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Video: Batista Returns To WWE

Batista returned to WWE on Monday’s RAW, confronting Randy Orton and declaring that he’s back for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Batista said he plans on winning the 2014 Royal Rumble and will then go on to headline WrestleMania XXX.

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias


    ,, It was amazinggg , nice to see the ANIMAL back .. !!

    • Aperture

      Finally we agree!!! I was freaking out when I saw him!

  • Jerry Alex

    Wow. I’m just in awe. How the hell did he ever get those pants on?

    • http://500px.com/dansingsbuzz Daniel


    • JDawg

      Yeah they looked like they were painted on. Tight as hell.. I’ve heard big guys like that (especially the Rock) purposely buy size large or medium when they are xxxxxlarge just so their muscles can pop out like that. Brock Lesnar and John Cena though are definitely not one of those guys. They wear shirts that fit them perfectly well.

    • Chris Savage

      kissing babies and fat girls. that’s how

    • Jay Meth

      he didn’t even do a full Batista Bomb on Del Rio because those pants would have split open

  • RespesctTheSwag

    Im loving the way wwe is feeling right now. So many different things to look forward to.

    • heterosexual

      with wrestlemania not far off, that’s to be expected!

    • Chris Savage

      im with you on this one seeing batista back full time or close to it. instead of them bringing back RVD for a brief stint and lesnar for what 3 shows? seeing people like Jake the Snake (JTS) come back and have a “vintage”moment has made me want to watch raw again in recent weeks but seeing the new age outlaws getting a title shot over the Uso’s is really irritating.

  • Mr. Honesty

    Pitbull has really been hitting the weights

    • Peer Pressure

      Pitbull would never come out dressed like that. He’s always in a suit.

      • Mr_DJ

        You never know how one’s attitude will change once they acquire a different look.

        • Peer Pressure

          True! True!

  • Dixie Carter

    Time to get Bob Orton vs Ric Flair in a walker on a pole at Wrestlemania. I hear Hogan is ready to be WWE Champion come Mania!!!! WWE Antique Mania!!!

    • G.I.R.L.

      Have you forgotten that you hired nothing but former WWE employees passed their prime?

      • Donny Octave

        And passed-their-prime MMA fighters with little to no pro wrestling experience? Seriously, the only credible wrestling experience those guys had were “I’m a fan.”

    • Mr_DJ

      walker on a pole? thought Russo was still in your employ…

  • 9 year old boy

    What in the world is he wearing LOL

  • G.I.R.L.

    Love Dave but he looks like a douce.

  • G.I.R.L.

    When will they merge the titles into one belt? Having two seems to be a cop-out to split the titles in the near future.

    • Donny Octave

      I think they may be trying to re-create Chris Jericho’s reign as Undisputed Champion.

      • G.I.R.L.

        Makes since. I just REALLY feel that the belts will be split again within the next year. :-(

        • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

          Very possible, actually. It’s pretty lame and really speaks to how the concept/match it self was really just a ploy to boost ratings for the TLC PPV. Short- term thinking. It’s what the WWE seems to be all about these days, and it’s a shame.

          I personally had no issues with two titles, but I like the idea of having one and it being more important as a result. Only if you’re still carrying two around and still referring to yourself as the World Heavyweight Champion, bah… it just feels off – all of it.

          I’m thinking once it comes off Orton at WMXXX, there will be a an official amalgamation. Hopefully.

  • the mark

    Randy Orton Batista at Wrestlemania for sure. Daniel Bryan isn’t in the Rumble, and CM Punk will get screwed by the authority during the Rumble.

  • heterosexual

    they cut out the best part, wow

  • boogie

    holy sweater vests and skinny jeans batman…

  • eitchbeeshizzle

    I haven’t seen him in a while, but is he always shorter than Orton? Serious question cause I really don’t remember. He also looks smaller, but still look very good, nevertheless.

    • thedirtydog

      In Evolution Batista was the tall beast. He looks shriveled up. I couldn’t believe how gross he looked. He seem to slouch too.

