While many Internet wrestling fans were thrilled that WWE finally gave the World Championship to Daniel Bryan at the TLC pay-per-view last night, one person who wasn’t happy was a former World Champion himself, Dave Batista.
On Twitter, he wrote, “Excuse me! Did I hear that right? Daniel Bryan World Heavyweight Champ. ummmmmmm…..ok.” After a large amount of followers called him a “hater” for his remarks, he replied, “Man, did that comment bring the tough guy haters out. Well, I’m at Gracie Fighter Tampa daily. 6333 S. Dale Mabry HWY Tampa FL. Stop on by”
He then decided to clear things up by releasing a statement of sort, claiming that while Bryan is indeed a great wrestler, he doesn’t feel that he deserved to get the strap yet:
“So, to clear up any misunderstanding about me hating on Daniel Bryan, actually I’ve been a supporter of his for years, unlike most of you Johnny come lately smart mark supporters. We actually had a hell of a match together that was originally supposed to be a squash match until this old broken down ex bodybuilder who never deserved to be champion and only had it handed to me because Triple H was my boy refused to job the kid out because I knew how good he was and wanted to have a f*cking match with him before I left the company. And [it was] a hell of a match we had considering where our respective places in the company were at the time.
“So, yes, I’m aware of all of his accomplishments and hard work through out the years and I’m thrilled to death for him….but still…World Heavyweight Champ? Uummmmmmm…ok. