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WWE Battleground 2017 Results
Sunday, July 23, 2017
From the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight's show. There's a really cool theme of each Superstars 'colors', with corresponding images of wrestlers in warpaint. John Cena vs. Rusev is the first match immediately highlighted in the package, with the Punjabi Prison match for the WWE Championship getting hyped next. The 5 way Women's Elimination Match to face Naomi gets a bit of time as well, but the focus is much more on the other two matches.
The pyro hits and Todd Phillips welcomes us to the show. The Punjabi Prison is shown hanging over the ring, and we go straight into the action with Big E telling the fans not to dare be sour, clap for the longest reigning tag champs, and feel the power! New Day make their way out to a nice pop. Big E dumps cereal in one fans mouth before they jump into the ring and Xavier begins tooting away on the trombone.
The Uso's are out next, and they don't get much of a reaction on their way down the ramp. We get a recap of the rap battle that led up to the match, and set of the recent bad blood between these two teams.
Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
The Uso's vs. The New Day
It looks like Kofi kicks things off with a dropkick right to Jey to start off the match. He tags out to Xavier who comes in with a quick flurry of tandem offense with Kofi. Xavier goes for a quick pin and gets two. He keeps the pressure on, but Jimmy makes the blind tag and holds Xavier in place for a clothesline from Jey. Jimmy hammers away on Woods repeatedly before sliding into the ring and tagging him with a quick right hand. Jey tags back in and blasts Woods with a leaping forearm to the face before slamming him to the mat.
Jey picks up Woods and Woods gets in a couple of jabs to the gut, but Jey kicks Woods in the face and drops him to the mat. Jimmy tags back in and rocks Woods with a stiff right hand to the ribs. Jimmy stomps Woods in the corner before charging in with a nasty hip attack that puts Woods down for a two count. Jimmy chokes Woods against the middle rope, and Jey uses a ref distraction to kick Woods in the side of the head. Jey tags back into the match and heads right to the top rope. Jimmy plants Woods with a backbreaker and Jey lands an elbow drop to the chest to send Woods crashing to the mat. Jey pushes Woods into the corner and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Jey blasts Woods with a right hand and chops, then follows up after him. Jey tries for a superplex, but Woods is able to fight him off with a couple of big head butts. Jey crashes to the mat and Woods stands on the top rope. Woods leaps off with a shotgun missile dropkick and Jey is launched to the opposite side of the ring. Both men tag in and Kofi goes to work on Jimmy with dropkicks and a leaping clothesline. Kofi hits a boom drop on Jimmy and leads the crowd in a New Day chant. Kofi misses a big kick, but he's able to low bridge Jimmy and send both of his opponents to the outside. Kofi leaps off the top rope, but the Uso's catch him and double powerbomb him to the floor. Woods leaps off the ring steps, and he's caught with a double uppercut from the Uso's, and the New Day is down on the outside.
Jimmy brings things back into the ring and he stands on the top rope, leaping off, but Woods moves out of the way. Woods is able to slam Jimmy face first into the mat, but he rolls him up and can only keep him down for two. Woods pulls himself up in the corner and he leaps up, but Jimmy shoulders him and slams him into the turnbuckle. Jey tags in and Jimmy tosses Woods up into a giant Samoan drop, but when Jey pins Woods, he's still able to kick out at two.
Jey charges across the ring into a huge elbow from Woods. Woods is sent to the apron and Jimmy tags in. Woods sends Jimmy off the apron and to the floor before blasting Jey with a big right hand. Woods leaps off the top rope with an elbow drop but Jey moves and Jimmy comes in with a nasty superkick to Woods' face. Jimmy goes for the pin, but Woods kicks out at two!
Jimmy locks in a single leg crab on Woods and cranks back in the middle of the ring. Woods inches toward the ropes, but Jimmy pulls him back to the middle of the ring and continues to pull back hard. Big E hypes up the crowd and Woods crawls back toward the ropes, reaching them this time and forcing the break.
