Batista Calls His Recent WWE Run “Bad Right Off the Bat”, William Regal Talks About New Role As NXT GM

Bill Pritchard

batistaBatista Unhappy With Recent WWE Run

As we previously reported, WWE Superstar and Guardians of the Galaxy star Batista was a recent guest on the Talk Is Jericho podcast with Chris Jericho.

Batista made some comments about being unhappy with his recent WWE run, and said he was against being a babyface, unhappy with the Wrestlemania 30 follow-up, and more. You can read a transcription of some of his comments below:

Batista On Daniel Bryan:

“I loved that we put him over in the best way possible. We threw out all the bells and whistles. Everything. Even up to the point of me tapping out. But the next night we came back and they didn’t want him selling. It wasn’t his fault. Daniel is an incredible worker. He knows what he’s doing and is an incredible worker. But they didn’t want him to come back selling which drove me nuts because we beat the hell out of the guy and he’s being pulled off in a stretcher.”

Batista On His Most Recent WWE Run:

“It was just bad from right off the bat. They said, ‘We want you to come out and do this thing with Hunter and Steph and Randy,’ and I was like, ‘First night back and you can’t give me five minutes in the ring by myself in front of the fans?”

“I told them from the very beginning [making me a babyface] isn’t going to work. They said, ‘Nah, man. They love you. They love you. They miss you.’ That’s going to last for 30 seconds. I said, ‘They want to hate me and I’m good at that.’”

Click here for the full episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast.

William Regal Talks About New Role

The following video features William Regal reacting to his first night on the job as the new general manager of NXT,  and the main event at NXT Takeover 2 on September 11th on WWE Network:

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