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Batista Discusses Returning to WWE, Turning Down Tough Enough & More

– Former WWE Superstar Batista recently spoke with The Sun. Here are some highlights:

Why he left WWE:
“The reason I left was the PG direction the company took, it got too corny for me. I was a hug fan of the edgy era of DX, Stone Cold Steve Austin and those guys. The change in direction really ruined it for me. It’s well recorded I’m not a fan of the likes of John Cena or The Miz. It’s such a different company these days and not in a good way.”

Turning down Tough Enough:
“I’ve no plans to return anytime soon. I was offered the job of working on Tough Enough, I just didn’t think it was for me. I hear it went well with Steve Austin and good luck to them. I need to be excited by a project and I didn’t feel that way about Tough Enough.”

Returning to WWE:
“If I did return to the WWE, it would be for a run not just a one-shot deal. I’d have to be a constant for them not someone who drifts in and out to boost ratings. If I did I’d love to work with Triple H again or Undertaker. They are the best workers there in my opinion and they’d make it worthwhile to return. The show would have to change though, so I can’t see my return being anytime soon can you?”

  • Diesel

    Lol Batista….

    I’ll just say this: Yes he’s right about the direction the company went (I’m sure there are a lot of fans who also think that), but he was never anything special in my opinion. He was just another bodybuilder, which we all know McMahon likes, and HHH had a major influence on his career. I’m willing to bet any money that had he not rubbed shoulders with the top guys he wouldn’t have been where he was.

  • sensation1011

    and Batista is a loser! and a homo! who does gay porn

  • sensation1011

    your all messed up and dont know sh*t!!!!!!!!!!

  • Little Jimmy G

    Can’t we all just get along :-p

  • brian_sXe

    Lets all agree on something guys…

    We finally found something positive about the PG era.


  • sdd619

    But CM Punk hasn’t been very PG, He has been able to get over in the PG era. PG can still be edgy

  • Nicholas

    @ Jason oh I hope he does go to Tna but they don’t have money. I mean there are a lot of guys on Tna not getting paid. Yeah you may be one of them getting paid had they have to buy there drugs from some where. I really hope at the end of the day Tna sign him. But let’s also not forget something about Wwe who is one of his best friend HHh. But in this case I hope Batista chose Tna because he really can’t draw that much as you may think. Then again you don’t know what a sell out arena is about.

  • Who?

    Who’s sniffing glue? Batista….TNA….contact high.

  • Jason

    TNA would pay him well, guys like Sting and Angle and many others get paid better then 90% of the WWE roster so don’t give me that shit. Dave will be in TNA before he goes to WWE and I hate that just for the record because I think he is a shit talent. But the fucker draws

  • scooter

    same old dave kissing up to the two guys with the most political power

  • Nicholas

    @ Jason please stop sucking up with the guys who want the attitude era back. You know sooner or later Batista will end up back in the WWE. An watch when he does he change his tune about the whole Pg thing. I don’t really get Batista because as many injuries he had you would think he would far better oh what he has no wrestling skills. Gee he is perfect for Tna but will still end up back in the Wwe. Why because has also about making money an he won’t make that in Tna.

  • Jason

    Say what you will about Batista but he is still one of the biggest stars in this business by far. Only two guys in WWE right now can draw better then Batista, Cena and Punk.

  • shawn

    you mean the end of the attitude era right? thats when i turned into a criticising fan, because of him.

  • Leon

    Good! You can think you can wrestle but you can’t. Plus his big push was the start of the attuide era. What a dumbazz.

  • Rey Mysterio

    I’m supposed to be your friend!!!

  • Buttercastle

    Has anyone really missed him since he left though?