WWE is a company that many talk about in the superlative. However, things don't seem so ideal there. Batista spoke a bit more about the 'toxic' atmosphere within the WWE. “I couldn’t get comfortable, people didn’t like me, I was doing something wrong, the company wasn’t going to do anything with me, they didn’t know what to do with me, they didn’t know where I fit in,” Batista said, as quoted by Wrestling Inc.
He added, “It was just a very toxic atmosphere. Wrestling is very competitive. It’s very cutthroat. You’re put in a position where you have to posture up all the time, and it’s exhausting. It’s just exhausting”.
In addition to WWE, Batista is a big fan of acting, and it’s a job he loves. “I didn’t want to be the guy coming from wrestling, taking these easy action roles and just kind of pumping up and putting baby oil on my arms,” he said, adding, “I really fell in love with acting”.
Batista on his acting career
Batista is ready to build his career in a variety of ways .“I’m not trying to separate myself from professional wrestling because I’m embarrassed or anything like that,” he said.
“It’s just, I needed to make a name for myself and start all over and kind of just get people to see me in a different light. Because if people always see me as a pro wrestler turned actor, then they’re going to put me in a box for roles”.
During his stay in WWE, he played the role of heels and did well in that, which is enough to say about his successes. However, this is not a role for everyone. “I found out in wrestling that I like being the bad guy,” he said.
“And I don’t know why this happens, but there’s something about me that people like as a bad guy”.