Batista: Nothing Is Going To Bring Me Out Of Retirement
"I got to finish on my own terms and nothing is going to bring me back."
Batista has reaffirmed his decision to retire from wrestling, saying that nothing will convince him to return to the WWE ring.
The former WWE Champion announced his retirement after his match with Triple H at WrestleMania 35 and has been confirmed as a future Hall Of Famer, having postponed his induction after initially being included in the Class Of 2020.
The 52-year-old appeared at Justice Con and, having confirmed he has received his second COVID-19 vaccine, heard the host make a joke about him dishing out some Batista Bombs in the near future.
However, Batista would quickly shut down the idea, saying he considers himself completely retired from wrestling.
He said: "Don't put that out there, people will jump all over that! 'He's coming out of retirement!' No, I'm not.
"It's so hard to convince people that I'm actually retired. You have no idea how tough that discussion is. When a professional wrestler retires, they don't really retire, they kind of retire. If the paycheck or event is big enough, they'll come out of retirement.
"It's just not that way with me. I exited the business in such a storybook way, I could never go back. I'm just done. I got to finish on my own terms and nothing is going to bring me back and take away from that."