The UK Sun has a new piece online today featuring quotes from Dave Batista. In it, he echos his disdain for WWE PG, giving it as the primary reason for his departure. Below is an excerpt:
"The reason I left was the PG direction the company took, it got too corny for me. I was a hug fan of the edgy era of DX, Stone Cold Steve Austin and those guys. The change in direction really ruined it for me.
"It's well recorded I'm not a fan of the likes of John Cena or The Miz. It's such a different company these days and not in a good way."
"I've no plans to return anytime soon. I was offered the job of working on Tough Enough, I just didn't think it was for me. I hear it went well with Steve Austin and good luck to them.
"I need to be excited by a project and I didn't feel that way about Tough Enough.
"If I did return to the WWE, it would be for a run not just a one-shot deal.
"I'd have to be a constant for them not someone who drifts in and out to boost ratings. If I did I'd love to work with Triple H again or Undertaker.
"They are the best workers there in my opinion and they'd make it worthwhile to return.
"The show would have to change though, so I can't see my return being anytime soon can you?
"But, you know, I pretty much did it all. My favourite wrestling moments are not necessarily my best ones, they are however the ones that mean most to me.
"My first World Title win meant a lot to me, winning the tag team titles with Ric Flair is up there too.
"I can't complain about the matches I had and the people I faced, I had an amazing time in the WWE."
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