WWE Rumors: Batista’s Hollywood success makes WWE comeback bleak

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Batista, also known as Dave Bautista, in a Comic Con event for Guardians of the Galaxy
Batista, also known as Dave Bautista, in a Comic Con event for Guardians of the GalaxyGage Skidmore/Wikimedia

Batista won’t be returning to the WWE soon. Reports state that his comeback is on hold because of a possible rift with the company.

Cageside Seats reports that Batista’s return to the sports-entertainment wrestling company is looking bleak at the moment.

“The latest word is Batista is likely done with WWE.” the article stated.  “And there are no plans for a retirement match like he talked about wanting at one point,”

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Marvel stole Batista from the WWE

Known in real life as Dave Bautista, he is already a successful Hollywood actor starring in the Marvel Universe’s surprise success film “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Drax.

Batista left WWE in 2010 due to “creative differences” and did not finish his contract with the McMahon-led company.

Batista talked about WWE’s shortcomings in his 2014 comeback. He specifically requested to be a “heel” but WWE decided to go the other way and the comeback was considered a dud.

But even without a WWE comeback soon, Batista still felt that he owes the company a lot.

“I wanted to come back around [the time of] the release of the film, around Guardians. And I said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I was back and I was also in the number one movie in the world?” Batista stated via MLW Radio’s Writer Room last year.

“And they kind of had a snicker and there was, you know, ‘Yeah, well, we don’t know if the movie’s going to be that good.'”

The WWE missed out big time as “Guardians of the Galaxy” went on to be one of Marvel’s biggest hits in recent years. It was so big that a sequel was immediately ordered. Batista will again reprise his role as big man “Drax” in the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” set for release later this year.

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Not only that, Batista also starred in the James Bond movie “Spectre” in 2015 and with two more major Hollywood movies to be released in the next two years. “Blade Runner 2049” is set for a 2017 release and “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018.

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