Multi-time WWE World champion Batista has made his choice of Hall of Fame inductor clear, and it’s somebody he credits for altering the course of his career.
Responding to a fan who suggested D-Von Dudley as a possible inductor, Batista wrote, “I owe a lot to all those names mentioned and many more but for personal reasons I’ve personally requested that @ringfox1 induct me into the #WWEHOF … I’m sure that anyone who knows Fit Finlay will not question my request.”
Batista has praised Finlay many times through the years, saying of his friend and mentor a year ago, “People will never realize how great @ringfox1 was. And he will never tell you. Which makes him that much greater. FACT: Fit Finlay changed the direction of my career. #unsunghero”
Finlay was present throughout Batista’s eight year WWE run from 2002 to 2010, as a trainer and producer, while also wrestling him on the SmackDown brand, after “The Belfast Bruiser” returned to the ring in 2006.