Kofi is up and he tags in. New Day connect with the Midnight Hour on Jimmy, but Jimmy is able to kick out at two and the crowd is stunned.
Kofi rolls out to the apron and pulls himself up slowly. Kofi springboards over Jimmy and eats a superkick to the face. Jey tags in and hits an immediate frog splash from the top, but Kofi will not stay down for three and Jey is beside himself arguing with the referee about whether or not that was three. Jimmy tags in and the Uso's go up on opposite sides of the ring. Woods pushes Jey off one side and Kofi moves out of the way when Jey tries to splash him. Kofi connects with trouble in paradise on Jimmy, and Woods walks the ropes and leaps off for a huge elbow drop. Woods pins Jimmy, and gets the three count.
Winners and NEW Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The New Day
Big E, Woods, and Kofi celebrate in the ring following the match with their newly won titles.
AJ Styles is shown warming up backstage before we cut back into the arena and the announcers turn their attention to Shinsuke Nakamura and his run in with Baron Corbin last month before the Money in the Bank match. This segues immediately into Shinsuke's music hitting and Nakamura entering to a large portion of the crowd singing his theme.
Baron Corbin is out next, with the Money in the Bank briefcase in hand. Corbin gets a very apathetic reaction.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
The bell rings and Corbin gets in Nakamura's face, talking smack right away. Nakamura laughs and blasts Corbin with a couple of forearms. Corbin takes Nakamura into the corner and hits him with knees to the gut. Shinsuke kicks away at Corbin's legs and blasts him with a big forearm to the face that sends Corbin rolling to the floor. Nakamura taunts Corbin in the ring, telling him to bring it. Nakamura heads outside and Corbin slides into the ring. Nakamura tries to head back in and Corbin kicks him back to the floor. Nakamura grabs Corbin's leg, but Corbin is able to kick him away. Shinsuke sneaks back into the ring, but he eats an immediate forearm to the face that drops him to the mat. Corbin stomps away at Nakamura before picking him up and locking him in a bear hug.
Nakamura refuses to give up, elbowing Corbin in the back of the head to break the hold. Corbin tries to slam Nakamura down, but Nakamura locks in the triangle choke. Corbin is able to break the hold and he boots Nakamura in the face to put him down for two. Corbin dumps Nakamura to the outside and he follows, driving Shinsuke into the barricade. Corbin picks up Shinsuke and drives him into the barricade again before bringing things back into the ring. Corbin picks up Nakamura and hits him with a shot to the gut before taunting the crowd. Corbin picks up Nakamura in another bear hug, grinding Nakamura down. Nakamura tries to elbow Corbin in the back of the head, but Corbin charges into the corner, slamming Shinsuke hard. Shinsuke is able to break out with elbows to the head, and he kicks Corbin in the side of the head. Nakamura kicks Corbin in the chest repeatedly before taking him down with a single leg dropkick. Nakamura blasts Corbin with rights and lefts in the corner before laying him across the top rope and charging in with a knee to Corbin's gut. Nakamura backs up and charges in with another knee to Corbin's gut and he puts Corbin down for a near fall.
Corbin is able to send Nakamura into the corner and he rolls to the outside, back into the ring, and he wipes out Shinsuke with a nasty clothesline for another two count. Corbin looks to be frustrated and he hammers Shinsuke with right hands to the top of the head. Corbin picks up Shinsuke and tries for a suplex, but Nakamura fights out and blasts Corbin with some disgusting knees to the side of the face and head. Nakamura plants Corbin with a front suplex and he hypes himself up in the corner. Corbin blocks the Kinshasa with a Deep Six, and he gets another two count.
