*Spoiler* Update On Batista Turning Heel

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Batista Reacting To Fans Booing Him On RAW

On Monday’s RAW, Batista cut a promo finally acknowledging that fans are completely rejecting him. At Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings, Batista cut a heel promo and then went on to squash one of WWE’s beloved underutilized talents.

Batista cut a promo at the beginning of the SmackDown tapings, voting to “Destroy each of our heroes” on his way to WrestleMania. This led to Dolph Ziggler coming out, who called Batista a dinosaur and gave him a dropkick, setting up a match between the two later in the night.

During their match, Ziggler got a loud babyface reaction during their match and got a lout “Let’s Go Ziggler chant” against the Royal Rumble winner. Batista taunted the crowd during the match and eventually won by giving Ziggler the Batista Bomb.

With Batista turning heel, it remains to be seen how WWE is going to handle the heel vs. heel WrestleMania main event. One theory is that WWE will turn Randy Orton babyface by having the Authority disregard Orton in favor of Batista, turning Orton babyface. However this pans it, WWE appears to be firmly behind Batista as the new “Face of WWE” – whether the fans like it or not.

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For February 28, 2014

  • Jeremy-County Roberts

    a baby face orton and dave as face of the company………..

    • lunchbox87

      And on the way to that bury every known loved star…do they want to piss off the fans ?

    • cooperpooper

      To bad somebody couldn’t make this sign at Raw lol

    • MajorHeel

      The only time internet fans prefer Cena as the face of WWE….

  • RomBuster

    Welp that sure makes EVERYTHING better….

  • WhoGonStopMe1303

    Booo!!

  • pwnez

    Batista was probably gassed out after cutting his promo. This years WrestleMania main event is going to suck big time.

    • Whatsupbb415

      Do you think it’s possible to get Dave back they promised him the main event at Mania and the title? And because they promised him this maybe they don’t want to keep Bryan out of it because they don’t want to break there promise to Dave and it could be horrible to have dave win and Bryan not get the title.

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

        Yep. I’m willing to bet this WMXXX title shot was in the contract, which is why they have their hands tied in terms of switching things up. It’s more than likely with Batista going full-heel, Orton will go face. This will get some fans to be more supportive of the match, but them Daniel Bryan chants will still flood the stadium.

        • FlawlessRKO

          Don’t you know Randy hates being a Face? He’d rather retire than do that again.

          • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

            I bet he hates a crowd sh!tting all over his matches more.

          • Donny Octave

            Yeah, but at this rate, turning him heel was a major mistake.

          • AVPredator4985

            They made him the wrong kind of heel. He hasn’t been “Orton heel”. He’s just like every other heel

          • Donny Octave

            Im not sure if this was his idea of a heel turn or not, but what happened to the sick and twisted, devious, cold blooded villain that we had before? Did his balls drop off or somethin?

    • Coltcabunny

      Nope, it’s going to be ace. Just not for any of the reasons the WWE wants…

      Wrestlemania shit-a-thon preview commences in 6 days in Chicago.

    • omega riddler

      It would be so funny if he were to win the title and get injured AGAIN after beating Randy Orton

    • QuiteFrankly2k

      I have no care about what happens but would just like to hear two words from this man next week “Spotlight Now!”

    • Josh Knepshield

      Do you really think Batista vs. Orton is going to be the last match of the night? If you do, I have one thing to ask you. Are you nuts?

      • pwnez

        Come on, do you honestly believe Undertaker vs Lesnar or HHH vs Bryan will end the show? Not a chance in hell, my friend. Orton vs Batista will be the match that goes last.

        • Josh Knepshield

          Naw. I can not see that happening. Vince is not stupid. Brock vs. Taker will go last.

    • AVPredator4985

      Nah it won’t be that bad. There hasn’t been a WWE championship match at WM that I’ve cared about for the last few years

  • nBonThaBeat

    I’ll admit, Orton was stale as a face. But he did get decent pops during his 2012 run. They weren’t CM Punk/Daniel Bryan pops but they were decent. But all of this just seems to rushed. In my opinion, this is the pure incompetence of WWE! Not being able to successfully capitalize on Bryan’s momentum.

