While doing a podcast interview, MVP revealed a very telling backstage story about Batista. The former United States Heavyweight Champion stated that the Guardians of the Galaxy star once went to Vince McMahon to get him to change the outcome of a match because Batista did not want to see MVP losing a third consecutive match to him and losing whatever momentum that he had with the audience.
December 30, 2015
Since he has been quite vocal about the creative department, there is some backstage heat towards Batista from people in WWE. However, don't expect the former world heavyweight champion to stop trashing the product. He knows that his name value is growing by the day, so if he ever wanted to make another return, Vince McMahon would gladly be there to hold the door open for him with a gigantic check in his hands as well.
May 16, 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 the company would love for him to come back now that his marketing value as at an all time high, there have been very little discussions backstage in WWE about the potential return of Batista. A big reason for that is because he has four movies coming out there year, and he is currently busy filming two of the bigger ones as we speak. The former world heavyweight champion is also going to be busy promoting the new James Bond movie.
January 23, 2015