OK, so Dave Batista's heavy-hyped return hasn't exactly turned out as well as people in WWE must have been hoping. In fact, you could say it's been a total disaster. “The Animal” is receiving loud and thunderous boos everywhere he goes these days. It’s almost embarrassing.
Interestingly, rather than ignoring the jeers, WWE scripted world heavyweight champion Randy Orton to bring them up to the star on Mondays Raw. Batista begrudgingly acknowledged the chants and said the fans had a right to say or feel what they wanted (a babyface remark), but admittedly, he was still greatly angered by them (a heel remark).
While it's refreshing of the writers to not attempt to sweep the crowd reactions under the rug, you have to wonder: What is the point of bringing all of this up on television? Is WWE attempting to make the wrestler more sympathetic here? Is this going to salvage what is currently looking like one of the worst and most flat WrestleMania events ever? Just what is going on with Batista's character?