  • 9 year old boy

    FINALLY!

  • Kevin G. Wolfe

    Well WM30 will surely have the distinction of having the most booed main event and probably the most booed Wrestlemania match ever, yes that includes Lesnar vs. Goldberg which AT LEAST had SCSA.

  • Bryan

    Put Daniel Bryan in the god damn main event unless WWE want Mania to end in a large number of boos and also a boring as hell match as Batista can’t even go 8 minutes without being gassed what do think will happen if he goes 30-40 minutes unless the main event is an 8 minute match but still Orton beating the hell out of Batista then Batista hulks up and wins isn’t an exciting match that’s why they need Bryan so Batista can take his little rest periods while Orton and Bryan people who can actually wrestle without taking breaks can tear the roof off.

  • J’vo

    Last year WM title match were jokes,Why WWE cannot give more prestige match for title match

  • Jack
  • cooperpooper

    He probably slobbered all over the mic while doing it to the production team had a lot of editing to do before Friday.

  • MachoViper

    Face Orton? No iteration of Orton should be champ. He is one of the top stars and the crowd is dead! Bryan could have beaten Orton, Authority dumps Orton after failed rematch, brings in Batista “The Man who will get it done” and BAM Hot Main event at WM.

    • Bryan

      After his match with Del Rio which was 8 minutes and Del Rio did most of the work but Batista had 2-3 minutes of beating up Del Rio and then he was gassed so at this point unless he works on his ring rust Batista most likely won’t have a good match again and not even Bryan can get a good with the current shape Batista is in. My personal opinion they should get rid of him unless he improves in ring wise and I was harsh on The Rock when he came back but Batista makes The Rocks recent ring work look like Bret Hart.

      • MachoViper

        I agree, he needs to be working on that cardio!

  • Progressed_Now

    why not heel vs heel? is it so much out there that it’s unfathomable? for fuuck’s sake!!! Orton sucks as a face anyway

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      It’s not unfathomable, it’s just likely to have less fan interest. Boo’ing both competitors, and as a result everything about the match, isn’t exactly what WWE is going for with their title bout.

      • Progressed_Now

        wait a second, you’re not Stephanie. you’re much prettier than she is

  • Benjamin

    Goldberg VS Lesnar, Round 2, GET HYPE

  • Pfc Mark Kevin Apalisok

    Better Bring Back Bill Goldberg so many fans will cheer for him and gave what he wants for money!

    • PushZigglerDamnit

      That’s exactly what we need! Another retired wrestler who can’t work without gassing and who in his prime, couldn’t put on an actual match.

      • Pfc Mark Kevin Apalisok

        right maybe goldberg can still return for one match!

        • PushZigglerDamnit

          No. No match. No return. Keep the part timers at home where they belong.

  • Bderks

    I don’t care what you guys say I like Batista

    • Fan

      Heel or Face, Batista is the best!

    • Flying Hippo

      I like Batista but my major gripe is just how he’s getting booked poorly against Del Rio and how he won the Royal Rumble

  • Summer raise

    This is what should happen. Cm punk comes back in Chicago. Tells HHH if you want me back in this company I want a title shot tonight. HHH gives it to him (which pisses of Orton). Punk wins the belt crowd blows the roof off. Same night HHH tells Batista that he has a match against Daniel bryan to prove he’s a A+ player. Oh and by the way it’s for your spot in the main event at wrestlemania. Bryan pins Batista setting up punk/bryan for the title and Orton/Batista/HHH triple threat.

    • SoloX

      Holy crap!! YES!!!! Book IT!!!

    • Flying Hippo

      You are a genius

      • Chris Spigelmyer

        no he is not

        • Gino Di Geso

          Best way for the main event to be big is to do like Wrestle Mania 10… Bryan faces HHH and if he wins, he gets into the main event. The crowd will pop huge twice for beating HHH and for him being in the main event.

          Have him fight twice.

    • Chris Spigelmyer

      no stupid idea

    • David Nadel

      Now that’s a great idea for sure.

