Stressing the importance of education: “That’s the thing. If I get hurt, I really don’t have anything to fall back on,’ he says. “It’s a regret of mine. I did well in school. I’m not dumb by any means. I’m very capable. But back then I was struggling. I was struggling with my family life. School just wasn’t very important to me.’
Women as his weakness: “It kind of hit me in the face. I had never really noticed it before. But everywhere I went I was flirting with a different girl. I don’t where all that started, because my wife was only the fifth woman I had ever slept with. I had never been promiscuous or a woman-chaser. I was actually pretty silent when it came to girls. It kind of hit me in the face then.’
On mistakes he’s made: “I’d like to go back and correct the mistakes I’ve made, but I guess that’s all part of living your life. You’ve got one life to live, and you’ve got to go for it. But I miss the simple days … sleeping in your bed every night. I didn’t realize how good we had it. It was awesome just getting paid to go work out, and all the guys had a good camaraderie. But I wouldn’t go back.’
Regarding his relationship with Melina & John Morrison: “He (Hennigan) knew everything from day one. From the day we started talking,’ explains Batista. “That was one of the things that a lot of people didn’t realize and didn’t bother to ask. Melina and John weren’t together anymore. He was always aware of what was going on, and she was very honest with him. They split up and moved apart, and we started dating each other. She still considers him her best friend in the world. But he always knew exactly what was going on.’
About not talking about steroids: “It’s a real touchy subject right now. We were afraid of what people would read into it. I thought it would be a better discussion for people to have with myself rather than reading it (in a book).’
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