Batista Spoke with Tampa Bay Times about his current career status and his relationship with WWE. After the recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, he is taking some time off.

"I'm actually kind of taking a step back right now," Bautista, 45, said in a telephone interview from his recently purchased home in South Tampa. "It's a bit overwhelming for me, you know?"

In regards to the WWE, Batista told Tampa Bay Times:

"I put it aside for now, and that really had a lot to do with my obligations to Marvel," he said. "But it also had to do with the fact that (the WWE and I) weren't seeing eye-to-eye, creatively. The stuff they were doing with story lines just didn't make sense to me. ... I'd love to go back. I'm a professional wrestler at heart and I miss it. But I want to be there and be happy with what I'm doing."