GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Referenced In WWE Storylines After Batista "Quits"

Batista (Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy) has "quit" the WWE so he can have some time off to promote the Marvel Studios movie, and that's now being referenced in storylines, perhaps hinting at some more promotion down the line. Hit the jump for much more...

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By Josh Wilding - 6/4/2014
Batista's return to the WWE hasn't been a success. While he was received well when he returned, the decision to have him win the Royal Rumble didn't sit well with many fans and they quickly turned on "Bootista". With Guardians of the Galaxy promotional duties around the corner, the wrestler has taken some time off, but his role in the Marvel Studios movie has found its way into WWE storylines, as a way of explaining his absence from upcoming shows. So, first of all (to give you some context), here is Batista quitting during this past Monday's episode of Raw.


In his weekly interview with WWE.com, WWE COO (in real-life and on television) Triple H addressed Batista's decision to quit, saying "What do I think about Batista quitting? It's not the first time he quits, probably won't be the last time he quits. It's what Dave does. He quits thing. Never really sees them through. He wants to run off to Hollywood and play Drax the Destroyer in his Guardians of the Galaxy movie, good for him. I hope it works out because I know Dave well enough to know he doesn't have a plan B." Marvel recently aired an exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy sneak peek after a broadcast of Raw (it was a recut version of the second trailer), and with Batista expected to return for SummerSlam, we could see even more of the movie on WWE programming. Hugh Jackman recently appeared for X-Men: Days of Future Past, so could the entire cast of Guardians of the Galaxy assemble in the ring? That's the rumour! 


As an added bonus, here's a very funny reference to The Walking Dead courtesy of fan favourite WWE superstar, Bad New Barrett from a recent episode of Main Event from the WWE Network.




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Pasto - 6/4/2014, 11:02 AM
It's still real to me man!
Sumitsjc - 6/4/2014, 11:04 AM
Hmmm.....!!
Gandhi - 6/4/2014, 11:12 AM
Batmantis - 6/4/2014, 11:13 AM
I'm out before Marvel fanboys go all "wrestlin iz faek n ghey". Bye.

cipher - 6/4/2014, 11:13 AM
QuestiontheAnswer - 6/4/2014, 11:13 AM
Drax seems like the best thing in GOTG besides Thanos.
Gandhi - 6/4/2014, 11:14 AM
WWE is almost as fake as the Mandarin
QuestiontheAnswer - 6/4/2014, 11:16 AM
Lol @Cipher. Where do you get these things?
Pasto - 6/4/2014, 11:16 AM
So Vin Deseal, Bradley Cooper, Dave Batista, Chris Pratt, and possibly Zoe Saldana might appear in the WWE ring to tag-team some long-haired wrestler?

I'm down!
TheBuoyWonder - 6/4/2014, 11:18 AM
wrestlin iz faek n ghey
JoshWilding - 6/4/2014, 11:19 AM
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KnobGoblin - 6/4/2014, 11:22 AM
KnobGoblin - 6/4/2014, 11:24 AM
Batista's return to WWE was an embarrassing failure on every level.
BATMANx - 6/4/2014, 11:29 AM
Marvel should hire Stonecold steve austin
ManDeth - 6/4/2014, 11:32 AM
I think Batista thought he'd return to WWE and get a heroes welcome like others. Instead he was hated immediately.
And as of now he is a tarnished product.

Not a good idea to enter into WWE which is very poorly managed and a company that consistently puts out bad product.
And both of those points are now voiced by shareholders and stock brokers who have warned against investing in the WWE.

Batista was not a good investment for the WWE in 2014. His lure in his heyday was that he was "The Animal" and he was a huge, ripped bulk. His doesn't have the mic skills or wrestling ability of other wrestlers who wrestled past their prime like Flair or the Undertaker.
So when he returned smaller and older his only attraction was gone.

Now both he and the WWE look bad after his return failed miserably.
dethpillow - 6/4/2014, 11:32 AM
wrestling is so bizarre and rad.

i think Marvel should officially sponsor Bautista in the WWE from now on.

like just let him be Drax. call him Drax and have him wrestle guys and do everything exactly the same as happens in wrestling.

and then DC could find some guy and sponsor him as Bane.

and then imagine that. people would freak out about Drax wrestling Bane and then some other guy that had nothing to do with comics books would beat them both.

it would really be smart to do something like that. wrestling is pretty crazy stuff.
dethpillow - 6/4/2014, 11:35 AM
i know nothing about wrestling politics, what happened?

what was so horrible about his return? like what happened to him that made it so horrible for him?
Objectivelybiased - 6/4/2014, 11:36 AM
@Batmantis

So thinking wrestling is fake is exclusive to Marvel Fanboys. What does marvel fanboys have to do with thinking wrestling is fake? I thought MOST believed that wrestling is fake (the proper term is scripted). Are we just blaming Marvel Fanboys for everything now? Isn't that a bit silly?
sKeemAn - 6/4/2014, 11:37 AM
LOL @ Bootista!!

