The two stalwarts of the company have had some, let’s say, recent history. On this week’s RAW, Matt was given a nasty steel chair shot to the head. Hardy was confronting Orton over The Apex Predator’s recent brutal attack and subsequent “conchairto” on RAW a few weeks ago.
That vicious chair shot was widely reported to write off Hardy from WWE TV due to his contract apparently expiring. With today’s news, speculation is now rife that Matt has re-signed with the company, even though his contract doesn’t finish until March 1.
Below is the announcement on Monday’s No Holds Barred match:
Matt Hardy to battle Randy Orton in No Holds Barred Match
This past Monday on Raw, Randy Orton subjected Matt Hardy to the same brutal Con-Chair-To that sent Edge out of Raw on a stretcher. Now, Hardy is coming for payback.
In the wake of Orton’s heinous attack, the former Raw Tag Team Champion is now slated to battle The Apex Predator in a No Holds Barred Match, placing Orton directly on a collision course with his most recent victim — to say nothing of a Superstar who refuses to take the abuse lying down. After all, Hardy is as much a trailblazer as Edge, and his history is almost completely entwined with that of The Rated-R Superstar. Then again, Randy Orton seems to take a particular delight in destroying legends these days. He’ll be more than happy to do it again.
Tune in to Raw this Monday, live at 8/7 C on USA Network.