  • http://www.gofundme.com/nzdpa4 Stay Phokus

    save us y2j

  • Wolf

    I’d rather watch main event playa, Brodus Clay in the main event in place of Batista. Batista’s in ring work looks sloppy to me, not saying it is, professionally speaking, as I’m not in the ring with the performers, but it looks that way. And generally, he is rather weak during promos, if they’re scripted he’s not very good regurgitating and if they are giving him the freedom to improvise based off a script, well, he doesn’t look too good either way. I have never been a fan of Batista’s work, I understand why some fans would like this character but…come on, Bryan, Punk, Cesaro, Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, a heel Mark Henry (re: last July) — ten performers, my favorite or not aside, these men, all with great feuds and or anticipated title matches would all be far more interesting to me than Batista v. Orton. I dig Orton, don’t get me wrong, but he’s been written as a weak champion and I can’t support that. The Viper is lost in this mess, unfortunately.

  • Flying Hippo

    I like Batista, I don’t mind the guy, but the real problem is just that he won the Royal Rumble and that he’s feuding with Alberto del Rio. They should have just let Daniel Bryan win the Rumble and have Batista turn heel after losing it.

  • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

    I like The Great Batista as a face and heel, so it does not matter to me what path he chooses for Wrestlemania. I’m just happy that he’s main eventing at WM :)

    Thank God the disagree system changed, so I don’t have to worry about the Internet Police disagreeing with me!

    Also I would like to add that it appears Batista received Plastic Surgery due to his plumped cheeks! It’s a nice look for him!!!!!!

    • thatguy

      lol he is looking a little “filled out” (fat) in the face …..i honestly still like him but he came back at a bad time…due to his reception….and i agree with others who say his in-ring work looks a lil sloppy.. but overall i like hes back but hes hard to watch….kind of like his last effort to remain face by saying on raw “i love this business”….to almost no reaction from the crowed…i laughed and felt bad for him at the same time….IMO bad timing on coming back….but thats like i said just MY OPINION…

      • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

        I would invite you to watch Lego Movie with me (as a friend) due to being a Batista fan!! You just made my day!!

    • Donny Octave

      Legit question: What is it that makes you like Batista so much? I mean, im a fan considering I was a huge fan of the Evolution era with him, Flair, Orton, and HHH, but these days, it just feels like he cant accept that his time is passed.

      • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

        He’s a beast, charismatic and has pretty good fighting ability.

        • Donny Octave

          Can’t say i agree with that as of his current run, but if this was back in his first run, i’d have no problem agreeing.

  • Paul Kersey

    So Ziggler has officially joined Santino/Ryder status….

  • Callum

    OH GOD!!

  • d1l2g3

    I think this is what is best for business

  • captaindaddy72

    This is interesting, I’m actually looking forward 2 see how wwe is going 2 handle this now with Batista now a heel.

  • RealKRone88

    Turning Boreton a babyface is not gonna work. There’s nothing they can do with him at this point to win fans over.

  • Fantasma Del Guapo

    Guys, I’ve given up ever since watching the trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy. Heel or not, Batista will be the face of the company because Marvel and farging Disney have put that together, and there’s no chance the WWE’s gonna be ignoring any of that if Dave postures himself available.

    What happened here is they tried to recreate The Rock’s success but wound up getting what I’d call ‘Cena Heat’ (and no not the same as Pac Heat) for various convoluted reasons only the enthusiasts would understand. I even noticed during all the boos on commentary last Monday that they had discerned ‘the universe’ and ‘vocal fans’, similar to how they’d try to cover up for Cena during his constant pushing.

    What’s interesting about this is how it must be impacting Batista himself, it’s like the whole thing turned into a failed mission and he can’t do a thing about it.

  • NotSawft

    IMO this would be a hilarious and right proper F you to the WWE if at WMXXX as the main event gets ready to roll you see the crowd start heading for the exits and we have an impromptu empty arena match

  • essinodub

    I’m not a fan of his but..

