Originally posted by ScottyflamingoBiggest shock of the night was Orton losing. Orton got lost in the shuffle with the return of Rock and Jericho and the rise of Punk and Sheamus, so I figured he'd at least get to destroy Kane. Plus he lost CLEAN. Very odd. Wonder if there is any backstage heat?
Wade Keller said this at the end of the match during his running Wrestlemania blog:
"A minute later Kane finished Orton with a second rope chokeslam. That'll teach Orton to publicly say mandatory systematic time off for wrestlers in WWE is seeming like a better idea all the time. I'm just guessing, but his push has been different ever since he said that a few months back."
If this is true, it is BS, but not unsurprising. Orton is completely in the right. The road schedule is a huge factor in all of the deaths in wrestling. Most of the drug use is linked to it (either recreational for boredom or necessary due to pain and requiring the energy to keep going). But God forbid Vince lose any of his precious house shows.
Wow, Smackdown rebounded from the 3.1 rating last week to a 3.2 rating this week. I guess the public knowing that Taker was going to be Smackdown exclusive, coupled with the Crash Holly jump, have sent the ratings through the roof.