Batista's last run in the WWE was certainly a less than enjoyable one, as he had to put up with boos from the crowd, a terrible storyline, and being a face when Daniel Bryan was at his Yes Movement peak.
Unsurprisingly, 'Bluetista' left after not too long and went on to return to Hollywood where he cemented himself as a new movie star with his roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre.
Batista was in an interview recently and was talking about his failed stint, and according to The Animal himself, one of his reasons for leaving was because he was disrespected by Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.
"When I left, and I haven't talked to a lot of people about this, and I don't care if they're pissed about me saying something, but I wanted to come back and do SummerSlam," he started off as saying on MLW Radio.
Apparently, Triple H and Stephanie laughed as Batista talked about being in SummerSlam while having the number one movie in the Box Office.
"I wanted to come back around [the time of] the release of the film, around Guardians. And I said, 'wouldn't it be great if I was back and I was also in the number one movie in the world?' And they kind of had a snicker and there was, you know, 'yeah, well, we don't know if the movie's going to be that good,'" he added.
"And it was one of those moments. Literally, and I swear I'm not exaggerating...I think they were...doubting me and laughing in my face."
That film, Guardians of the Galaxy, went on to make $773,312,399 across the globe, making it one of the biggest successes in recent cinematic history.
Guardians was nominated for two Oscars and already has a sequel on the way as well as being made a bigger piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Who's laughing now?