Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre
We go right to the ring and out first comes Randy Orton as the announcer’s hype tonight’s line-up.
Orton says he was asked to come out and excitedly welcome everyone to RAW but excitedly isn’t his style, so he would like to invite a specific WWE Superstar to the ring right now. Orton tells AJ Styles to get his ass out here. Orton says while AJ is out here, he will show everyone why he is the #1 favorite for the Royal Rumble Match and might as well hit AJ with the RKO. The music interrupts and out comes AJ by himself.
They have words and AJ says he’s the Rumble favorite, not Orton. AJ brags about last week’s RKO and goes on about how people were saying it was the best RKO ever, it was phenomenal. AJ says maybe all he needs is that RKO to throw 29 other men out of the Rumble, including Orton, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, and… the music interrupts as Drew McIntyre makes his way out. Drew says that also includes him. He’s had some issues with his recent opponents but he’s looking for bigger and better now, and he’s looking at AJ and Orton have an RKO-measuring contest. Drew says his Claymore is bigger. Orton drops his mic and watches from the corner. Drew says he also knows who’s winning the Rumble and he wants to prove it tonight. He tells Kentucky they have 2 options – watch us talk all night, or the 3 of us can shut up and have a Triple Threat right now. Drew heads to the ring as the referee enters. It looks like the singles match between Orton and AJ is no more.
The bell rings and Drew drops AJ but Orton nails Drew with a cheap shot. AJ tries to springboard in at Orton but Orton knocks him off the top. Drew was sent to the floor. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson come from under the ring or the crowd out of nowhere. Gallows checks on AJ at ringside as Anderson enters the ring but takes the RKO from Orton. Drew runs over and levels Gallows with a Claymore Kick. We go to a commercial break.
Back from the break and AJ is up top but Drew rocks him. Drew climbs up for a superplex but AJ crotches him. AJ with strikes to knock Drew upside down, hanging in the corner. Orton comes over and unloads on both of them. AJ is still up top while Drew is still upside down. Orton climbs up for a superplex on AJ as fans cheer him on. Drew jumps up and brings both opponents to the mat and they land hard with a modified German. Drew gets up first as fans chant “this is awesome!” now.
They all trade strikes in the middle of the ring now. AJ with a kick to Drew’s head. Orton levels AJ with a clothesline. Drew drops Orton with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt, then delivers one to AJ. Drew with the Futureshock DDT to AJ. Drew kips up and gets a pop. Drew charges with a Claymore but Orton dropkicks him to the floor. Drew pulls Orton out of the ring and sends him into the barrier, then the apron. Drew rams Orton back into the barrier again. AJ flies over the top with a forearm to Drew. Orton slams Drew on the barrier, then AJ rams Drew into the ring post. Fans cheer Orton on as he grabs half of the steel ring steps and then rams them in Drew’s face to put him back down. AJ returns to the ring while Drew is down on the outside. Orton is recovering but on his feet on the floor. AJ tells Orton to bring it.
Orton enters the ring but AJ kicks him. AJ goes for Orton’s second rope draping DDT and he nails it. AJ wastes some time and shows off while Orton is down. AJ drops to the mat and readies for the RKO like Orton would. Orton gets up but Orton blocks his own RKO. AJ comes back and nails a pele kick to the head. AJ waits for Orton to get up again. Orton blocks the RKO again and kicks AJ to the mat. Orton mocks AJ now and calls for his Styles Clash. Orton nails AJ’s Styles Clash in the middle of the ring but AJ kicks out at 2. Fans chant for the RKO now. Orton plays to the crowd for more cheers. Orton drops to the mat and readies but AJ blocks it and rolls him for a 2 count. Orton rolls through and hits the RKO on AJ. Drew immediately runs in the ring and levels Orton with the Claymore for the pin to win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Drew stands tall for a pop as the music hits. We go to replays. Drew stands tall in the corner as Lawler predicts him to win the Rumble Match later this month. We go to a commercial.
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