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
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