Batista has announced his retirement from “Sports Entertainment” just hours after losing to Triple H at WrestleMania 35.
The WWE superstar — turned movie star — took to Instagram to make the annoucement:
To all the @wwe fans across the world that gave me the opportunity to suspend your disbelief, thank you. From the biggest part of my heart thank you for letting me entertain you. Tonight was my story book ending and I wanted to leave you with all I had to give. I’ll miss this theater of violence more than I can express in words but I am officially retiring from Sports Entertainment. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, I leave in great health, and without a doubt the show will go on. I had a hell of a run. Thank you for the journey.
While the match was billed around Triple H potentially wrestling for the last time ever if he was defeated, Bautista was ultimately the one who called it a career following WrestleMania.
Batista stars in the blockbuster movie Avengers: Endgame which comes out later this month on April, 26.