Corbin and Nakamura are both slow to make it to their feet, but they immediately begin trading strikes. Corbin tries for a chokeslam, but Nakamura breaks it and counters with a backstabber. Nakamura spin kicks Corbin in the face, then connects with an axe kick to the back of the neck. Nakamura hypes himself up in the corner, but Corbin is not moving. Nakamura picks up Corbin, and Corbin immediately low blows Shinsuke, drawing the immediate DQ.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Corbin is smiling as he rolls out of the ring and he grabs his briefcase right away, holding it up happily. Nakamura is still struggling to get to his feet in the ring. Corbin stops heading up the apron and he makes his way back into the ring. Corbin blasts Nakamura with the briefcase, hitting him in the gut, before he hits End of Days to Nakamura in the middle of the ring. Corbin grabs his briefcase, and heads to the back once more.
Kevin Owens is shown warming up backstage before we head back into the arena and the announcers turn their focus to the 5 way Women's #1 Contender match. We get a pretty great video package that highlights all of the challengers individually, along with the Champion that they're vying for an opportunity to face.
Naomi makes her way out with her all glowing everything, including the belt itself. It looks like she may be joining commentary, or at the very least sitting ringside for the match.
Becky Lynch is out first, and the Lass Kicker gets a pretty nice pop from the crowd. Tamina is out second and her reaction is not nearly as warm.
Natalya is the third woman out for the match, and Naomi has indeed joined the commentary team. Lana is out next, and the ravishing Russian doesn't seem very well liked in Philly.
Charlotte Flair is the last woman to make her way out, and of course she's met with a ton of woos as she makes her way out to the ring.
5 Way #1 Contenders Elimination Match
Becky Lynch vs. Tamina vs. Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Lana
The bell rings and Lana attacks Charlotte from behind before things quickly break down. Charlotte takes Lana into the corner and chases her out of the ring before being rolled up by Natalya. Tamina throws Becky into Charlotte before pinning her for a two count. Tamina tosses Becky into the ropes and Becky is pulled to the outside by Lana where she's slammed face first into the announcer's table. Lana pulls Natalya out of the ring as well, then she heads back in. Lana and Tamina team up on Charlotte, both stomping away at her before Tamina picks her up for a big slam. Lana drops an elbow on Charlotte and both women stomp at Charlotte's back. Tamina holds Charlotte up so Lana can kick her in the chest.
Tamina goes for another slam, but Charlotte is able to drop down to the mat and take Tamina down. Tamina is able to grab Charlotte's leg and that allows Lana to kick Charlotte in the side of the head for a two count. Tamina picks up Charlotte for a suplex, and Lana connects with a kick to Charlotte's spine. Lana leaps into the corner with a big running elbow, and Tamina and Lana team up kicking Charlotte in the gut in the corner. Becky is back in the ring and she takes Lana out with an exploder while Charlotte does the same to Tamina. Tamina and Lana roll to the outside and Becky and Charlotte face off. Becky scores with a couple of deep arm drags before she runs into a back elbow. Charlotte scores with a neckbreaker before Natalya comes in and wipes out Charlotte with a low dropkick for a near fall. Natalya tries to pin Becky, but only gets two. Becky recovers quickly and clotheslines Natalya a couple of times before hitting an exploder that sends Natalya to the apron. Becky hits an exploder on Lana, then she tries one on Tamina, but she eats a superkick instead. Tamina hits a Samoan drop on Natalya. Charlotte almost takes off Tamina's head with a clothesline, then she tries for a figure four on Natalya, but Natalya rolls her up, then blasts her with a clothesline. Natalya clamps on a sharpshooter on Charlotte in the middle of the ring, but Lana breaks it up with a facebuster. Becky comes in and traps Lana in the disarmer, but it's broken up by Tamina. Tamina takes out Becky with a Samoan drop before she spears Charlotte through the ropes.
Lana tries to roll up Becky, but Becky converts it into the Disarmer, but it's broken up by Tamina again. Tamina finds herself locked in the disarmer, and she has no choice but to tap out.
Tamina has been eliminated
Becky immediately locks Lana in the disarmer and she taps as well. Natalya then rolls up Becky and gets the three count.
Lana and Becky Lynch have been eliminated
Charlotte comes in with a big boot and gets a quick two count on Natalya.
