When Dave Bautista returned to WWE back in 2014, his run did not go smoothly due to the reception that the WWE Universe gave him. The powers that be believed he could be a babyface, but six months was not a long enough time period for Batista to regain the respect back from the fans. Dave Bautista’s commitments to Hollywood cut his run short and he hasn’t been featured on WWE programming in any way since then.
Apparently, there’s still some bad blood between Batista and WWE officials after his run in 2014. He’s been offered angles and roles at WrestleMania in Dallas and Orlando, but he’s not interested in an angle that’s nothing more than a cameo on the grandest stage of them all. He’s shunned the idea of doing a retirement match, but WWE officials have another big role for him that might be of interest in New Orleans next year.