After Randy Orton challenged Roman Reigns, it was obvious The Tribal Chief wanted something done about The Apex Predator. So Reigns assigned Jimmy Uso the task of taking out Orton! With the political string pulled behind the scenes by our boss (Reigns’ #SpecialCounsel and #Wiseman) Paul Heyman, it was Jimmy Uso taking on Randy Orton, live on WWE Smackdown.
According to WWE.com:
“The Viper” Randy Orton is hunting down The Bloodline and in his first act, he defeated Jimmy Uso in a thrilling SmackDown main event. Orton was his vintage self, but Uso was determined to prove himself to “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns, but in the end, he couldn’t deliver. Solo Sikoa arrived at ringside, but LA Knight neutralized the threat, allowing Orton to nail an RKO for the win. After the match, a beatdown by the hands of Reigns and The Bloodline ensued, but a returning AJ Styles shocked both Reigns and the WWE Universe as The Phenomenal One inserted himself right into the title picture.