Batista Not Happy With FOX’s New SmackDown Ad


As reported, a new commercial to promote WWE airing SmackDown Live on FOX in October was released. The commercial video even revealed a new logo for the brand.

The video features SmackDown mainstays and other Legends like Steve Austin, The Rock, Becky Lynch, John Cena, Kofi Kingston, Charlotte Flair, The Undertaker, Daniel Bryan, Ric Flair, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, and Rey Mysterio.

A few hours after the video was posted, Batista retweeted the ad with the comment, “C’mon guys really?! ? #zerorespect”. The implication being that he should have been included in the video along with the other stars.

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Someone pointed out that other stars like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, etc were also not featured, to which Batista replied, “But with all due respect this is an A,b #smackdown conversation. And I’m sure they’re capable of speaking for themselves. Which I am doing. Youre dismissed”

The premiere episode of WWE SmackDown Live on the FOX network will be a 20th Anniversary special. The show will take place on October 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Brock Lesnar, WWE Hall of Famers Kurt Angle, Lita, Mick Foley, Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Trish Stratus, Goldberg, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mark Henry, Ric Flair, and Sting are advertised to appear.

It is definitely true that Batista was a major part of SmackDown and deserved a mention in the video. What do you think?