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The Animal Returns? Batista Back in Mattel WWE Form?

The wrestling rumor mill is always busy this time a year as the WWE┬áRoyal Rumble is only about a month from Christmas and it’s always filled with ideas and thoughts as to who would surprise the WWE Universe and show up for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Recently, ‘The Animal’ Batista has been rumored to be making a return to the WWE after an almost 4 year absence. Here are two of his most popular Mattel WWE figures and another which could hint towards his return:

 

Mattel WWE Series 1 Batista!

Mattel WWE Series 1 Batista!

Batista was a big part of the Mattel WWE Series launch, as seen here in his Series 1 wrestling action figure. With tattoos accurate to the time and some bright, classy red trunks, Batista was showcased as one of the star members of the WWE roster.

Mattel WWE Elite 6 Batista!

Mattel WWE Elite 6 Batista!

In Elite 6, Batista came back with a bad attitude and more tattoos. Wearing too-cool-for-school sunglasses, Batista’s final Elite figure before leaving the WWE was rude, crude, and exclaimed that basketballs don’t hold grudges. This has been Batista’s most sought after Mattel WWE action figure.

Mattel WWE WrestleMania XXX Batista vs. Brock Lesnar!

Mattel WWE WrestleMania XXX Batista vs. Brock Lesnar!

To commemorate WrestleMania XXX, Mattel released this Batista vs. Brock Lesnar ‘Fantasy Matchup’ Battle Pack showcasing a possible fight between The Animal and The Beast. Though Brock sports a classic look, Batista appears as though he never left and is ready to step back into the ring. The timing may be coincidental, but it seems as though Batista’s return to the WWE is imminent!

See all current and future Dave Bautista (Batista) items here!