As we noted last week, WWE curiously made no mention of Batista starring in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which has become one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer.
We then noted this week that the success of the movie could mean the end of Batista’s WWE career, as an in-ring future could potentially halt any progress he might make in Hollywood.
According to PWInsider.com, one of the main reasons why WWE did not mention “Guardians” on TV is because Batista is currently not involved in WWE story lines, and is not an active performer.
Additionally, it’s being said “Guardians” producers did not want to purchase WWE advertising for the movie as speculation is they didn’t want the film to become marketed as a “wrestler movie.”
Obviously when the movie first came out there was no way of knowing how big it would become, but after it became a big success, WWE still ignored the fact that Batista is in it, likely because there are rumblings he might not return to the company.
Be sure to check out WZ’s exclusive photo gallery of images, featuring Batista attending numerous “Guardians” premiere events, at this link!