Batista has been doing some press ahead of his new movie ‘Stuber’, including an interview with Tom Philip of GQ.
They discussed WWE’s use of old stars including the recent heavily criticized match between Undertaker and Goldberg at Super ShowDown.
The ‘Animal’ revealed that he actually called ‘Taker to try to convince him not to do the match:
“I called, man. I called ‘Taker and said, ‘Is there any way I could change your mind?’ He laughed, and I knew I couldn’t change his mind. He said ‘it sounded good when we first started talking about it’. I only saw highlights which were, you know, low lights. it was not good. It’s just bad circumstances all the way around. I feel like Taker’s there for the right reasons. I think he’s there because he still loves it. But I wish that they would utilize him in the right way. I think a novelty match with Goldberg is the wrong way. I just don’t think it’s good for anybody and especially it’s not good for the fans. I wouldn’t have gone to Saudi at all. I don’t care who they would’ve booked me with. I just would not have gone.”
Undertaker will also compete at Extreme Rules this Sunday when he teams with Roman Reigns against Shane McMahon, and is also advertised for a match at SummerSlam in August. Big Dave also stated that his match against Triple H at WrestleMania 35 was definitely his last one, but he may return to WWE as a “personality” at some point.
You can read the full interview here.