When it comes to the retirement of a WWE superstar, “never say never” is the most appropriate way to describe it. There is always a big event for someone to come back for, and it appears as if Batista has found his reasoning. Despite being retired from the ring for less than a year, rumors are swirling that “The Animal” will be heading to Saudi Arabia to work Super ShowDown.
Batista’s last match was a loss to Triple H at WrestleMania 35 last year, and that had been his first match since June of 2014. After the match was over, Batista announced his retirement and said he had wrestled his final match in WWE because it was time for him to move on.
He has been acting in movies and is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portraying Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy. Still, there is always a chance that a superstar will have a return match, as Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Ric Flair, and many others have proven.
According to EWrestlingNews, by way of What Culture, Batista is rumored to return to WWE and work a match at Super ShowDown later this month. The event is being held in Saudi Arabia on February 27, 2020, which requires a long flight for a one-night event.
That doesn’t seem to matter, as the report states Batista would be coming back for a match since the payday for Saudi Arabia events is huge. Bill Goldberg came back for a match last year against The Undertaker, and he’s facing Bray Wyatt for the WWE Universal Championship at Super ShowDown in two weeks.
There is no word as to who Batista could face in a match, or if he would return to WWE television before the event. Goldberg has built up his match with Wyatt and has appeared in a pre-taped interview that aired last week on Friday Night SmackDown.
As of this writing, here is the card for WWE Super ShowDown:
- WWE Universal Championship: Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt (c) vs. Goldberg
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Ricochet
- Steel Cage Match: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs. The Miz & John Morrison
- Tuwaiq Trophy Gauntlet Match: AJ Styles vs. Rusev vs. Andrade vs. Bobby Lashley vs. R-Truth vs. Erick Rowan
That is a stacked card for WWE Super ShowDown, and adding Batista would certainly build up the excitement. Saudi Arabian audiences love old-school superstars, and it would certainly make sense for him to have a match.
Right now, it is nothing but a rumor, but there’s still time for the former World Champion to make a comeback and get paid.