WWE Hall Of Famer Recalls Batista Being Difficult To Work With

WWE Hall Of Famer Recalls Batista Being Difficult To Work With WWE

Dave Bautista is currently finding a lot of success in Hollywood, following up from his Hall of Fame career as part of WWE from 2002 – 2010. Batista also returned for two more runs, one in 2014 and his final run in 2019.

Before there was the Animal, before there was even Evolution, however, there was Deacon Batista, the enforcer of D-Von Dudley during his days as ‘Reverend D-Von’ on SmackDown in 2002.

While Batista went on to capture many world championships during his career, it wasn’t all systems go from the start for Batista, as D-Von recalled during a recent interview with the A2theK Wrestling Show.

D-Von recalled Batista’s training up to that point, and a spot in a match with Triple H that Batista didn’t know how to do.

He said:

“It was very difficult in the very beginning because he was such a big guy that when he was training, certain people thought that it was best to train him as a big man and not take any bumps. So by the time he got with me, I thought it was a joke, I thought somebody was playing a rib on me. Because I remember during a match with Triple H, he (Batista) was supposed to run at him with a clothesline. When I told Dave the spot, Dave looked at me and he goes ‘Rev, how do I do that?’, I just looked at him and went ‘are you serious?’”

D-Von’s sons Terrell and Terrence Hughes, who have worked several AEW Dark tapings in the past, have finished with the promotion, with D-Von speaking about them potentially coming into WWE.

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2 years ago by Connel Rumsey



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