From the results the WWE Universe witnessed at Elimination Chamber, it now looks like the plan is still intact. Batista vs. Randy Orton is still on the books. This is a one-way ticket to Disasterville.
Instead of throwing a curveball and allowing something different to happen at the biggest pay-per-view in WWE history, this main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is the best option in the eyes of WWE Creative.
What makes matters worse is that there is no clear-cut babyface to side with on his chase to win the title. Batista was that guy, but a poorly booked return and Royal Rumble win removed virtually any hope of him being a babyface.
Even though I am not a John Cena fan, at least he does a great job handling the antagonists. Batista, on the other hand, chose to flip people off in the crowd, and—from what we saw at Elimination Chamber—told the Minneapolis crowd to "deal with it."
Is that a rivalry to look forward to? Not in the slightest. Batista and Randy Orton thought it was bad when their respective Royal Rumble matches were hijacked in Pittsburgh. As the old adage goes, "They ain't seen nothin' yet." This match is destined to get a chorus of boos the entire time, causing one of the most undesirable main events in WrestleMania history.
The only saving grace in this would be to insert Daniel Bryan in the mix, making it a Triple Threat match. He would be the only true babyface in the match, which a main event of this caliber needs.
The #yesmovement is gold right now, and Vince McMahon and the WWE have no choice but to embrace it. Bryan has the potential to be a crossover superstar, giving WWE some good PR as far as interviews and appearances are concerned. They are getting it already with how widely spread his "Yes!" chants are.
According to Daniel Uthman of USA Today, Michigan State University football junior center Travis Jackson properly explained. "It's kind of a celebration that everyone can do, a unity type of thing," he said. "It's just something that's so cool when you have so many people in a huge stadium doing it all together."
That would be very fitting to close out WrestleMania 30 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. If not "Yes," the other option will be "Boooo!" Doesn't seem like a hard choice for the WWE to make.
Comment on your thoughts of Randy Orton vs. Batista at WrestleMania 30, and be sure to check out a huge announcement from former WWE superstar Tyler Reks this Tuesday night, Feb. 25, at 11 p.m. EST on the Pancakes and Powerslams show.