These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Base Breaker: Winning the 2014 Royal Rumble. It really doesn't help that he's previously won one before, and that fans greatly would have preferred the likes of Daniel Bryan, or even Roman Reigns to win.
Is there even a "Base" for this? It seems like NOBODY was genuinely on-board with the decision.
Fashion-Victim Villain: One of the things most heavily snarked about during his 2014 return is that his fashion sense is... odd. His preference for skinny jeans is frequently brought up, since they just look weird on a man with his build.
Filipinos Love Batista: Justified since he is half-Filipino and is proud of it. He even had the flag tattooed on his left biceps beside the Greek flag as a tribute to his lineage.
"Weapons aren't only welcomed... they're allowed!"
"...stoop! that! low! Duct tape!? Are you serious? Really? Duct tape?"
There was also his trademark ring entrance, which involved him miming the firing of a machine gun (which looked more like he was cabbage-patching) to the tune of Saliva's "I Walk Alone", which has been imitated by some WWE fans.
There was an episode of RAW which showed Batista warming up for his match, then a "fan" comes by and stands in front of him and imitates Batista's entrance. He is then chased away by security.
"JBL, at The Great American Bash... I'm gonna expose your ass!"
Hype Backlash: His return to WWE in 2014 wasn't met with the greatest of reception to say the least; in fact, its arguably one of the worst comebacks in the company's history, and these types of returns are generally met with much approval. See below under X-Pac Heat to see why.
Put it this way. When Daniel Bryan made him tap out like a little bitch to win the WWE WHC at Wrestlemania 30, that was an incredible moment. But have you heard any of the fans commenting that that was the right and upstanding thing for Batista to do?…Us neither, because that's how much people have hated him so far this year.
Orton: I mean no disrespect whatsoever, but when you left, nobody cared, when you came back people cared even less. If you would have just lived up to all your hype, we wouldn't be in this situation right now!