Baron Corbin versus Randy Orton
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock but Corbin with a shoulder tackle. Orton goes for an RKO but Corbin escapes and goes to the floor. Corbin returns to the ring and they lock up again. Corbin with a forearm on the break and he follows with another forearm. Orton sends Corbin to the mat and then he stomps on the hand. Orton with the Garvin stomp. Orton sends Corbin into the turnbuckles and he connects with European uppercuts. Orton punches Corbin on the turnbuckles. Orton with a back elbow and Corbin goes to the floor. Orton grabs Corbin by the hair but Corbin sends Orton into the ring post. We are back and Corbin gets a near fall. Corbin with an elbow to the collarbone and then applies a half nelson and chin lock. Orton gets to his feet and he punches Corbin but Corbin punches back. Corbin goes to the floor on an Irish whip and returns with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Corbin punches Orton and then he has something to say to Orton. Orton with a boot and then he connects with two clotheslines and then he avoids a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin knows the power slam is coming so Corbin holds on to the ropes. Corbin goes to the floor and he comes back and runs into a power slam.
Orton with a full nelson slam and he gets a near fall. Orton sets for the IEDDT but Corbin pulls Orton to the floor. Orton sends Corbin into the ring steps and apron. Corbin is sent into the steps again. Orton wtih a kick and he hits the IEDDT as he blows a kiss to the Wrestlemania sign. Orton looks around as he gets ready to twist to the mat for the RKO. Orton pounds the mat and as he sets for the RKO, Corbin counters with Deep Six and he gets a near fall.
Orton goes to the floor and Corbin follows. Corbin goes for a shoulder tackle on the floor and Orton moves. Corbin hits the ring steps but they get back into the ring. The crowd is focused on the ramp and stage area. Dean Ambrose is on a forklift and Orton with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Backstage: Randy Orton is with Renee Young in the back and he is asked about Bray Wyatt’s comment. Randy says he does not have an answer. When he bathed himself in Sister Abigail’s ashes, that was the last thing he expected. The lights flicker and Renee knows that it is best to leave. Randy wants Bray to show himself. We see a series of people in lamb masks around Orton and Orton gets in a few shots but they eventually subdue him. Bray enters the room and he baptizes Orton. He tells Randy that he exposed his one flaw, Abigail. That one flaw will become his greatest strength. She is with him and that power lives inside of him. Purging that one fatal flaw is more than Bray could ever imagine. Bray thanks Randy and he sings.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring and he is wearing pants. Randy says you can learn a lot from a viper. They are cunning, fearless, and ruthless. They attack when the timing is perfect. Randy says he has been waiting in the grass for months. He could have attacked Bray whenever he wanted, but an RKO would not be enough and it would be too easy. He thought about how to hit him the hardest and he decided to join Bray. He came up with a plan to be part of his family. Randy says he earned Bray’s trust, but the venom in his veins got deeper and deeper. If you can’t beat them . . . join them. When the timing is right . . . screw them. Randy says he needed to be more sadistic than ever. He had to destroy the one thing that Bray loved. That thing is Sister Abigail. As that fired burned and he heard her screams, Randy says he could feel Bray’s power being stripped away. The new face of fear had fear written across his face.
The one thing that Bray fears is being alone and now he is alone. Randy says he has one more step to climb and he needs to finish what he started. Randy says that he swears to God and he will take everything from Bray Wyatt. Bray appears on the TitanTron and he says that Randy is absolutely right about him. He was naked and stripped of his powers until he found his way home, or what is left of it. You thought you burned the soul of Sister Abigail and so did he. Sister Abigail is the spawn of Satan and was forged in hell. She still beats in the black hearts of all of her apostles and she has provided him with her power. Bray says it is his duty to purge all of the infidels in this life and he will start with Randy Orton. She lives through him now. Bray says he is born again and in her ashes he baptizes himself. Bray rubs the essence of Sister Abigail on his body and he says Follow the Buzzards.
Backstage: Renee Young is outside Randy Orton’s locker room and she asks him about what he did last week. Randy says after what he did to Bray’s compound, who knows what will he do tonight. Orton says that AJ is Phenomenal, but Orton says he is one RKO from Wrestlemania. Orton says that if he was AJ, he would be afraid. He suggests that AJ . . . RUN.
AJ Styles versus Randy Orton in a Number One Contender Match for the WWE Title Match at Wrestlemania
They circle each other after the bell rings and then Styles charges at Orton and Orton moves. Orton goes for an RKO but Styles escapes and goes to the floor. Orton points to the Wrestlemania sign. Styles returns to the ring and they lock up. Orton backs Styles into the corner and Orton with a clean break with some help from the referee. Styles with a side head lock and Styles holds on when Orton tries to send him off the ropes. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex and Styles holds on. Orton with a shoulder tackle that staggers Styles and he has trouble getting back to his feet. Styles with a kick and punches followed by shoulders in the corner. Orton with a hard Irish whip and then Orton stomps on the back and he continues with the Garvin Stomp. Orton drops Styles on the top rope and he gets a near fall when Styles gets his hand on the rope. Orton sends Styles into the turnbuckles and follows with a European uppercut and he kicks Styles and chokes him in the corner.Orton punches Styles but Styles kicks Orton in the leg. Styles with more kicks to the leg and Orton goes into the corner. Orton with an Irish whip and then Orton with an exploder. Styles goes to the floor and Orton follows. Orton with a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton sends Styles back into the ring and Styles clips Orton as he enters the ring.
Bray says that he comes from a place that Randy Orton is in now. Randy Orton appears on the TitanTron. He says he is here . . . and he is in Bray’s shed. You gave me the keys to the kingdom and he is dead center in the kingdom. He is in a place where you can smell the stench of evil in the air. This is your world Bray, but it is not mine.
Randy says it never was. There was a time when he said, if you can’t beat them, join them. He has another saying, when you join them, and at the right time, screw them. This is your temple, is it not? Your place of worship. This is sacred ground because when you look under this floor, you have the sister of Satan. Abigail was laid to rest right under his feet. Randy has a pick axe and he says what is left of her. How long has it been? How long has it been that the maggots and worms have been eating her flesh and bones. All that is left is her spirit. He sees Bray as helpless. You are stripped of your powers and ready to explode. Your black heart is beating through your chest because he might find out what makes you tick. He will burn the spirit of Sister Abigail. As long as you are the master and he is the servant, he would pledge his loyalty to Bray. In a few moments, I will be the Master and you will be the servant.
Randy throws down the axe and he grabs a can of gasoline and pours it all over the shed. Randy says he is coming for Bray and he is coming for his title at Wrestlemania. Randy says you are about to hear Sister Abigail scream. The last time you heard her scream was when she took her last breath. Randy goes outside and he pours a lot more gasoline. Randy lights a match and he says he is going to burn the soul of Sister Abigail to eternal damnation. Randy lights the shed on fire.
John Cena versus Bray Wyatt versus AJ Styles for the WWE Championship
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match: Bray celebrates in the ring and Randy Orton’s music plays and makes his way onto the stage. Orton walks to the ring and he gets onto the apron and enters the ring because he has something to say. Orton and Wyatt look around and Randy says he won the Royal Rumble and all the privileges that come with it. You are the WWE Champion. Randy says as long as you are the master and he is the servant, he refuses to face Bray at Wrestlemania. Randy says he pledges his undying allegiance to Bray Wyatt. Randy hands the mic to Bray and Orton goes down to a knee.
Bray says he has the keys to the kingdom.
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