They will love him when he comes back after GOTG. He should come back with RR and Groot for a tag team match.
JoJo1982 - 6/4/2014, 11:37 AM
Lmao Triple H started to sound like a marvel troll the last 15 or 20 seconds
dethpillow - 6/4/2014, 11:39 AM
god i wish i had boatloads of money, i would make a whole team of tranny wrestlers, post op of course.

and i would pay to have them date rap stars. like they wouldn't have to actually spend time with the rap stars, but i just mean to publically pretend they were going out. unless my girls wanted to date them, then fine.

and then kill all these clowns asses.

bunch of girls and not even that, but tranny girls even, kicking all these stone cold david bautista and whoever else in wrestling and showing how much they suck at fighting tranny girls.

and then i would have them capture one of them,
like of my girls would capture Bautista and then drag him to a tranny dungeon and when he came out... he would be different. u can believe that.

and that would soooo much fun. wrestling is pretty rad.
MexicanSuperman - 6/4/2014, 11:39 AM
I'm no wrestling fanatic at all but wrestling is real to a certain extent. The whole drama is fake and punches and kicks to the head is fake. The body slams (which Gusto and Yoss love to do to each other) and all the stuff would still hurt even though wrestlers practice them.
dethpillow - 6/4/2014, 11:42 AM
@objectivelybiased - some people don't understand what scripted means,

i wouldn't mention it so blatantly here, u never know if it might trigger an episode.

i think they are still kind of dealing with how fictional things aren't real...

so the idea of something being a live scripted event, maybe they all aren't ready for that. u gotta understand who we are dealing with her. we are trying to help them and be their wards in a certain way, sure, but we're still a long way from home. and we really shouldn't threaten their safety zones by saying things like that.
Batmantis - 6/4/2014, 11:44 AM
@Objectivelybiased It's a thread based on a Marvel movie and Triple H on RAW said Guardians would fail. That's all, don't get your panties in a bunch.
sKeemAn - 6/4/2014, 11:44 AM
@depthpillow

Your dream is to pimp?

Nice
2gold - 6/4/2014, 11:45 AM
He arrived at a time the fanbase was revolting over Cena vs Orton, scheduled to win a Rumble that didn't feature the guy the fans were revolting in favor of, and really would only accept. He ended up representing same old shit instead of new that their fans suddenly wanted. His facial expressions and actions though are still hilariously great. In short, his timing could NOT have been worse.
Mrcool210 - 6/4/2014, 11:47 AM
Because this is apparently news
Pasto - 6/4/2014, 11:48 AM
I AM...THE GUYVER!

*Transforms*
AXE - 6/4/2014, 11:51 AM
I thought S.H.I.E.L.D. WAS.. down :P
giannis - 6/4/2014, 11:52 AM
Roman Reigns, Batista, gif, WWE, Extreme Rules, Superman Punch, Punch, wrestling

Dean Ambrose, Batista, gif, WWE, Extreme Rules, Punch, wrestling


KrazyForKomix - 6/4/2014, 11:58 AM
dethpillow

you is my dark idol!
What kind of world you live in . . .

Just awesome!
LoudLon - 6/4/2014, 11:58 AM
Odd this comes up on CBM. No bullshit, I was grocery shopping yesterday and had the following conversation with a couple hicks in line behind me:

Hick 1: Did you see RAW last night? Bautista quit!
Hick 2: What??? Why?

I turn, answering his question.

Me: Because he's going to be a movie star.
Hick 2: Really?
Me: Yeah. He's starring in a superhero movie called Guardians of the Galaxy.
Hick 1: I saw that trailer. That was him?
Me: He's kind of hard to miss.
Hick: That's cool. So is he a bad guy?
Me: Not really. He's on a mission to kill this guy named Thanos, who's like an intergalactic Hitler.
Hick 1: How do you know all this?
Me (a smirk): Because I'm a dork.
Hick 2: That's pretty cool for a dork, man.

Represent!

Ramiel - 6/4/2014, 11:59 AM
Batista was the best heel before he left. Douchtista!
McGee - 6/4/2014, 12:01 PM

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slickrickdesigns - 6/4/2014, 12:02 PM
Best move Bootista couldve made. Look at the Rock, dudes one of the biggest names in the cinema game right now. Word of advise for Bootista, acting lessons couldnt hurt if you want to make it big in Hollywood.

fettastic - 6/4/2014, 12:05 PM
WWE is right up there with Garbage Pail Kids as one of the worst things ever created by man.

Whenever anyone says "That's retarded", what they are actually referencing is WWE.
McGee - 6/4/2014, 12:06 PM
@Mrcool210

Come now Niles!

JVH - 6/4/2014, 12:08 PM
"when the S.H.E.I.L.D. is no more!" ?


...so Triple H is Hydra?

McGee - 6/4/2014, 12:08 PM
Yeah...That's right! I use to watch Frasier like EVERY DAY!

MrFridayNights - 6/4/2014, 12:10 PM
Bluetistaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Seth Rollins joined Evolution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sami Zayn will be the new member of The Shield.
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