WWE Championship match: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal (c)
The match began with Orton on the attack and teasing an RKO on Mahal. He gets out of it, but Orton goes back on the attack sending Mahal back out to the ring. Orton goes outside the ring and clotheslines him. He bangs Mahal’s head against the announcer’s table and then put him back in the ring. Orton teases his apron ddt, but Mahal counters with a back drop sending Orton out the ring. Orton sells his leg as hurt. Mahal takes advantage and attacks Orton’s leg throughout the outside. He gets Orton back inside the ring and continues his attack. Orton gets back outside the ring and Jinder follows. Orton is able to connect with a back drop in front of his father Bob Orton and several other legends. Orton grabs Jinder and goes to the announcer’s table.
He goes to slam his head against the table, but Mahal counters slamming Orton’s legs onto the table. Mahal continues to get the best of Orton outside the ring and then sends him back inside the ring. Mahal gets back in the ring and Orton goes for an RKO, but Mahal counters with a boot to the face. Mahal applies a leg submission. Orton is able to get out of the submission with a fallaway slam, but Mahal is able to hit the damaged leg again and apply the figure four onto Orton. Orton teases tapping, but is able to get out of the submission. Jinder is able to regain the advantage and put Orton on top of the turnbuckle for a superplex tease. Orton is able to get out of it punches, gets down and puts Jinder on top of the rope. He nails the superplex on Mahal. he goes for the cover, but kicks out at two.
Orton and Mahal exchange punches, but Orton gets the better of it. He hits his signature clothesline, clothesline, powerslam combo then his draping ddt. Orton taunts for an RKO. Jinder gets up and Orton nails an RKO. He covers Mahal, but the Singh brothers put Mahal’s foot on the bottom rope. The referee sees this and teases a disqualification. Orton begs him not to do it. The referee instead sends the brothers to the back. The brothers gets into an argument with Orton’s father at ringside and then grabs him forcefully. Orton goes crazy and destroys the brothers at ringside. He connects with another dangerous back suplex onto the announce table. Orton takes apart the table and grabs the other Sing brother and lays him on the table. Orton RKO’s the other brother onto the floor. Orton gets on an announcer’s table. He waits for the Sing brother to get up on the table, jumps over to the other table taking him down with an RKO through the table in a cool spot. Orton goes back in the ring, Mahal attacks the damaged leg and hits his cobra clutch slam finisher. Mahal gets the three count.
Winner: Jinder Mahal. A good match and the second best match on the show thus far. Orton and Mahal work well together and a good story told here. It was obvious something was going to happen involving Orton’s father, so the match dragged a bit waiting for that to happen, but it didn’t affect the match much as I’m pretty sure everyone knew Mahal was retaining.