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
While many were under the impression that we would never see Batista in a WWE ring again, the former world heavyweight champion revealed in an interview that he has considered the possibility of coming back and working a Chris Jericho like schedule, where he only wrestles at live events. The man legally known as Dave Bautista stated that he doesn't like the idea of working television because the front office is too dependent on scripts.
April 22, 2015
During a recent podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Edge revealed just how badly his neck was hurting before he was forced to retire from WWE. He stated that when he worked with Batista, he was taking a power bomb every single night. He mentioned that every single time he sold that move, his arms would go numb for several seconds. Adam Copeland confessed that he should have taken that as a sign, but he really did not want to give up the title.
April 3, 2015
While his foray into Hollywood is not going anywhere near as fast as the paths taken by Batista and The Rock, Shad Gaspard is getting some love from the entertainment industry. In addition to playing some minor roles in lesser known movies, the former WWE star can be currently seen in AutoZone commercials. In it, he plays a professional wrestler. He and his tag team partner show up to take on two regular guys.
March 2, 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
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