Old-school fans of WWE couldn’t believe their eyes when Edge made his miraculous return to the company, and now, it may be getting better. Last week, Matt Hardy confronted Randy Orton regarding his recent behavior toward the returning superstar, and it led to another vicious beatdown. After having his head slammed between two chairs, Hardy may be able to get his revenge in a No Holds Barred Match taking place next week on Monday Night Raw.
At this year’s Royal Rumble, Edge returned after nearly a decade out of the ring, shocking the world. The next night on Raw, Orton took the former World Champion’s head and smashed it between two chairs, keeping him off of television for the past two weeks.
On the last episode of Raw, Hardy confronted Orton about what he did to Edge, and it led to a vicious beatdown. “The Viper” solidified his major heel status by dealing out the same fate to Hardy that he had given Edge just one week earlier.
Now, those two Con-Chair-Tos have led to a contest where anything goes.
The official website of WWE revealed on Friday that Randy Orton will face Matt Hardy in a No Holds Barred Match next week. The bout will take place on Monday Night Raw, and nothing is off-limits for both superstars as they look to earn a major victory.
There have been a lot of whispers on social media that Hardy is leaving WWE once his contract expires early next month. Of course, there has been no confirmation of this and he could still choose to stay with the company, but that remains to be seen.
Fans have speculated that this is the reason why WWE has treated him so poorly when he even appears on television at all. This No Holds Barred Match, though, is quite huge, and Hardy is now involved in a major storyline on Raw, one which has much deeper roots to it than people may realize.
Years and years ago, there was a great feud between Hardy and Edge, which had Lita at the center of the conflict. This was an on-air storyline that played off of a real-life situation in which Edge “stole” Lita, who had been Hardy’s longtime girlfriend.
With Edge’s return from a medically-forced retirement, it has been expected that WWE would give him periods of time off and a lighter schedule. Hardy vs. Orton is a great way to continue the feud and keep Edge involved in the storyline. After all, the No Holds Barred Match on Monday Night Raw could open the door for the next appearance of the “Rated-R Superstar.”