What Comes Next For Randy Orton's Legacy?

BrianContributor IJanuary 7, 2009

Over the last month, WWE fans have witnessed the birth of a new stable on Raw thanks to Randy Orton.

Comprised of top young talents, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase Jr., Orton, Manu, and Sim Snuka; The Legacy seemed ready to make a large impact in the sports entertainment world.

After being disqualified due to interference in his first match back from a broken collar bone, Orton punted DiBiase in the head taking him out of action and out of Legacy.

About seven weeks later, in a December 29 match with a "win and in" stipulation, Manu was unable to defeat ECW champion Matt Hardy, thereby losing his spot in the stable.

The Jan. 5 edition of Raw featured Sim Snuka and Cody Rhodes vs. Cryme Tyme in a tag team match. The Legacy partners were victorious with Cody Rhodes scoring the pin fall.

After the match Orton addressed the pair, he congratulated Rhodes on his victory and told Snuka that he is out of the group.

With only Orton and Rhodes remaining, the Legacy is officially no longer a stable, as a stable must consist of three or more members. So is this the end of Orton's group? Or will the Legacy continue on as a two man team?

Will Orton and Rhodes begin recruiting other second generation superstars? There are a handful of other superstars in WWE who fit the bill. Or will Orton turn his back on Cody as well?

As Baltimore-Sun Times columnist Kevin Eck pointed out in his recent "Ring Posts" blog, Randy Orton is now involved, in some way, in three main story lines on Raw with the Legacy, the JBL and Shawn Michaels dilemma, and most recently the Kane and Kelly Kelly saga.

What is next in store for the Legend Killer?

I for one hope The Legacy does not become the best stable that could-have-been as much as I am hoping that a Randy Orton baby face turn does not occur in the near future.