Batista isn't one to bite his tongue about WWE, and that isn't letting up in retirement.
The star of the WrestleMania 30 press conference where he went off-script and criticized WWE's heavily planned nature, "Stuber" star Batista still hasn't quite come around on that point. When talking to Pro Wrestling Sheet recently, he said that the situation only got more frustrating.
The creative process I still don’t get. It was a nightmare to me the last time I was there, which was 2014, and it seems like its become worse. I feel like they don’t have a clear vision, a long term vision, everything is very week-to-week. It doesn’t seem like they stick to a plan very much.” [Chris] Jericho pointed out something to me that makes complete sense. He said that John Cena is the last guy who is gonna be over like he is and it’s because the performers now they’re limited. Their hands are tied. They can’t go to war like we used to. We used to go to war and beat the crap out of each other and it earned a level of respect from people. And it was just like a different level of respect, it was a different level of getting over. We had more freedom," Batista said.
Despite the creative frustration in WWE extending beyond wrestlers and staff, Batista doesn't seem to want to hear that criticism from people who haven't wrestled.
"And I will say this openly … I resent there being so many people who have say-so who have never taken a bump in their life. That bothers me.I get that they were successful outside of professional wrestling, but it also bothers me when someone has control over a professional wrestler, or someone who never paid their dues, to me they don’t deserve to be in that position. Take a few bumps. Know what we’re going through before you decide what our career is going to be," said Batista
You can hear Batista's full conversation with Pro Wrestling Sheet at this link.