    Batista never deserved to be booed in my opinion…

    He didn’t book the Royal Rumble… as a matter of fact, if WWE had booked it differently maybe he’d be cheered… imagine this scenario…

    Daniel Bryan enters the Rumble and lasts till entry 25… Bryan is in the ring solo waiting for the next entry… Del Rio comes out and eliminates Bryan… Batista is the next man out and eliminates Del Rio… Huge pop for Batista

    Funny, I remember when The Rock got a title shot everybody was bitching about him not earning it and just showing up for WWE title match against Punk… They book Batista to earn his title match… and folks are still bitching…

    I understood the booing the night of the Rumble and the day after… but anytime afterwards was nothing more than people being followers and following trends…

    I do acknowledge that Batista vs Randy Orton to main event Wrestlemania 30 is a terrible idea… Batista vs Brock would’ve sold more tickets… and at this point not finding a way to book Batista vs Bryan is just plain old stubborn…

    …but the same people that’s booing Batista… are the same folks that were on these websites hoping that he would come back.. the same folks that was tweeting him about a return…

    …stuff likes this embarrasses me as a wrestling fan… and in some cases not all cases.. actually in only a few cases… I find unnessceary chants annoying… almost as annoying as the what chant ruining promos

    With all that being said… I still believe like everyone else that Mania30 should’ve been Bryan’s moment… no one’s been this good in years… no one has had this much attention and cheers in YEARS… people who don’t watch wrestling are doing YES chants!… the guy is one of the best in-ring performers left on their roster… top 2 in the very least… he earned it… how could they past up creating the moment of Bryan winning the title at WM30???

    • Brian

      The Rock performed way better in his matches than Batista has so far.

      Batista looks TERRIBLE out there.

    • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

      Yeah, as Brian has alluded to, I think the problem is Batista has come back unprepared. A lot of what you have said has validity, but the fact is this dude hasn’t been very effective since being back. His promo’s have lacked (not that they were ever that good), and the one thing he was good at (beating people up), has come into question since he’s seemingly not in ring-shape.

      People aren’t necessarily booing him because of who he is. It’s more of a message to the booking committe that fans would rather see someone else in his spot. Plus the dude was a total jerk right after RR – flipping off fans and mocking the biggest babyface in WWE. It’s a douche move. I don’t blame fans for turning on him so quick, his actions weren’t exactly endearing.

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        It didn’t help that, on the night he returned, he dressed like a condescending douchebag.

    • Brian

      It’s like SCSA told Jake in 1996: “Son, you just ain’t got what it takes anymore!”

  • Kris Mystery

    Batista is simply not very good. He wasn’t good his first time in WWE and he is even worse now. An interesting charcter he is not. Nor is he a good wrestler or talker. FFS he gets winded walking to the ring!!

  • Some_Random_Guy

    I wouldn’t care either way. I just ignore the whole Orton/Batista/Bryan thing. I’m waiting for the Uso Bros and Tamina to win their first titles. Wake me up when Reigns beats Batista for the WHC at the end of the movie promo!

  • Reality

    While reading I thought “Genius! They’ll use him to give some light on the underutilized talents like Ziggler and Sandow, they can get over!” Then I read the entire thing and realized it was a squash match, that they’ll all be fed to Batista to annoy the fans.

  • Shield

    I wonder if Batista would of gotton this much hate if DB would of been in the the RR

  • FlawlessRKO

    Randy Orton is never ever turning Face again. He hates the role more than ANYBODY else and would rather retire than be a Face again. If he’s told to turn Face he won’t do it.

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      Someone’s gotta be face in that match and it sure isn’t going to be Batista.

  • FlawlessRKO

    CM Punk is the only Face that fits into this match, since all the other top Faces are busy with someone else, including Daniel Bryan.

    • QuiteFrankly2k

      Funny thing is that if CM Punk wasn’t gone. He’d be the one facing Triple H at Wrestlemania. Daniel Bryan would probably be in a triple threat for the championship.

      • ZiON11

        No, they had Bryan rumored to face Sheamus.

