Smackdown Live: Results and Photos for September 5th, 2017

Backstage: Randy Orton says he has seen more stars crash and burn in WWE. Nakamura is a star, but will he rise or fall. Last week, he taught Nakamura a lesson with an RKO. If you are distracted for one moment, you will go down. He will not let anyone get in the way of taking the title from Jinder Mahal. No one rises above the Viper.

Shinsuke Nakamura versus Randy Orton in a Number One Contender Match
Nakamura with a waist lock but Orton with a wrist lock. Nakamura with a reversal into a snap mare and he misses a round kick. Orton tries for the RKO but Nakamura avoids it. They lock up and Nakamura with the lean against the chest break but Orton tries for the IEDDT and Nakamura gets to the floor. We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura with knees but Orton does something that we missed while we saw Mahal in the sky box. Orton drops Nakamura chest first on the top rope and gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Nakamura with an elbow and Orton goes to the floor. Orton with a punch and then he sets for an IEDDT on the floor but Nakamura escapes and sends Orton into the announce table. Orton with a kick and backdrop driver onto the announce table.

They return to the ring and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with kicks but Nakamura with a knee. He misses a round kick but hits an enzuigiri. Nakamura with a flying boot to the head. Nakamura with kicks to Orton. Nakamura has a kick blocked but he hits an enzuigiri. Nakamura with a splash into the corner and he puts Orton on the turnbuckles for the running knee to the ribs and he gets a near fall on Orton. Nakamura goes for the reverse exploder but Orton with elbows and a back breaker.Nakamura kicks Orton from the apron. Nakamura goes up top but Orton crotches Nakamura. Orton sets for the superplex and he hits it. Orton gets a near fall. Orton gets to his feet and Nakamura tells Orton to bring it. Nakamura blocks a kick and sends Orton face first into the mat. Nakamura with knees to the head. Nakamura charges at Orton but Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Orton sends Nakamura to the apron for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton sets for the RKO by twisting to the mat and pounding it. Nakamura counters the RKO into a cross arm breaker and then a triangle. Orton picks up Nakamura and hits a power bomb. Nakamura with a lungblower to counter an RKO and Nakamura sets for Kinshasa and hits it and gets the three count.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

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