– A deal hasn’t been reached between Batista and Strikeforce yet but Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed interest in a fight, bringing up the idea of Batista vs. Bobby Lashley. Batista was asked about Lashley as a potential opponent and said he would do it, but he wants a few fights to build to Lashley. Coker thinks if they can get Lashley vs. Batista on CBS with a good semi-main event then they can do big ratings.
Batista, who is training, has hired a wrestling coach, a boxing coach and a Jiu Jitsu coach. Lashley is trying to recover from a knee injury that put him out of a fight back in June. It’s said that Lashley’s injury isn’t healing as quickly as he would have liked.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter