Batista's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame will be delayed.
Batista was set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020, but the ceremony was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced that the 2020 ceremony would take place ahead of WrestleMania 37 with the class of 2020 and 2021 going in this year.
Unfortunately, Batista will not be part of the ceremony due to previous obligations. Batista explained on Twitter that, per his request, WWE has agreed to induct him at a future ceremony where he can properly thank the fans.
To the @WWEUniverse Unfortunately due to previous obligations I am unable to be a part of the @WWE #HOF this year. By my request they have agreed to induct me at a future ceremony where I’ll be able to properly thank the fans and people who made my career possible---- #DreamChaser— The Artist Formerly Known as Super Duper Dave (@DaveBautista) March 23, 2021
Batista was removed from advertising in the past week with Ringside News reporting that he was no longer slated for the show. Fightful Select confirmed the report on March 21, noting "sources have told us that they prefer to have Batista go in the Hall of Fame when a full crowd can enjoy."
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is set to tape on March 30 and April 1. The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is set to stream on Peacock on Tuesday, April 6. You can find more details by clicking here.