Natalya is able to clamp on a submission, cranking away on Charlotte. Charlotte is able to power Natalya up and break the hold by powerbombing her down to the mat. Charlotte pins Natalya, but she still will not stay down for a three count. Charlotte heads up to the top rope and she comes down with a beautiful moonsault, but Natalya is able to get her knees up and Charlotte crashes down hard. Natalya rolls up Charlotte causing the back of her head to crash into the bottom turnbuckle, and she's able to pin Charlotte for three.
Winner and #1 Contender for the Smackdown Women's Championship: Natalya
Following the match, Naomi enters the ring and offers her hand to Natalya, but Natalya turns away and Naomi is left standing in the middle of the ring.
After a couple of commercials, the announcers turn their attention to AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens for the United States Championship. We get a recap of AJ qualifying for a title match, then winning the title at a house show at Madison Square Garden, and some of the recent tension between these two men.
Kevin Owens is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he doesn't get much of a reaction from the crowd, who have seemed a bit hit and miss all night long.
AJ Styles is out next, and the Phenomenal One gets a warmer reception than Owens, but the crowd still seems to be sitting on their hands a bit.
We get formal ring introductions for both men, and with no music playing the crowd seems to have woken up a bit.
WWE United States Championship Match
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings and Owens kicks Styles right away and catches him with a clubbing blow to the back before taking him to the mat and clamping on a side headlock. Styles fights up to his feet and pushes Owens off only to eat a shoulderblock. Styles is able to catch Owens off guard, sending him out of the ring, and Owens catches his breath before heading back into the ring. Styles and Owens trade holds, with each man trying to get the upper hand. Owens pulls Styles down to the mat, but Styles executes a headscissors that sends Owens rolls back out to the floor. Styles gives Owens space on his way back into the ring. Styles blocks a clothesline with a kick to the face. After a bit of back and forth, Owens bails to the floor after a beautiful dropkick. Styles follows to the floor and sends Owens crashing into the barricade, but when he tries for a splash, Owens moves. Styles crashes into the barricade and Owens picks him up, sending him crashing into the ring post crotch first. Owens brings things back into the ring and hits a quick senton for a two count. Owens grinds his forearm into Styles' face before stomping and punching away, setting up another near fall.
Owens clamps on a rear chin lock, and Styles is able to fight up to his feet slowly. Owens blocks his progress and rips him back down to the mat, screaming that he can do this all night. Styles fights back up to his feet again, this time he's shoved back down to the mat by Owens. Owens tries for another senton, and Styles gets his knees up. Styles stands and blasts Owens with forearms, strikes, and kicks, but Owens comes up with a DDT that stuns Styles before he locks in an immediate chinlock. Styles gets back to his feet, and he breaks out of the hold with shots to the gut. AJ blocks a couple of rights from Owens and executes a series of strikes before taking Owens out with a clothesline. Styles hits the ropes and takes out Owens with a low forearm to the face. Styles hits a splash in the corner and he tries to shoulder Owens, but Owens fights it off. Owens fights off a suplex, and tries for one of his own. AJ lands on his feet, and picks Owens up in belly to back position, planting him down on the mat face first. Styles tries to shoulder Owens again, but Owens fights it off. Styles tries for the Styles clash, but Owens avoids it, hangs AJ up on the top rope and pins him for a near fall. AJ is up and he shoulders Owens for the fireman's carry neckbreaker.
Styles heads to the apron and hits a springboard 450 right into Owens' knees. Owens tries for the cover but AJ kicks out at two. Both men are slow to get to their feet, and Owens hits the cannonball on AJ in the corner for another two count. Owens picks AJ up and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Owens hits Styles with a nasty chop before he heads up and tries for a superplex. Styles fights off Owens and he tries for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Owens holds on. Styles pulls Owens down in a torture rack, then he spins him out in a slam to the mat for a two count.
