Dave Bautista Thinks Triple H Running WWE Is “The Best Thing” For The Company
Dave Bautista has given his thoughts on his friend Triple H being in charge of the creative direction of WWE by saying it’s for the best.
During his WWE career, Dave Bautista was simply known as Batista for his initial run on the main roster of the company from 2002 to 2010. Batista would join a group called Evolution, which WWE is celebrating this week for the 20th anniversary of the stable.
While in Evolution, Batista was seen as a future main eventer that learned from legendary WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Triple H while Randy Orton was also a rising star at the time. After nearly two years together, Batista won the Royal Rumble in 2005, told Triple H he was challenging him at WrestleMania 21 and went on to beat Triple H to become the WWE Champion for the first time.
Batista was one of the most popular superstars in WWE during most of his run which saw him become a six-time World Champion in WWE.
Dave Bautista is currently promoting his new movie Knock At The Cabin, which WWE promoted heavily this past Monday on Raw. ComicBook asked Bautista for his thoughts about his former Evolution buddy Paul “Triple H” Levesque running WWE’s creative team as the Chief Content Officer, which he has done since July 2022 when Vince McMahon initially retired.
“I think this is the best thing for the company. It really is. It’s a personal thing with me because I know Triple H. I know how well he knows this business. I know how much he loves this business. As far as this business goes, he’s the smartest guy I’ve ever met in my life. He made me who I was. He was responsible for my career. I’ve never been ashamed to say that.”
“I think that he is so dedicated to this product and just wants the best for it. I think he’s absolutely the right person. I’ve never met anyone else who thinks the way he does, as far as wrestling goes.”
In Batista’s final match in WWE at WrestleMania 35 in 2019, he lost to Triple H in a matchup that came 14 years after their first WrestleMania matchup.
Dave Bautista was announced for the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020, but hasn’t been inducted yet due to his busy movie schedule and wanting to be inducted in front of the fans. It’s possible that Bautista’s induction could happen this year in Hollywood although nothing has been announced yet.