Original Plans For The Fired Shantelle Taylor, Batista

Ryan Clark


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Before Shantelle Taylor was released last week, there were plans for her to debut on Raw as a masked babyface who would reignite the women’s division. The idea was for her try to replicate the Rey Mysterio phenomena on Raw. On a side note, there was a lot of talk last year of moving Rey to Raw, but it never happened, then Rey went down with a knee injury and that was the end of that. Taylor’s debut was constantly delayed and Johnny Ace finally made the decision to axe her. He figured that if they wanted to use her at some point, they could sign her again, but in his eyes it was pointless to have her continue sitting in developmental and getting paid (she’d been there over a year).

Those who have seen Batista’s book say it’s “insane.” It’s sure to ruffle a few feathers in the WWE locker room. Batista has said time and time again that he’s the most boring guy in the world, which sounds like it would make for a lackluster book, but as it turns out, he talks nonstop about who he hates and does not respect in the locker room in his book. This could very well be major trouble in the making since he’s hated by most of the locker room as it is. Batista also gives his thoughts on certain creative decisions WWE has made and more. He also talks “almost recklessly” about the number of women he’s slept with. It’s said to be totally different from all the other WWE books.

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