Heading into Survivor Series, Team Raw looked likely to leave Toronto as the victors, with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho leading the line against Team SmackDown Live.
Despite rumours suggesting that the somebody would cost the blue brand from winning, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins were unable to help Raw complete a clean sweep, with Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton doing enough to put SmackDown on the board, at last.
However, statistics show that with this win, The Viper has finally ended an unwanted record against the current United States Champion.
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The WWE stats and information Twitter account has revealed that Orton has never won a pay-per-view match in which Reigns has also been a participant.
Before the event, that record stood at a surprising 0-9; so it's taken well over three years to register a win against him.
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The first time he stood opposite him was at WrestleMania 29 in a six-man tag team match, where The Shield defeated Orton, Sheamus and The Big Show on the same night John Cena defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship.
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The second saw Orton team up with Daniel Bryan at WWE Payback, failing to capture the tag team titles against Rollins and Reigns.
The Shield went on to defeat Evolution at back-to-back events, first at Extreme Rules and then at Payback – before The Shield imploded.
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Money in the Bank saw Cena stand tall, in a match which also featured Orton, Reigns, Wyatt, Sheamus, Cesaro, Kane and Alberto Del Rio.
Orton failed again at Battleground 2014, losing in a Fatal 4 Way match for the WWE title against Reigns, Kane and Cena – who left the victor once more.
The two finally met in a one-on-one contest at SummerSlam, which Reigns also won.
More ladder matches followed. First, Rollins defeated Orton, Reigns and Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship, before Sheamus won at Money in the Bank to capture the briefcase.
Sunday night was the first time the two were involved in a match since Money in the Bank earlier this year, and it proved to be great timing with Team SmackDown reigning supreme against the favourites from Monday night.
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