So, it would appear that after months of training, and a whole lot of bravado, Dave Batista was just stringing us along. Either that, or he finally figured out what most of us have been saying all along; that he has no business competing in MMA.
The rumour has it that Batista has been quoted as saying “I will not be doing MMA/Strikeforce any time soon. So you can see me in the future of the WWE.”
As happy as I was to read this, I do regret that we won’t get to see The Animal have at least one fight. Supposedly his debut would have been against Bobby Lashley. Either way, it now looks as though Batista will be going back to sucking up space in WWE, rather than wasting everybody’s time in MMA.
This of course got my imagination working a little bit, as to just how the WWE will bring him back. Of course they could just hype his return, much like they do whenever Triple-H comes back from an injury. Or they could also do one of three things.
The Mystery RAW GM.
This ridiculous angle has been going on for much too long as it is, and we all figure that when the actual general manager will be announced, it will just be a huge flop. But revealing Batista as the man behind the computer would at least be interesting. Of course this scenario is the least likely of the three, because Batista would not spend very much time in this role, as he would want to be competing as soon as possible.
The man behind The Nexus.
Way back when this group first showed up and destroyed RAW, there was talk of a secret leader, and a hidden agenda. The man who was supposed to be the puppet master was Triple-H. Now I’m not sure if that simply got changed, or they had to postpone it because of Hunters injury, but for now they have moved on with Wade Barrett leading. But if Batista were to be revealed as the man behind the scenes, that could certainly make the group appear to be unstoppable. Especially since they now have a reluctant John Cena as a part of the stable.
A Royal Rumble Surprise.
This to me would seem the most likely case. With the Rumble being just a few months away, it would still give Batista time to rest, and train, for an eventual return. And as we have seen in the past, with people such as Cena, and Edge, making a comeback at the Rumble makes things very entertaining. Everybody expects at least one or two surprises at The Rumble, and a little bit of comedy thrown in for good measure, but having Batista make his return could open up some instant story lines for The Animal. Should he win, he is automatically in the main event at Wrestlemania. And should he get eliminated, you can be sure that whoever puts him out will be the first person he will feud with.
But all of this is simply speculation. The real story is that Batista is giving up his MMA dream, without ever having stepped into the cage. Personally, like many others, I thought this was a bad idea right from the start, but some people are just slow learners.
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