Batista On Wanting To Wrestle Again, Turning Down HOF (VIDEO); WWE Reportedly Stops Calling

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Batista On Wanting To Wrestle Again, Turning Down HOF (VIDEO)

Former WWE Superstar Batista was recently interviewed by his local Tampa Fox 13 news station. Batista expressed an interest in returning to wrestling,

“I’ve been offered a spot in the Hall of Fame and I’ve turned it down and not because I don’t want to be a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. It’s just because I don’t feel like there’s closure in my career.”

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WWE Reportedly Stops Calling

During a recent interview with 106.7 The Fan, Batista commented on being a potential tag team partner for Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 34 and a breakdown in his talks with WWE,

“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. 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. 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. And so we literally talked for about like three weeks and then they just stopped calling me. 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 do. 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.”

Batista speculated about time running out on his in-ring wrestling career,

“I just don’t want to be the old guy in the ring and I don’t want to overstay my welcome. I just want to end my career the right way and next year will be the last opportunity, so if we can’t make something happen by next year, then I’m just gonna officially hang it up. I love it there. Even thought the fans totally crapped on me the last time I was there, I would still go back in a heartbeat and love to entertain them and I would have fun doing it. I’d be happy to be there. But, I just don’t get it. I don’t get that company. I just don’t understand.”

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