We reported several weeks ago that Dave Batista’s recent talks with the Strikeforce MMA promotion fell through once UFC bought them out. Our friends at TMZ.com later confirmed this with a report on their website.
The general feeling is that while Batista’s MMA aspirations are not dead yet, most expect a pro wrestling return sooner than later. The door is considered open for a Batista return to WWE should he want it.
According to a backstage source, WWE’s creative team has talked about a Batista return in recent months. Most expect him back in WWE at some point as noted.
No deal, neither verbal nor on paper, has been reached yet. We’ll keep you posted on the latest between the two sides.