Batista Does Not Believe AEW Is "Legitimate Competition" For WWE

The Animal speaks out...

Batista retired from in-ring competition at WrestleMania 35 after coming up short against Triple H.

However, even though his days in the professional wrestling ring are now behind him, The Animal has had quite a bit to say on the industry in recent times. The former WWE Champion lambasted WWE's creative process, before revealing that he tried to talk The Undertaker out of having that match with Goldberg at Super ShowDown.

The latest topic of discussion for Batista in terms of professional wrestling has been AEW's potential impact on all things WWE. Here's what Dave told Chris Van Vliet in an interview you can watch in full below: “I don’t see it as legitimate competition.

"I see it as competition, which is great, there should always be competition but until they actually produce one of their own major stars, until they have a production that is as big as WWE. I mean WWE already has the next three generations of superstars because they have NXT camps all over the world now, they’re so far ahead of the game that I don’t see any real competition. Not even close.”


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