Batista’s return to WWE at the Monday Night Raw taping last week in Houston, TX (the night after WrestleMania 25) took place because he told the company he was way ahead of schedule with his physical therapy and wanted to get back in the mix as soon as possible reports The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He had requested time off last year before suffering the injury citing burnout, but they asked him to stay a little longer. They were forced to write him off TV when he had the hamstring injury. Batista has been working out at the FCW gym in Tampa, FL to work on ring rust and many noted how much bigger he looked upon his return. Some have stated that an early return from an injury probably wasn’t the smartest decision if he wants to have a longer career, but he did state in a recent interview that he may only have one solid year left in him.