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’.
Aiden English is in the ring. He sings that he is the Shakespeare of song, the Mozart of melodies when Randy Orton’s music interrupts Aiden. Aiden asks Randy if he is finished because he wasn’t done. English hits Orton from behind with the mic and then hits him in the head. English sends Orton into the ring steps. Aiden returns to the ring and he resumes his song and we go to split screen so we cannot hear him singing.
Randy Orton versus Aiden English
The referee checks on Orton to see if he can go and then he starts the match. English attacks Orton and kicks him in the corner and sends Orton to the floor. English sends Orton into the announce table and then the ring steps another time. English sends Orton into the ringside barrier and English with a running elbow. English gets a near fall. English gets another near fall. English with a reverse chin lock. Orton with punches to English followed by a power slam. English is sent to the floor as Orton recovers and he goes to the floor as well. Orton with a clothesline on the floor and then he sends English over the announce table. Orton punches English against the announce table. Orton with an Irish whip that sends English into the ringside barrier and then the ring post. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex onto the announce table. Orton removes the cover to the table and he hits an IEDDT. Orton picks up the top of the ring steps and the referee warns Orton that he will be disqualified if he uses the steps. Orton does not care and he hits English with them and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Aiden English (by disqualification)
After the match: They return to the ring and Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for an RKO and he hits it. Jinder Mahal appears on the stage with the Singhs and Jinder says the United States is the home of prejudice and the land of ignorance. You disrespect him for the way he talks and the color of his skin. Despite that, he is still your WWE Champion. If he could, he would take each and every one of you and put you in the Punjabi Prison. Watch what he does to Randy Orton at Battleground. He will destroy Randy’s once great legacy. Jinder says he will talk in Punjabi but Randy interrupts.
You think you have the advantage at Battleground. Nothing will stop him from punishing your ass in the Punjabi Prison. He might as well RKO your ass back to India. Nobody likes you, but it is not how you speak, how you look or where you come from. They hate you because you are a jackass.
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.