– We noted yesterday that there’s a lot of speculation within WWE that Batista may not be back as he’s experiencing major success with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. One WWE source noted to PWInsider that the company ignored Batista being in Guardians of the Galaxy because he wasn’t on their TV as a performer.
Apparently the Guardians producers didn’t want to buy WWE advertising for the movie. One source in WWE speculated that Marvel didn’t want the movie to become a “wrestler movie.”
There’s also a feeling within WWE that the company downplayed Batista in Guardians because they feel he’s not coming back any time soon.