WWE legend Batista is currently focussing on his acting career. He recently talked about ending his career. The former world champion wrapped up his in-ring career at WrestleMania 35 when he lost to Triple H in a match that received more appreciation over time.
It was a classic against his longtime faction member and rival, and the only opponent that The Animal wanted to face to end his career in professional wrestling. Batista was slated to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023. However, that is not the case.
Recently, former Tag Team Champion Titus O’Neil spoke about The Animal’s absence and why he is not being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
Titus O’ Neil talks about Batista not being inducted this year
The WWE Universe expected Batista to enter the Hall of Fame, as the theme for the event was Hollywood. Speaking to Wrestling News.co, Dave’s good friend and former 24/7 Champion Titus O’Neil spoke about The Animal’s absence and the reason behind him not getting inducted into this year’s class:
“He’s in South Africa right now, so it would be hard for him to make the actual ceremony. He’s shooting a movie. He’s over in Cape town, South Africa, shooting My Spy 2.”
PW Insider had previously reported that Batista might not be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 due to his Hollywood commitments. The report noted that Batista would still be filming his latest project “My Spy” in South Africa during WrestleMania week. WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place tonight immediately following SmackDown.
‘The Animal’ had hoped that he would get inducted into the prestigious institution. That said, his busy filming schedule, as well has numerous side projects, are continuing to prevent him from receiving the grand honor.