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Batista's World Heavyweight Championship title reign was the shortest in history at 8 days.
It should be noted that Mike Adamle never officially announced that Shawn Michaels was the #1 Contender. After saying that he was going to announce it HBK's music hit and he came out, challenging Jericho to a ladder match.
It is revealed during this episode that John Cena suffered a herniated disk in his neck during his match against Batista at Summerslam. He will require surgery and be out of action indefinitely.
WWE mentioned that this episode scored a better rating Monday Night Football. This is partially true, however, the NFL season has not started yet and the Monday game was part of the pre-season. WWE RAW got a better rating, but it was not up against an official episode of Monday Night Football.
Primo Colon makes his WWE début. He is the brother of WWE superstar Carlito.
Goof: Lillian Garcia billed the Highlanders as weighing in at a combined weight of 17stone. A stone is a unit of mass used in the UK. It equals 14lbs, so if the highlanders were 17stone combined their weight in lbs would be 238lbs. It's more likely they are double this, at least.
Shane McMahon uses his own ring entrance music 'Here Comes the Money' as his cellphone ringtone.
First time CM Punk has won the World Heavyweight title
When Vince McMahon was doing a round of the Million Dollar giveaway, he asked Khali to dial the number. It was Vince McMahon who was dialling the number even though he talked as if it was Khali who pushed the buttons.
Despite Batista being drafted to the RAW roster and all transactions taking effect immediately he still was schedule to fight Edge for the World Heavy Weight Championship at Night of Champions.
At last year's draft, Bobby Lashley was drafted to RAW when he was the ECW champion and he was stripped from it as well. But at this draft, Kane was drafted to RAW and he got to keep the ECW championship.
As a result of his being drafted to Smackdown, commentator Jim Ross nearly quit over the move.
This was the first King of the Ring Tournament since 2006.
Mickie James is only the fourth woman to be a 4-time WWE Womans Champion.
Beth Phoenix won the Women's Championship from Candice Michelle at No Mercy.
When Kendrick pinned Murdoch, Lillian Garcia said the winners were CADE & MURDOCH.
Nielsen rating of 4.0
After Raw went off the air in USA Network, The Undertaker and Vince McMahon appeared to embrace Ric Flair.
John Cena & Randy Orton are really best friends in real life
This is Chris Jericho's 8th IC title Reign.
This makes him the record holder for the most IC title reigns.
The last time Jericho lost the IC title (his 7th reign) was at Taboo Tuesday (the PPV now known as Cyber Sunday) 2004 which was held at the same arena (Bradley Centre, Milwaukee) as this edition of RAW.
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