Matt Hardy Vs. Randy Orton No Holds Barred Match Set For WWE Raw

Hardy's contract reportedly expires soon...

As rumors swirl about the next possible destination in Matt Hardy's professional life, there's at least one more WWE match in the offing for him.

Hardy is set to wrestle Randy Orton on this Monday's episode of Raw in Everett, WA, in a No Holds Barred bout. The match stems from Orton's assault of Hardy on last week's show.

WWE.com's preview reads, "This past Monday on Raw, Randy Orton subjected Matt Hardy to the same brutal Con-Chair-To that sent Edge out of Raw on a stretcher. Now, Hardy is coming for payback.

"In the wake of Orton’s heinous attack, the former Raw Tag Team Champion is now slated to battle The Apex Predator in a No Holds Barred Match, placing Orton directly on a collision course with his most recent victim."

Earlier word was that the beatdown by Orton from Monday was a means to write Hardy off of television.

The 45-year-old Hardy's future in wrestling has been subject to much recent speculation. His contract with WWE reportedly expires on March 1, and his recent social media activity (including a series entitled "Free the Delete") has only fueled the ongoing rumor mill.

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