Huge six-man tag event announced for RAW

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September 09, 2006

WWE.com has learned that an epic Six-Man Tag Team Match will take place live in Madison Square Garden on RAW, pitting the combination of John Cena, Carlito and Jeff Hardy against WWE Champion Edge, Randy Orton and Intercontinental Champion Johnny Nitro. In one of the biggest main events in recent Monday night history, these six men will have one last opportunity to meet their respective Unforgiven opponents before colliding in singles competition next Sunday.

At Unforgiven in Toronto, John Cena looks to reclaim the WWE Championship and defy the greatest of odds as he battles Edge not only in his hometown, but in a match The Rated R Superstar has never lost: a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match. Cena has promised to leave RAW to compete on SmackDown if he cannot defeat Edge in the champion's forte, the TLC Match, at Unforgiven. Will any of these three elements - tables, ladders or chairs - come into play this Monday? Will the champion attempt to weaken the challenger before Sunday in the World's Most Famous Arena?

"I just want to get my hands on Edge," said a focused Cena. "Randy Orton, Edge and Johnny Nitro are a team full of metrosexuals…they're like the guys who are prim and proper while me, Carlito and Hardy are like the knock around guys."

The WWE Championship will not be the only gold at stake next Sunday night as Johnny Nitro defends the Intercontinental Championship against Jeff Hardy. Recently returning to WWE, Hardy defeated Orton -- another opponent in the six-man tag match -- to become the No. 1 contender for Nitro's gold. Last Monday, Hardy came within inches of leaving RAW as champion until Melina interfered. The free-spirited Hardy won by disqualification, but did not earn the gold. Can Hardy find some early retribution and additional momentum against the Intercontinental Champion before their championship encounter?

"I know what it's like to be an Intercontinental Champion. I've been there before," said Hardy. "I'd like to relive that feeling again… I'm gonna do whatever it takes to get that gold."

In other action next Sunday night, Carlito faces Orton in a truly fierce contest between two of RAW's young lions. Both men have been getting involved in one another's personal matters for the past several weeks. Most notably, the Legend Killer attacked Carlito in the backstage area, interrupting an intimate encounter between Carlito and Trish Stratus by slamming them both into a wall with huge momentum. Later, Carlito played an instrumental role in Orton's loss to Hardy in a No. 1 contender's match. Both Orton and Carlito will let loose on Sunday, but what will these bitter rivals do to each other on RAW?

"John Cena and me go way back.. of course, he's had a little more success than me. But he's the  sh*ts in the ring and I'm going to spank him like a little baby tonight," said a defiant Legend Killer about the six-man tag team main event on RAW. "Jeff Hardy, much respect, I like his ink, but I'm going to have to mop the ring with him tonight."

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