Twisted hate

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February 20, 2009

PORTLAND, Ore. -- In the stunning wake of No Way Out, an Ultimate Opportunist brings the World Heavyweight Championship back to SmackDown, a brother's hatred fuels another vicious insurgence and a restored king makes a furious decree.

Jeff Hardy def. Edge (DQ) (Non-Title Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS
After making history by competing in two Elimination Chamber matches in one night at No Way Out, new World Heavyweight Champion Edge made his gleeful return to Friday Night SmackDown. When the Rated-R Superstar denied the emerging Jeff Hardy his challenge, Hardy ridiculed the champion's relationship with his wife before hitting him with a Twist of Fate. (PHOTOS)  An embarrassed Edge then told General Manager Vickie Guerrero that he would be facing Hardy later that night.

At the climax of their whirlwind match, Hardy hit Edge with the Swanton Bomb. Victory seemed imminent for the high-flying Superstar, when from out of nowhere, Matt Hardy attacked, hitting his brother with a Twist of Fate of his own. As the smoke cleared, Matt challenged an unconscious Jeff to a match next week.

J.R.'s Exclusive Interview with WWE Champion Triple H about the events on this week's Monday Night Raw(WATCH)
In an exclusive interview, Triple H told J.R. that when Randy Orton put his hands on his wife, Stephanie McMahon -- following weeks of attacks on the McMahon family - he "crossed the line" that he can never come back from. The Game was too upset to finish the interview, ripping the microphone from his shirt and leaving without a word. However, with word that The King of Kings will be at Raw to confront Orton this Monday night, one can only speculate on the horrific ramifications that will follow.

Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool def. Maria & Eve Torres (Divas Tag Team Match) (PHOTOS
Maryse made her return to action, entering into a seemingly bittersweet tag team partnership with the foe she defeated for the Divas Championship, Michelle McCool. While Eve was mounting an offense on Maryse in the corner and the referee was distracted by getting Maria out of the ring, Michelle delivered a powerful kick to Eve's head, paving the way for Maryse to pick up the win.

World Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison have their Valentine's Day date with the Bella Twins (WATCH)
WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo disguised themselves as waiters to disturb the Valentine's Day date that Miz & Morrison won with Nikki & Brie Bella one week ago. But their plan ended in disaster when The Colons accidentally threw two pies into the Bella Twins' faces. Next week, Carlito and Primo will defend their Tag Team Championships against the "Dirt Sheet" duo. If Miz & Morrison can prove victorious, they will become the Undisputed Tag Team Champions.

Montel Vontavious Porter vs. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero (Handicap Match) (PHOTOS
Following the sneak attack by the Gold Standard last week and post-match Frog Splash by Chavo Guerrero, MVP attempted to recruit tag team partner R-Truth to extract his revenge. However, Benjamin & Guerrero took out R-Truth as he was making his entrance, prompting the Ballin' Superstar to take both on in a Handicap Match.

When Benjamin tagged himself in just as Guerrero was closing in on the win, Chavo turned his outrage on his partner. He hit the Gold Standard with the Frog Splash before taking off, leaving MVP to execute the Drive-By on the dazed United States Champion. As a result, MVP added another victory to his winning streak as the race for the United States Championship continues to heat up.

Umaga def. Scotty Goldman (PHOTOS
Umaga decimated Scotty Goldman as he has every Superstar that has crossed his path since his return to WWE. Despite some comical words by Goldman about his opponent Umaga prior to the match,  he wasn't laughing for long. Umaga laid waste to Goldman, hitting a combination chokeslam, Samoan Spike for another impressive victory.

SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero disputes Undertaker's opponent at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (WATCH what she had to say on SmackDown).

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