Welcome back again. A lot happened this week on Monday Night Raw with big angles opening and closing the show. Things got started with Roman Reigns returning to WWE after four months away due to a recurrence of leukemia. The night wrapped up with Batista making a surprise return to attack Ric Flair. These are big time returns, but will they be around going forward?

According to PWInsider, both Batista and Reigns are currently scheduled to appear on next week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, though neither are expected to be in the ring. Reigns has not yet announced when he will be wrestling again and Batista is unlikely to wrestle before WrestleMania 35. At the moment, WWE is advertising Reigns for the event but not Batista.

One of them is a hero. Check out Reigns’ return to Monday Night Raw:

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The other is a villain. Check out Batista attacking Flair:

Batista attacks Ric Flair to send a message to Triple H: Raw, Feb. 25, 2019

Batista attacks Ric Flair to send a message to Triple H: Raw, Feb. 25, 2019

Opinion: It’s almost necessary to have these guys around at this point. Monday’s episode is the go home show for Fastlane, but more importantly it’s one of the last five shows before WrestleMania 35. Reigns is nearly starting from scratch and it’s time to start setting things up for him in a hurry. Batista’s story is a little easier to set up, but that doesn’t mean it’s something that can be done in a hurry.

Which of these two is more interesting? What do you want them both to do? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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