According to The Wrestling Observer, Batista appeared via Trinatron prior to his segment with Alberto Del Rio last night. In a promo designed to get the beleaguered returning Superstar some cheers, or at least minimize any boos, The Animal talked about being a big sports fan, especially baseball and the College World Series, which made him especially excited to be in the home of that event, Omaha, Nebraska.
The segment only aired in the Centurylink Center and was shown during the commercial break prior to Batista's appearance and subsequent confrontation with Alberto Del Rio. According to Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer, the sole purpose of the quick interview was to help make sure the right man was cheered during their following in-ring encounter.
Do you think it worked, cSs? Are there any lengths WWE won't go to to try and keep Big Dave as the returning hero rather than the Hollywood heel that live audiences (and many in the internet wrestling community, this writer included) want him to be?