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
Chris Jericho has already done it. Batista is thinking about doing it. Now, all eyes are on Dwayne Johnson to see if he would be interested in returning to WWE to work a schedule where you only do live events. The answer to that is rather disappointing if you're a big fan. Johnson simply does not have the time to do it because of all the business projects that he has going on at once. There is very little time in between shooting movies as well.
April 22, 2015
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
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
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
While he is no longer with WWE and has no plans to return anytime soon, Batista still has loyalty towards friends who are still in the industry. Through social media, he posted an article that wondered why Titus O'Neil was not being given more of a chance by management. The former world heavyweight champion had been campaigning for a good period of time for O'Neil to get a big push. He's not as vocal, but he still wants to see it happen.
December 20, 2014