Batista On What He Has To Offer To WWE, Recent Signee Given Name, NXT Star Turns 30



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- Batista proclaims in the latest issue of WWE Magazine that he didn’t return to WWE to be a “savior.” Rather, he sees himself as “just as an addition.”

In response to question asking what he offers to the current WWE landscape, Batista states, “I hope I have something to offer. If I say I’m going to come back to be the savior, well, the company doesn’t need saving, I’m just an addition. I’m going to bring my style of wrestling back, a little bit more aggressive and more explosive. I think I’m going to be coming back and bringing a little more attention with the projects I’ve done outside the company. I’ll pull my weight, I think I have the credibility and respect factor.”

Batista also says he’s not specifically targeting anyone, except for the individual holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

In response to whether he’s looking to settle a score with anyone, Batista says, “That’s the great thing about my career—I’ve pretty much worked with the best in the world and the best that’s ever been…I’ve worked with Ric Flair and Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero. That’s a short list. I’ve been in the ring with and faced off against The Rock. I’ve been in the ring with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. There are new guys I’d like to work with in the future. I’ve said this for years, I wanted to be Undisputed Heavyweight Champion and now it seems more attainable than ever. That’s my goal and that’s my target. I’m not looking at any one individual other than the person who is holding that title.”

- “Trademark” Tommy Maclin, a New Jersey-based wrestler who signed a developmental contract with WWE late last year, has been named Stephen Kupryk. His Twitter account is located @NXTKupryk.

Maclin is a product of Larry Sharpe’s Monster Factory. According to the wrestling school’s official website, he had less than a year of wrestling experience when he was signed.

- WWE NXT star Corey Graves turns 30-years-old on Monday.


  • James Humwood

    trust me bootista you have nothing to offer and you don’t have any credibility and sure as hell has no respect and I still haven’t seen him pull his weight. he is right about one thing he didn’t come back to be a savior…. he came back for the money plain and simple

    • George Solorio

      go to bed kid.

      • James Humwood

        so I’m a kid for speaking the truth?

        • George Solorio

          I’m a business guy.. So I’m aware WWE wants the title on Batista when hes out promoting Guardians of the Galaxy.. More press to the product especially when all Marvel films cross the billion dollar mark box office wise. So they want batista more than he does (I ASSUME) Smart? Hell Yeah. I think in think in the end it will give even more of a spotlight to DB not just the yes chant.

          • TheGuyWhoJustMadeHisDebut

            That’s nice and all, but it’s definitely not what the fans want, and WWE have proven that they don’t care, as long as they make the money.

          • James Humwood

            Exactly thank you that’s what I’m saying . They paid all this money to Batista even though the fans want him gone

  • Noel Lackey

    Who comes up with these names? I guess it could work out though. I remember a lot of people hating on the Ziggler name when they created it.

    • joe

      Ziggler came up with his own name.

  • Adam Heatherly

    Why does everyone hate batista all of a sudden

    • 315fedowl

      It’s not all of a sudden. Batista just strolled back from wherever he was, won the Royal Rumble, squashed Alberto Del Rio, and will now most likely pin Randy Orton in the Main Event of WrestleMania.for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s not just the fact that he has done nothing to deserve this push, it’s that he’s been so lazy in the ring, and so arrogant and dickheaded about it all. The whole way this Batista push has been done is proof that WWE Creative don’t have a clue what the fans want. Or maybe that they do know, they just don’t care.

      • James Humwood

        I could not have said it better dude you hit the nail on the head like you said Batista didn’t earn it he was handed it


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