Ever since wrestler-turned-actor Batista returned to WWE for an Evolution reunion at Smackdown 1000, his in-ring return to the wrestling world has seemed inevitable. Why have that tense standoff with Triple H it’s not going to pay off with some entertaining violence?
Last month, it was reported that Batista was in talks to perform at WrestleMania 35. Today, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that although that’s still the case, Batista also has an offer from another company – All Elite Wrestling. Their sources state the Batista is “listening to what both companies have to offer.”
This adds Batista to the list of big-name WWE or ex-WWE wrestlers who have been reportedly courted by AEW along with Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and Randy Orton. Getting a bonafide movie star on a pay-per-view/Network special would obviously be a huge get for any wrestling company, whether for the industry giant looking for a nostalgia match on their biggest show of the year or for the new kid on the block looking to draw the eyes of more casual wrestling fans to a show currently featuring a roster of many talented, but not as well known performers.
Where would you like to see Batista show up? Is there anyone on the AEW roster you’d really like to see him face? Let us know in the comments!