First off, I want to take a second to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone reading this. If you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you at least get a day off from work!
While word Batista's return was not supposed to get out over the weekend, the reveal of his return was indeed scheduled for Raw last night early last week. The advertising snafu had nothing to do with WWE making mention of Batista's return on Raw last night. So for at least almost a week, WWE has planned to have Batista return at the Raw before The Royal Rumble. He is scheduled to enter that match as well. They are bringing him back the Raw before the Rumble as a way to help spike the rating for the show.
Chris Jericho did an interview with WWE.com where he was asked if he was getting the itch to come back to WWE. He said, "I don't really have the itch. I'm super busy with all the stuff I'm doing, between Fozzy tours, we're getting ready to record a new record, the podcast, 'But I'm Chris Jericho,' which is another big hit. I'm also finishing my third book. There's a lot of stuff going on. Having said that, I'd be open to it, but I haven't had any conversations or anything like that. It's WrestleMania. Anybody that's been in WWE wants to be involved. If I'm there, it'll be awesome and I'll do everything I can to have the best match on the show. If I'm not, I'll have a great time watching it, I'm sure." Anyone really believe Jericho won't be back? Me either. You can read the whole interview by clicking here.
Dolph Ziggler did an interview with The Washington Times where he talked about a number of subjects, including Arn Anderson's influence on his work. You can read it by clicking here.
You can watch Raw Backstage Fallout by clicking here.
Thomas Rude sent the following videos.
Constructing the WWE's Ring in Timelaspe: http://youtu.be/Zjyk5eU6TPI
The JBL & Cole Show (Episode 56-Holiday Edition): http://youtu.be/6Trpcl-kHcA
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley Brings the Laughs: http://youtu.be/gW1xbmntdPs
WWE Superstars Participate in the Re-enlistment of a Sailor (2013 Tribute to the Troops): http://youtu.be/VbnSVChVKek
12/16 RAW "Slam of the Week": http://youtu.be/V7IlsluuGuU
Batista Returning to WWE! He Wants Brock Lesnar!: http://youtu.be/V1zw42A82Bk
WWE Top 10-Top Moves of 2013: http://youtu.be/OzmrPXApe7k
12/20 Smackdown "Slam of the Week": http://youtu.be/KXPlWAOvVtQ
30-Second Fury: Attitude Adjustment: http://youtu.be/9MURr1SOzmM
WWE in 5-Week of 12/16/13: http://youtu.be/sc0ywFDghj8
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