After Matt Hardy was attacked by Randy Orton on this past episode of Raw, the two will face off in a No Holds Barred match.
WWE made the match official, set to take place on the February 17 episode of Raw. The news comes days after Orton hitting Hardy with an RKO followed up by hitting the one-man Con-Chair-To on Hardy, the same move that Orton finished off Edge with two weeks ago.
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.
It should be noted that Hardy's contract is reportedly set to expire on March 1 and he has yet to sign a new contract. Hardy then went to Twitter after the segment where he simply wrote "GOODBYE" and added a link to the latest video in his Free The Delete series.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that the reason for this match being added after Hardy said goodbye following the angle on February 10 is because of how well-received the angle was. Fightful has been able to confirm this report.
Here's what I've been told by sources:— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) February 14, 2020
Matt passed on WWE's latest contract offer last week, which is why they did the con-chair-to angle to write him off TV. Since it was so well-received though, they decided to extend this part of story another week. https://t.co/Y2XrKMDIIk
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