Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for April 25th, 2017

Randy Orton versus Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match

Rowan with punches and a back elbow that staggers Orton. Rowan with a head butt. Orton with a kick and clothesline that sends Rowan over the top rope but Rowan lands on his feet. Rowan pulls Orton to the floor but Orton with punches and forearms. Rowan tries for a slam but Orton sends Rowan face-first into the ring post. Orton sends Rowan into the ringside barrier and then he hits a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton slams Rowan’s head into the announce table and then he hits a backdrop driver onto the announce table. Rowan sends Orton into the ring steps and then back into the ring. Rowan with a splash into the corner followed by a dropkick and Rowan gets a near fall. Rowan goes under the ring for a kendo stick. Rowan hits Orton with the kendo stick. Rowan gets a near fall. Rowan goes under the ring for a table and he sets it up outside the ring. While Rowan deals with the feng shui on the floor, Orton has the kendo stick. Rowan picks up Orton and connects with a forearm to the back and sets for a suplex through the table on the floor. Orton blocks it and he punches Rowan.

Orton drops Rowan on the top rope and Rowan tries to hang on. Orton hits Rowan with the kendo stick but Rowan holds on after the first two but Orton runs at Rowan and knocks Rowan off the apron and Rowan goes through the table. We are back and Rowan with an Irish whip. Rowan chokes Orton in the corner. We see footage from the commercial break when Rowan was Irish whipped into the ring steps and Rowan’s knee hit the steps. Rowan sends Orton into the announce table a few times. Orton is sent back into the ring and Rowan grabs the kendo stick. Orton with a kick and then he hits the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat but Rowan is already on his feet. Rowan escapes the RKO and Rowan hits Orton with the kendo stick. Rowan kicks Orton to the floor. Rowan grabs the top of the ring steps and he hits Orton with the steps. Rowan grabs a chair and brings it into the ring. Rowan wedges the chair into the corner. Rowan tries to send Orton into the chair but Orton stops short. Rowan charges into the corner and is sent into the chair. Orton with an RKO for the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

After the match:

Orton says he does not exactly know what a House of Horrors Match is but on Sunday, he will find out. Bray said this match would be his purgatory. Bray could not be farther from the truth. The House of Horrors Match will be your eternal hell. Jinder Mahal’s music plays and he tells Randy should not overlook the Maharajah. You should not be worried about Bray or the House of Horror beacuse he is the true horror. Jinder says he will take Randy’s title. He has more wealth, talent, class, and culture than anybody in this arena . . . including you Randy. Jinder says Randy is like everyone else. Randy disrespects him because he looks different. Randy disrespects him because of his lack of tolerance. At Backlash, he will take back his respect. He will take the glory of the World Title back to him and his people. Jinder says he will address his people in his language of Punjabi.

Jinder takes a shot at Orton but Orton blocks it and then he sets for the IEDDT, but the Bollywood Boyz go after Orton and grab his legs. Mahal kicks Orton while the Bollywood Boyz hold Orton. Mahal with a Cobra Clutch Slam. Mahal leaves the ring with the title belt.

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