Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

-- The deal to bring former WWE Superstar "The Animal" Batista back to the company has reportedly been in the works dating back to September. The actual deal itself was said to be signed somewhere around October.

--The deal to bring The Ultimate Warrior back into the company for a WWE Hall Of Fame induction was reportedly finalized a week before Christmas. He negotiating directly with Vince McMahon. The feeling in the company is that Hulk Hogan will be the man who inducts Warrior into the Hall Of Fame as we noted earlier here on the website. That is not confirmed though.

--The WWE Shop website has added new Ultimate Warrior merchandise, as well as some retro Batista merchandise. You can check out all that WWE has to offer at WWEShop.com.