For those of you that are hoping to see Batista making a return at the next Wrestlemania, there is some bad news. He is going to be rather busy next spring. It has now been announced by Marvel that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will begin taping in February. The former world heavyweight champion will be reprising the role of Drax the Destroyer, and he should be too occupied to train for a return to the wrestling ring.
April 6, 2015
For a small period of time there, promoters really wanted to put together an MMA match between Bobby Lashley and Batista because they felt that they would be able to draw in a bit of interest from professional wrestling fans. That possibility is said to be completely off the table now. While Lashley is still involved in the sport, his counterpart has moved on and is now focused primarily on his burgeoning career in Hollywood.
April 4, 2015
During a recent podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Edge revealed just how badly his neck was hurting before he was forced to retire from WWE. He stated that when he worked with Batista, he was taking a power bomb every single night. He mentioned that every single time he sold that move, his arms would go numb for several seconds. Adam Copeland confessed that he should have taken that as a sign, but he really did not want to give up the title.
April 3, 2015
Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to become so big, there is a very good chance that we will see Batista portraying Drax outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy film series. Rumors coming out of Hollywood have him in negotiations with the studios to make a possible appearance in the third series of the Avengers movie. Some are even stating that he might make a brief cameo in the second one this summer.
March 22, 2015
Some rumors will never die, it seems. As the latest guest of Jim Ross on his podcast show, Melina was asked to address the issue once again. She stated that she was in a relationship with John Morrison for approximately eleven years. It was revealed that the two of them broke up because of rumors that she had cheated on Morrison with Batista, whom she stated was merely a friend backstage who stood up for her when others ridiculed her.
March 13, 2015
While his foray into Hollywood is not going anywhere near as fast as the paths taken by Batista and The Rock, Shad Gaspard is getting some love from the entertainment industry. In addition to playing some minor roles in lesser known movies, the former WWE star can be currently seen in AutoZone commercials. In it, he plays a professional wrestler. He and his tag team partner show up to take on two regular guys.
March 2, 2015
The rumors have now been confirmed. Batista has been officially cast for the new Highlander movie being made. He will star as a character named The Kurgan. The former WWE star is actually the first person on the cast to be officially confirmed. No word yet on when the film will start shooting, but the 46 year old is currently doing the latest James Bond movie. With that busy of a schedule, do not expect to see another return to wrestling yet.
February 21, 2015
When it comes to Batista, the majority of people in the industry have ruled out his potential return to WWE. Management, though, still has faith that he will do another comeback down the road. When he left last year, he left the door open and has never publicly stated that he was done with wrestling. With his star power in Hollywood growing more and more by the day, management feels that money spent on him would be well worth it.
February 14, 2015