This contains SPOILERS:
Tonight’s potentially major news is that Batista was injured. Odds are it was from the double chokeslam from Kane and Big Show to end Smackdown. After they stopped taping for TV, Orton came out for the local main event (Batista vs Orton vs Eddie) As Orton was on the mic, Batista was still down. There was no ref in the ring until Orton called for one right before he put the boots to Batista. Therefore, I don’t think Randy had any communication from Batista that he couldn’t continue. As soon as Jimmy Korderis figured it out, he threw up the X symbol and it was an obvious visual scramble to get out of there. Within a minute or so, they set up a quick spinebuster spot and Batista just rolled over and covered Orton for the 3. (no Eddie because he was selling the concussion angle from earlier in the show) Once the match was over, help came out from the back and Batista did get up eventually and walk out with the two assistants, however he didn’t acknowledge the crowd at all or hold up his belt. He just got out of there and straight to the back.
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