WWE News: Randy Orton tries to escape The New Day in Chile
What's the story?
Footage has emerged of Randy Orton attempting to get away from Kofi Kingston and The New Day in Santiago, Chile.
In case you didn't know...
The RAW roster may have been putting each other through tables, hitting each other with chairs and scaling ladders at last night's TLC pay-per-view, but the SmackDown Live crew have been enjoying themselves in South America.
The blue brand has performed in Argentina and Chile on the tour, promoting shows in the capitals of Buenos Aires and Santiago, the latter of which saw Triple H wrestle for the first time since his defeat to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 33.
Randy Orton wrestled Jinder Mahal at the first Chile show, before teaming with The New Day in the opener of yesterday's event.
The heart of the matter
Orton and The New Day were successfully in the show-opening bout yesterday, overcoming the trio of SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions The Usos and recently-turned Sami Zayn in convincing fashion.
The New Day have been trying to get performers to dance with them throughout the tour, but Randy Orton had absolutely no desire to get involved in any shape-throwing in the Chilean capital.
The Viper instead decided that discretion was the better part of valour, running away from a pleading Kofi Kingston rather than getting down with Kofi, Big E. and Xavier Woods.
Kofi tried the same trick with Triple H later in the evening, experiencing a little more success before being planted with a thunderous Pedigree.
Randy Orton is in limbo somewhat right now. The Legend Killer followed his unsuccessful WWE Championship feud with Jinder Mahal by besting Rusev in a short series of matches, but it isn't clear what he is doing next. A place in a cross-brand elimination match at Survivor Series seems likely.
The New Day are coming off a losing feud with The Usos that will go down as one of the best of the year, and seem to be moving into a feud with Rusev and Aiden English. The backstage segments in that one should be fantastic.
It has long been said that fans are better off attending live events as opposed to television tapings, and this is further proof of that. The WWE superstars seem to be far more relaxed at the house shows as opposed to the ultra-tense TV environment, leading to a much more enjoyable atmopshere.
It is also good to see that Orton and Kofi have gotten over their famous feud of 2009.
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