Re: WWE: A Strong Response
>The Viper Is Back!<
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for the WWE Champion, Triple H was on the end of yet another shock last night when Randy Orton made his return to Raw to RKO The Game.
The Viper was put on the shelf by Triple H at Survivor Series in the triple threat match for the WWE title that saw The Game become the WWE Champion, beating Batista after breaking Orton's ribs with a sledgehammer. Last night though after Triple H got him & Chris Jericho disqualified by using a sledgehammer on The Big Show, and then Jericho, it looked as if he was about to make the referee his third victim. That was until Orton made his unexpected return, walking down to the ring with purpose, taking the WWE Champion completely by surprise. Unlike Survivor Series, Orton ducked the sledgehammer and connected with an RKO to floor The King of Kings. Despite being incredibly unpopular with the WWE fans last year, they were very vocal in their approval of the RKO on Triple H.
Now that The Viper is back, will he be part of the Royal Rumble, and have The Game's incredibly slam chances of retaining his title in the Royal Rumble match gone completely?
>The Boy Wonder Returns<
Another superstar who returned to Raw last night was Ted DiBiase after his four week suspension came to an end, and he had quite the eventful night.
He seemed very bitter that he missed out on the Slammy award for the 2008 Breakthrough Star of the Year that went to the King of the Ring & United States Champion, Matt Sydal. Clearly his accomplishments of being Million Dollar & Intercontinental Champion didn't compare, but he's returned with a plan to see him be the Superstar of the Year at the end of 2009. His plan is simple, to win the Royal Rumble and become the WWE Champion, then going onto to hold it all the way into 2010.
There was one slight problem with his plan, Eric Bischoff wasn't about to gift him a place in the Rumble match that will see Triple H defend his title as the number one entrant. Ted was forced into taking on the man he refused to before his suspension for failing to turn up & refusing to compete. He was told by Bischoff that if he could defeat The Undertaker he would earn himself a place in the Rumble, and he did, thanks to the man who took the Intercontinental title from him, Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior gained some revenge on The Undertaker for last week, distracting him to get him counted out and winning DiBiase the spot in the Rumble he so craved.
Now Ted's in the Rumble can he go onto dominate 2009 as the WWE Champion?
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