While Twitter continues to be used as a tool to build storylines and accentuate fictional characters, one remark from Batista didn't sit well with his co-workers. After a kayfabe exchange with Alberto Del Rio, Batista Tweeted:
Seems 2 me that some C level stars in a B level star era have bought into their own hype. Don’t turn a work into a shoot. #realitycheck
As we originally reported, the Tweet was deleted minutes after it posted but it didn't take long for the word to circulate. Basically the remark was seen as the "back in the day" mentality that most current workers outright reject. Batista has always been opinionated and is no stranger to backstage controversy, so the remark was not surprising. The returning World Heavyweight Champion has been one of the loudest critics of the company's PG era and downright mocked The Miz defending the WWE Championship in the WrestleMania XXVII main event.
Unhappy With Hayes
We're told a lot of undercard talent in WWE is less than thrilled that Michael Hayes is back. The company's head producer returned earlier last month after a suspension that resulted in a rehabilitation stint.
Apparently there are those hoping he wouldn't be back because they don't enjoy working under him. However, we're told Hayes has been a model citizen since returning to WWE and hasn't displayed any outlandish behavior on the road. According to a source close to Hayes, he realizes he was close to getting fired last year and is now on his best behavior.