The scheduled match was Xavier Woods & Big E vs. The Revival, but Randy Orton hit the scene with a plan: Throw out a bunch of slander about how Kofi Kingston was “scared” of The Apex Predator after the way their SummerSlam match ended and then suggest they join the main event by way of making it a Six-Man Tag Team Match. Of course, the WWE Champion was down.

Highlights from the thrilling main event included Orton back-suplexing Woods into the announcer’s table, Big E belly-to-belly suplexing the opposition at a rapid rate and Kingston wiping out Orton with a dazzling dive. In the clutch, The Revival bested a battered Woods by dropping him with a picture-perfect Shatter Machine for the win.

Dash & Dawson continued their assault on Woods & Big E after the bell, but Kingston fought them off with a dropkick and Trouble in Paradise, respectively, but Orton was ready to strike. Kofi let himself open to a preying Viper, who took down Kofi, Woods and Big E with RKOs… and then a second to Kofi, seemingly for good (and sadistic) measure.

The Orton-Kingston conflict wasn’t the only saga that seemed to be far from settled. Just before SmackDown LIVE concluded, Reigns confronted Bryan & Rowan backstage. Earlier in the evening, Buddy Murphy (after much physical persuading from Erick Rowan) admitted that Rowan had nothing to do with the attacks on The Big Dog. Bryan first looked for an apology from Reigns, but once that didn’t appear to be coming, “The New” Daniel Bryan threw Roman another curveball: He and his partner had been conducting their own investigation, claimed to know who the culprit was and would reveal the answer to The Big Dog and the WWE Universe next week.

So, whodunnit?

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