Is it good or bad that The Animal is back?
I like Batista. I like the Batista from the 2003 to 2007 era of the WWE. I remember when he turned on Triple H on RAW and was coming after The Game for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. I was stoked because it meant a fresh face in the company but also because Batista was likeable. Their Hell in a Cell match at the Vengeance 2005 pay per view is actually really good and should be checked out.
His first run in the company was a memorable one, to be honest. His feud with the Undertaker provided some memorable moments, but outside of his HHH and Taker feud I don’t really recall much of anything that Batista had done to be considered great.
He makes his return, which was leaked, and fans seemingly crapped on it. I’m one of those fans. I don’t care to see guys from the past. Guys who leave to do better things only to return. I completely understand why a guy like CM Punk or Dolph Ziggler would be pissed. They work all year round and a guy comes back for three months and takes a top spot. It has to be frustrating beyond belief.
Would the response be different had Batista’s return not been leaked? I don’t think so. Daniel Bryan is that over at the moment. Fans are demanding him be champion.
I have zero interest in seeing a Batista/Orton match at Mania. That feud is getting to the level that Cena/Orton is at. I feel like I’ve seen enough of their matches for my lifetime.
The fact is this… Batista is a guy that Triple H help make a “star.” The same thing can be said about Randy Orton. For some reason I think the ego of Triple H wants to see his boys in the main event and take credit for the success of the event. All the while, the fans should be chanting NO during the match.
Anyway, Batista is apparently going to be in the company for two years. The guy is 45 years old and looks every bit of 45 nowadays. Before he looked younger than he was, but that’s not the case anymore and he was blown up big time at the Rumble.
Batista is just one guy I would have been fine with not ever seeing in the WWE ever again. His time has passed him by.
What are your opinions on Batista? Do you like to see him in the main event or not? Share your opinions below!
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34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.