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- Above is WWE’s newest YouTube show, WWE Hangouts hosted by Howard Finkel. Finkel talks to a panel of WWE fans via Google+ Hangouts. Tyson Kidd is the special guest on the first episode.
- Joey Mercury noted that tickets to NXT tapings on May 2nd, featuring a special appearance by John Cena, are sold out. He tweeted:
“NXT @FullSail on 5/2 w/ @JohnCena SOLD OUT HOWEVER- 30 TIX are available TONIGHT- 1st Come, 1st Serve, $10/ticket- 4535 S Dale Mabry 6pm!”
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I received a couple of emails this week regarding some online rumors regarding Batista and a potential WWE return. The rumors appear to stem from a recent issue of The Wrestling Observer in which newsletter editor Dave Meltzer noted that Batista was back to his normal weight of around 280 lbs. Nowhere did Meltzer state that Batista was trying to get back into “in-ring shape,” nor did it state that he was interested in a WWE return.
Batista, who turned 44 this past January, did note on Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored last fall (which you can watch in the video above) that he was interested in returning to WWE eventually, and that the door was open for him to come back. He also said that he would be interested in working a program with Brock Lesnar, Triple H and The Undertaker.
If he were to return, it wouldn’t be anytime soon. He will be heading to London to start filming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in June. Batista will be playing Drax the Destroyer in the superhero flick, which is why he has been bulking up. Once he finishes filming the movie, he will make the media rounds to promote Riddick, which releases on September 6th.
Also, here’s a cool video of Batista facing Brock Lesnar in OVW in 2001:
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