Randy Orton and Dave Bautista have a long history with each other. Not only did the two graduate from the same 2002 class of OVW, but they also eventually both ended up being a part of Evolution where their careers were defined and changed forever.
Over a decade later they would get the main event spot at WrestleMania XXX as well but Daniel Bryan and the Yes Movement seemed to get in the way of those two having a big Mania singles match.
The rumor and innuendo would lead us to believe Batista and WWE were in some serious discussions for him to be a part of WrestleMania 34 as Ronda Rousey’s partner. But of course, that didn’t happen as The Animal apparently just stopped getting calls about it from WWE. Now it looks like there could be more hope in seeing Batista make a WWE return after his Guardians Of The Galaxy madness settles down a little bit.
Batista is a very busy guy and working on several projects so it’s easy to see how he might not have the time to make a WWE return at this point. But after Randy Orton saw Avengers Infinity War for the second time he couldn’t help but wonder if a match against Drax The Destroyer wasn’t out of the realm of possibility.
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) May 11, 2018