Batista on his WWE return, retirement

The Sun in the UK is featuring an interview with WWE star Batista. Here are some highlights.

On walking Manny Pacquiao to the ring on Saturday:
“Pacquiao was unbelievable. I barely reached my seat after walking him to the ring and it was already over! I knew it would be a knockout fight but I didn?t know it would be that fast. Hatton’s such a great guy. It was a hard one and I?m a big fan of his.”

On making his return to WWE after WrestleMania 25:
“Originally I was slated to just be on light duty throughout May, which of course is not the case. You get back and you hear the crowd roar ? WWE said ‘we need you in there wrestling, the crowd really missed you’. So I?m back on full duty. I was just going to be on television until the end of May, but I?m back full-time. A couple of the wrestlers knew because I saw them earlier but most people on the roster didn?t know I was coming back. The WWE really kept it hush-hush. They didn?t even bring me to the arena until almost 9pm and then they hid me in a little room. It was really cool.”

On his possible retirement from WWE in a year:
“I have just under a year on my contract. I?ve just come off this injury and I turned 40 while I was out. I realize that I am closer to the end of my career than I am to the beginning. It’s something I?m really going to have to take a look at. I don?t want to hang around past my welcome. I also don?t want to hang around to the point where I?m so beat up that it’s hard for me to get out of bed. I don?t want to be that guy.”

To check out the full interview, click here.