Batista left the world of professional wrestling several years ago after losing to his good friend Triple H at WrestleMania 35. Dave recently attended various events in promotion of his latest film and was asked to provide a update on his WWE Hall of Fame induction.
'The Animal' is certainly among the best performers of the modern era, having taken part in numerous memorable feuds. Dave was one of the company's symbolic faces between 2005 and 2007, years in which he ruled the blue brand together with The Undertaker and Edge.
The former heavyweight champion was supposed to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020, but the event was postponed due to the outbreak of the pandemic. WWE then decided to merge the 2020 and 2021 classes, but Batista requested that his induction into the HOF be postponed since he was unable to attend the ceremony.
“I hope to enter the WWE Hall of Fame as soon as possible, but I can't give you a certain date. I can assure you that WWE and I are trying with all our might” – Batista told the microphones of ‘ComicBook’.
Batista is a true legend
Batista and Triple H forged one of the most electrifying feuds of the modern era, culminating in the formidable clash between the two at WrestleMania 21. In 2010, Dave stepped away from wrestling to begin a distinguished career in film.
Following in the footsteps of The Rock and John Cena, the former heavyweight champion has become a highly regarded actor in Hollywood and has starred in several blockbuster films. ‘The Animal’ retains a high esteem for Triple H: “I think Hunter is the right man to lead the company in this transition phase, I mean seriously.
I know HHH very well both personally and professionally and I can assure you that he is madly in love with this business. As far as business goes, he's one of the smartest and sharpest men he's ever known. I would never have been so successful in wrestling if it weren't for him.
I'm not ashamed to say that Triple H has been decisive for my career." WWE Legend D-Von Dudley recently revealed the difficulties he had whilst working with a very young Batista. "It was very difficult in the very beginning because he was such a big guy that when he was training, certain people thought that it was best to train him as a big man and not take any bumps.
So by the time he got with me, I thought it was a joke, I thought somebody was playing a rib on me. Because I remember during a match with Triple H, he (Batista) was supposed to run at him with a clothesline,” D-Von added.
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