For this week’s Main Event Madness match, I wanted to cover a match that featured Luke Harper for the fact that he reminds me so much of Bruiser Brody. Last week on Smackdown Live, Bray had told both Randy Orton and Luke Harper that they were going to settle their differences in the ring. For weeks, the team had been having a meltdown and it all started with Luke Harper and mistrust of Randy Orton who was the new kid on the block in the Wyatt Family. So at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, the two would kick off the show in a fight that was promising not to be a technical mat wrestling match, but a brawl for the ages. When the ball rang, the two tested each other’s strengths with the collar and elbow tie up to which Randy got the best of Luke at first as Luke exited the ring in frustration. Luke would try to take the advantage after delivering a kick to the midsection to Orton on the outside, but the Apex predator was on top of his game nailing Luke with the draping DDT.
Randy continued the brawl on the outside of the ring slamming Harper on the security barrier and the top of the announcer’s table. After pausing, Randy would go back in for more, but was faced with a big boot that sent him and Harper to the ground. Bray was dissatisfied with it and was not allowing the match to end on a countout so he grabbed both men, one at a time, and threw them both back in the ring to settle the score. When we came back from commercial break, Luke was in control of the match with a side headlock, but it wouldn’t last for long. After trading advantages, both men were literally throwing everything at each other whether it be Randy’s patent powerslam, superplex from the top or even a Michinoku driver from Harper. Both men just refused to stay down as they had something to prove to Bray. At one point in the match, Luke tried for some form of powerbomb, but Randy was able to get himself out of it and reverse it into a rollup, but Luke kicked out. As soon as Luke got up, he would try to hit the discus clothesline, but Randy hit him with the RKO. After looking at Bray, he would cover Luke for the 1-2-3 and the win.