- The deal for Batista to return during WrestleMania XXX season is something he and Triple H have been working on for several months now. Batista will be working TV tapings, pay-per-views and even some live events. The deal will see him stick around for at least some time after WrestleMania XXX.
Before announcing it on RAW last night, the original idea was that he return as a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble. WWE had copy of the promotional materials that were scheduled to be sent out to local arenas and one theory is that those were sent out prematurely without a notice to hold it back until he had already debuted at the Rumble. To say that WWE officials were upset is an understatement. One WWE source joked that it was a good thing Vince McMahon was overseas visiting troops when the return leaked or he may have killed someone.
One person who saw Batista over the weekend noted that he has put on a lot of muscle and looks more ripped than usual.