Batista returns to wwe on jan. 20, 2014 - you., "the animal" returns to hunt on the jan. 20, 2014, edition of raw..Batista returns to wwe ‘monday night raw’ & slams, Batista is back, and he’s got his ‘eyes’ on the wwe heavyweight championship! it’s been nearly four years since wwe fans caught a glimpse of dave. Dave bautista - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, While still in ovw, bautista began appearing on non-televised wwe events. he began his televised wwe career on may 9, 2002 episode of smackdown! as deacon batista, a.