In SmackDown LIVE’s main event, WWE Champion Bray Wyatt put his newly captured title on the line against John Cena and AJ Styles. However, before the match could begin, Wyatt’s former faithful follower Luke Harper came out and blindsided The Reaper of Souls, putting him at a disadvantage as the contest began.
The three Superstars did not hold back in pursuit of WWE’s most prestigious prize, not hesitating to take chances in attempts of sealing the deal. But in the final moments, after each Superstar took the others’ literal best shots several times over, Wyatt took advantage of Cena temporarily eliminating Styles and then hit The Cenation Leader with the Sister Abigail for the win.
After the contest, the 2017 Royal Rumble Winner and Wyatt’s follower Randy Orton made his way to the ring. Tensions mounted for a moment between the two possible WrestleMania adversaries, but then, suddenly, The Viper supplicated himself to The Eater of Worlds.
Orton pledged to the WWE Champion that as long as he is serving under Wyatt, he refuses to face him at WrestleMania and promised his undying allegiance. Wyatt then proclaimed that Orton now has the keys to the kingdom as SmackDown LIVE went off the air.