The Sun in the UK is featuring an interview with WWE star Batista. Here are some highlights.
On walking Manny Pacquiao to the ring on Saturday:
“Pacquiao was unbelievable. I barely reached my seat after walking him to the ring and it was already over! I knew it would be a knockout fight but I didn?t know it would be that fast. Hatton’s such a great guy. It was a hard one and I?m a big fan of his.”
On making his return to WWE after WrestleMania 25:
“Originally I was slated to just be on light duty throughout May, which of course is not the case. You get back and you hear the crowd roar ? WWE said ‘we need you in there wrestling, the crowd really missed you’. So I?m back on full duty. I was just going to be on television until the end of May, but I?m back full-time. A couple of the wrestlers knew because I saw them earlier but most people on the roster didn?t know I was coming back. The WWE really kept it hush-hush. They didn?t even bring me to the arena until almost 9pm and then they hid me in a little room. It was really cool.”
On his possible retirement from WWE in a year:
“I have just under a year on my contract. I?ve just come off this injury and I turned 40 while I was out. I realize that I am closer to the end of my career than I am to the beginning. It’s something I?m really going to have to take a look at. I don?t want to hang around past my welcome. I also don?t want to hang around to the point where I?m so beat up that it’s hard for me to get out of bed. I don?t want to be that guy.”
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