Randy Orton crossed yet another line on Monday Night Raw this week when he nailed Beth Phoenix with an RKO in the closing moments of the show. Phoenix was out to give an update on Edge's health following Orton's attack weeks ago, but Orton quickly interrupted him. He finally gave an explanation regarding his actions, saying that by attacking Orton he was "saving" him from making a comeback to WWE to he could be a father to his daughters and a husband to Phoenix. He then claimed Pheonix was an enabler, and that he loved Edge and their daughters more than she did.
This drove Phoenix to slap Orton in the face. After a long face-to-face she kicked Orton, only for "The Viper" to strike with his finisher.
A portion of the Raw locker room ran out to check on Phoenix was the show went off the air. Drew McIntyre even went so far as to call Orton out for a match.0comments
Edge made his surprise in-ring return at the Men's Royal Rumble match back in late January, and news broke shortly afterwards that he had signed a new multi-year contract to wrestle on a part-time basis. WWE hasn't announced it yet, but all signs point to him meeting Orton at WrestleMania 36 in April.
There's one more pay-per-view before Mania however, as Elimination Chamber will take place on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Check out the full card (so far) for that show below:
- Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka vs. Natalya vs. Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott vs. Sarah Logan (Elimination Chamber Match)
- Intercontinental Championship: Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro and Sami Zayn
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Miz & John Morrison vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (Elimination Chamber Match)
- Raw Tag Team Champions: The Street Profits vs. Seth Rollins & Murphy
- AJ Styles vs. Aleister Black (No DQ Match)
- United States Champion Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo
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