Raw: Apology not accepted
"My hope is that we can put this ugly incident behind us and move forward," Orton said.
Orton came to the ring with Legacy members and lawyers and even a therapist to back him up. Why the extras in his entourage? Well, Orton claims he has Intermittent Explosive Disorder, or IED, a mental disorder which causes him to lose control when provoked. He says the WWE knew of his condition and if he is fired for his actions, then he will sue. You know, and I thought it was the steroid abuse that caused him to act out.
(Seriously, this is a real disorder-not sure if Randy actually suffers from it, though- from MayoClinic.com: "Intermittent explosive disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, violent behavior in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. People with intermittent explosive disorder may attack others and their possessions, causing bodily injury and property damage. Later, people with intermittent explosive disorder may feel remorse, regret or embarrassment.")
At the end of the show, when Stephanie finally confronts Orton, Orton brings a new threst to the table before Stephanie can even say a word to him-- if he is fired, he will file an injunction to have Wrestlemania canceled. This clears the locker room, with everyone staring Orton down from the stage.
"Firing you would be too easy," Stephanie replies from Orton's begs to fire him. "We've got bigger plans."
Shane then walks down to the ring, ripping off his coat, as Stephanie and Orton's legal team exit the ring. Shane proceeds to attack Orton, with DiBiase and Rhodes doing their best to help Orton. Dibiase eventually helps Orton up the ramp, where Shane catches up to continue the attack, but the other Superstars are there to pull the four men apart and Orton flees scene, leaving Shane to look for him.
Mickey Rourke, star of The Wrestler, may have not won the Royal Rumble, but has a ticket to Wrestlemania, and last night at the SAG awards, he challenged Chris Jericho! Jericho doesn't think Rourke knows what he's getting into. Hey, I'm excited-- this may mean we won't have to suffer through another Big Show v. random athlete match.
Raw Results (1/26):
World Tag Team Championship Match- Cryme Time v. Champs The Miz and John Morrisson, Morrison pins Shad, The Miz and Morrison retain the titles
Elimination Chamber Qualifier- Kofi Kingston v. Kane, Kofi pins Kane
Elimination Chamber Qualifier for JBL- Shawn Michaels v. John Cena, Cena pins Michaels
Melina and Kelly Kelly v. Beth Phoenix and Jillian, Beth pins Kelly
Elimination Chamber Qualifier- Rey Mysterio v. William Regal, Mysterio pins Regal
Elimination Chamber Qualifier- CM Punk v. Chris Jericho, Jericho pins Punk