There is now an update on this situation, but it contains *SPOILERS* from this week’s SmackDown! television tapings. You’ve been warned.
At the tapings, they taped promo where the Undertaker challenged Batista to a steel cage match for the World Heavyweight title next week on Smackdown.
The plan is for Undertaker to drop the title at Tuesday’s tapings and undergo surgery shortly thereafter.
While it seems obvious that Batista will defeat Undertaker and regain the WWE title, there is also the possibility that Undertaker retains the title and then Mr. Kennedy cashes in his Money in the Bank contract early. Kennedy is slated for a World Heavyweight title run this year and this unfortunate situation may have accelerated those plans.