  • ddiddymay

    You know I love the push on Daniel Bryan don’t get me wrong however I really would like to see them push Ziggler as well. The guy is outstanding performer. And I am sorry to say this and I really don’t want to believe this I don’t think Punk will be coming back at all between now and wrestlemania in fact at all. The guy is burned out and it is a punch to the face for the fans but at same time can you blame him. The guy is burned out and just wants to try something else. If Punk were to come back i know Mcmahon will keep the door open for him. Heck there is talk about Angle coming back and when he left there was some tension going on between Angle and Mcmahon now they are on good terms. Punk is also frustrated with some of theses superstars that come back getting this laid back contract when Punk has busted his chops for 5 years full time straight. Now I do believe The Rock should have a laid back contract cause guy put in soooo much work his time with the WWF/now E days. But Brock Lesnar absolutely not guy should of got a full time contract. Lesnar is no Undertaker nor Hogan.

  • ACK_MINDSEYE

    If he wasn’t shoved down our throats and wasn’t such a huge pompous dumbass, his run as a face could have been longer. But listening to the fans isn’t big right now. It’s not what’s best for business.

  • Craig Samson

    sounds to me like they want Batista to have the title on him maybe when he starts to on the promo tour for the movie, like they did with the Rock coupla years ago with Fast 6

  • raVen

    regardless of what they do it won’t be heel/heel or face/heel or face/face it will be crapped on and it will be boring and WM will end with a deflated building.

  • Ares

    Lol can the Batista hate stop? I hate the situation as much as the next guy, but its not his fault. At this point you guys are making yourselves angry. Heel Batista is awesome

    You guys can get my two favorite fingers lmao

    • Progressed_Now

      WHAT?

      • Ares

        I see what you did there lol

        • Progressed_Now

          is that funny? is that hugh-morrus?

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        WHAT?

  • Punk2k14

    he hasn’t exactly been a face since coming back has he, this isn’t news guys…

    So will there be to heels facing off against each other at Mania’s main event???

  • Jus Sayin

    What’s wrong with doing Heel Vs. Heel and Face Vs. Face?

  • brad

    Well I can tell you one thing and that is that this guy is a fan of batista once again being the face of the company.

  • Jaime Villasana

    Unless Cena is not on the main event im happy with that

  • Nick Ivey

    WWE pounding the square peg into the round hole since 1992.

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    If they turn Orton, they need to turn him fully and in a very, very hot way….RKO’n Steph and/or Hunter would be a good start but they need to let him go all in on it. It’s the only way to have a shot at getting him over after they’ve destroyed his heel character.

  • Joe

    The bottom line in this situation is both stars are old news even in a mania main event. A double heel match often lacks in emotional investment by the audience and fans are left rooting for the star they hate the least. Not to mention a weak or little to no story line build up. Not like the supposed claimed 8 month story line build up others are supposedly getting, for “story telling” purposes.

    • Joe

      and before someone says “they have history, that makes it ok”. Some of us, cant remember what happened last month much less a 4-8 year old “history” fued. If their feud had a child it would be in the 3rd or 4th grade now.

  • juan

    wwe network rocks I’m glad they lower the price of ppv I never got the chance to order ppv because of the high price

  • Bodacious Bob

    The champion should be heel heading into Mania, with the babyface chasing. That’s always the best set up.

  • vadertime33

    hhh vs Db db wins gets added to the main event.. finally gets the strap!!!

  • Buzzard Follower

    heel vs heel in the wrestle mania main event hell has frozen over

  • Boy

    Batista joins the authority. Randy Orton becomes frustrated and becomes the monster heel “The Viper”.

  • Adam-Michael

    …what a mess… Orton NEEDS to be a heel and that is not even open for debate, he doesn’t work as a face and he detests playing the role of the good guy, he want’s to be a heel and pleaded with the WWE for years to turn him heel again… why on earth would they turn him back into a face? He doesn’t want to be a face and the crowd don’t care enough about him to cheer for him as a face, he is a guy you like to boo, for good reasons or bad he is a guy that feeds off the negative crowd reaction and imo he is damn good at what he does as a bad guy… Batista also needs to be a heel as the face return is not working (plus he was a cocky pr*ck before he left as a character who hated the fans, yet he comes back loving the fans???).
    Both of them need to be heels… but they have backed their self into a corner now in this 1 on 1 match they could of had them both heels going into Mania and had Bryan in as a super over baby face with Triple H doing everything he can leading up to Mania to try and derail Bryan… Vince should of come back and said IN THE INTEREST OF FAIRNESS (remember that catchphrase he used to say? :) ) Bryan was screwed out the title at the chamber so tonight in the main event Bryan will go 1 on 1 with Randy Orton and if Bryan wins then he gets his shot at WrestleMania as a well as Batista making it a triple threat and keeping with the interest of fairness to make sure Bryan gets his fair chance and there will be no outside interference, the match against Orton will be inside a steel cage.

