The year 2018 is proving to be one where returns and arrivals are the big talking point, with the surprising release of Big Cass this past Tuesday falling in the middle.
In terms of incomings, WWE's activity on their website and Xavier Woods' Up Up Down Down YouTube channel has many thinking the company could snatch three of the world's best.
A tactic the WWE almost never deploys, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega are being featured a lot more with their NJPW contracts expiring in January 2019.
In regards to comebacks, Randy Orton looks to be the one that's returning next with reports suggesting that he could be back after Extreme Rules to begin the hype towards his SummerSlam feud.
Dean Ambrose is a star that's been spotted at the Performance Center, suggesting that he's stepping up his rehab and is expected back after the biggest party of the summer.
Then, there's Rey Mysterio who has all but confirmed he's on his way back by claiming he and the WWE are in talks for a three-year deal later this year.
However, there's one name who has been vocal about returning - but the company has shown no interest up until this point.
Now, PWInsider's Mike Johnson has revealed that right now, the company hasn't made it a priority to bring Batista back to the company and they don't seem very interested in making that happen.
Following WrestleMania 34, The Animal revealed that he was asked to be Ronda Rousey's partner, a role many believed was initially offered to The Rock following what unfolded at WrestleMania 31.
Batista revealed he accepted the role and after he explained that he wanted to plant the seeds for a final run in WWE against Triple H at WrestleMania 35, things seemed to go south.
He claimed in an interview that while it seemed a possibility at the time, the company stopped returning his calls.
He said: "I sent a text to Hunter. I was like, ‘Hey man, I don’t know if you put any more thought into what’s going on. I’m really excited about the possibilities.’ And I literally never heard back from them. They just stopped talking to me about it."
Batista is eager to right the wrong that was his previous run, where the fans didn't give him a break as the support for Daniel Bryan was through the roof.
He's always remained adamant that he wants to retire in 2019, with or without one final run in WWE.
Fans want the former Evolution member to go out on his terms, and Triple H is the perfect opponent.
However, with WWE not showing interest and not prioritising a return, fans may have to come to terms with the fact that Batista is done.
What do you make of WWE not prioritising a Batista comeback and showing no interest? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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