Batista was the latest guest on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho. He talked about his latest run no going as he hoped:
“It was just bad from right off the bat,” Batista admitted. “They said, ‘We want you to come out and do this thing with Hunter and Steph and Randy,’ and I was like, ‘First night back and you can’t give me five minutes in the ring by myself in front if the fans?
“I told them from the very beginning [making me a babyface] isn’t going to work. They said, ‘Nah, man. They love you. They love you. They miss you.’ That’s going to last for 30 seconds. I said, ‘They want to hate me and I’m good at that.'”