Dave Batista Says He Will “Never Go Back” To Professional Wrestling

WWE legend Dave Batista recently appeared as a guest on Zack Snyder’s Justice Con, where he opened up about his run in the WWE and whether or not he has plans of coming out of retirement and returning to the ring. Batista said it’s hard to convince people that he's actually retired because when wrestlers retire, they don’t really retire, they kind of retire and when the paycheck is big enough or the show is big enough, they come out of retirement.

Batista then said it is just not that way with him because he exited the business in such a storybook way that he would never go back. Batista also said that he's just done and he really got to finish on his own terms and nothing is going to take away from that.

Batista said, “It’s hard to convince people that I’m actually retired.” “You have no idea how tough that discussion is. When professional wrestlers retire, they don’t really retire. They kind of retire. But, you know, when the paycheck’s big enough or the event’s big enough, they come out of retirement."

“It’s just not that way with me. I exited the business in such a storybook way, I’d never go back. I would never take away from that. I am just done, man. I really got to finish on my own terms and nothing is going to take away from that.”

Batista last competed for the WWE at WrestleMania 35, when he lost against Triple H. He announced his retirement from wrestling the day after WrestleMania 35. The Animal was originally set to be inducted into the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame Class before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WWE legend Batista then declined to be inducted into this year's WWE Hall of Fame Class, saying he will wait for fans to be back in attendance.