January 23, 2014

Jamie Jones: Batista's back and ready for a 'Rumble'

— Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Why did Batista return to WWE? To capture the newly unified, undisputed WWE championship.

“I think that’s why this is a perfect time for me to return,” he told wwe.com.

With his return just days before the “Royal Rumble,” Batista is the leading candidate to win the main event match and receive the title shot at Wrestlemania 30 against Randy Orton.

• Like WWE? Like to read? Then you’ll like this news.

WWE and DK Publishing have reached an agreement to produce as many as 18 books over a three-year span, including “WWE 50” and “30 Years of Wrestlemania.”

The company will also publish a series of children’s books starring wrestlers such as John Cena and The Rock.

The Local Corner: Renegade Championship Wrestling is at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 806 Second Ave. in Chatsworth.

Southern Style Pro Wrestling is at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 4484 Highway 411 N., next to Eton Flea Market near the Ferris wheel. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older and free for children 12 and younger.

Trivia Teaser: Who formed the AWA tag team Badd Company?

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: When did Mae Young make her WWF debut?

During a September 1999 episode of “Smackdown.”

Jamie Jones hopes he draws Batista’s slot in his “Royal Rumble” pool. You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.