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Batista Close to Retirement, Wants Program with Triple H

It was back on June 2 when Batista “quit” the WWE after Triple H wouldn’t give him a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  Now you have to wonder if he will ever get another shot at that title.

That’s because Batista recently admitted in an interview with The Daily Mirror out of London that his WWE days are numbered now that is is 45 years old.

It’s not ‘will I go back?’, it’s ‘when will I go back?’. Hopefully it won’t be far too long. 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.

We should be hearing a lot more from Batista with the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy being released on Friday in the U.S. with the big man playing one of the featured roles in Drax the Destroyer.  (And speaking as someone how was lucky enough to see an advance screening, the movie is fantastic and Batista is awesome in the role.)  This movie is expected to do gonzo business this summer, so much so that the studio has already announced that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be released on July 28, 2017.

So with the Animal getting up there in age and his acting career taking off, it makes sense that he winding down his career in the ring.  In fact, Batista knows how exactly how he would like to cap off his wrestling career.

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.

That is something that could happen too with the storyline being that he walked out on Triple H to go promote Guardians.  And with them being good friends, you wouldn’t think the boss would probably like to be in the ring with his buddy one more time on that stage.

We’ll see if that’s how it goes down but first things first and that is when exactly Batista comes back to the WWE.  With Summerslam being the biggest show of the summer for the company, it would make sense to get him on it following what should be a smash hit.  As for who he might face whenever he comes back, that remains to be seen.

Maybe he can break out his skinny jeans and go after Randy Orton or possibly feud with Roman Reigns?  That’s the thing with Batista when he comes back: he can still be a heel or maybe a babyface with a big role in a bonafide blockbuster superhero movie.

About Brian Fritz

Brian Fritz
Brian is the owner and editor-in-chief of Between The Ropes. He has also covered wrestling and MMA for The Orlando Sentinel and AOL Fanhouse and currently is a contributor for Sporting News. You can email Brian at btrfritz@gmail.com.

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