WWE News: Dave Bautista talks Daniel Bryan, his return

Chad Dukes of CBS Radio Washington DC 106.7 The Fan and
ChadDukesWrestling.com had the opportunity this weekend to sit down
in-studio with Dave Bautista (Batista) for a in-depth 25+ minute
interview for our The Chad Dukes Show Wrestling WrestleMania
Spectacular airing on Sunday April 6th, WrestleMania Sunday, on 106.7
The Fan DC.
In the interview they cover a lot of topics from Guardians of the
Galaxy and his movie career, details about his WWE Return, Daniel
Bryan, Triple H, newer superstars he's been impressed with, and even a
bit of talk about his MMA match.
Any help in promoting this interview would be greatly appreciated! A
couple quotes are transcribed below for your convenience. There will
be additional quotes also at the link provided below.
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Thank you and have a great day.
On his WWE Departure and Return:
I left for very specific reasons and the reasons were because there
were certain opportunities I wasn't getting when I was with the
company, and we were so locked down and I mean when you're under
contract with them you're pretty much limited to the things you can
do.  You really can't do anything else in the company without their
say so and they weren't...certain guys were getting opportunities that I
wasn't getting and I wasn't real cool with that.  So I left to
accomplish certain things, and I felt like once I accomplished them, I
always wanted to come back.  At the end of the day I love professional
"We didn't come back and demand a lot of money you know I didn't
say,'I'm not doing house shows I'm only doing Monday Night Raw.' I
mean I said, 'I'll do Smackdown, I'll do house shows.' "
On Daniel Bryan:
"For some reason I think people thought that I didn't like Daniel
Bryan or I had this personal thing.  I said a comment, I had one
comment about him when he first won the world heavyweight championship
and I was like, I was in shock and I said, "Okay."  Because I just
didn't get it.  The reason I didn't get it because it was too soon and
that's my personal opinion.  I felt it was way too soon and they did
that constantly over and over.  I thought they, they just slap the
title on people like, way too fast.  It's like, I think sometimes that
they used the title, I might get a little grief for saying it,
sometimes I think they use the title to get guys over.  I thought it
just, they did it, it was premature.  I never had a problem with him
being you know, World Heavyweight Champion, I just thought that they
did it way too fast."
"Years ago, before everybody was you know on his jock, when they
wanted me to job him out, and I was like, "Hell no."  He's just too
good.  He had been coming around for years and I could never figure
out why they didn't give him a job, but he had come out and they
wanted me to work a match with him, and squash him and I was like,
"No, not gonna happen."  He's way too good man, we could have a good
match, and we did.  I mean we gave 'em a version of what they wanted,
but we gave 'em a hell of a match. "
On new superstars that impress him:
"I love Bray Wyatt.  I love him.  I love that whole gimmick, that
whole Wyatt Family gimmick, but Bray I think he's gonna be a huge
star.  I get caught up in this guy, man.  When I watch him he's one of
those guys.  He's another guy, I mean he doesn't look like a stud.
He's not a statue of a man, but he is athletic as you can get, that
kid can move man. He is agile, he is a stud man. That kid is as an
athlete. He gets when he cuts a promo, you just get sucked in man.  He
is hypnotizing. When I talk to him like personal, on a personal level,
he's one of those kids who's not afraid to learn, he has no ego.  He's
still learning and he knows he's still learning and he's not afraid to
ask questions, and I think that's why he's going to be so good.  Cause
he's this good right now and he still wants to learn."
On his MMA fight:
"I'd like to fight again. the first one didn't go like I wanted it to
I mean I hate to say that, at fourty-five years old, but I would. It's
just the first one, it was a great experience, especially leading up
to the fight. The last week was as disappointing because we lost my
opponent.  Then for some reason I felt completely confident up until
the point that they closed the cage. [Laughs] And then I was like,
What the hell am I doing here? And I just kinda froze man and I froze
long enough for Vince to get a couple really good shots on me that I
mean just made me really dizzy. I was a little disappointed in myself
because I didn't think I was going to get nervous.  I did, I totally

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