Monday, Oct. 8 is Columbus Day in America, celebrating the discovery of the New World in 1492.
Monday will also be a day of celebration for a couple of WWE Superstars in Grand Rapids, Mich. as they hold their newly-won titles aloft in front of the Van Andel Arena crowd, while others celebrate successful championship defenses.
Just one night after No Mercyâ<80><99>s championship matches, Beth Phoenix and Randy Orton have won the titles they’ve both sought for so long.
After a pectoral tear injury ended WWE Champion John Cena year-long title reign, WWE officials declared a new champion will be crowned in Chicago. And after a roller coaster ride of an evening for Randy Orton, the Legend Killer emerged with the WWE Championship gold.
Orton was awarded the gold, only to be challenged by Triple H. The Game defeated the Legend Killer to recapture the title for the 11th time. But the Game’s reign would be short-lived. Mr. McMahon insisted on pitting his nemesis against Orton in a Last Man Standing Match. After a brutal battle, Orton emerged victorious, clutching his precious WWE Championship. How will Triple H avenge his loss at the hands of Orton? How far is Orton willing to go to retain his newfound title?
The Glamazon powered past Candice Michelle at No Mercy and will raise the gold in Grand Rapids. Candice left everything she had on the mat, but Phoenix proved too powerful to contain. Will the Candy-coated Diva seek revenge on the Glamazon? Or, as Phoenix said, has the Era of the Glamazon officially begun?
Weâ<80><99>ll find out the answers and more on Monday Night Raw, live at 9/8 CT on USA Network.