"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."