Aiden English sang his song … briefly. Still enraged over his controversial losses to Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton came from out of nowhere and attacked English with a scintillating RKO. The Viper then grabbed a chair and made it clear he wasn’t going anywhere until he got what he wanted — a WWE Title Match with Jinder Mahal. After waiting throughout the duration of a commercial break and still not being met by Mahal’s presence, The Apex Predator began to borderline lose it, claiming that he would strike down upon every Team Blue Superstar if need be.
These aggressive statements from Orton brought SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon to the ring to try to reason with The Viper. Shane-O-Mac stressed that he could not hold up SmackDown LIVE and urged him to cease threatening Mahal’s family. Orton obviously did not take kindly to this, but soon heard some news that would at least temporarily alleviate his anger. Shane said that he believed what The Singh Brothers did at WWE Money in the Bank firmly crossed the line. So, although The Viper had already lost his guaranteed rematch, Orton would get another chance to challenge for the WWE Title because of the abnormal circumstances and personal nature of the rivalry. Per Shane, however, Mahal would have the privilege of picking a stipulation for the title bout.
With that, Mahal and The Singh Brothers arrived. Irate over Orton’s repeated threats, Mahal firmly stated that he would put The Viper out of his misery. The Modern-Day Maharaja said that he would never allow The Apex Predator to infiltrate his homeland, but he would bring his home to Orton when they squared off for the WWE Championship at WWE Battleground in the first Punjabi Prison Match in 10 years.