Batista announces his retirement following WrestleMania 35

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Dave Bautista announced his retirement from pro wrestling early Monday morning following WrestleMania 35. “Thank you for letting me entertain you,” Batista wrote on social media. “I love this business and whether you cheered me or jeered me, I’m grateful for being a small part of your life. I am officially retired from sports entertainment and I am grateful for every second of my amazing journey.”

Powell’s POV: Congratulations to Bautista on his career and many accomplishments. It’s also good to know that he was able to go out the way he wanted to based on things he said and wrote about this scenario even prior to the launch of his swan song storyline with Triple H.

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. If he was planning to retire, then why didn’t WWE make the match career vs. career? That would have made far more sense than the odd stipulation they actually used AND Batista could have had a nice sendoff in the ring.

    • Uh they did make it career vs career, said that several times leading up to the match and during the match on commentary as well.

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