Mick Foley Says “Batista Deserved Better” Upon His Return to WWE

Josh Isenberg

batistaWWE legend Mick Foley wrote the following on his Facebook page about how Batista was treated upon his return to WWE:


“He was simply the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately for Dave Bautista (Batista) his return happened to be part of the perfect storm – the night WWE fans wanted Daniel Bryan– WWE Universe to walk out as the winner of the 2014 #RoyalRumble …and would settle for nothing less. The initial reaction – the pop – was there when Dave made his Rumble entrance; the WWE Universe was excited to see him. They just didn’t want anyone but Daniel Bryan to walk out of that match as the winner. Unfortunately, the fans directed their anger at Batista personally. And that’s wrong.”

“Shouldn’t we be happy for Batista? He left his bread and butter – the WWE – to pursue the bold new dream of acting. Now he’s landed a dream role, in a major motion picture – Marvel’s #GuardiansoftheGalaxies and, yet. no one seems very happy for him.”

“Hey, I laughed too at #Bootista and #Bluetista. But Dave’s a good guy, who worked hard to carve out a legacy inside WWE – and he deserved better than what he got.”

Batista is set to return to the WWE after his movie release, “Guardians of the Galaxies.” The movie will be released nationwide on August 1st, 2014.

There has not been an official return date for Dave, who signed a two year deal with WWE this past winter. The last time we saw Batista on TV was on Raw where he quit after their Evolution took a loss at the hands of The Shield at WWE Payback.

Batista demanded a championship match, but he ended up getting into arguments with both Triple H and Randy Orton, which forced him to quit and Seth Rollins to turn heel on his teammates.

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