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Dave Bautista is currently promoting the release of his new movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where he plays Drax the Destroyer – a beefed-up, topless, tight jeans-wearing ass kicker. But he’s found time in his busy promotional schedule to talk to Chris Jericho about his former career…as a beefed-up, topless, tight jeans-wearing ass kicker.
Even though he’s a big Hollywood megastar now, Dave told Y2J’s Talk is Jericho podcast that he still misses wrestling:
“Yeah, I miss it a lot. … What I don’t miss is the company, to be honest with you. I don’t miss WWE. I miss wrestling, I just don’t miss dealing with the company and its bulls***. Yeah it’s the bulls*** man, it’s just too much bulls***.”
But even with all that bulls-…poop, Batista still wants to do one last run to hang up his boots and very, very skinny jeans:
“I said I would come back and run a whole program with Hunter. That’s the only thing I’m interested in doing. They’re just not interested in it, you know?… It would be what I would go out on.”
This echoes the last time Batista pitched another run in WWE for Summerslam 2014, but Triple H and Stephanie McMahon shot his idea down because they didn’t think the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie would be successful.
Sadly, on last night’s Raw house show in Liverpool, England, Emma appears to have been injured after a nasty bump on the turnbuckle, awkwardly landing on her shoulder following Sasha Banks’ double knee spot.
— ᴍᴀʀᴛyɴ ɴᴏʟᴀɴ (@BeansOnToastUK) May 7, 2017
According to live reports, the referee made the ‘X’ sign – to show personnel backstage the injury was legitimate – and Emma was escorted from the ring.
— Paper Champions (@PaperChampionss) May 7, 2017
Emma had previously been out since May last year, suffering a back injury which later required surgery. Despite being medically cleared to return as of October, WWE teased her repackaging as Emmalina for 17 weeks, to then drop the character completely. She made her TV in-ring return as Evil Emma on the Raw after Wrestlemania last month.
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