According to sources, Batista is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday morning for a torn biceps muscle that he sustained in a match prior to his bout with Randy Orton at "Extreme Rules" last night. The injury was likely the reason the match only lasted just over seven minutes.
Why the company decided to go through with the title change despite the injury is still a question mark, although one would assume the reason will be revealed in the storyline going forward.
Expect an injury angle or something done on RAW tonight to get the title off of Batista, as he’ll be undergoing surgery the next morning and be on the shelf as far as being an active in-ring competitor.
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