Batista says WWE hasn’t invited him to SmackDown 1000.
In response to a fan asking him on Twitter whether he’ll be at the show, Batista responded, “Surprise surprise!! I wasn’t invited! And it’s in my hometown.! 😳.. guess by now I shouldn’t be shocked anymore.”
Surprise surprise!! I wasn’t invited! And it’s in my hometown.! 😳.. guess by now I shouldn’t be shocked anymore. https://t.co/r1NwUNlRnf
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 13, 2018
The historic 1,000th episode of SmackDown will take place from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, October 16 and air live on USA Network at 8/7 C.
During an interview last month promoting his latest film, Final Score, Batista talked about his desire to return to WWE for one last run.
“I have to say that it’s something I think about daily,” Batista said. “I miss it daily. I love it, I have a passion for wrestling. I feel that at the core of me that’s just who I am. I’m a physical performer, and I miss it every day.”
During his last run in WWE in 2014, Batista wasn’t happy with how things went creatively. If he returned, he would make sure that he had a strong say on his storylines and opponents.
“I think, one, it would have to be the right time, and two, it would have to be the right opponent. That’s pretty much it, and it would have to make sense,” Batista said.
“Yeah, I think the last time I went back was with really good intentions and I felt like I wasn’t delivered what I was promised and that was just creatively. So, that would be it, I’d have to have a strong say of what I did and who I worked with. It would have to make sense as far as time, not only do I have to be free, but I also have to factor in there is a risk that I would be injured. If I got injured I would need some time to rehabilitate myself, so I always kind of factor those things.”