More Details on Batista’s WWE Return
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.24.2013
And the announcement from last night…
According to Pwinsider.com, while Batista's return was leaked over the weekend, the plan was to reveal his return on last night's Raw.
WWE's original plan was always to have Batista return at the Raw before the Royal Rumble PPV so that he can appear in that match. Having the announcement run last night is so that the WWE can spike a rating for that episode of Raw, and to create interest in the Rumble PPV.