Batista retired from professional wrestling in that match against Triple H at WrestleMania 35.
Despite this, The Animal has had plenty to say about WWE in the two months since The Grandest Stage Of Them All took place.
Recently, he revealed that he tried to talk The Undertaker out of the Goldberg match at Super ShowDown last week. And now, the former Evolution man has claimed the creative process in WWE was noticeably worse between his two most recent stints (2014 & 2019).
Thanks to Fightful for the following transcription from Batista’s interview with Pro Wrestling Sheet: “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.”