Shawn Michaels was the first of Orton's victims; it happened at the last Judgement day pay-per-view. HBK agreed to Orton's challenge the week before.
On the night before the match was scheduled to take place, HBK was in the middle of a interview backstage with Todd Gresham, but midspeech Orton attacked him from behind, bashing and hitting him, then took hold of his head and slammed him into the wall nearby.
HBK was in a lot of pain on the floor holding his head. People would have never thought that HBK was going to appear but everyone knows what a fighter he is.
He stumbled the entrance ramp as his music was playing but we all saw the look in his eyes it was clear he was in no condition to complete shortly after trying to defend him self against the Legend Killer Evil Orton he delivered a devastating DDT whilst his legs balanced on the middle rope and his head came crashing down to the inside of the ring.
It was feared that his brain had hit his skull on the inside, what i remember after the match was over, I remember HBK's wife Rebbecca running in to the ring Crying her eyes out over her husband on the floor watching help less as the Paramedics treated him and placed him on the Steatcher.
Luckily, though, HBK seems to have made a full recovery a few months later.