Styles heads up to the top turnbuckle and Owens hits the ropes, forcing AJ to crotch himself on the top rope. Owens heads up and tries for another superplex. Styles drops down to the mat and forces Owens to fall face first into the turnbuckle. Styles goes for a springboard move, but Owens rolls to the outside, Styles drops to the apron, and Owens pulls AJ's leg out from under him, causing AJ to crash shoulder first into the apron. Owens attacks the shoulder immediately before he's taken out with a Pele kick. Styles tries for the Styles Clash, but Owens picks up Styles and tosses him across the ring and into the ref. Styles checks on the ref, then turns around into a superkick from Owens. Owens tries for the pop up powerbomb, but AJ leaps over Owens. Styles locks in the calf crusher in the middle of the ring, Owens is able to turn things around into a crossface.
Styles breaks Owens' hold and clamps on a crossface of his own. Owens rolls up Styles with the hold still in place and the ref counts to three.
Winner and NEW WWE United States Champion: Kevin Owens
Jinder Mahal is shown warming up backstage, and the Singh brothers come in and they tell Jinder that they won't be able to accompany him to the ring tonight, but they'll be watching in the back and they'll be celebrating his victory. Jinder says he'll trap the Viper, and the great country of India will celebrate with him. Jinder continues to warm up while he speaks with the Singh's in his dialect.
We go right to the next thing as the announcer's throw to a video package showing the return of John Cena on July 4th, and the events that led up to tonight's Flag Match with Rusev.
Rusev is the first man to make his way out for the next match, and the Bulgarian Brute doesn't get too much of a reaction on his way down to the ring.
After we get introductions for all of the foreign announce teams, John Cena is out next to a good little pop, and a chorus of 'John Cena sucks' from the Philly fans.
Rusev vs. John Cena
The bell rings and Rusev goes for his flag right away, but Cena pulls him down with a side headlock. Rusev fights out of the hold and goes for the flag again. Cena clamps on another side headlock and Rusev fights out once more, hitting a quick splash in the corner. Rusev climbs up in the corner and he goes for his flag, but Cena stops him and he pulls Rusev off with a bulldog that stuns both men. Cena heads up for the flag, but Rusev pulls him down in an electric chair drop. Rusev lays into Cena with some kicks to the chest, and a clubbing blow to the kidneys. Rusev continues the assault with even more punches and stomps before he suplexes Cena. Rusev begins to climb, but he's stopped by Cena. Rusev wipes out Cena with a nasty clothesline, and he kicks at Cena's head, screaming at him in Bulgarian. Rusev taunts Cena before laying him out with a splash. Rusev goes for his flag, but Cena stops him on the second rope, only to eat more offense including a big DDT from Rusev.
Cena attempts to drag himself to his corner, but Rusev stops him. Cena is able to get away and he hits two shoulderblocks, a suplex, and a five knuckle shuggle. Cena tries for the AA, but Rusev fights out and hits a spinebuster. Rusev climbs up in the corner, but Cena is up once more to stop him. Cena is able to knock Rusev into the middle of the ring. Cena tries for a leg drop, but Rusev counters into a powerbomb easily.
Rusev pulls down his flag, and he gets down to the mat,but Cena is able to take him out quickly. Cena attempts to pull himself up in the corner because this one isn't over. Rusev pulls Cena out of the corner in powerbomb position, but Cena is able to counter into the STF. Rusev is tapping out, but there's no submissions in this match, so Rusev is just in trouble here. Cena eventually breaks the hold, and he begins pulling himself up in the corner again. Cena pulls down the American flag, and he turns around into a kick to the jaw from Rusev.
Rusev grabs his flag and heads toward the ramp, but he's stopped by Cena. Cena grabs his flag and he tries to take it up to the podium on the ramp, but Rusev stops him with a kick to the face. Rusev takes apart the steps and uses the top half to drive into Cena' face. That may have something to do with it.
