Batista has already caused quite a stir in the WWE locker room with a tweet he made last week.
Batista was responding to a comment made earlier from Alberto Del Rio. It appears Del Rio took this feud personally as he mocked Batista’s one and only MMA match. Batista didn’t like what Del Rio posted and not only mocked Del Rio, but most of the WWE locker room too. Batista posted the following on twitter, but has since deleted the comment:
“Seems 2 me that some C level stars in a B level star era have bought into their own hype. Don’t turn a work into a shoot. #realitycheck”
Most people already saw the tweet before Batista deleted it. It caused quite a stir in the WWE locker room, considering it sounded like Batista was calling all of them “B” or “C” level stars.
Even though I feel that Batista’s tweet was mean, he actually does have a point. When you really think about it, WWE has not made a new star since he left and has relied on past wrestlers to increase interest. We’ve seen guys like the Rock, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho and even Rob Van Dam return to the company part-time after Batista left in mid-2010.
Since Batista left, WWE tried to book the Miz, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger as new main event stars. However, all of them failed to carry the company and excite anyone. The only two new stars that became hot after Batista left have been CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
Still, I feel that it’s WWE’s own fault for choosing the wrong wrestlers to push. In my mind, WWE should have pushed guys like Dolph Ziggler or Wade Barrett to the top back in 2010-2011. It will be interesting to see how the locker room reacts to Batista when he returns to the company on January 20.