Former WWE world champion Batista recently interviewed the podcast The Ross Report. He had the opportunity to talk about the relationship with Vince McMahon and there are advice for talent that promises in the future. Here are the highlights..
On his relationship with Vince McMahon: “I took him out of my head, I got him so mad that one day he said,” Do you know what I want to do now? I would give you a good punch! “I could not believe he was saying that to me! All I could do was laugh, which caused him to be annoyed even more, but I think it was the point where Vince knew he was there for logical reasons, I think he knew he wanted to be there and that it was good for the company . “
On the fighters’ need to build their relationship with Vince: “It’s important to develop that relationship but, at the same time, Vince can smell everything, he knows if you’re just trying to kiss his ass, all those guys know it, they knew it, but it’s important, Ross did it perfectly: do not give them a reason not to want to negotiate with you “.
On advising those talents that promise in the future: “I usually tell them to shut up, listen, pay attention and work hard because I think that’s what they’re looking for from the beginning, it’s just their work ethic, unless you grow up to be the son of a legend and have been around. WWE your whole life, which is a bit unnatural, but I think that even so, you have to walk away from a very big ego, you have to leave your ego at the door and be willing to work hard , which is a lot easier to say what to do, it’s a very hard company, those first months of training are a nightmare, even if you’re sick, if you’re sick, take your bags and go, come to work, you’ll be exhausted, in pain, like everyone else . that you have to do those kinds of things and make your heart crawl “.
On his relationship with The Rock: “We’ve been talking for a while because there was a rumor of a possible incorporation to the films of The Fast and The Furious, I called him and I wanted to know his opinion about that, I always thought he and I would be a great combination. to do our first film together in a saga or if I was going to be out of that project, so I asked her for her opinion and I think she thought I was not going in. She has always been very good to me, from the first day, to my He told me he would love to make a movie with me, we’re just waiting, I think, for the right moment, of course, he’s 10 times as busy as me, but with a little luck, something will come soon.So yes, I have kept in touch with him and he has always given me very good advice . “