SmackDown 1000 is set to air on the USA Network next month, and it’s safe to say that it’s going to be a pretty big show.
It’s been rumored that WWE officials are hoping to get some big names for the event, but it looks like at least one former WWE Champion hasn’t been contacted about an appearance.
A fan recently posted a comment on Twitter asking WWE to work out a deal with Batista, and he responded by saying he hasn’t been invited.
He also noted that the show is in his hometown.
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
It’s been a few years since fans have seen Batista on WWE programming, but during a recent interview he did say that he would return under the right circumstances.
“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 in.”