Edge def. Jeff Hardy (New WWE Champion)

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January 25, 2009

DETROIT -- On a night that saw SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero inform Jeff Hardy he would defend his title in a No Disqualification Match, the biggest shock came when Hardy's brother, Matt, violently turned his back on Jeff, costing him the title and giving Edge the WWE Championship.

The bitter betrayal rocked the WWE Universe, as it initially appeared as if Matt Hardy was coming to Jeff's aid during the No Disqualification Match. After encouraging Jeff to deliver a Con-Chair-To to Edge, Matt administered his own twist of fate, crashing his brother's head in with a steel chair.

Matt Hardy's mindset was certainly shaken as of late with the loss of the ECW Championship, and his failed attempt to regain his gold earlier in the night against ECW Champion Jack Swagger -- but nothing could have prepared anyone in the WWE Universe for Matt's horrific attack on his own brother.

What will Matt Hardy have to say for his actions at Royal Rumble? How will Jeff Hardy react to being cheated out of the WWE Championship by his own brother? And what happens now that Edge has reclaimed the gold he covets?

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