Cena waved his flag around at Battleground, but he did not beat him. Rusev says that nobody can beat him. He has no opponent for SummerSlam because everyone is afraid of him.
Randy Orton’s music interrupts Rusev’s music and he makes his way to the ring and walks around the ring before he can get a mic. Orton says if he was Rusev, he wouldn’t want Randy to get in the ring either. Rusev lets Orton enter the ring. Randy says that Rusev has never beaten him. Orton says he is not afraid of Rusev either. If you want an opponent at SummerSlam, look no further because you have one here. Rusev laughs and speaks in Romanian and the crowd ‘whats’. Orton avoids a clothesline and Orton hits an RKO.
WWE Championship Match: Punjabi Prison Match: Jinder Mahal versus Randy Orton
Orton punches Mahal and sends him into the turnbuckles. Orton with a kick but Mahal with a back elbow. Mahal wants the door opened and Orton stops him. Orton punches Mahal as the minute of open door time continues. Mahal keeps Orton from getting out of the door and he punches Orton. Orton pulls Jinder into the ring and Mahal is sent into the cage. Orton tries to climb out of the inner cage as we are under ten seconds. Orton holds Mahal in the cage and that door is locked for the rest of the match. Orton punches Mahal. Mahal with punches but Orton with a kick. Mahal with an arm breaker to Orton. Mahal works on the shoulder with knee drops. Mahal wraps Orton’s arm in the cell. Orton is dropped on the top rope and Mahal with an arm bar. Mahal continues to work on the shoulder. The second door is opened and Orton stops Mahal. Mahal with a thumb to the eye but Orton with a fallaway slam. Orton crawls to the ropes but Mahal stops him. Orton kicks Mahal away and Mahal pulls Orton into the center of the ring. Mahal and Orton are unable to get out of the second door and it is locked.
Orton starts to work on Mahal’s arm. Orton sends Mahal into the cage. Mahal is sent into the cage and he climbs the cage. Orton joins Mahal on the top rope. Mahal with an elbow and Orton falls to the mat. Orton drops Mahal on the top rope. Orton sends Mahal into the cage. Orton sets for the elevated DDT but Mahal escapes and sends Orton over the top rope into the cage. Mahal with a splash against the cage and he does it a second time. Orton with a shoulder when Mahal tries for a third splash. Orton suplexes Mahal into the cage. Orton suplexes Mahal into the cage again and drops Mahal on the top rope. The third door is lefted and Orton is to the ropes but Mahal stops him . Mahal with head butts and Orton gets to the apron. Orton with forearms but Mahal with a shot to the arm. Orton keeps Mahal in the ring. Orton with a European uppercut and Mahal keeps Orton in the cage and wrings the arm as the minute expires and we have one door left for escape from the inner cage.
Randy Orton’s music interrupts Jinder and he appears on the stage. Randy says Jinder is either the bravest SOB or he is not that bright. You are choosing to be locked up in that prison with him? You are making a conscious decision to lock yourself up like an animal. The Singh Brothers were the only reason you took his title from him in the first place. We will be locked in this Punjabi Prison. There will be no escape. There will be no running and no hiding. Randy climbs the outer cage and he says he has nothing to lose. You took his title and embarrassed his family. You tried to take his dignity and you left him for dead. Randy climbs higher. He says he has nothing to lose while Jinder has everything to lose. You are the fiftieth WWE Champion ever. You have the weight of the entire country of India on your shoulders. You have the weight of 1.3 billion souls on your back.
What will happen when those 1.3 Billion souls call you a disgrace. Orton climbs to the top of the outer cage. This Sunday, this will be his view when he leaves your jacked up ass in the ring. This is his view before he takes back what is his. This will be your view when you hear ‘YOUR NEW WWE CHAMPION . . . Randy Orton’.