Creative Differences: Batista claims that one factor that made his 2014 return so disappointing involved the WWE giving him storylines he didn't feel confident in (eg, making a Face-Heel Turn instead of just acting like a Heel to begin with).
His first WWE stint as "Deacon Batista", the sidekick of Reverend D-Von (a.k.a. D-Von Dudley).
And his OVW run as "Leviathan".
One of Us: Batista has expressed interest in science fiction and superhero stories. His collection of vintage lunchboxes might also sound geeky to wrestling fans, especially since he can identify them by year.
First, it would have ended at the hands of Muhammad Hassan. Hassan being banned from UPN after the London Bombing scandal prevented this.
It was then supposed to end in November 2005, in a triple threat match involving Randy Orton and Wreshttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/BATIST Atling/Eddie Guerrero. This was stopped by Guerrero's death.
Batista's gimmick was originally supposed to be that he was angry all of the time because he was a Child by Rape. Thankfully Evolution happened instead.