It has already been revealed that former World Champion Batista will make his return to WWE as part of an Evolution reunion that will also see Ric Flair and Triple H return to SmackDown Live on October 16th.
Batista was last seen in WWE back in 2014 when he opted to walk away from Evolution after back to back losses to The Shield, but it was reported that the real reason was because he was told that he wouldn’t be winning the World Championship.
Batista has since become a well-known star after roles in James Bond’s Spectre, Guardians of The Galaxy and Final Score which is why he hasn’t been looking to return to the company in recent years, but recently noted that he would be open to one more WWE run.
Joe Peisich recently revealed on Barnburner’s No Holds Barred that Batista is returning to SmackDown in two weeks time as part of SmackDown’s 1000th episode, but the reunion may not be the only reason for his return since WWE could have plans for The Animal heading into WrestleMania 35.
“Batista may be signing a short-term deal with WWE at SmackDown to possibly appear at Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, and WrestleMania,” he said via Ringsidenews.
Batista recently noted that he would be open to working a feud with Triple H and this could be started at SmackDown 1000 and go through into spring next year if the company is able to sign the former Champion up for another run.
The Animal isn’t reported to be very busy at present since filming for Guardian’s of the Galaxy is currently on hold. So now would be the perfect time for him to make his long-awaited WWE return.