Fans can expect business to pick up on Monday Night Raw over the next few weeks now that WrestleMania season is here, and a big match has been announced for Raw next week.
WWE has confirmed that Randy Orton will face off against Matt Hardy in a No Holds Barred Match on Monday Night Raw.
Hardy confronted Orton on Raw this week, and the segment ended with Orton hitting Matt with the con-chair-to. It seemed as if Matt was being written off TV, but apparently that’s not the case.
It’s believed that Hardy’s contract is set to expire on March 1, and he’s teased that he could be on his way out of the company.
WWE posted the following announcement:
“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.”