Bengaluru, December 1: Batista was last seen in the WWE during a short stint, almost four years ago when he returned to win the Royal Rumble 2014 to headline Wrestlemania 30.
Due to negative reactions from the crowd and the rise of Yes-movements the comeback of the former world champion did not hit heights.
However, the crowd did not seem upset and cheered The Animal after it was announced he would leave the company as the Wrestlemania season concluded. It might have been an indication that we would never see him in the WWE, ever again as he has gone onto be a prominent name in Hollywood.
Even after the response he received the last time he was in the WWE, Batista is still quite positive on his return to the WWE. He had a chat with the veteran commentator Jim Ross on the podcast, The Ross Report where he revealed that he is in talks with Vince McMahon for a return to the WWE, but had some conditions for this potential return.
The six-time world champion is not interested in a one-off stint. Rather, he wants to have a full-time deal with the company where he can perform on a daily basis including the house shows. Plus, he is demanding a feud against his best friend, Triple H.
According to the future Hall of Famer, due to his absence from in-ring competition, rustiness would get to him and Triple H will be the only one who might be able to cover that up for his former friend.
During the interview, Batista also revealed that he was quite frustrated with his match against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 23 as he expected it to be the main event of the show. But, instead, John Cena Vs Shawn Michaels took the headliner slot over their match.
Check out his quotes, (courtesy: EWrestlingNews.com)
“So I had a bit of a chip on my shoulder. It was Cena/ Shawn, I believe, and I just didn’t... I felt like we got robbed of that top spot and we should’ve had it.”
“It was just a special night (and) it was the first time (Undertaker) held that particular title, and I still feel like we should’ve (closed the show). Again, I say our match speaks for itself (and) I believe personally that we stole the show that night; I’ll just kind of leave it at that.”