It is no secret that The Animal Batista is looking to return to the squared circle for one last run. Promoting his new film Avengers: Infinity War, The Animal appeared on 106.7 The Fan for an interview where he talked a lot of wrestling.
Batista said that he was in talks with the WWE and they offered him to return as Ronda Rousey’s partner at WrestleMania 34 in her debut match against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
This is all insider stuff, and I usually don’t share. I’m really an old-school kayfabe guy. But they reached out to me earlier this year to possibly come back and do that thing with Ronda (Rousey).
And I said that I would be willing to do it only if we teased something for me and Hunter to go to Mania next year,” he added. “And they said, ‘Yeah, that would be great. I love that idea.’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s great. I’ll come back a few times during the year, and we’ll tease it, and we’ll work it and we’ll milk it. And we’ll go to Mania, me and Hunter, next year.’ Oh, I love that idea. Let’s do it!’
However, Batista then revealed that the WWE never called him back or even responded to him when he reached out to them for an answer. He went on to say that he would love to return but the WWE makes it really hard for him to do so.
And so we literally talked for about like three weeks and then they just stopped calling me,” Bautista went on. “I sent a text to Hunter. I was like, ‘Hey man, I don’t know if you put any more thought into what’s going on. I’m really excited about the possibilities.’
And I literally never heard back from them. They just stopped talking to me about it. Man, I don’t know what else I can do to try to… I want to end my career the right way. I’m faithful and loyal to the WWE. I’m proud of being from there and I want to do good business with them, but they just don’t make it easy. You know, they just don’t.