I'm so glad with how things have turned out so far. It's cool to see how the FANS are the ones that caused WWE to force the character change on Batista.
Heel Batista is better for business...not only because he's more interesting than good guy Batista, but also because he is a better heel character than Randy Orton for the new talent to go over. When Daniel Bryan and Batista talked to each other in the ring, that was better than anything I've seen so far with Bryan/Orton.
Defeating this Batista is definitely a great stepping stone for Daniel Bryan. It's the reason why the WrestleMania 30 main event should include Bryan. I really hope that Batista and Bryan feud even more in the coming weeks to the point where Vince McMahon or someone puts Bryan in the main event since a heel vs heel (Batista/Orton) match is not gonna cut it.