The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer met up with Batista in Los Angeles. Batista indicated that he left WWE because he was sick and tired of the direction of WWE, as it was not the wrestling he grew up watching. Batista said he wasn’t enjoying it, and wanted to get out.

He didn’t rule out a return to WWE, but didn’t suggest a return was likely. He came across as negative to the wrestling business. Meltzer said Batista has lost a lot of weight, and continues to train in the Affliction gym. As far as his current status? He is an unemployed wrestler, looking for work. Batista is hoping to secure more acting opportunities.