7. Batista vs. Booker T
This is a Batista rival that might be included for real life issues more than what they delivered on screen.
Batista and Booker T infamously got into a fight at the commercial shoot for SummerSlam 2006.
Booker recalled the altercation in his book, saying:
“I remember being out in the pool with Tatanka, and then Dave Batista shows up and it was almost like a cloud coming over that nice beautiful scenery.
What ticked Batista off with me was that I was always vocal with things. At this shoot, I told Batista, ‘Hey man, let’s just get this out in the open… I really don’t like you, you really don’t like me, but we gotta work together! It’s our jobs! We gotta go out and perform together, ya know what I mean? But if you ever cross me, you gonna have to deal with these [fists]!’
Later on him and I actually confronted each other like men, the fight went down and ya know, I’m not gonna get into too much detail but I got fast hands man, I’m quick with my hands.
I remember when I was a little kid, I was about 13 years old and I got beat up in my front yard, that was the last time I lost a fight. Needless to say, I put a good beating on the boy!”
The two stars went on to have an on-screen rivalry over the World Heavyweight Championship later that same year with Batista defeating King Booker for the gold at Survivor Series.
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