Batista Criticizes WWE's Younger Stars, Reveals His Future


SmackDown star Batista
SmackDown star Batista

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.

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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. “It’s rough having daughters,” he shares. “But my girls are tough. They don’t need me to protect them. I feel sorry for the guys who will date my daughters.”

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