– WWE has posted footage on their site of Batista speaking from his hospital bed about the injury and surgery he just had. It’s half shoot and half work as Batista is really selling the head “injury” he received at the hands of Randy Orton’s punt kick from RAW. Batista said he’s had hearing damage, jaw repair work, migraines, disorientation, and other symptoms.
– WWE will tape tonight’s RAW and tomorrow night’s ECW on Sci-Fi tonight in Manchester, NH. Advertised locally is a dark main event with John Cena taking on Chris Jericho in a Street Fight. The Fatal Four way will take place tonight to determine John Cena’s opponent for the Royal Rumble with Shawn Michaels vs. JBL vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton. Also tonight, some of the participants for the Royal Rumble match will be announced.
– Vince McMahon was not in attendance at last night’s RAW live event in Madison Square Garden, which is a bit unusual because Vince has always considered the Garden to be the mecca and the place that would determine what’s working and what’s not working in the company.
– Since Lilian Garcia is on vacation still, Howard Finkel was used at the ring announcer at the show in the Garden last night.