Thought of the Day: Batista and Wrestlemania

I’ve shifted a bit on this.At the Rumble, I was ok with Batista winning and getting the title shot at Wrestlemania.  Since then though, it’s pretty clear that things aren’t what they used to be.  Yeah Batista is in a big Hollywood movie this year, but the wrestling fans just do not care.  A lot of this is due to Bryan and Punk, as Batista just came back at the wrong time.  The fans want to see Daniel Bryan winning the title at Wrestlemania and they want Punk back (though the chants were WAY weaker on Monday) and Batista just happens to be there around this time.

As of right now, they would be insane to put Batista in the title match as the only challenger.  He’s certainly a big name and worthy of being in the title hunt, but I think just bringing him back and immediately putting him in the title match in this environment was just asking for trouble.  Thankfully it does seem like the company is backpedaling a bit on him as Batista is barely getting any TV time.  Making the title match a three way would be acceptable, as I really don’t think the fans are as much anti-Batista as they are pro-Bryan.  There’s a future in WWE for Big Dave, but it’s not as the sole challenger for Randy Orton at Wrestlemania XXX.


  1. ted says:

    The Problem is that yes Batista is in a Marvel movie. ” the golden goose currently”

    However he’s not the main character. This isn’t like the Rock coming back a legitimate movie star with all kinds of crossover appeal.

    This is just Batista, wrestler trying to transition to movies. I also don’t think anyone was calling for a big Dave return. He’s been gone 4 years, and I don’t recall ever seeing anyone saying. “Man I miss Batista, I wish would come back and lead the company to greatness.”

  2. M.R. says:

    Is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ that big of a movie? Not being sarcastic, just don’t know. Expensive doesn’t always mean big.

  3. ted says:

    On it’s own probably not though no one will know until it comes out. Since it all feeds into The Avengers It can be.

  4. Jay H. (the real one) says:

    As it sounds right now they may go with a Triple Threat for WM 30 with Daniel Bryan against both Randy Orton & Batista.

    ted Reply:

    They may do that. I’ve also read the idea of batista losing his title shot for not understanding the new landscape of the company.

    Either way here’s hoping wrestlemania 30 ends. With Bryan wwe champion leading 70 thousand Plus in a monster yes chant.

    Jay H. (the real one) Reply:

    I am remaining optimistic that DB will be in the Main Event for the WWE Title.

  5. Civil Defence says:

    See, I’m actually hoping they just keep pushing ahead with Orton/Batista. I would take strange pleasure watching 70,000 people destroy the main event with all sorts of random chants – would certainly be history making