A former WWE star has talked about painful finishing moves and what it was like to be on the receiving end of a Batista Bomb.
Batista was one of the biggest stars of WWE in the mid to late 2000s known as the Ruthless Aggression Era. Batista was a six-time WWE World Champion who headlined multiple WrestleManias and has been announced as a WWE Hall of Famer, but his induction hasn’t taken place yet.
When Batista won all those matches and those championships, he usually did so by hitting the deadly Batista Bomb. The move was a Powerbomb except he sat down on it as well in a move called a Sitout Powerbomb. It was called a Batista Bomb to make it specific to him.
Former WWE superstar Maven worked for WWE from 2001 to 2005, so he wrestled Batista many times in his career. While speaking on his YouTube channel about painful finishing moves, Maven talked about the Batista Bomb.
“The Batista Bomb was perfect for Dave. Why? Because it truly showed his aggression. As a power wrestler, Dave came in with one of the best physiques in the business and when you have a physique that looks so devastating, you want a move that looks equally as devastating. The Batista Bomb did just that.”
“But how did it feel? One night, I believe it was on Raw, I was wrestling Dave, and we were in Cleveland, Ohio. We had a special guest in the audience that night. LeBron James in his first year in the league was ringside. Dave and I actually worked close to him.
The Batista Bomb Was A Safe Move According To Maven
Even though the Batista Bomb looked devastating, Maven did say it was a safe move. With that said, it did hurt because of the physical nature of the move.
“That was the end of the fun night for me in that match. The Batista Bomb that night, and I’m assuming Dave was amped up and Dave was excited, but when he delivered me to the mat, it was definitely one of those moves I felt in general, this was a move I took many times from him, and he always delivered [it] safe.”
“Again, when you’re dealing with gravity, and then on top of that, dealing with gravity, and the force from an extremely strong guy, I’ve had funner nights. Let’s just put it that way. The Batista Bomb: I hate this job.”