    Bryan wins, fans go crazy, Bryan is in the main event of WrestleMania 30 for the WWE heavyweight championship.

    BAM!
    THERE WWE I JUST SAVED YOUR WRESTLEMANIA MAIN EVENT.

  • AVPredator4985

    Batista is too old to be the face. He’s gotta be at the end of his career.

  • Alvin

    Leave Orton heel. HEEL vs HEEL and WM30 would be great. Batista is great as a heel and orton sucks as baby face. The crowd is bound to pick a favorite to win the match.

    • Alvin

      at wm30****

  • Hershey Maxwell Barber

    Maybe it’s just me and Bootista got older, or did he do some surgery to his face?

  • Guest

    What WWE could do is this basically, They could a segment on Raw where Triple H agrees to his match with Bryan. A stipulation is added that If Bryan wins then he will get to enter the tittle match making it a triple threat. The match would be the opening match of wrestlemania, with Bryan winning of course then cutting a little promo on the mic stating tonight he will win the championship leading to a huge YES chant and that will be his wrestlemania moment. Only reason I’m stating this is because deep down the smart fan will know they made a commitment to Batista and probably guaranteed him with a victory giving him the belt at WM. They can’t go back on that so they should have Triple H interfere in the triple threat costing both Bryan and Orton the match. This will then turn Orton face but who really cares about that the story is more about what happens next. Next night on Raw is going to be huge it always is, i say they have Hogan come out and give Bryan and Orton both a rematch making it the main event for raw with no interference allowed. Bryan of course winning gets his moment, it sucks it can’t happen at WM but I stand strongly behind the fact that WWE definitely guaranteed, in his contract that he will be walking out of WM as the WWE champion. This is the only way WWE can un-dig themselves out of the mess they buried themselves in. I also say run the triple threat match second to last at WM (if it happens) remember I’m only hoping for the best because this seems the most logical at this point. Brock and Taker should go on last yeah it’s kind of a gamble because the fans are going to be f*@king pissed off and boo Bootista out of the universe, however as pissed as fans will be they won’t take their frustrations out on Taker. End the show with Taker winning.

  • WWEwillgetbetter

    What WWE could do is this basically, They could book a segment on Raw where Triple H agrees to his match with Bryan. A stipulation is added that If Bryan wins then he will get to enter the tittle match making it a triple threat. The match would be the opening match of wrestlemania, with Bryan winning of course then cutting a little promo on the mic stating tonight he will win the championship leading to a huge YES chant and that will be his wrestlemania moment. Only reason I’m stating this is because deep down the smart fan will know they made a commitment to Batista and probably guaranteed him with a victory giving him the belt at WM. They can’t go back on that so they should have Triple H interfere in the triple threat costing both Bryan and Orton the match. This will then turn Orton face but who really cares about that the story is more about what happens next. Next night on Raw is going to be huge it always is, i say they have Hogan come out and give Bryan and Orton both a rematch making it the main event for raw with no interference allowed. Bryan of course winning gets his moment, it sucks it can’t happen at WM but I stand strongly behind the fact that WWE definitely guaranteed, in his contract that he will be walking out of WM as the WWE champion. This is the only way WWE can un-dig themselves out of the mess they buried themselves in. I also say run the triple threat match second to last at WM (if it happens) remember I’m only hoping for the best because this seems the most logical at this point. Brock and Taker should go on last yeah it’s kind of a gamble because the fans are going to be f*@king pissed off and boo Bootista out of the universe, however as pissed as fans will be they won’t take their frustrations out on Taker. End the show with Taker winning.

  • stan

    Do they not realise if they try to turn Orton babyface the fans will reject that too? lol

  • Edward Morris

    So now Ziggler has to suffer? Damn you WWE.