Batista Doesn’t Think AEW Is Legitimate Competition For WWE


Dave “The Animal” “Batista” “Drax” “Sapper Morton from Blade Runner 2049” Bautista has officially retired from the pro graps game after losing a career vs. career match with Triple H at WrestleMania 35, but that doesn’t mean he won’t comment on what’s going on in the wrestling world.

In an interview with WSVN-TV reporter Chris Van Vliet, Batista talked about his last match, his new movie Stuber, and one of the biggest wrestling talking points right now: can AEW compete with WWE?

After saying that he really won’t have another wrestling match and, “will not go and wrestle for another promotion,” Batista was asked what he thinks about there being “legitimate competition,” for WWE, “for the first time in twenty years.” Batista responded:

“I don’t see it as legitimate competition. I see it as competition, which is great. There should always be competition. But until they actually produce one of their own major stars, until they actually have a production as big as WWE, and until they start – I mean, WWE’s already got – they’ve got the next three generations of superstars because they have, like, NXT camps all over the world now. They’re so far ahead of the game that I don’t see any real competition. Not even close… But I believe that competition is always good, especially in the sports entertainment industry. I really support them.

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