Randy Orton addressed his continued targeting of Jeff Hardy
ORLANDO, Fla. — Fresh off savagely beating Jeff Hardy once again last week, Randy Orton kicked off SmackDown LIVE reveling in his recent actions. The Viper made it clear that he plans on taking out all the Superstars that the WWE Universe puts on a pedestal, with Jeff Hardy being just his first target. The Apex Predator proclaimed that fans still opt to cheer for a Superstar like Hardy who took a 10-year absence from WWE even though Orton is a decorated champion who has been here all along.
Orton concluded by claiming that he was going to earn respect and that Hardy and the WWE Universe have made their choices, and those choices have earned Jeff Hardy future RKOs.