Chris Jericho took to Twitter recently, responding to a fan question regarding Batista joining Jericho’s Alpha Club in New Japan Pro Wrestling. His answer is short, sweet, and intriguing:
Open invite! https://t.co/CUoxtBBvRu
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) September 5, 2018
Former WWE superstar, Dave Batista, has been making waves within the pop culture sphere in recent weeks since openly declaring his support for the recently fired director of Guardians of The Galaxy and GoTG Vol 2, James Gunn.
I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . That’s just how I feel https://t.co/Ym4FwruVDu
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 5, 2018
He appeared recently on the popular British chat show, The Jonathan Ross Show, which was covered on SEScoops here.
On the show, he spoke concisely on his feelings about the whole situation:
“It’s a bitter-sweet conversation — um, no it’s a bitter-bitter conversation because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn.”
“They’re putting the movie off,” he added. “It’s on hold indefinitely. To be honest with you I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.”
Following this, The Animal would go on to do an interview with WhatCulture Wrestling, promoting his new movie, Final Score. During the course of the interview, Batista had this to say regarding professional wrestling:
“I have to say that it’s something I think about daily. 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.”
The possibility of an open schedule, coupled with Dave Batista’s longing for the ring, make for a tantalising possibility if it were to happen.
An open invite into the Alpha Club may be too good for the Animal to turn down.