"Triple H’s injury has been diagnosed as a swollen neck, which makes breathing and talking difficult because of pressure on his esophagus and trachea. His worked injury of a crushed trachea is an overstatement.
He was originally going to spend a second night in the hospital to undergo more observations, but rushed back to the arena for Raw.
On the spot where RVD landed on HHH, the idea was for Van Dam to have a worked knee injury leading to his elimination, but he landed wrong.
HHH is expected back the Monday after Thanksgiving for Raw.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter "
Sweet...at the very least, we should have no HHH-interference in the RVD-HBK match. (Of course, that doesn't say anything about Jericho or Booker getting involved...)
Or about 6 other guys that could interfere... This IS the WWE we're talking about after-all. I figure Triple H will run down during the main event and cause a big schmoze. I mean, he won't have to talk doing that role, and it puts him on tv instead of sitting at home (where he does the ratings no good at all).
Good to know that it sounds like he'll be fine in a while. A throat injury that causes that much trouble breathing has to be a scary as hell thing to get.
I hope they don't just go for a copout DQ or no contest finish for RVD-HBK. If they're not putting the belt on Rob then they've booked themselves into a corner because Shawn going over Rob clean would be a huge mistake.
PW Insider is also reporting this one, albeit without the horribly grim prognosis, and it looks like Meltzer is confirming it at the Observer. That's a huge shame, because that blowoff at the next PPV could have been a classic.