WWE fans, dont expect to see Batista in the WWE any time soon.
It has been reported that he has signed on to Robert De Niro's upcoming hollywood blockbuster; Bus 567. He will star alongside De Niro, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth and Gina Carano in the heist flick.
Morgan will play a father who teams up with Batista to rob a bank to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. How original.
Filming on the movie starts in mid October which obviously rules out the former WWE Champion from returning any time soon.
You cant blame him given his injury problems and the fact that his last movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, was a huge hit - one of the biggest of the year perhaps - making a huge $314 million domestically. Batista also made a brief return at the beginning of the year and wasn't seen as a fan favourite during his two month stay.
However, this week it was reported by Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he will make a return to the WWE for one last run, and that return is set to be around Wrestlemania season, with Triple H being mentioned in a feud between the to veterans.
"It’s also expected Batista will be returning for a run toward WrestleMania, perhaps ending up as his farewell run, because he noted that at 45 (he’ll be 46 early next year), he knows his time is limited and was looking at doing a program with HHH for Mania as his farewell," Meltzer said.
Sharon Glencross of the Bleacher Report reported that she thinks his failed return earlier this year was down to the role he played, and if he were to have a 'good guy' role he may be better received. This coupled with the fact his profile has only been enhanced with his success in Guardians of the Galaxy, should see him become the fan favourite that he once was.
It is also worth noticing that - if it were to be his last swan song in the WWE - fans would love to see a man, who has given so much to the industry over the past 14 years, go out with a bang.
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