When Raw rolls into North Charleston, S.C., next Monday, donâ<80><99>t expect Randy Orton to shower his fellow Superstars with Southern hospitality. The WWE Champion was humiliated last Monday when he lost to Ric Flair, thanks to a well-timed distraction by Chris Jericho. Good thing for the Nature Boy, too, since Mr. McMahon has issued the ultimatum that if he loses, heâ<80><99>s forced to retire.
Since Flairâ<80><99>s next match could be his last, donâ<80><99>t expect â<80><9c>Naitchâ<80> to go quietly. But how much longer can he survive?
Also, when Raw GM William Regal yanked the rug out from under the tag team of Jeff Hardy and Triple H and pitted them against each other at Armageddon, The Game made it clear that heâ<80><99>s only looking out for himself. This leaves the â<80><9c>Rainbow-haired Warriorâ<80> in the unenviable position of being in the crosshairs of The Game. How will the high-flyer handle the pressure? Will he soar to overcome the 11-time Champion, or will he crash and burn?
And with Mr. Kennedy poking Shawn Michaels at every turn, can a foot-to-jaw reunion be far behind? The loudmouth from Green Bay, Wis., insists on antagonizing HBK, and believes The Showstopperâ<80><99>s time has come and gone in WWE. What will be the next chapter in this ever-escalating rivalry as Armageddon approaches?
For answers to all of these questions, tune into Monday Night Raw, live on USA Network, 9/8 CT.