The verbal exchanges between Alberto Del Rio and Batista might have gone too far. PWInsider is reporting that there is some backstage heat on Batista after a tweet he posted. The tweet has since been deleted.
Del Rio cut a promo on Raw Monday saying he was tired of all the attention Batista was getting and vowed to eliminate him from the Rumble. This prompted Batista to respond on Twitter with the following:
"So I hear Alberto Del Rio is talking trash. Just one question… Who the hell is Alberto Del Rio?!!!"
Later, Del Rio posted a tweet taking a shot at Batista's MMA debut against Vince Lucero, a last-minute replacement fighter for Batista's original opponent.
"I'm the one wining all the major titles while u were getting ur ass kick by your plumber (Vince lucero) See u at the rumble… Like we say in #Mexico U can buy muscles but U can't buy Huevos cabron"
Batista's next response is what PWInsider is reporting caused some heat backstage:
"Seems 2 me that some C level stars in a B level star era have bought into their own hype. Don't turn a work into a shoot. #realitycheck"
Again, that tweet has since been deleted. Word is that it's been a hot topic among WWE wrestlers this week. The general feeling is that Batista buried the entire locker room with that one tweet.
This situation is being compared to the time Triple H said The Undertaker was the only person in the WWE locker room that was worth of wrestling against him.
The report goes on to suggest that Batista's return had already ruffled a few feathers, simply due to him walking into a WrestleMania main event. His tweet simply exaggerated those feelings by some.
Batista is scheduled to return on the January 20th edition of WWE Raw and has already been announced for the Royal Rumble.