History YMMV / Batista

21st Dec '15 8:48:55 AM dsneybuf
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* HilariousInHindsight: Batista's [[http://www.wwe.com/superstars/batista timeline of "Milestones"]] at the WWE website ends with a since-disproven one-liner designating ''Film/TheScorpionKing 3'' as the last anyone heard of him.
10th Dec '15 9:15:29 PM Nyame
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* VindicatedByHistory: See TheScapegoat. Fans are genuinely regretful that Dave's return went the way it did, and after 2015, realized where the ''real'' problem lies: management. Many even began to miss Batista as the booking 2015 went into a complete nosedive as the year wore on.
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* VindicatedByHistory: See TheScapegoat.TheScapegoat and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. Fans are genuinely regretful that Dave's return went the way it did, and after 2015, realized where the ''real'' problem lies: management. Many even began to miss Batista as the booking of 2015 went into a complete nosedive as the year wore on.
10th Dec '15 2:21:34 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.
7th Dec '15 8:07:24 PM Nyame
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--> '''Orton''': [[BlatantLies I mean no disrespect whatsoever]], but when you left, nobody cared; when you came back, people cared even less. If you would have just lived up to all your hype, we wouldn't be in this situation right now!
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--> '''Orton''': [[BlatantLies I mean no disrespect whatsoever]], but when you left, nobody cared; when you came back, people cared even less. If you would have just lived up to all your hype, we wouldn't be in this situation right now!now! * VindicatedByHistory: See TheScapegoat. Fans are genuinely regretful that Dave's return went the way it did, and after 2015, realized where the ''real'' problem lies: management. Many even began to miss Batista as the booking 2015 went into a complete nosedive as the year wore on.
5th Dec '15 8:46:39 AM Nyame
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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 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.
5th Dec '15 8:46:28 AM Nyame
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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.
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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 offered tons of movie roles thanks to that film's success, he decided not to come back.
4th Dec '15 8:53:54 PM Nyame
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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.
3rd Dec '15 4:42:58 PM Nyame
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After his big HeelFaceReturn in 2014 didn't pan out, they had him turn heel after ''Elimination Chamber'' and inserted Wrestling/DanielBryan into the main event of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. Dave, however, feels that this shouldn't have been necessary at all, because he didn't even ''want'' to come back as a face -- he knew it wasn't going to end well so he wanted to come back as a heel, which he's more comfortable being anyway.
2nd Dec '15 7:23:32 PM Nyame
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* HarsherInHindsight: Wrestling/RomanReigns being cheered over him at the 2014 Royal Rumble, considering a year later Reigns' own Rumble victory recieved arguably an even worse reception than Batista's did. In fact, despite the company's attempt to turn him into another Wrestling/JohnCena, many point out that Reigns actually shares more similarities with Batista, which, for whatever reason, the company seems to be ignoring. He's so much like Batista that those same people believe that Reigns is just better off turning heel like he did, especially after the crappy booking of 2015.
2nd Dec '15 7:13:46 PM Nyame
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* BadassDecay: After they made him talk more and started scripting his promos. He didn't really regain any of his previous badass status until he became Douchetista, and even then he spent like three months jobbing to Cena before his initial retirement.
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