When former champions clash in the WWE ring, it is always something to be hold, so the recent match between AJ Styles and Randy Orton made quite the main event for Smackdown.
With the right to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania for the WWE Championship on the line, the two former champions competed with everything they had.
A genius combination
Randy Orton and his patented RKO have become one of the most popular moves in the WWE and he has delivered many incredible variations of it.
Many claim that his greatest RKO came against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 31, but his latest effort against AJ Styles could give that one some serious competition.
With Rollins attempting a curb stomp and Orton counting into an RKO, the fans all took to their feet, but now with AJ Styles he has a man who he can create something special with.
They proved that at a recent WWE Live event where the two were facing each other once again.
Styles' Phenomenal Forearm finisher does kindly lend itself to the RKO and there is one very obvious way that Orton could counter Styles' finishing move.
However the Viper has found a new way, by not even allowing Styles to get off of the ropes and driving him to the mat face first.
It is a finish worthy of any match and it is the second variation on the RKO that the two have provided within the last week.
The two pulled off a great finish to their match on Smackdown on Tuesday, despite arguably the best moment coming when Styles avoid the finishing move.
A long Road to WrestleMania
With three more episodes of Smackdown until the WWE invades Orlando, Florida for WrestleMania, both the Viper and the Phenomenal One seem to have rocky roads ahead.
Orton will go on to challenge for the title and face his former patriarch Bray Wyatt in the culmination of their feud filled with deception and darkness.
Styles on the other hand seems set to face Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon who has had some recent clashes with the former Champion.
McMahon competed at WrestleMania last year and despite losing to the Undertaker, looked to be in good shape.
Now it looks like he will get a chance against Styles after the two were seen clashing backstage following Smackdown this past Tuesday.
Who will emerge victorious when the Commissioner takes on his former champion is anyone's guess, but if they can pull off a match that is half as good as either of the matches they both competed in at last year's WrestleMania, it will surely be great to watch.
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