Batista recently took part in an interview with Mike Jones (who?) from DC 101 Radio. In the interview, Batista talks about how he feels about negative crowd reactions, the current backstage environment within WWE, how long before The Undertaker retires, wearing skinny jeans to get heat, and more.
In the following excerpt, Batista addresses crowds hijacking recent shows:
Jones: Do you think that if you had come back the night after the Royal Rumble, and let’s say you beat Randy that night for the title, do you think you’d be cheered into WrestleMania?
Batista: It’s really hard to say, man. It’s really gotten weird, because the TV audience now, they do things that, to me, just don’t make any sense. Like, they’ll start these chants that have absolutely nothing to do with the show, but they don’t do that on house shows. It’s different. The best way I can put it is now, our television audience – the people who actually come to the televised show – they used to want to watch the show, they used to want to participate, and now it’s like the want to be the show. It’s really strange and it doesn’t really make sense. Sometimes I think they miss out on what actually happens because they’re so concerned about chanting stuff that they has something to do with something they read on the Internet. They just want to have a lot more control with the show, and I think they’re selling themselves short, because they’re missing out on what’s going on.
Jones: Absolutely, dude. It’s like there’s two guys in the ring wrestling, a referee – you don’t need a fourth man in there. You need to just watch and see what’s happening. Otherwise, you’re going to miss it.
Batista: It’s the whole show that they’re missing out on. I love that they love Daniel Bryan. It’s great. He deserves all of his success. But at the same time, we can’t have 16 segments of Daniel Bryan. They would get bored really fast. He’s a star on the show, he’s gonna be out there eventually. If you chant his name through every other match that’s going on, it’s just – they’re missing out.
The interview is available at this link or embedded below: