It's only been a few months since Batista left Evolution and WWE to promote his new film Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, but the former World Heavyweight Champion has already confirmed that he is returning to WWE in the near future.
Batista spoke to the Daily Mail and talked about his interest in wrestling one of WWE's newest recruits, WCW legend Sting: "I don't know where Sting would fit in the spectrum of things. I've never even met him. I would hope so. I've been a fan throughout the years. We've speculated a lot, we've thought he was going to come to the WWE years ago so just speaking as a fan I'd like to see it."
He also expressed an interest in wrestling one of the legends of the wrestling industry before talking about his retirement from WWE and where current COO Triple H fits into his plans.
"I kind of have my wish list of guys that I would like to work with, because I realise my career is not going to be that long if I do go back just because physically... realistically, I'm 45 years old now, how much longer can I continue...? You do take a beating in professional wrestling. But I love it."
"It's not 'will I go back?', it's 'when will I go back?'. Hopefully it won't be far too long. Triple H right now is the guy I really want to work with. I want to go back and that's hopefully that'll be my retirement program. Yeah, I'll have my WrestleMania retirement match with Triple H.
Whether or not that will be the coming WrestleMania that is just nine months away, or a WrestleMania in the not to distant future still remains to be seen, but the news coming out of Comic Con over the last few weeks is that Batista has been cast in the sequel of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which means any time he wants to come back in the next year, he will have to have more time off for filming.
He isn't the only one thinking this way as John Cena's wrestling career could also be set to wind down with him stacking up the movie roles as of late and is already having to book time out of his professional wrestling commitments so that he can be on the set of the two films he is currently a part of "Trainwreck" and "The Nest."