Erick Rowan returns on Smackdown
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 07, 2017,
Apr 07, 2017, 4:57
New WWE Champion Randy Orton opened the show and addressed his title win at WrestleMania on Sunday night.
Bray appeared on-screen to demand his rematch-between the usual Wyatt-isms-and promised it wouldn't be a normal match. After a raucous post-WrestleMania RAW that was full of surprises, what does the blue brand have in store for the wild fans in Orlando?
Naomi retained the title with the Spider Twist on Bliss.
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.
Rowan and Wyatt were chased off by Luke Harper and Randy Orton and a tag team match was scheduled between the four men for later in the evening.
See page 2 for detailed results. AJ Styles comes out to interrupt. The show closed with Harper and Orton celebrating.
He said he had been waiting "so long" to ask her to marry him. And last but not least, there is the chance of some big debuts from NXT. Last night was bags of fun, and set SD up for next week's Superstar Shake-up by continuing a number of threads from WrestleMania, and delivering a couple of blockbuster debuts. Orton gears up for an RKO on Wyatt, but the lights go out and when they come back on Wyatt is at ringside. He lays a beating on Orton, when Luke Harper run in.
Wyatt, on the other hand, stayed mostly in character during media appearances leading up to the big event. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Wyatt described his relationship with Orton.
Baron Corbin defeated Champion Dean Ambrose @ 11:05 via pin [***½] This was very good, sure they had the advantage of the weapons and such, but it had all of the intensity that their Mania match lacked. Before Shane could elaborate, however, AJ Styles made his way to the ring and then, surprisingly, Styles said he had something for Shane... a handshake. Luke Harper & Randy Orton defeated Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan [**½] This was a perfectly solid, if lethargic main event to continue the Orton vs. Wyatt feud.
We return from break, with Harper getting the hot tag. Orton follows up with an RKO on Rowan for the win. Wyatt is on the ramp talking to himself as he heads backstage.