With Kevin Owens being begrudgingly handcuffed to the ring post, Sami Zayn was left to battle Randy Orton, the Superstar he attacked with a steel chair one week earlier, all by himself. But when Zayn reached the bolt cutters and helped to get them to Owens so his friend could free himself, it appeared the numbers game would overwhelm The Viper. Nevertheless, Orton refused to give in, and after avoiding the Helluva Kick, he rolled up his adversary for the pinfall.
Before he could catch his breath, though, Owens and Zayn launched a 2-on-1 post-match onslaught until Shinsuke Nakamura suddenly emerged to even the odds! As he and Orton dismantled their adversaries with two Kinshasas and a pair of RKOs, it became very clear that The Artist would be the partner of WWE’s Apex Predator at WWE Clash of Champions.
Back in the locker room, Shane raised the stakes even further, making himself Special Guest Referee for the tag team match. He also informed Daniel Bryan that if Owens and Zayn lost, they would be finished in all of WWE.