History Wrestling / BATISTA

8th Jun '18 9:48:58 AM LordEpsilon
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* ''Film/FinalScore'': Michael Knox
28th May '18 5:55:43 PM lakingsif
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* CoolOldGuy: He was already in his thirties when he debuted in WWE. Of course, it helped that his longtime tag-team partner, Wrestling/RicFlair, was a BadassGrandpa at that point.

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* CoolOldGuy: He was already in his thirties when he debuted in WWE. Of course, it helped that his longtime tag-team partner, Wrestling/RicFlair, was a BadassGrandpa already older at that point.
28th May '18 5:52:23 PM lakingsif
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* BadassGrandpa: Yes, he ''is'' a RealLife grandfather. Not only that, he became one ''before he turned 40!''
11th May '18 3:54:54 AM Hjortron18
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!!! "It's time to unleash the tropes":

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!!! !! "It's time to unleash the tropes":
4th May '18 3:34:45 PM dsneybuf
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* TheScapegoat: For WWE's terrible booking. Dave himself outright admitted he knew that his return was not going to end well when he learned of their original plans, but he wasn't able to convince creative to scrap those plans until the backlash became too great to ignore. After time had passed and the fans looked at things more objectively, they began to feel apologetic that Batista had to take the heat and have his return ruined like that, but at the same time were unapologetic because it was the only way they had to get the company to listen them and change their plans and get Bryan on top. Dave became the FallGuy for their BS -- understandably, after he left to promote ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' and was offered tons of movie roles thanks to that film's success, he decided not to come back until WWE gives him an unrestricted program with Triple H. Still hasn't happened.

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* TheScapegoat: For WWE's terrible booking. Dave himself outright admitted he knew that his return was not going to end well when he learned of their original plans, but he wasn't able to convince creative to scrap those plans until the backlash became too great to ignore. After time had passed and the fans looked at things more objectively, they began to feel apologetic that Batista had to take the heat and have his return ruined like that, but at the same time were unapologetic because it was the only way they had to get the company to listen them and change their plans and get Bryan on top. Dave became the FallGuy for their BS -- understandably, after he left to promote ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' and was offered tons of movie roles thanks to that film's success, he decided not to come back until WWE gives him an unrestricted program with Triple H. Still hasn't happened.
2nd Apr '18 8:25:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, Wrestling/JohnCena.

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* ArchEnemy: ArchEnemy:
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Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, Wrestling/JohnCena.



* HesBack: He returns to WWE in the January 20, 2014 edition of ''Monday Night Raw'' to challenge Alberto Del Rio... as a {{Face}}.
** The first thing he does upon his return? [[spoiler: He wins the Wrestling/RoyalRumble]].

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* HesBack: He returns to WWE in the January 20, 2014 edition of ''Monday Night Raw'' to challenge Alberto Del Rio... as a {{Face}}.
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{{Face}}. The first thing he does upon his return? [[spoiler: He wins the Wrestling/RoyalRumble]].



** TallDarkAndSnarky: During his heel runs.

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** * TallDarkAndSnarky: During his heel runs.
17th Mar '18 7:21:23 PM SomeoneElse17
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* TheScapegoat: For WWE's terrible booking. Dave himself outright admitted he knew that his return was not going to end well when he learned of their original plans, but he wasn't able to convince creative to scrap those plans until the backlash became too great to ignore. After time had passed and the fans looked at things more objectively, they began to feel apologetic that Batista had to take the heat and have his return ruined like that, but at the same time were unapologetic because it was the only way they had to get the company to listen them and change their plans and get Bryan on top. Dave became the FallGuy for their BS -- understandably, after he left to promote ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' and was offered tons of movie roles thanks to that film's success, he decided not to come back.

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* TheScapegoat: For WWE's terrible booking. Dave himself outright admitted he knew that his return was not going to end well when he learned of their original plans, but he wasn't able to convince creative to scrap those plans until the backlash became too great to ignore. After time had passed and the fans looked at things more objectively, they began to feel apologetic that Batista had to take the heat and have his return ruined like that, but at the same time were unapologetic because it was the only way they had to get the company to listen them and change their plans and get Bryan on top. Dave became the FallGuy for their BS -- understandably, after he left to promote ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' and was offered tons of movie roles thanks to that film's success, he decided not to come back.back until WWE gives him an unrestricted program with Triple H. Still hasn't happened.
24th Feb '18 1:29:53 PM nombretomado
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* TenMinuteRetirement: On the record to saying he would like one more match/brief run with the WWE before taking an executive role in the company. He returned in 2014, just in time for the RoyalRumble. And WON the Royal Rumble match, punching his ticket to the Wrestlemania 30 main event. It seemed likely he would get another one, seeing as it was all but confirmed from all sides that he would return to WWE once his promotional tour for ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' ended. However, the additional movie roles Batista landed after the critical and financial success of ''Guardians'' have now left those confirmations in doubt.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: On the record to saying he would like one more match/brief run with the WWE before taking an executive role in the company. He returned in 2014, just in time for the RoyalRumble.Wrestling/RoyalRumble. And WON the Royal Rumble match, punching his ticket to the Wrestlemania 30 main event. It seemed likely he would get another one, seeing as it was all but confirmed from all sides that he would return to WWE once his promotional tour for ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' ended. However, the additional movie roles Batista landed after the critical and financial success of ''Guardians'' have now left those confirmations in doubt.
2nd Dec '17 4:14:05 PM Nyame
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* ItsAllAboutMe: His 2010 heel run was centered primarily on demanding recognition from all around him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: ItsAllAboutMe:
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His 2010 heel run was centered primarily on demanding recognition from all around him.him.
** At his core, Batista was always this sort of person. The reason he ditched Evolution was because he knew he'd never be out of Hunter's shadow as long as he stayed. And while {{Face}} Batista helped out his friends often, his top concern was always about himself and the world title. It was only a matter of time before this attitude developed into something worse and he started showing his true colors.
25th Nov '17 5:09:58 PM Nyame
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* PopularityPower: Batista's popularity unexpectedly took off during early 2005, leading to a baby face turn that saw him defeat Triple H and Wrestlemania.

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* PopularityPower: Batista's popularity unexpectedly took off during early 2005, leading to a baby face turn that saw him defeat Triple H and Wrestlemania.''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. In fact, he had gotten so popular that he was actually third choice to be the face of the company, after Lesnar left and Orton's face push didn't pan out well. Hence, he won the Royal Rumble and his match with Triple H closed at ''[=WrestleMania=]'' that year. Cena was unexpectedly more over than him, leading to Batista becoming the top face of ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'' instead and the #2 face overall.
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