Batista On Contacting WWE To Return, Idea For Retirement Feud & More

Submitted by Matt Boone on May 9, 2017 - 12:02pm
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As noted, former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista (Batista) recently appeared as a guest on Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast. Below are more highlights from the interview.

On missing pro wrestling but not missing dealing with WWE: "There's nothing like it. [Jericho] know[s] how it is. There's just an adrenaline rush that goes along with it. What I don't miss is the company, to be honest with you. I don't miss WWE. I miss wrestling. I just don't miss dealing with the company and its bulls--t. Yeah, the bulls--t, man. It's just too much bulls--t."

On contacting WWE about another comeback: "I've asked [to come back]. I've asked. I've asked for what I want. I'll tell [Jericho] and I've talked to Hunter about it and I've talked to Vince about it. I said I would come back and run a whole program with Hunter. That's the only thing I'm interested in and they're just not interested in it."

"I guess [WWE is] not [interested]. And I've run it by them a few different times. They just say, 'meh, we'll think about it.' Vince, every time I ask him, 'meh, I'll think about it.'"

On wanting to work one final wrestling program with Triple H: "At this point, no [Batista is not interested in doing long programs with up-and-comers], because it would be like my retirement thing. It'd be what I go out on. I'd come back and I'd do it. I would do a whole program and I'd be done. But that's how I'd want to go out because we have such a history together and there's so much history built in. There's an easy story to be told and I think people would get into it and they'd like it. And Hunter, he's just awesome to work with."

Check out the complete episode of Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast featuring the Dave Bautista interview at

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