RVD's WWE Return, Batista Taking On Keyboard Warriors, Plans For Sheamus, Daniel Bryan & CM Punk

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As far as I remember, RVD was 'taking a break' back in the summer, are there any current plans for him to return?

Rob Van Dam was believed to be close to returning to WWE just in time for Wrestlemania XXX when he was backstage at Raw in Los Angeles last month. We detailed here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com how the departure of CM Punk played a role in WWE's interest in RVD and Chris Jericho going up. As of this writing I cannot confirm if RVD has signed a deal to return as the talk has cooled since last month's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. RVD continues to toy with followers on Twitter that ask about his return, Tweeting the following just a couple of days ago:

What's the next step in the heel turn of Batista?

The efforts at Elimination Chamber to get Batista over as a babyface were the final efforts. When they failed, a tweak was seen as inevitable and that tweak happened on last week's episode of Smackdown. The next step should unfold on this week's Raw from Chicago, where the crowd will likely be very anti-Batista. I got a kick out of dot com's Raw Five-Point Preview, where they titled the point on Batista, "Keyboard warrior" and followed up with "Guess what? Batista doesn’t like you very much, either." This is absolutely the right move and a much better direction for Batista's character. His most successful run in the company was as a heel so I'm not sure the logic in bringing him back as a babyface in the first place unless they thought he would be able to help fill The Rock's absence on the Wrestlemania lineup.

What are the future plans for Sheamus?

Sheamus is currently an upper midcard talent in WWE and this is about the lowest you'll see him on the card. Vince McMahon and Triple H were glad to get Sheamus back as a surprise Royal Rumble entrant in January and will look to utilize him as a staple for their upper tier midcarders during Wrestlemania season. After Wrestlemania, I expect Sheamus to function more as a main event talent with holes being left from the Wrestlemania part-timers.

With Batista turning heel does that mean Daniel Bryan will finally get his spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania XXX?

With Batista turning heel everyone wants to know if that means Daniel Bryan has a spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania. However, the last I heard, WWE still plans to do Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H at the show in April. I'm on record as to saying the only way they can save the title match at Wrestlemania is if Bryan gets in it. If not, WWE is going to have an extremely hard time appeasing the crowd. The next question people want to ask is - what about CM Punk? The Punk rumors that started on Saturday and made their way onto the site on Sunday have the world abuzz. We can confirm a new Wrestlemania match was pitched to Punk and you can read about what that match was at this link.

From the Ask WNW vault…

November 2011: Is CM Punk the biggest star in WWE besides The Rock? - CM Punk is finally established as a main event name but he's still viewed behind John Cena and Randy Orton. I realize a lot of people are sick and tired of the Cena character but that's still the way it is. The Rock is more popular than he's ever been; the problem is he's not back full-time.

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  • I love WrestleMania season!

  • Vince McMahon

    Yes I confirm The long awaited return of Corey Graves…uhhhh I mean CM punk Is happening live tonight! I’m going to have him face Triple H and put Bryan in a championship match. I can’t wait for Big E Vs Daniel Bryan for the intercontinental championship!

    • Triple H

      Can me and punk have a shovel on a pole match?

      • King A sshole


      • Vince McMahon

        WHY THAT”S BRILLIANT! This is why your the future of this company because of innovative match ups like that!

        • Bad News Barrett

          Well there you have it! Punk will face Triple H in a shovel on a pole match. However I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news! You see Triple H will go over and the crowd in Chicago will riot. They will chant CM PUNK at the top of their lungs for the rest of the broadcast, which will fall on deaf ears because no one cares what the people want! Just ask Daniel Bryan! You will go to your homes and complain about the event on internet chat boards with other people, most likely typing with their Dorito crusted fingers but will still tune in next week anyway to be dissatisfied all over gain instead because you are sheep to the product known as WWE! Thank you!

          • Cabe Chaffin

            this made me chuckle

      • Eva Marie

        Shovel? Is there snow by you?

