After the pure carnage that kicked off the show, these two sides squared off in official fashion in the main event of SmackDown LIVE.
The action was fast-paced and intense as the two squadrons waged battle. As the match reached its final stages, it appeared that The Apex Predator was in an untouchable zone, battling through attempted interference from The Singh Brothers and even connecting with the RKO on Kevin Owens.
However, there were just too many hoops to jump through, as The Maharaja swooped in and connected with the Cobra Clutch Slam immediately following The Viper’s takedown of Owens.
With the victory, Mahal made a massive statement heading into WWE Backlash: He’s ready to take Orton’s title.