‘The Animal’ almost made a return to the WWE earlier this year.
While recently speaking with The Chad Dukes 106.7 radio show, former WWE World Champion Dave Batista shared some more insights regarding his negotiations with the WWE regarding a potential return to the company, in order to team up with Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 34.
Following an absence from the WWE for almost four years, Dave Batista made his eventual return to the company in 2014 and upon his return, Batista immediately marked his return in style when he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match and booked his place in the main event of WrestleMania XXX.
However, at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans, Batista was unsuccessful in capturing the WWE World Championship (which was won by Daniel Bryan by the end of the evening) and shortly afterward, ‘The Animal’ would go on to reunite with Randy Orton and Triple H – The Evolution – as the trio ignited a feud with The Shield.
But, following two back-to-back losses to ‘The Hounds of Justice’, Batista eventually decided to quit the company first on live TV and then legitimately walking out due to apparent creative differences.
While interacting on the radio show, Batista noted that his past negotiations with the WWE have mostly been all insider stuff that he doesn’t prefer to share in public, due to him being an old-school guy who still believed in keeping kayfabe.