Randy Orton’s time to bask in the vindication of recapturing the WWE Championship from Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania was short. Very short.
Just as the titleholder began to describe his major victory at The Ultimate Thrill Ride, The Reaper of Souls interrupted and challenged The Viper to what he called a House of Horrors Match, intent on reclaiming the title he rightfully believed was promised to him by Sister Abigail herself.
Just as soon as The Viper accepted the match, more immediate horrors took hold in the form of a sudden ambush from Wyatt’s reemerging disciple, Erick Rowan. The two began to beat The Apex Predator down, but Luke Harper rushed out to even the odds, as Wyatt and Rowan retreated … for now.
In the wake of their hard-hitting affair for the Intercontinental Championship on WrestleMania Kickoff this past Sunday, Baron Corbin and Dean Ambrose were back at it on Team Blue, this time in a Street Fight.
Competing in a match seemingly created just for them, the two did not miss a beat, picking right up where they left off this past Sunday, only now with the chance to do loads more damage to one another.
In the final moments of a battle of all-out attrition, Corbin was reeling after Ambrose elbow dropped him through a table on the outside, but The Lone Wolf recovered by chucking a chair at The Lunatic Fringe and hitting the End of Days for the win.
Following their chaotic confrontation at the beginning of the show, Randy Orton & Luke Harper squared off with Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan in this mega main event on SmackDown LIVE.
The two sides fought with vigor and viciousness as the tensions only continued to rise. Orton & Harper overcame Wyatt’s mystical antics and put away Rowan with a superkick/RKO combination after The Eater of Worlds took himself out of the equation, ostensibly sacrificing his disciple.
In other action … SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi def. Alexa Bliss … Tye Dillinger def. Curt Hawkins … Shinsuke Nakamura debuted on SmackDown LIVE … and Shane McMahon and AJ Styles find common ground as WWE prepares to get “shaken up.”