With CM Punk leaving WWE due to unhappiness, a lot of eyes have now focused on Alberto Del Rio, who has openly talked about leaving the company whenever he is upset with the way that his character is being utilized. The belief is that he is unhappy about being fed to Batista.
While he was originally scheduled to work a high profile match against the Undertaker at the event, there are those backstage within WWE that are pushing for Brock Lesnar to be moved into a program with Batista at Wrestlemania 30 instead.
When Batista made his return on Monday Night Raw, WWE officials were said to be rather upset with the lackluster reaction from the audience. However, management then saw the television ratings for the segment and placed the blame on the Dayton crowd instead.
While it has now been confirmed that a two year deal was signed, Batista is not really considered a full time worker for WWE. His main priority is still acting, and management will let him leave to do things related to movies whenever he needs to.
While wrestling fans view it as one of the highest priorities, WWE does not share the same sentiment when it comes to signing Sting. The company definitely would like to bring him on board, but they do not view this as big of a deal as they did with Batista, Brock Lesnar, Rock and Hulk Hogan.
Another issue that CM Punk had with WWE was the return of Batista. While he has no personal issues with Batista himself, Punk was upset that another person was being brought in and placed above him on the card. Punk was hoping that he would be used as the top guy again this year.
There are talks backstage that Titus ONeil could be on the verge of receiving a push in WWE. With his good friend Batista making a return to the company, some feel that management will try to appease him by pushing the Prime Time Player member.
There are rumors that Batista could be doing a heel turn after winning the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 30. Management has noticed the reaction that he has been receiving since making his return, and the feeling is that he might work better as an antagonist.
Since the two of them are extremely close friends, there are talks backstage that Batista has convinced WWE to bring Jimmy Wang Yang back for a temporary stint. Some are under the belief that he could be a mystery entrant at Royal Rumble 2014 this Sunday night.
Rumor has it that John Cena will be removed from the main event scene following Royal Rumble 2014. Randy Orton is expected to be moved into a program with a new challenger, most likely to be Batista, while Cena is rumored to be joining Daniel Bryan in his battle against Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.
The leading candidate to win the Royal Rumble right now is Batista. WWE is said to want to capitalize on the momentum of his return by throwing him immediately into the main event scene of Wrestlemania 30. A title match against Randy Orton has been heavily discussed backstage.
With Brock Lesnar and Batista already confirmed for the event, there are rumors that Sheamus might not be making his return at the Royal Rumble. WWE wants him on the Wrestlemania card, so they do not want his return to be overshadowed.
Batista was never the most popular guy in the WWE locker room, and it appears that won't be changing with his latest stint within the company. The former world champion already has backstage heat from his peers for a comment that he made on Twitter.
While there has been quite a bit of confusion on his return, it now appears that Batista has indeed signed a two year deal with WWE. That does not necessarily mean that he will be a full time performer during that duration, however. Batista still wants to do movies.
WWE has already started looking into possible opponents for Batista, and it looks like CM Punk has been chosen. The two of them are currently penciled in for a big match at Summerslam after Punk works his program against Triple H.
There are several conflicting reports about the deal that Batista signed with WWE. There are many who believe that the former World Heavyweight Champion is only sticking around until doing a big match at Wrestlemania 30.
There's now talks within WWE of having Batista winning the Royal Rumble to capitalize on the momentum he should have from returning to the promotion. He would then work with either John Cena or Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 30 in the main event.
There's rumblings coming from WWE that Batista could be returning at the Royal Rumble and winning the match, in order to set up a heavyweight championship bout between he and former Evolution stable mate Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 30.
WWE officials are said to be extremely upset about the return of Batista being leaked through promotional material. While the company was hoping to keep it a secret, the appearance was being promoted for live events in Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Rumors about Batista returning to WWE are heating up again, as teh former world champion doesn't have another movie lined up yet, and he doesn't need to start promoting Guardians of the Galaxy until the fall of 2014.