More on Batista Hanging Out with Chris Jericho
We previously reported that Batista was rumored to be in talks with both AEW and WWE for a possible in-ring wrestling return, and yesterday he was spotted hanging out with Chris Jericho, continuing speculation that AEW was in the cards. However, in the latest Wrestling Observer Radio (via Ringside News), Dave Meltzer downplayed the AEW connection, stating that they’re just friends and were likely just doing a podcast.
He said: “I think they probably just did a podcast. I don’t know, they were hanging out. They’re friends anyway. He has no deal with WWE. He’s in I guess you could say he’s sort of in talks with WWE. The name has been floated to AEW. Based on what I’ve been told I don’t believe he’s going to go to AEW. I don’t think he’s seriously considering AEW. He has always talked about one last run in WWE and finishing his career with Triple H and I think that’s what he wants to do. I don’t think he really seems interested, you know. I mean maybe they’ll make him a crazy offer and maybe they’ll meet him and talk him into it, but I don’t think that’s happening. I think that he’s either going to do Mania this year or I’ll put it this way if Triple H is not healthy in time for Mania for a match I don’t think he’ll do a match with somebody else. Maybe he will, but if he is I think he would like to do the final match with Triple H this year.“