Batista made his return to the WWE in January 2014 after nearly four years away from the organization.
His return has been met by a mixed reaction from hardcore wrestling fans, with Batista at times becoming Bootista in their eyes, but the 45-year old remains convinced that he made the right decision.
So, in a recent interview with ChadDukesWrestling.com, it is interesting to learn the reasons that led to his 2010 departure:
"I left for very specific reasons and the reasons were because there were certain opportunities I wasn't getting when I was with the company, and we were so locked down and I mean when you are under contract with them you're pretty much limited to things you can do," Batista explained Monday.
"You really can't do anything else in the company without their say so and there were certain guys who were getting opportunities that I wasn't getting I wasn't really cool with that," he continued.
Batista originally quit the WWE after refusing to fight Randy Orton for a shot at the WWE Championship.
But he insists he was always planning on returning:
"I left to accomplish certain things, and I felt like once I accomplished them, I always wanted to come back."
That come back came in RAW and he went on to win the Royal Rumble and he now has ambitions to win the Championship at WrestleMania 30.
But Batista also revealed his desire to give MMA fighting another go, after an unspectacular UFC debut in 2012.
He won against Vince Lucero but only after he had to change the fighter a week before the bout:
"I'd like to fight again, the first one didn't go like I wanted it to.
"I was a little disappointed in myself because I didn't think I was going to get nervous but I did, I totally froze."