Since Batista’s return was leaked WWE decided to go all out and hype it on last night’s RAW. A video package revealed that he’ll be coming back on the January 20th episode of RAW from the Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
The Animal Tweeted: “I can’t wait to get to the Cheesefest in Hoakietown and punch somebody right In the f’n face! Playtime’s over children.”
Jericho Downplays Return Rumors
Chris Jericho who recently teased a return at the Royal Rumble on Twitter, downplayed the rumors yesterday. He is making an appearance with Sheamus at the World of Wheels in Pittsburgh, the night before the PPV, but now says that this is just a “coincidence”.
In a recent interview with WWE.com he also said he’s very busy:
“I don’t really have the itch. I’m super busy with all the stuff I’m doing, between Fozzy tours, we’re getting ready to record a new record, the podcast, “But I’m Chris Jericho,” which is another big hit. I’m also finishing my third book. There’s a lot of stuff going on. Having said that, I’d be open to it, but I haven’t had any conversations or anything like that. It’s WrestleMania. Anybody that’s been in WWE wants to be involved. If I’m there, it’ll be awesome and I’ll do everything I can to have the best match on the show. If I’m not, I’ll have a great time watching it, I’m sure.”
SmackDown Audience Is Up
Last week’s episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy drew 2,724,000 viewers, up from the previous week’s 2,686,000 number.