WWE officials were infuriated that Dave Batista's return to the company leaked online Friday night. The leak happened when WWE sent promotional information to venues of upcoming live events that said Batista would in fact be returning.
When the information began to get published and make its way onto social media, WWE contacted the sources and told them to pull it. As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, all mentions of Batista for the February 16, 2014 WWE live event have been removed.
I sought comment from a WWE spokesman about the leak and was told they had "no clue" about Batista's status with the company.
How this impacts the inevitable return of Batista to WWE remains to be seen but it sure looks like "The Animal" will be around for Wrestlemania XXX next year.