WWE Smackdown: Kevin Owens and Randy Orton battle in no disqualification match
UPI News Service, 11/29/2017
Kevin Owens and Randy Orton collided Tuesday on Smackdown Live in a hard-hitting, no disqualification match.
The main event was given the no disqualification rules by Smackdown commissioner Shane McMahon as a way to punish Owens for interfering in the blue brand's match against Raw at Survivor Series. McMahon also banned Owens' best friend Sami Zayn from ringside in order to ensure a fair fight.
The bout featured Owens using a kendo stick to attack Orton and an impressive Superplex The Viper delivered to The Prizefighter.
As the battle spilled over near the entranceway, Zayn acted as a guardian angel to Owens once again when he attacked Orton multiple times with a steel chair. The act still fell within McMahon's rules as Zayn was technically not at ringside.
Owens would target Orton's damaged left leg back in the ring and deliver a Superkick followed by a Frog Splash to earn the victory.
Also on Smackdown, Jinder Mahal's henchmen The Singh Brothers took on WWE Champion AJ Styles in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match in honor of their leader who is still reeling from losing his title to The Phenomenal One earlier this month.
Mahal gave The Singh Brothers an early advantage in the match when he blindsided Styles before the bell could ring. Styles, despite being outnumbered, was able to still win the match after he kicked Mahal and delivered a second-rope Styles Clash to Samir onto Sunil for the three count.
Mahal, enraged, went after Styles who quickly got out of harm's way. The Modern Day Maharaja then took out his anger on The Singh Brothers, delivering two Khallases to his henchmen for losing the bout.
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Other moments from Smackdown Live included The New Day defeating Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable; The Bludgeon Brothers defeating The Hype Bros which led to Mojo Rawley betraying and attacking his partner Zack Ryder; and The Riot Squad consisting of NXT newcomers Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan, defeating Smackdown Women's Champion Charlotte, Natalya and Naomi after Natalya left the match and Naomi was attacked outside the ring.
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