Once the leading man in WWE, the six-time world champion decided to vacate his throne and take a shot at Hollywood.
But despite his success, with his new movie Guardians of the Galaxy amassing huge box office figures, Batista still wants to fight Triple H at WrestleMania next April, according to reports.
Triple H match
"One source claims that if Batista were to return, however, that it would be to begin a program for WrestleMania 31 next year," the Inquisitr reported.
"Batista himself has expressed interest in working a retirement match against Triple H."
Whether WWE is actually willing to appease Batista on this desire is still unclear. As is Batista's future plans. He does miss WWE, as he stated last week in a discussion on the Chris Jericho's podcast, but other reports have contradicted the suggestion that Batista is so eager for a WWE return.
Anger towards WWE revealed
Batista has openly admitted his anger towards WWE's creative team for the way they used him when he came back briefly at the start of this year, with an incident surrounding Daniel Bryan particularly frustrating him.
“This is what I was bent out of shape about. I loved that we put him [Daniel Bryan] over in the best way possible. We threw out all the bells and whistles, everything," WrestleZone reported.
"But the next night we came back and they didn’t want him selling. Which drove me nuts man, because we beat the hell out of the guy, the guy’s being pulled off in a stretcher. He gets off the stretcher and comes back and wins, but somehow mysteriously he’s all healed up the next night. That stuff irks me to no end."
Does he really want to come back?
Certain dirt sheets have linked this frustration with the way stuff went down at the start of the year to the success he has had in Hollywood.
What we have to remember is that his role in Guardians of the Galaxy was no small part. In fact, it was as big a role as it was a brilliant performance.
Just like when The Rock led the way for wrestlers to take Hollywood by storm, Batista will know fully well that it only takes one big performance to get an array of movie offers.
When you link these two things together it is hard not to see why Batista might simply consider not returning to WWE altogether.
But back to that proposed WrestleMania 31 match, and maybe that's why this side of the argument could turn out to come true.
If Batista does return to WWE, which is still something he wants. Considering his frustration and desire for more control, it is highly likely that only a mouthwatering match against Triple H will appease him and also excite the majority of WWE fans in turn.