Bautista says it once again.
Throughout the year of 2018, former two-time WWE Champion Dave Bautista has stated on numerous platforms and in interviews that he wants to return to the WWE. This past April Bautista revealed during an interview with Chad Dukes of '105.7 The Fan' that he was in contact with WWE prior to WrestleMania 34 and the two parties discussed possibly having Bautista team with Ronda Rousey in her WWE in-ring debut against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
"This is all insider stuff and I usually don’t share. I’m really an old-school kayfabe guy. But they reached out to me earlier this year to possibly come back and do that thing with Ronda, and I said that I would be willing to do it only if we teased something for me and Hunter to go to ‘Mania next year, and they said, ‘Yeah, that would be great. I love that idea.' And I said, ‘Well, that’s great. I’ll come back a few times during the year, and we’ll tease it and we’ll work it and we’ll milk it and we’ll go to ‘Mania, me and Hunter next year.’ Oh, I love that idea, let’s do it." He uttered. "And so we literally talked for about like three weeks and then they just stopped calling me. I sent a text to Hunter; I was like, ‘Hey man, I don’t know if you put any more thought into what’s going on. I’m really excited about the possibilities', and I literally never heard back from them. They just stopped talking to me about it. Man, I don’t know what else I can do to try to... I want to end my career the right way. I’m faithful and loyal to the WWE. I’m proud of being from there and I want to do good business with them but they just don’t make it easy. You know, they just don’t.”
As mentioned in the paragraph above, Bautista has continuously made it clear that he would like to return to the company and he did just that when he guest appeared on 'Good Morning Britain' and was asked about returning to the place where he established himself as a 6-time World Champion.
“I hope so, yeah. It’s always an on-going conversation with myself and WWE and I never burnt that bridge intentionally because I never really had any reason to. I left for certain reasons but I love professional wrestling and I love that company.” He said.
To read another interview with "The Animal" discussing a potential return to WWE, click here. On a related note, Bautista's former 'Evolution' running mate Triple H recently gave some high praise to WWE Champion AJ Styles and NXT North American Champion Ricochet.