Batista: 'The Animal' returns to WWE just in time for WrestleMania season

Batista, aka “The Animal” will be making his return to the WWE this upcoming January. Right in time for the Royal Rumble, but perhaps more importantly, he’ll be back for WrestleMania season.

Expect Batista to make his way back into the WWE via Monday Night RAW. The WWE announced his return last night on RAW Christmas with an epic video package. When should we expect to see “The Animal”? At least according to the promo, he’ll be back on January 20th.

For those unaware of the WWE schedule, that’s six days before Sunday, January 26th, which coincidentally is the date of the Royal Rumble. Many expect fan favorites like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan to be the main headliners of the rumble—and many expect one of those two to win—but one can’t help wonder just how big of a push Batista will get upon his return.

Remember, he won the Royal Rumble in 2005, so it wouldn’t be unrealistic for him to do it again. He’s a believable winner and a proven champion. Batista was a six-time world champion and four-time tag team champion in the WWE from 2002 to 2010.

The WWE has been known to pull out all the stops for WrestleMania, and the Royal Rumble usually provides us with the first glimpse of what  the “granddaddy of ‘em all” will have to offer. How big of a role will Batista play at not only the Rumble, but on the road to WrestleMania?

We’ll find out on January 20th.

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