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
A new Highlander movie is being made, and a former WWE star might be cast in a big role. Reports have surfaced that Batista is one of the candidates to portray The Kurgan. Producers are looking for someone that is strong and physically imposing. The former world heavyweight champion fits the bill, and since he found a good amount of success with Guardians of the Galaxy, he will more than likely always be a candidate for these roles.
February 12, 2015
Since he has been starring in blockbuster films like Guardians of the Galaxy and globetrotting as a promoter, a lot of fans are under the assumption that Batista no longer has any ties to WWE. He apparently still has contractual ties to the company. The former world heavyweight champion is reportedly still under contract to the promotion. However, management is not forcing the issue because they like that he is building his name value.
February 6, 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