During a recent interview, Randy Orton stated that he does not have any plans on leaving WWE for Hollywood. He feels that it is a path that is very difficult to follow. Orton stated that Batista was one of the rare guys that broke through. The former world heavyweight champion also pointed out that Kurt Angle has been trying to break through and has only been given small parts that do not pay a whole lot of money.
November 2, 2015
Batista is moving up even further in Hollywood. The new James Bond movie, Spectre, has already generated more than $80 million. That figure was accomplished despite the film not being released in the United States. Spectre should easily be able to break the $100 million mark. Batista has a role in the movie as a villain, so this should boost his presence with the other movie studios.
November 2, 2015
Last night, Batista had one of his biggest moments since leaving WWE for Hollywood. He was in England for the premiere of the new James Bond movie, where he plays a big villain. Alongside him was a familiar face to professional wrestling fans. Shane McMahon traveled from the United States to be there with his friend. That raises eyebrows since McMahon has avoided most things related to professional wrestling.
October 27, 2015
During an interview with the Latin Post, Batista was asked about how it felt to work on big movie projects. He decided to take a jab at WWE in his response. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he was used to working in an environment that was not organized, so it made it easier to transition over to movies. Since finding success in Hollywood, he doesn't feel the need to hold back on how he feels about wrestling.
October 22, 2015
Very few people thought that Batista was going to make actual head waves when he announced that he was going to pursue a career in Hollywood. He's proving them wrong. The former WWE champion became a star in Guardians of the Galaxy. He also joined the James Bond franchise. Now, he has signed on to star in a film called Marauders, which will feature Bruce Willis as a corrupt bank owner.
September 9, 2015
Back when Batista was a main event performer in WWE, he had a good amount of followers on Twitter because he was very well known. His popularity has skyrocketed since becoming a big movie star in Guardians of the Galaxy. His success in Hollywood has brought him even more fans. The former world heavyweight champion recently reached the one million mark when it comes to followers on Twitter.
August 28, 2015
Over the weekend, Batista took to social media to remind us that he has a lot of issues with the creative department in WWE. This time, he took a jab when someone suggested that he make a return to the company to form a tag team with Sheamus. The former world heavyweight champion knows that he has a ton of leverage due to his new found status in Hollywood, so he has no qualms about being vocal.
August 24, 2015
For those of you that are not aware, Taryn Terrell has another job outside of being the Knockouts Champion in TNA. She is also a stunt woman in Hollywood. However, do not expect her to follow in the footsteps of Dwayne Johnson and Batista by leaving the wrestling business for movies. Taryn stated publicly that wrestling is her priority. She even rejected a handful of movies over the last couple of months because of wrestling.
April 25, 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
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