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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.
Even a pro wrestling bad guy like Randy Orton has a heart. Especially when it comes to family. That has been apparent in the last few weeks even as the heel Orton won the Smackdown tag team championship with Bray Wyatt last weekend at TLC and the actor Orton appears on USA Network’s Shooter on Tuesday as James Richards, a former Navy SEAL who leads a militia group.
On Thanksgiving, Randy and wife Kim welcomed daughter Brooklyn Rose. “Everybody is doing great,” Orton said this week. “The baby is perfect. Mom is healthy. They came home on Thanksgiving so that was pretty cool.” Days earlier, Orton stepped out of character during the Survivor Series pay-per-view to check in with Shane McMahon’s sons in the front row after McMahon took a wicked spear. “He whacked his head pretty hard,” Orton said. “I knew where the family was. I didn’t think the camera was going to be on me. I wanted to reassure the kids that daddy’s OK and he will be fine.”
Orton also was wearing an orange bracelet to raise awareness for leukemia after his 5-year-old nephew T.J. was recently diagnosed. “He’s a little badass,” Orton said. “It’s going to be a long journey. That’s why I wear the bracelet and will continue to wear it.” As a third-generation wrestler, Orton has been steeped in the wrestling business by his grandfather, father and uncle. Now a father of five kids, Orton fully understands to how his kids react to seeing him in the ring, too. While promoting Shooter – which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET after Smackdown – Orton talked family, wrestling, his new tag team partner and more with For The Win. His Shooter episode is part of WWE Week on USA with Raw on Monday (8 p.m. ET), Smackdown on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET) and the 14th annual Tribute to the Troops on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET).
LET’S TALK ABOUT “SHOOTER.” HOW DID THIS ROLE COME ABOUT FOR YOU?
I got an opportunity while I was out of action in the ring after shoulder surgery in December. I was a couple of months away from being cleared and was still at home. Basically, that made me one of the candidates. They talked to a couple of other guys and wanted to give me the opportunity. You don’t really get to audition. USA Network talks to our people and the network wanted me to play the role. It was really cool that they picked me. It does make you feel good. I was really impressed with the director. He was willing to work with me. I needed a little extra in terms of pointers because I’m not as experienced as the other actors. It was a great group of people. The crew was awesome. Ryan Phillippe was great. Just a man’s man. He talked to me on the same level. There was no big-leaguing anybody on the set.
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