  • https://www.behance.net/partci partci

    Would be like 1000 times more interested to see Batista against The Big Guy. Del Rio is having the aura of the God Of Boredom.

  • Guest

    D Bryan has already been chosen to face Taker at Mania by the deadman himself. This is why the Wyatt storyline has been cut short. Why is everybody else failing to see this? Batista vs Lesnar at WM. Bryan vs Taker.

  • Brian Jones

    Smedium Jacket and Jeans what a style!!!

  • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

    Maybe it was just my speakers, but the pop wasn’t that great. He also looks quite old on the HD tv… Having no hair doesn’t help.

    • Donny Octave

      That’s what happens when you’re 45…

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi


    • scott

      I thought he got a pretty good showing from the crowd. They chanted his name 3 separate times. I thought that his intro could have been better executed though. I thought it was a bad time to bring him in

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

        True enough. I dunno, I guess I’ve never been much of a fan. The guy just seems out of his element. It’ll be interesting to see how he works an actual match.

        • scott

          I’m a pretty big fan of his. I was worried about him being horribly out of shape. He looks smaller than he was. He also seemed nervous as hell too. His promo wasn’t great the 30 seconds they gave him to talk. But I think Del Rio will be a pretty good warm up back into the swing of things. He sure did look rust on that spine buster and batista bomb which was just a powerbomb. But hes working a full schedule from what im hearing I just hope they don’t make the same mistake they did last year by allowing him to win the rumble the way they ruined Punks title reign to the rock. I’d kind of like to see him in a few matches before he even thinks of getting back into the title picture

          • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

            I agree. Yep, the spinebuster was a bit sloppy… Nerves might have something to do with it. When it comes to the power bomb, I think it might have had something to do with those tight jeans he was wearing. Pretty sure those would have split if he had sat down on that power bomb.

            I’ll give it time and see. Del Rio could be a good warmup for him, indeed. But it does look like they’re pushing him pretty hard for the Rumble win. I’m hoping this is some awesome mis-direction. I get the guy is a ‘name’ and has some ‘star power’… I guess… but come on. The Rock winning the title was bad enough. Now you brought a dude back and have pretty much thrown him into a No 1 contender spot at WMXXX? Really? I can totally see it happening… Wish I had more faith in WWE.

          • scott

            Yea I agree man. I don’t want to see him win the rumble. I don’t want anyone other than Daniel Bryan to win the rumble. Truthfully Punk isn’t doing anything right now, Del Rio has only wrestled Mexican luchadors the past 2 months, Batista has been filming, and truthfully I don’t see anyone else winning it honestly. I don’t think they’ll have Roman Reigns win it yet because I still hope for a Wyatt vs Shield match. But I doubt that will ever happen. He needs to get back into the swing of things before he gets to be in the main event and even a huge fan of his. I would be disgusted if he wins the rumble sunday

          • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

            Yeah good call… Aside from Bryan, Batista and Punk, I don’t know who else even has a shot of winning this thing… Unless we get a surprise entrant… I dunno… Beats me.

  • Jason

    I’m speechless. I was expecting a bigger POP. Batista did a lot of MMA training and because of that, he looks smaller in muscle mass. He needs to grow a beard to hide the thin face.

  • RyanStewart2007

    That promo was horrible. But nice to have him back.

  • raVen

    and he’s as terrible and boring as ever.
    when is batista going to come out? dude is as gay as a stuffed rainbow unicorn on fire.

  • King J aka “Kermit”

    I’m happy the Batista is back. Idc how other people feel, everyone is free to they’re own opinion. Keywords of the day: (My Opinion).

  • Adrienne King

    All I could focus on was the tight jacket and pants. Not to mention the bald head. He needs some hair and Looser clothing. I used to think he was fine! Not sure what happened. Reminds me of the Rock too.

  • WCWPunk

    The crowd themselves still chanted “BATISTA! BATISTA!! BATISTA!!!” His return was still huge considering he’s been gone from WWE for four years.