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YMMV: BATISTA
  • Base Breaker: Winning the 2014 Royal Rumble. It really doesn't help that he's previously won one before, and that fans greatly would have preferred the likes of Daniel Bryan, or even Roman Reigns to win.
  • Creator's Pet: While Batista was always a Base Breaker due to his backstage antics and being well-liked by management, his 2014 return definitely pushed him over the edge into Creators Pet territory.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "BAA-DUM, BAA-DUM, BAA-DUM, BAA-DUD-A-DUM... KABOOM!" (Famously got bigger pops even than John Cena's ring entrance)
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: One of the things most heavily snarked about during his 2014 return is that his fashion sense is... odd. His preference for skinny jeans is frequently brought up, since they just look weird on a man with his build.
  • Filipinos Love Batista: Justified since he is half-Filipino and is proud of it. He even had the flag tattooed on his left biceps beside the Greek flag as a tribute to his lineage.
  • Fountain of Memes: Batista is very much the poster child for memes in professional wrestling as a result of his Badass Decay.
    • "Basketballs... don't hold grudges!"
    • "That's my title, and come this Sunday, I'll be taking it back!"
    • The Batista Code (for his seemingly endless amounts of shots at world titles)
    • "Congratulations. I want my rematch."
    • And from his entrance theme, "YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAH!"
    • Batista is pretty much Photoshop fodder at various wrestling forums (the majority of which comes from the former WrestleCrap forum).
    • To Rey Mysterio: "YER SAHPOZED TA BE MAH FREEEND!!"
      • Also, "I'm gonna rip your head off."
    • "Weapons aren't only welcomed... they're allowed!"
    • "...stoop! that! low! Duct tape!? Are you serious? Really? Duct tape?"
    • There was also his trademark ring entrance, which involved him miming the firing of a machine gun (which looked more like he was cabbage-patching) to the tune of Saliva's "I Walk Alone", which has been imitated by some WWE fans.
      • There was an episode of RAW which showed Batista warming up for his match, then a "fan" comes by and stands in front of him and imitates Batista's entrance. He is then chased away by security.
    • "JBL, at The Great American Bash... I'm gonna expose your ass!"
    • "Goodnight, everybody!"
    • "You keep on kissing babies and hugging fat girls."
    • " I hate you Batistaaa!" "I hate you too!"
    • "DEAL WITH IT!"
    • This photo
  • Hype Backlash: His return to WWE in 2014 wasn't met with the greatest of reception to say the least; in fact, its arguably one of the worst comebacks in the company's history, and these types of returns are generally met with much approval. See below under X-Pac Heat to see why.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: While he was only a Scrappy to a small portion of the audience, specifically the smarks, Batista became a major favorite among that minority after his heel turn. Douchetista: The Bes-tista.
  • X-Pac Heat: He's gotten this really really bad since his return in January 2014. The main problem is that the fans don't buy his status as a Face (especially with his kind of dickish behavior upon his return), yet WWE keeps stubbornly pushing him as one no doubt to sell tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy. He's been stuck in a boring feud with Alberto Del Rio that hasn't gone anywhere, fans think he is getting an unfair push to WrestleMania over crowd favorite Daniel Bryan (who's been screwed so many times even "Stone Cold" Steve Austin would raise an eyebrow), it's blatantly obvious that he is not even close to being in ring shape (just watch his "spear" on Roman Reigns in the Royal Rumble.) and now fans are calling him "Bootista." It's to the point that the WWE had to go through with a Face-Heel Turn less than a week after Elimination Chamber & either alter their plans for WrestleMania by adding the stipulation that if Daniel Bryan defeats Triple H earlier in the night, he will be added to the match for the WWE World Heavyweight title. Suffice it to say, so far the Batista returns experiment has been a…disappointment.
    • Put it this way. When Daniel Bryan made him tap out like a little bitch to win the WWE WHC at Wrestlemania 30, that was an incredible moment. But have you heard any of the fans commenting that that was the right and upstanding thing for Batista to do?…Us neither, because that's how much people have hated him so far this year.
    • This actually gets acknowledged in-kayfabe during the buildup to Wrestlemania 30 when Randy Orton points out to Batista that his inability to get over with the fans led to them essentially rioting and pushing for Bryan to get inserted into the title match.
    Orton: 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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