Dave Bautista: CM Punk Should Be In WWE
Grappler turned movie star says he doesn't understand why his colleague left company...
The grappler was rumoured to have quit after a row with bosses over his standing in the company.
But Guardians Of The Galaxy star Bautista told Digital Spy: "I know for a fact that he loves professional wrestling.
"I couldn't see him taking a step down and wrestling for a lesser organisation. Unless he spent some time in Japan, I just don't see it.
"I think eventually he'll come back. I think he belongs there. I think the fans really love him and miss him. I think he loves it and misses it just as much. I'm really not sure why he left.
"He'll be back, I would think that he would be back. I think it would be kind of crazy if he didn't go back."
Although no formal announcement was made regarding his departure, Punk was moved to the "alumni" section of the WWE website and appeared to confirm the news on social media.