Rusev tries to walk up the ramp, but Cena holds him back. Cena breaks free and slams him repeatedly into the LED wall. Rusev recovers quickly and hits a fallaway slam at the top of the ramp. Rusev heads off toward the side of the ramp and he pulls over a table, setting it up next to the pedestal for the American flag. Rusev sets up a second table, the stalks Cena. Rusev slams Cena's head into the podium steps, but when he heads up and tries to send him through the tables, he's not able to. Cena heads back toward the ring and he grabs the US Flag and he tries to make his way to the podium, but he's blocked but he's put into the accolade by Rusev. Cena fades, and Rusev drops him to the floor. Rusev grabs his flag while Cena rolls behind Rusev's podium. Rusev climbs the steps to he podium, and he's almost done, but Cena comes in to block him. Cena tries to shoulder Rusev, but Rusev fights out they fall to the floor. Cena is able to shoulder Rusev and he walks up his own podiun, and throws him through the side by side tables. Cena walks back and grabs his flag, placing it in the stand at the top of the podium, and ending the match.
Winner: John Cena
After a commercial for Summerslam, the announcers wonder if the Fashion Police will be able to close the case tonight. It's time for the Fashion Files. The Truth is Not H. Breeze and Fandango are shown consulting. Breeze says it's been fun, and Fandango's been a good partner. The Ascension come in and they say it was them the whole time. Breeze says that's disappointing. Fandango says they were at a different show though, so he's not sure how that could be. The lights go out, and Breeze seems to be missing. Fandango appears to be knocked out, and he's dragged out of frame while Breeze is still out. It looks like the truth is still out there.
Mike Kanellis is the first man to make his way to the arena for the next match, and of course he's accompanied by his wife Maria. The crowd doesn't seem too impressed with the Kanellis' as they hug and slow dance in the middle of the ring.
Sami Zayn is out next, and the crowd seems much more interested in Zayn.
Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis
The bell rings and Sami blocks a kick, taking down Mike right away for a series of right hands. Sami leaps over Mike and takes him down with a headscissors before connecting with a couple of big right hands. Sami chops Mike before sending him over the top rope and to the outside. Sami hits the ropes, but Maria moves her husband out of the way, screaming that Sami can't do that to him. Mike takes advantage and blasts Sami with a huge right hand to the side of the head. Mike brings things back into the ring and tries for a pin but only gets two. Mike takes Sami into the corner and blasts him with a couple of big right hands, wearing Sami down. Mike goes for the pin, but Sami kicks out at two.
Sami connects with a couple of big chops, but Mike comes back with a couple of huge clotheslines in the corner and a running big boot to the face. Mike takes a break to flirt with Maria before cranking back on Sami's arms. Sami fights up to his feet and kicks his way out of the hold. Sami connects with a couple of clotheslines on Mike before back dropping him to the mat. Sami is able to send Mike crashing over the top rope and out to the floor. Sami leaps over the top rope and wipes out Mike on the floor with a tope con hilo. Sami brings things back into the ring and hits a cross body from the top that's good for another two count. Sami and Mike both try for some offense, and Sami gets the upper hand by running the ropes and scoring a DDT. Sami tries for the exploder into the corner, but Maria is in and she blocks it by arguing with Sami. Maria exits the ring and Sami finds himself on Mike's shoulders. Sami fights out, hits the exploder into the corner, and hits the helluva kick on Kanellis, putting him down for the three count.
Winner: Sami Zayn
The announcers speak for a bit about the Punjabi Prison match before the structure begins to lower from the ceiling. This segues into a video package highlighting the events that led to this match, including Jinder being allowed to pick the stipulation.
Jinder Mahal is the first man to make his way to the ring, and he is by himself as the Singh brothers stated they'd have to watch from the back for this match.
Randy Orton is out next and the Viper gets a pretty good reaction from the fans in the crowd. The Philly fans still seem a bit quiet, which seems to be par for the course for this show.
Punjabi Prison WWE Championship Match
Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
After formal ring introductions, and the lowering of the outside cage, we're ready to begin.
