Batista's time in front of the mic produced both a highlight and a nadir during a busy WWE week.
As the company geared up for WrestleMania XXX, "The Animal" prospered on SmackDown and bumbled later in New York. Daniel Bryan showed he can be a versatile star, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal added a curious entry and Corey Graves played the role of a spider pouncing on his fallen prey.
As few would have predicted, Heath Slater earned a spot in the week's best offerings as well.
From Batista wearing his villainy well to Slater shocking even himself, the following is a look at what most entertained and what most annoyed fans from the world of WWE.