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Batista interested in a full-time WWE return

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During a recent interview on the Ross Report Podcast, former WWE Star Batista made some interesting comments about a possible WWE return.

The former World Champion said that he would love to come back to the company but not for a one-off deal and instead he would like to work a long-term programme including working house shows:

“I would love to go back, but the reason I have not gone back is because I don’t want to do a one off. I want to go and I want to wrestle. I want to do some house shows, I want to be a part of the program and I love it. The one off thing, the cheap pop thing, it doesn’t do anything for me.”

Later in the interview, the Hollywood Star revealed that he has actually talked to Vince McMahon about a possible return and have told the Boss what he wants to do:

“But I stay in touch, man, I’ve talked to Vince (McMahon) recently and he knows what I want. I’ve made it very clear that I wanted to go back and run a program with Hunter. I’ve been very public about it and I think that’s the thing that would get me back.”

This is an interesting and a bit surprising news that Batista is interested in making a full-time return. Now we should wait and see how the company reacts to his offer and if he really makes a comeback.


  • StarmanJames

    Last time was blighted by all the Daniel Bryan crap. He was always popular apart from that.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I think I rather see Batista vs Lesnar at WM because Roman Reigns just not cutting it. I don’t hate any wrestler but still think Roman Reigns is not that great. But I will admit he is getting there.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I think I get it now this likely means Brock Lesnar is leaving after WM. Hey at least Batista will be at ever show every week. I think this has to do with Batista missing Pro Wrestling. I mean his career in Hollywood is starting to take off but his true love is Pro Wrestling.

  • Yespage

    I don’t recall him being over with fans last time. I don’t see him coming back, he was more saying if he did, he’d want to do it full-time.

  • Buzzkiller73

    Really? Ever heard of Guardians of the Galaxy 1&2. Don’t think Dave is hurting any in the bank account department. This has more to do with his failed return run, last time, than any money issues. Dave has made lots of money now its about unfinished business!!

  • Brian

    Bank account must be getting low. Guess that acting thing isn’t working out for him.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    What happen I though he was done in the WWE.

  • StarmanJames

    Seems like an easy decision, as long as money isn’t an issue. Batista is popular and has readymade storylines. Though if he’s wanting to fight HHH we all now how that will ultimately end.

  • CC

    I am guessing it would still not be full time. He said he wants to work a long term programme. That could just mean 6 months or a year. I doubt it would be as awful as a Lesnar limited dates thing, but I would almost guarantee it would be a selected amount of appearances.

  • Sparti Love

    Guess he’s winning the Rumble to versus Lesnar.. of course fans will complain that Roman didn’t win.. wait nvm

  • Arnold Jackson

    It has nothing to do with Wrestlemania season is about to begin and that’s where the big payday is, I’m sure. Big Dave is just looking for a payday, pass.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    Given Batita’s new found fame in Hollywood, I’m sure Vince would jump at the chance to bring him back. I’m sure he will get booed at first, but you have to respect his decision to work a full time schedule, and hopefully he will win the fans over.