Randy Orton Gets The Drop On Legacy: Is This Their End?

lee raydeanCorrespondent IFebruary 25, 2010

It finally has happened. Randy Orton has turned on Legacy, even though Legacy was planning on doing just that.

Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase have been fighting with Orton for a while now. They did need to separate themselves from him because of big egos and power trips interfering in matches many times.

They became little Ortons through and through, and the three of them became one strong, evil unit.

They became unbeatable. A well-oiled machine. They became as one.

Randy took them to the top. Even though they both came from families of wrestlers, the duo needed guidance, someone to teach them how to work as one. Randy was there waiting in the wings.

Orton approached them and offered his services and, at first, they didn't know if they should or not.

It didn't take much time to find out what their answer would be. With Orton as their mentor, Legacy soon found out that the Viper's way was the only way according to Orton.

They became tag-team champions, and Orton was the WWE heavyweight champion. Legacy became a force to be reckoned with. They still made mistakes, but there were fewer and fewer.

Somewhere along the way, Legacy became too big for their britches. Orton realized that Cody and Ted didn't want to go along with Randy's rules. That became more evident as time went by.

As of late, Legacy kept interfering in Orton's matches (like EC), and it cost Orton a few chances to win the belt.

Legacy had a plan to overthrow the king and do their own thing. Orton knew they were up to no good. On RAW this week, they were conspiring to get even with the Viper.

With his quick thinking and knowing how to read people (especially those he had trained and wrestled along side of), he was able to get the drop on them during a tag team match.

Orton gave Cody Rhodes a DDT from the middle ropes. Immediately after Randy did that, he was walking towards the ramp. Ted jumped onto the floor and yelled in Randy's face.

You don't do that to someone who is psychotic.

DiBiase was beside himself, asking Orton what his problem was. He should know by now that you don't try to punk Randy. Or rather, try to punk him.

Ted got what Orton thought he deserved, a RKO on the outside of the ring.

Looks like its over for the trio—they are no longer a well-oiled machine, patting each other on the backs when they steal a match by cheating (they were good enough to not do that).

Is Legacy better off on their own? Will DiBiase and Rhodes split up as well? Did Randy teach them too well? Did he teach them too much of what he knew?

Maybe we'll see them against Orton at WM26. There are bound to be more consequences handed to Legacy from Orton. This gives the WWE a new rivalry—a rivalry that fans have been waiting for.

Who knows, maybe one of them will be champion.