The bell rings and Orton charges in with a kick to the gut and he takes the action to Jinder in the corner right away. Orton runs into a back elbow from Jinder. Jinder calls for the first door to be open, but Orton is there to stop him from getting out of the ring. The clock ticks down as both men try to get out of the door and neither will let the other out. Orton sends Jinder crashing into the cage wall, but Mahal still won't let Orton out of the ring. The door ends up being closed, and only three doors remain to get out of the first cage.
Jinders and Orton trade right hands and Mahal scores with an arm breaker before wrenching Orton's arm and dropping a knee repeatedly on his shoulder. Jinder chokes Orton with his boot, then he wraps Orton's arm around the wall of the cage. Jinder clamps on an arm submission, and Orton fights out. Jinder calls for another door to be opened, but Orton pulls him away and stops him with a fall away slam. Orton drags himself toward the open door, but Mahal keeps pulling him in. Jinder scrambles for the door, but neither make it.
Orton stomps away at Jinder before tossing him head first into the cage wall. Orton tries to toss Mahal into the wall again, and Jinder grabs on to the cage wall and begins climbing. Orton pulls Jinder down and Jinder crotches himself on the top rope. Orton hits Mahal with a coupleder of rights. Orton tries for the suspension DDT, but Mahal fights it off and hits a backdrop that breaks the attempt. Mahal hits Orton with a couple of running forearms, but then runs into a big knee that stop him cold. Orton suplexes Mahal against the cage wall a couple of times before he snaps his neck on the top rope. Orton calls for the door to be open, and he's stopped by Mahal. Neither man can make it out of this door, and the third door is locked on the cage.
Both men make it up to their knees and stare at each other. Orton side steps a high knee and Orton connects with a snap powerslam. Orton takes Mahal into the ropes and connects with a suspension DDT. Orton calls for the last door to be open, then he tries for the RKO. Jinder pushes Randy away and hits a high knee to the face. Jinder picks up Orton and eats an RKO. The Singh brothers are in and they pull Jinder out of the inner cage, then the last door is locked. The Singh brothers mock Orton before they try to get Jinder up to his feet.
Orton climbs the inner cage and makes it to the top. Orton climbs from the inner structure to the outer structure next to Mahal and he begins head butting Jinder. Orton and Jinder trade shots, and Mahal falls to the floor. The Singh brothers pull Orton down and wear him down before picking him up for Jinder to hit a big boot to the floor. Jinder begins climbing the outer structure, and Orton has to fight off the Singh's to be able to pull Jinder down to the ringside area. Orton suplexes one Singh brother on the floor before tossing the other to the floor. Jinder goes under the ring and begins pulling out kendo sticks and whacking Orton. Mahal tries to set up Orton for the Khallass, but Orton backs Jinder into the cage wall to block it.
Orton grabs a kendo stick of his own and begins using it on both Jinder and the Singhs. Orton begins the slow climb, and one of the Singh's is small enough to slip through the structure. Samir Singh has Orton tied up in the cage with a front face lock. Orton fights off Samir and sends him falling from the structure and through the announcer's table. Mahal is up behind Orton and he climbs up behind Randy.
Jinder is able to bring things back to the ringside area on the arena floor, and he slams Orton into the wall. Both men are exhausted as they pulls themselves up to their feet. Orton is able to get his hands on a chair from under the ring, and he uses it to blast the other Singh brother. Orton hits Jinder across the back with the chair. Orton catches his breath, then begins the climb toward the top of the cage. One of the Singh brothers tries to stop Orton, but he's kicked away. Music begins playing, and the Great Khali makes his way out to the arena to a big reaction. Orton is able to make it up to the top of the structure, but Khali starts shaking the cage, and Orton begins falling down. Khali climbs the outside of the cage and puts his hand around Orton's throat while talking trash. Jinder climbs up and he smiles before climbing to the top of the cage. Jinder climbs over and to the floor, touching down and retaining his title.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Jinder Mahal
Following the match Khali grabs the title, holds it up, and places it over Mahal's shoulder.
The show ends with Jinder and Khali celebrating while Orton recovers on the floor.