WWE Smackdown star Batista does not sound particularly high on WWE‘s “champions of tomorrow” as he feels that other wrestlers of his generation are a dying breed. The Animal tells Manila Standard Today, “We’re dinosaurs in this age of instant gratification. We are not just athletes, we are also storytellers and I don’t see that in the newcomers,” Batista said in an interview with the Manila Standard Today.
Regarding his future in sports entertainment, the multi-time champion believes he will be “fat and retired” five years from now. If he’s still working for WWE, it would be in a behind-the-scenes role.
Batista spoke briefly about his family, namely his two-year-old son and the two daughters he has from a previous marriage with a Filipina. â€œItâ€™s rough having daughters,â€ he shares. â€œBut my girls are tough. They donâ€™t need me to protect them. I feel sorry for the guys who will date my daughters.â€
Batista also talks about the new Filipino energy drink he’s endorsing, the now-off Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing fight, his family and more. To read the full interview, visit ManilaStandardToday.com.