However, in the last few weeks a lot of news has been printed about a full time return for Dave & Orton likely taking some time off in 2018. First with Batista I think it would be more or less just his way of making up for his last run and not wanting to go out in that way. Unfortunately the likelihood of Dave returning is highly unlikely at least in a full time capacity due to his part in numerous Hollywood blockbusters & his stock rising in the city of Movies.
Orton on the other hand has been a full time competitor in the company since he got healthy after a rough few years with injuries. It does seem however, that at some point this year likely following WrestleMania the "Legend Killer" will be going on hiatus. At last look Orton seems to have a limited schedule following the Royal Rumble & that could mean that Orton is just trying to keep himself healthy. A few years ago for those who don't remember Randy spent more time on the shelf then in the ring & that began to raise questions of his future. I do think that Randy has a few years left but much like Cena he has to think about what the future holds after wrestling.