Booker T recalls his famous quarrel with Batista
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 741
Batista is one of the most beloved wrestlers of the modern era. Thanks to his character and his innate charisma, Dave has made millions of fans fall in love in every corner of the planet. In addition to being a six-time world champion, he has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times and the WWE Tag Team Championship once.
His first reign as heavyweight champion, which lasted a full 282 days, is the longest in the history of the title. 'The Animal' played his last match at WrestleMania 35, being defeated by his great friend Triple H in a No-Holds-Barred match.
Following in the footsteps of The Rock and John Cena, Batista tried to break into film and quickly became a highly regarded actor in Hollywood. In the latest edition of the 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T confided that he has never had a great relationship with Dave.
Booker T talks about Batista
“Everyone knows that Batista and I had an altercation backstage. We weren't friends and we didn't get along, but we still had to work together" - said Booker T. “He wasn't someone I was comfortable with and we didn't like each other.
However, we were two professionals and we did our best to make our storyline work. After that backstage fight, things got a lot easier. We understood that we could not continue in that way and the respect between us has increased ”- he added.
The two-time WWE Hall of Famer also commented on the retirement of Vince McMahon: “I wasn't expecting that at all. I thought he would continue for a few more years. I can only thank an absolute legend like Vince. He allowed me to take care of my family by making me a great wrestler.
I know there is a lot of hate out there and that many people have welcomed the news of Vince's farewell. I'm just saying that - without him - there would never have been the WWE we know today. He created a jewel from nothing”.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T was full of praise for Logan Paul's in-ring ability but feels that a little more training will make him even better. "No doubt, Logan Paul is very athletic. No doubt, Logan Paul, his memory is real good to be able to go out and do the stuff he did with The Miz and be able to remember all that and keep it in context, to be able to make it look a certain way.
I believe in Logan Paul, as far as being a part of this business, learning it, and really figuring out that intricate detail."