The original booking plans for Batista (Dave Baustia) in WWE was for him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 31, have a short run and then leave in the summer to start promotion for “Guardians of the Galaxy” according to a report by Dave Meltzer. WWE was said to be big on bringing him in for a run around the time of the release of the film. Batista is not advertised for any TV tapings, PPV events or live events going forward.

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter