Batista talks potential WWE return and fights with creative

In an interview with Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV in Miami, former WWE champion Dave Bautista spoke about what he wants to return to the WWE, clearly not closing down the door for a potential return.

Bautista, who was doing the interview to promote the James Bond Spectre movie, said that he did not enjoy his last WWE run as he wanted to be the heel but the creative team wanted him to be the face, leading to many conflicts backstage over the way his character was going.

He called himself the “worst babyface ever” but he’s a good heel as he knows how to be a heel. He told WWE from the start that he did not want to come in as a babyface but that wasn’t what the company had in their plans.

“I was just constantly butting heads with them creatively, which is something we talked about well beforehand and I was promised things that weren’t delivered to me,” he said, adding that when they tried to shove him down everybody’s throats, the fans “rebelled.”

When asked if he’d go back to WWE on his terms, Bautista said, “Oh yeah. I love WWE and I’ve proven I wouldn’t wrestle anywhere else. I feel like wrestling anywhere else is a step down.”

He said that while he’d love to go back, they’re very hard to deal with and right now his passion is acting. He said if the opportunity comes up and he’s okay with creative, he’ll go.

“I would do this in a heartbeat, without, I don’t want big money, I don’t want a limited schedule, if they would allow me to go back and just do house shows, I’d be all over it,” Bautista said much to the surprise of the interviewer. “You skip all the red tape, you don’t have to deal with creative, writers, all that bullshit. Just go back do your thing and my thing is wrestling.”

You can see the interview below.

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!


Paul Wight to make AEW debut next week on Dynamite

Paul Wight, the man formerly known as The Big Show in WWE, will be making his All Elite Wrestling...

Taya Valkyrie says 10-year journey has reached its end goal with WWE signing

Kira Magnin-Forster, better known to wrestling fans as Taya Valkyrie, posted on social media how her decade-long journey in...

Two more matches added to the Revolution 2021 card

A Casino Tag Team Royale has been announced for the upcoming AEW Revolution pay-per-view.The winners of this match will...

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you