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WWE News: Batista on his relationship with Brock Lesnar and The Rock

Johny Payne
11.34K   //    28 Nov 2017, 19:07 IST

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Batista had words of high praise for Brock Lesnar and The Rock

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of The Ross Report, Batista spoke to Jim Ross on a myriad of topics including the close but competitive relationship he shared with Brock Lesnar.

Additionally, Batista also asserted that he’s still in contact with The Rock, and has a ton of respect for The Brahma Bull, especially given the fact that he was trained in pro-wrestling by The Great One’s uncle.

In case you didn’t know…

Batista was one of the WWE’s top Superstars throughout the Ruthless Aggression era, but fan reaction to the Animal turned highly negative in recent years, owing to the WWE Universe diverting their support to newer stars such as Daniel Bryan (now retired), Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens and others.

Nevertheless, given Batista’s clout in the professional wrestling business, and him having appeared in multiple major Hollywood productions, the former WWE Champion is still a big name in the world of sports and entertainment.

The heart of the matter

Expounding upon the relationship he and Brock Lesnar shared during their OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) days, Batista emphasized that the Beast would often encourage guys to train harder, and each and every one of them shared a close but competitive relationship.

Furthermore, Batista explained that he recently called The Rock and asked the latter whether he’d be alright with co-starring in a Fast and Furious franchise film, to which Rocky expressed his delight, and gave highly positive reactions during the conversation with Batista.

Besides, Batista revealed that The Rock is a very cool and gracious guy; adding that perhaps a big reason behind their cordial relationship is the fact that Rocky’s uncle Afa Anoa’I trained the Animal. Batista also revealed that he’d love to work in a movie with The Rock, and he does indeed stay in touch with the latter. 

What’s next?

Batista and The Rock presently pursue their respective careers in Holywood; with the latter making sporadic appearances for WWE, while the Animal has expressed his desire to return to WWE for a program with Triple H.

As for Brock Lesnar, the Beast is the reigning, undisputed WWE Universal Champion, and is on the lookout for his next challenger who he’ll face at the Royal Rumble.  


Author’s take

Batista may very well be one of the most grateful and classy people in sports-entertainment today.  

Honestly speaking, should Batista make his WWE comeback today, he’ll most definitely get a better reception than he did during Daniel Bryan’s ‘Yes! Movement’ time period. 

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