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Rumor: Batista Headlining 2018 WWE Hall of Fame?

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Batista Headlining 2018 Hall of Fame?

Batista, whose real name David Michael Bautista Jr., is a semi-retired professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder.

He began his WWE career on May 9, 2002 on SmackDown as Deacon Batista, a villainous enforcer for Reverend D’Von.

After that, he became a member of Evolution, with Triple H, Ric Flair and Randy Orton. He would go on to achieve huge successes within the company.


From Superstar to Fighter to Superhero

In the middle of 2010, he left WWE because he did not like the direction the company was going. He would turn his attention to MMA which he won by TKO in his debut fight.

In 2014, he played the role of  Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, which became a huge success.

He later starred in another noticeable 2015 James Bond movie, Spectre (as Mr. Hinx).

And now, he’s in another movie role, which is schedule to release on October 6th 2017, The Blade Runner 2049.

WWE wants Batista Back

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he is being considered a potential headliner for next year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in New Orleans.

Many speculate that this rumor induction could deliberately coincide with the Avengers: Infinity War release, which comes out shortly after WrestleMania 34. Batista will reappear in the film as his Guardians character, Drax the Destroyer.

However, he has been outspoken about creative differences he had with WWE. Prior to departure, he had a sizable impact on the company for nearly a decade. He developed into one of the most accomplished superstars in WWE history.

That allowed him to transition successfully to the big screen, and having him as a headline name for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class could be a smart way to generate mainstream buzz.

Batista in 2018 Hall Of Fame, Writer’s View

There is no doubt he deserves a #HOF2018 induction because he is one of the major stars of the #RuthlessAggression Era.

As long as WWE won’t be adding additional celebrities into the HOF. Especially because there are retired wrestlers that deserve more, and it may take away from that.

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