Ric Flair proves why he still is the dirtiest player in the game. Meanwhile, Randy Orton makes a surprise return to add more salt to Shawn Michaels' wounds.05/25/2017 - 18:00
See exclusive slow-motion footage from intense Monday Night Raw battle between the teams of Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt & Samoa Joe.05/23/2017 - 17:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/23/2017 - 14:15
Time slows down as Finn Bálor goes to battle against his former "good brother."05/23/2017 - 12:45
Though the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match at Extreme Rules will be every man for himself, Raw's turbulent main event features a tag team showdown between a pair of shaky partnerships.05/23/2017 - 00:00
Following his loss to Kalisto, Titus O'Neil claims Apollo Crews' let down the Titus Brand.05/22/2017 - 23:45
The Wicked Witch of WWE looks to send a painful message to Bayley ahead of their Raw Women's Title Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Matt Hardy battles The Celtic Warrior for the right to choose the stipulation for their upcoming Raw Tag Team Championship Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Ahead of his Submission Match at Extreme Rules against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville, Austin Aries goes head-to-head against Tony Nese.05/22/2017 - 23:30
Vic Joseph gives a special shout-out to his fellow WWE announcers for all their help, as he becomes the newest voice of WWE.05/22/2017 - 22:45
Apollo Crews takes on a high-flying masked adversary with Titus O'Neil keeping close watch.05/22/2017 - 22:45
The Boss will look to take charge of Alicia Fox in an explosive Raw showdown.05/22/2017 - 22:45
In anticipation of the imminent Street Fight on WWE 205 Live, The Brian Kendrick attacks Akira Tozawa and ignites an absolute melee.05/22/2017 - 22:45
It's lights, camera, action as Goldust talks about the flickering light that is his former cohort R-Truth.05/22/2017 - 22:30
The Advocate to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar comes forth to give Bálor the edge in Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way No. 1 Contender's Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 22:15
Finn Bálor goes to war against his former friend Karl Anderson.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Elias Samson makes his in-ring Raw debut against the reigning Intercontinental Champion.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Conciliation or stretchers on standby?
After seeing both Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton both carried out on gurneys following Hardy's death-defying Swanton Bomb on the WWE Champion last week, it looks like Mr. McMahon has seen enough. The Chairman had ordered these two bitter rivals to put aside their differences for one night tonight and shake hands in the middle of the ring.
Hardy and Orton's rivalry has grown increasingly personal and violent in the last few weeks. Will this Chairman-ordered attempt at a one-night truce prove successful or only fan the flames of Hardy and Orton's mutual hatred less than a week before they battle for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble?
After finding himself in a most unfamiliar position -- on his back, in a neck brace and strapped to a gurney -- Orton may be taking Hardy's vow to "take him out" a lot more seriously.
After all, the legend-killing WWE Champion is used to sending opponents out on stretchers and not being carried out on one. But after Hardy crushed him with a breathtaking -- and borderline suicidal -- Swanton Bomb from 30 feet in the air on Raw last Monday, Orton knows two things: The Intercontinental Champion is a man of his word and will do anything -- including harm himself -- to avenge the self-proclaimed "one-man dynasty's" attack on his brother Matt. Who knows to what extremes Jeff Hardy will go to take Orton's WWE Championship at Royal Rumble on Jan. 27? (WATCH)
Path of Self-Destruction
However, some observers wonder whether Hardy did more harm to himself than Orton. The WWE Champion could have suffered more serious injuries from the Swanton Bomb, but somehow managed to walk away with only head and back trauma.
The extent of Hardy's alleged injuries last Monday are unknown; he reportedly staggered out of the medical facility before he could be evaluated. Maybe he was being reckless -- or perhaps he didn't want Orton to learn about his injuries. Either way, Hardy's behavior made the jaws of even his closest associates -- and most diehard fans -- drop.
Still, is Hardy more consumed with vengeance and injuring Orton than winning the WWE Championship? His messages to Orton in the last few weeks have been loud and clear and he could be living in the sadistic champion's head after using legend killing-esque tactics against him. But he could have severely injured -- and eliminated -- himself from his golden opportunity at Royal Rumble, and that would have brought an ear-to-ear grin to Orton's face.
Order of Protection
Making rivalries personal has been one of Orton's favorite tactics. As illustrated by his wars with John Cena, the Rhodes family and Shawn Michaels, among others, the third-generation Superstar likes to get inside his opponents heads, turning them crazed and self-destructive. Was Orton hoping that Hardy would wipe himself out of the WWE Title picture while attempting to avenge his brother Matt?
Less than a month ago, Orton and Hardy's scheduled match for Royal Rumble was solely about the WWE Championship. Now, it is about so much more. Maybe Mr. McMahon shouldn't being ordering a handshake between Hardy and Orton; it may not be possible for these two. Perhaps -- for both Superstars' safety -- they should be kept as far apart from one another before the Rumble. If not, WWE officials may want to have some more gurneys on standby.