Batista, the former WWE Superstar, has confirmed that he was originally scheduled to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023. However, due to his film commitments, he was unable to attend this year’s ceremony.
In 2020, Batista was announced as a Hall of Fame-elect, but the ceremony was postponed until 2021 due to the global pandemic. Unfortunately, he couldn’t attend the prerecorded ceremony held inside the WWE ThunderDome due to prior engagements. He expressed his desire to be inducted at a future ceremony where he could properly express his gratitude to the fans and individuals who played a significant role in his career.
Batista had previously mentioned his hope of being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2023. In a recent interview with CoolKicks, he revealed that he was filming a movie in South Africa at the time of this year’s ceremony, which prevented him from attending. He stated that he was committed to the film and couldn’t get out of it.
When asked if he had attended this year’s WrestleMania in Los Angeles, Batista stated, “No. I was in South Africa. I was supposed to go into the Hall of Fame, but I was committed to this film and couldn’t get out of it.”
Although Batista now primarily focuses on his acting career, he acknowledged that nothing can compare to the excitement of performing in front of a live professional wrestling audience. Despite his transition to Hollywood, he still holds a deep appreciation for his wrestling roots.