It's been years now since we last saw Batista in a WWE ring, entertaining the masses as a top heel after a failed babyface return. He reunited with Triple H and Randy Orton for a brief bit with Evolution before quitting on an episode of Monday Night Raw and skipping town to become a star in Hollywood. He's done just that, too, and his star is likely to grow even bigger with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, where he's getting great reviews for his role as Drax the Destroyer.
Even still, he misses wrestling.
But not WWE.
"Yeah, I miss it a lot. ... There's nothing like it, you know that. There's just an adrenaline rush that goes along with it. What I don't miss is the company, to be honest with you. I don't miss WWE. I miss wrestling, I just don't miss dealing with the company and its bullshit. Yeah it's the bullshit man, it's just too much bullshit."
When Jericho mentions his surprise that WWE hasn't wanted him to come around to do something:
"I've asked, yeah, I've asked. Well, there's... I've asked for what I want. I'll tell you and I've talked to Hunter about it and I've talked to Vince about it. I said I would come back and run a whole program with Hunter. That's the only thing I'm interested in doing. They're just not interested in it, you know?"
When Jericho wants to clarify that "they don't want you to come back and work with Hunter," Batista notes he believes that's the case.
"I guess not. They just... I've run it by them a few different times and they just say 'yeah, we'll think about it.' That's every time I ask them about it. 'Yeah, I'll think about it.'"
He wouldn't want to work with anyone other than Triple H either.
"At this point, no, because it would be my retirement thing. It would be what I would go out on. I would come back and I'd do a whole program and then I'd be done."
It's clear from listening to the show that Batista badly wants to come back to have that last program with Triple H so he can retire on that match and go out like he wants. However, he also made it clear he's "tired of asking" for it.
Perhaps WWE will come around to the idea as we get closer to WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans next year.