In an interview with The Daily Mirror in Great Britain, Batista commented on several topics, including noting that he was set to make his return at WrestleMania XXV until his appearance was bumped three days before the show. As you would imagine, he was let down by their decision.
“I actually went up to see Vince about a month before the show because I felt my leg was healing up so fast. I told him (Vince McMahon) “I think I could be ready for WrestleMania” and he said that they’d definitely be able to use me. I actually found out the Thursday before WrestleMania that I wasn’t going to be in it,” Batista said. “I think it was something very similar to what happened that Monday night (where I saved Triple H and the McMahons from The Legacy), but they felt it would work better on Raw than it would at WrestleMania.”
Batista also made note of the long-term future of his career, saying he has one year left on his current deal and he’ll decide what to do when the time comes near.
“It’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot. I really just have mixed feelings about it right now,” Batista said. “I have just about another year left on my contract which I want to fulfil and when I start getting close to the end of that contract that’s when I’ll make a final decision.”
“I always enjoy being a heel. There aren’t any plans that I know of, but I’m sure (I’ll turn) at some point before the end of my career,” Batista told Christopher Smith of The Mirror in the U.K. “I would love to go out as a heel.”
Batista feels a heel turn is inevitable before his career comes to a close.
“I always enjoy being a heel. There aren’t any plans that I know of, but I’m sure (I’ll turn) at some point before the end of my career,” Batista said. “I would love to go out as a heel.”
He also commented on his frustration at his injury-prone reputation, his recent return to the ring, his favorite wrestlers to work with, and more. You can read the full interview here.
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