Batista Says He Will Be Back in WWE; Wants WrestleMania Retirement Match Against Long-Time Rival & Mentor

batistaBatista was interviewed by The Mirror out of the UK while doing promotional work for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He mentioned that his wrestling career is definitely close to the end at 45-years-old, but he will in fact be back in the WWE soon. Check out who he wants to retire with at WrestleMania…

“I kind of have my wish list of guys that I would like to work with, because I realize my career is not going to be that long if I do go back just because physically – realistically, I’m 45 years old now, how much longer can I continue? You do take a beating in professional wrestling, but I love it. It’s not ‘will I go back?’, it’s ‘when will I go back?’. Triple H right now is the guy I really want to work with. I want to go back and that’s hopefully that’ll be my retirement program. Yeah, I’ll have my WrestleMania retirement match with Triple H.”

Batista is taking time off from WWE for the release of the Marvel blockbuster, but is expected to return to the ring in the near future. Originally there was talk of him working a match at SummerSlam this year, as they would obviously want to capitalize on a major name at their 2nd biggest PPV, but at this point there hasn’t been any development that would point to an immediate return. 

You can check out the full interview at the link above, where Batista also mentions