Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for August 8th, 2017


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 backdrop 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.

We are back and Mahal kicks Orton. Mahal with knees to the back and he applies a rear chin lock. Orton punches Mahal and connects with a head butt. Mahal with an Irish whip but Orton moves and Mahal hits the ring post. Mahal goes to the apron and Orton kicks Mahal a few times. Orton drops Mahal’s arm onto the top rope. Orton sets for a superplex and he hits it. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with punches to Mahal. Orton with two clotheslines and he hits a fallaway slam. Orton with punches but Mahal drops Orton on the turnbuckles. Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Orton kicks Mahal. Orton with a side head lock and elbow to Mahal. Mahal with a Harley Race knee and he gets a near fall.Mahal sets for the Khallas but Orton with elbows. Orton sends Mahal to the apron and Orton with the IEDDT Orton looks around and sets for the RKO but Mahal with a rollup for a near fall. Mahal with a kick and Orton goes down. Orton counters a Khallas into the RKO for the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

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