5 Times WWE had to change storylines due to fans
#4 Batista’s 2014 WWE return
At the same time that Daniel Bryan’s popularity was going through the roof, six-time WWE world champion Batista returned to the company in January 2014 and he was immediately rumoured to be winning that year’s Royal Rumble – a match that fans desperately wanted D-Bry to win.
As it turned out, the rumours were correct. Batista won the Rumble and Bryan didn’t even participate in the match, prompting the Pittsburgh fans to boo “The Animal” and turn him heel in the process.
The original plan had been for Batista to win the Rumble as a babyface and go on to defeat former Evolution partner Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 30.
Instead, Batista, who wanted to return as a heel in the first place, portrayed a bad guy for most of his five-month run, which ended after back-to-back PPV defeats with Evolution against The Shield, and he never held the Heavyweight Championship again.