In the final segment of WWE Smackdown on December 1st 2023, RAW’s Adam Pearce and Smackdown’s Nick Aldis tried to recruit Randy Orton to sign a brand-exclusive contract. Before he could make a decision, Orton was attacked by The Bloodline but LA Knight made the save. Orton laid out Jimmy with an RKO and then grabbed the contracts. Orton tossed away the RAW contract and signed with Smackdown.
The show ended with Orton telling Paul Heyman to call Roman Reigns and let him know that “daddy’s home.” Aldis raised Orton’s hand but was then hit with an RKO out of nowhere.
— WWE (@WWE) December 2, 2023