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Batista returning to WWE in 2012?

Updated on January 5, 2012
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'The Animal' could return at any time


Batista, the man known to the WWE Universe as “The Animal” and the multiple time world heavyweight champion could be returning to the WWE very soon according to reports and rumours. It is said that with Batista’s Strikeforce deal off due to the MMA promotion being purchased by the UFC, Batista’s MMA future is in question. This means that a return to pro wrestling should not be ruled out of the question and of course, considering he left the WWE on good terms, the door could potentially be open for his return later this year in 2011.

There are several major WWE pay per views coming up in the coming months including Summerslam and Survivor Series. Summerslam is known for its returns as it has seen the likes of Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker return on several occasions. Given the fact that it is a big pay per view, not to mention one that is full of historic moments, this would be a logical time for “The Animal” Batista to make his WWE return.

It has to be said that Batista’s return really could not come at a better time. The WWE is currently plagued with a youth-filled roster whether for better or worse. There are hardly any veteran talents left on the roster since the retirement of Shawn Michaels and Edge as well as the recent retirement of The Undertaker from regular, active in-ring competition. This means that there is a huge veteran-shaped void in the WWE that only those with experience, star power and plenty of years in the ring under their belt can fill.

This is where Batista comes in.

He left the WWE at a high point in his career as a dominant heel. He has enjoyed several years of success as a babyface but also as a heel and he had feuded with some of the biggest and best names in the WWE including Triple H and The Undertaker, both over the world title on several occasions. Batista was known for being a mainstay on the Smackdown brand where he was the world champion but leading up to his contract expiration date, he had become more prominently seen on RAW.

At this time, it is unknown whether Batista will return to the WWE as a part of the Raw brand or the Smackdown brand. Both brands need an influx of major veteran talents to even out the brands that are both currently dominated by young, up and coming stars such as Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett.

There is actually a lot of potential for Batista if he does decide to return. Triple H, who has also been missing in action since WrestleMania, is a veteran talent that needs a major opponent following his coming return. There are very few that he has more history with than his former Evolution partner and world championship opponent, Batista. This would make a potential feud of the year candidate and Triple H and Batista have both proved that they tear the house down each and every time they set foot in the ring together.

Of course, both brands are full of talent that Batista could feud with or even take under his wing. With The Nexus and The Corre factions both in the WWE, Batista could return to either be a part of these and take them to the next level of fame and success or he could even feud with them and bring them to an end as a major babyface. Smackdown is currently lacking major babyface wrestlers with the exception of Christian and with Batista’s former Evolution partner, Randy Orton, currently dominating WWE Smackdown as a heel and a world champion, it would certainly make sense to have Batista return as a major face and challenge Randy Orton for the world heavyweight championship.

Needless to say, the highly anticipated return of Batista to the WWE is a very exciting subject. With his MMA future in question, “The Animal” could be returning to the WWE sooner rather than later. Exactly what does the future hold for Batista in the WWE in 2011 and beyond and when he finally does return, will he return to RAW to feud with Triple H as a heel or will he return to Smackdown to feud with Randy Orton as a face, or something completely different that will shock the world?

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      FLOR LIRA 5 years ago

      LOOK THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF BATISTA HE IS THE BEST YOU WILL HAVE. I LIKE JOHN CENA AND RANDY ORTEN THE BIG SHOW AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST REY BUT THE BEST IS BATISTA IAM HIS NUMBER ONE FAN AND EVEN IF HE NOT ON SMACKDOWN OR RAW I WIL ALWAY BE HIS NUMBER ONE FAN

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      Shoaib 5 years ago

      Batista is returning at royal rumble 2012......when batista reurns batista will kick john cena ass and john cena fans ass to.then i will happy hope batista return and beat john cena and destroy him.it will be good .iam your big fan batista remember me.john cena is loser batista is the best in the world.

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      Ameer 5 years ago

      Am the big fan of dave batista i want to return him soon nd kick the cena by batista bomb.nd destroy him

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      Bala 5 years ago

      I am also a great fan from india for animal BATISTA. We all fans to him are waiting for return. He the geeat athletic in time. The partnership with Rey was awesome.WE NEED YOU BATISTA PLEASE RETURN.

