Despite leaked advertisements for Batista's WWE return having been pulled from the internet, it's being reported that the former WWE Champion will indeed be returning to the company and the removal of the ads are WWE's attempt to keep the return quiet.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, there is speculation that WWE might be planning to have Batista return to the company prior to the Royal Rumble, then win the Royal Rumble match and go on to challenge Randy Orton for the WWE World Title at WrestleMania 30.
As for the deal Batista signed to return to WWE, which was brokered by Triple H, it's being said the money he is getting is not as "sweet" as Brock Lesnar's deal, but it is nevertheless a very lucrative contract. The contract will see Batista work a close to "full-time short-term" schedule, making PPV appearances, TV taping appearances, and live event appearances up to and beyond WrestleMania 30.
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