  • Eva Marie

    Batista? Don’t they work at Starbucks?

  • isaac

    i really hope CM punk comes back like richard said picture the pop that cm punk will get i honestly think that the only time the chicago fans wont chant his name is when the shield, wyatts,daniel bryan and batista are in the ring

    • K!NG

      the fans were destroying the Bray vs Reigns match last week….

    • Bob’s Diner

      Batista??? Obviously you haven’t been watching the last 6 weeks

      • Venom

        I think he means when it’s Bryan vs Batista which is true. They may not chant Punks name and just chant YES. But I doubt it. I think Chicago Punk fans are more loyal to him over Daniel Bryan.

        • Bob’s Diner

          That match hadn’t been announced 8 hours ago…

          I’m fairly certain we are going to see a world record for most CM Punk chants in a night made.

          On a related note, have you seen the way some groups have been trying to get organised to hijack the show? If people do turn their backs I am going to be amazed

          • Venom

            For this show or the Wrestlemania main event? I only check this and another site so I’m unfamiliar with the rest.

  • K!NG

    anyone remember wrestlemania 8… the title match between flair and savage was in the middle of the show. Sid vs hogan closed the event…. I fully see WWE staying their course

    • Bob’s Diner

      WrestleMania VIII – the title match didn’t close the show
      WrestleMania XI – the title match didn’t close the show
      WrestleMania X8 – the title match shouldn’t have closed the show
      WrestleMania XXVI – the title match didn’t close the show

      • AlphaMale

        And XXVIII

        • Bob’s Diner

          Aha yes indeed!

      • Bruinsfan79

        Wrestle mania 9….the title match did close the show!! Bret Hart lost to Yokozuna! Then Hogan came out and beat Yokozuna in 10 seconds!!

        • Bob’s Diner

          I don’t see a 9 in there anywhere… you might need to learn to read Roman numerals

        • Venom

          The match you are talking about still involved the championship.

  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    Wow, Daniel Bryan being portal into the title match is becoming like the Cena turning heel thing, they just keep talking about it even though it’s never going to happen.

    • Venom

      I think this might be the first time I actually like what you wrote!

  • 6t6

    Triple H will say if he can beat him at WrestleMania, he’ll put him in the title match; Bryan will go on to win that match, be in the title match that night, and win it all! If only…haha!

    • Bob’s Diner

      Not. Going. To. Happen.

      Accept it and move on

      • 6t6

        It. Just. Happened.

        Learn to believe!

        • Bob’s Diner

          Indeed – I was wrong. Didn’t quite happen how you thought, but still he’s going to get in the title match. Again, I was wrong

          • 6t6

            True…not all has come true yet! But I still have hope! 😀

  • Evon Callaway Bitterweed Reese

    I’m just not high on Punk returning to main event anything. IMO it would be another slap in Daniel Bryan’s face. I truly think when he was in the ring with Bryan the Yes chants shocked him and hit him in the face he was being bypassed. He had to do something and this is what he does best which is throw a fit and quit. I still don’t understand why fans hijack a show over someone that keeps walking out on them. I haven’t missed him due to The Shield and The Wyatt’s and also Daniel Bryan. I love the way The Shield and The Wyatt’s are turning on each other. They give all they have and give us a great match. No matter what happens they are going to steal the show.

    • Bob’s Diner

      Let’s say he did come back and got added to the title match at WrestleMania – how is that a slap in the face to Daniel Bryan? It is obvious Bryan isn’t being added because Batista is walking out of WrestleMania with the title. Would you rather Bryan lost at WrestleMania? Adding someone like Punk will appease the crowd and prevent the match from turning into a complete farce.

      Of course this is a big IF because we won’t know until tonight if he is back or not…

      BTW – “keeps walking out on them”? Name another time he has “walked out” on WWE?

  • Robert Olley

    On a side note whats happening with Evan Bourne? It been 2 years since hes been on tv and a year since his last match