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      gokul 5 years ago

      i am waiting for the ANIMAL'S return

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      Kashif 5 years ago

      I am a big fan of batista . all the people of pakistan who watch wrestling.they want batista back in wwe. so we request to board of directors plzzz bring batista back

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      Kuldeep 5 years ago

      U dont know Batista we are waiting for u..i urge to wwe b.o.d. That they should take u back soon..luv u

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      Moin 5 years ago

      Hey batista plz cum soon dude with out u wwe matches lukng so boring plz come back 2 wwe batista plz nd plz b.o.d i'm reqwstng plz bring back batista i'm big fan of batista my face book user name also moin.batista so plz bring back batista b.o.d

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      danish 5 years ago

      we want back and became champion again and destroy john cena s neck again

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      ARIF ALI 5 years ago

      i am waiting for the ANIMAL'S return

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      Max 5 years ago

      So this place is full of Indians???? well let me put for you this way,,,,If Batista knew that he has indian fans and they are the one who wants him to come back then ,,,,,HE WILL NEVER SHOW UP....Lay off Indians,,,,Go Clean Up....pllllzzzzz

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      Jmoney 5 years ago

      Batista the best in the world!!!!!!

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      Frankie 5 years ago

      i think hen he rutuns wwe will be tv 14

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      Ram 5 years ago

      Batista please come back to wwe. You have lot of fans in India

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      Maru 5 years ago

      I am biggest fan of batesta. Dave plz plz come back wwe

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      HARIS 5 years ago

      I LIKE U VERY MUSH BUT U R NOT HEAR PLS PLS COME BACK AND BEAT TO CENA

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      Sigh 5 years ago

      If Batista's return depends on his fans' level of knowledge of the English language, I'm afraid we'll be waiting for a very long time. This being said, I would love to see The Animal return, especially now that Lesnar is also back. :)

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      Brian Lawson 5 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      Batista and Brock Lesnar would be a trainwreck of a match that I'd love to see! I hope The Animal does find his way back to WWE. Great hub and thanks for sharing!

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      rajat 5 years ago

      batista come back

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      Monai maheen 5 years ago

      You are the great superstar you comes the pain

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      Aprojit Marik 5 years ago

      We ar waiting for u animal.

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      Liamryanburtmania 5 years ago

      YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES! YES!YES!YES! YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!

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      Batista 5 years ago

      I will never come for Indians

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      Liamryanburtmania 5 years ago

      Batista WILLLLL COME BACK!!!! AND FACE EEEEDDDDGGGGGGEEEEE!!!!!!!

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      Punkbryan71 5 years ago

      I'm Sorry about that Comment, because i am so adicted to seeing a great edge and Batista match!

      If he does comeback, here are three ways he can do it:

      He becomes the permanent GM of raw and SD,

      He comes Back and turns face, just for one night and gives a final farewell

      Or he stay's in competition untill his new contract expires!

      Those are my thoughts on how he might (most likley return) tonight.

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      Punkbryan71 5 years ago

      No! No! No! No! No! No! N… i walk alooooooooooonnnneee!!!!

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      muthuvijay 4 years ago

      batista without you wwe is boring i left seeing wwe please come back

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      SARAN 4 years ago

      BATISTA PLEASE COME TO WWE

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      saran 4 years ago

      i am big fan of batista please come to wwe

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      madhu 4 years ago

      please come back batista

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      David Aaron 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Nice posting. Main events need a guy like Batista. I love Sheamus, but having CM Punk, Zigler, The Miz just doesn't cut it. Batista brings something the WWE needs.

      http://hubpages.com/@awaflashback

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      Matt Doran 4 years ago from Manchester, UK

      So he didn't return in 2012 but he almost certainly will at some point in the future. His last run as champ was awesome but he clearly wasn't into it. He hates the Miz and really just isn't into the current product and the current product is unlikely to change for a long time

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