Those who want to avoid WWE Royal Rumble 2014 spoilers will want to avoid this article as it may reveal what's about to go down at the January pay-per-view. The potential rumors or spoilers for the Rumble are also bringing about the latest WWE WrestleMania 30 rumors, now that it's been officially announced that Dave "The Animal" Batista is making his return to WWE in late January 2014. His return coincides with the latest edition of the Rumble, where a match containing 30 or 40 superstars produces one winner who gets a title shot at WrestleMania.
On Dec. 24 Sports World News reported via The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that rumors suggest Batista will indeed face Randy Orton for the championship belt on April 6 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. That would be the main event of the evening, if rumor reports are accurate. Of course, that would very likely mean that Batista is the superstar who will win the Royal Rumble, because the winner gets an automatic shot at the championship at WrestleMania 30. It would also mean that Orton is reigning champion heading to the pay-per-view. He could always drop the belt and regain it, unless they're attempting to make Orton look stronger ahead of a huge main event. So if Orton is indeed the opponent, expect him to have a potentially-long reign extending from the Rumble to Mania.
As soon as it was announced that Batista would be coming back, various pro wrestling analysts, writers and websites began attempting to piece together which superstars might be Batista's possible opponents for Mania. Among the major names that were brought up are the current WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton, and The Undertaker, who hasn't been seen in WWE for some time now himself. Other potential rumored opponents include CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, and Brock Lesnar. Batista vs. Lesnar and Batista vs. Bryan have never happened, so either matchup could possibly be a show stealer for fans. No matter who it is, it certainly has fans buzzing about the possibilities that exist.
Batista will make his official return less than a week before the Royal Rumble 2014, when he appears on the live episode of WWE Raw on Jan. 20, 2014 in Ohio. Which superstar do you think Batista will face, and/or which makes the best opponent for him at WrestleMania 30?