Mason Ryan Batista
Not Dave Batista

The wrestling world has been abuzz with rumors that Batista is returning to WWE, thanks to thousands of misidentified sightings of Mason Ryan around Miami yesterday.

The rumors began to swirl when Ryan arrived at Miami International Airport, and escalated when he was spotted at a local gym, a sports nutrition store and while arriving at the Sun Life Stadium to watch WrestleMania on a backstage monitor.

Dave Batista, meanwhile, was on a deep sea fishing vacation in the Philippines, wholly unaware of the hubbub.

Despite Ryan’s best efforts to avoid the confusion — he wore a t-shirt bearing the words “I am not Batista” — the rumors persisted.

Ryan is considering shaving his head to stave off similar problems in the future, but is worried he might be mistaken for one of the Gymini.