– Dave Batista had a pair of runs in WWE, with the two being polar opposites. The first run saw Batista quickly join the stable Evolution and later turn on the group leading to his first World Heavyweight Championship reign by defeating Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania 21.
He left the promotion a few years later and returned by winning the 2014 Royal Rumble. Despite being booked as a top face, fans turned on Batista as Daniel Bryan’s Yes! Movement was the hottest thing going. WWE had no choice but to turn Batista heel before WrestleMania XXX, which saw Bryan win the title for that feel good ending. The following months saw Batista reunite with Triple H & Randy Orton to take on The Shield. By the summer, Batista left WWE over creative differences. To this day, Batista still misses the business.
“I miss it daily,” said Batista to WhatCulture Wrestling. “I love it; I have a passion for wrestling. I feel like in the core of me that’s who I am. I’m a physical performer and I miss it every day. But I think it would have to be the right time [and] it would have to be the right opponent.” WhatCulture Wrestling
Batista has since found success in Hollywood. The 49 year old has starred in films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War.
– WWE will make history in less than two months as they host their first all-female pay per view. The only confirmed match is Trish Stratus vs. Alexa Bliss and we also know that all the women’s titles will be defended, which includes RAW, SmackDown, NXT and NXT UK. Also, the Mae Young Classic finals will also take place.
For SmackDown’s Naomi, she wants to take on former champion Melina. Cathy Kelley spoke to Naomi about wanting to take on Melina, which might be hard as she recently retired.
“Her splits are off the chain, but I just always thought she was—I have other favorites, but Melina is definitely one who I thought has always been unique and stood out,” said Naomi. “She’s awesome.”
Evolution is October 28 from Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are still available.
— WWE (@WWE) September 2, 2018