Dave Bautista is happily retired from the ring and solely focused on Hollywood. In his prime, Batista wrestled The Undertaker on numerous occasions, their feud was a hot favorite and the WWE Universe is forever indebted to these two icons for setting the product on fire back in the day.
Last month, The Phenom defeated Hall Of Famer Goldberg in a dream match at the WWE Super ShowDown pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia. The match was heavily criticized and fans noted that it was painful to watch the legends struggling to execute any move properly.
During a recent interview with GQ, The Animal revealed calling The Deadman to change his mind about the match. It didn’t work as WWE had already finalized the booking and would’ve pushed it through anyway.
WWE’s mega dream booking failed beyond expectations; both 50-year-old legends performed horribly in KSA. During the match, Goldberg even landed nastily on his neck – a dangerous spot that could’ve paralyzed him permanently!
“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.”
Fans have repeatedly expressed their frustrations about WWE bringing The Undertaker back, time and again, to boost viewership and ticket sales. Needless to say, this strategy is actually a huge step backwards for WWE.
The Undertaker will be teaming up with Roman Reigns to take on Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre in Tag Team action this Sunday at Extreme Rules.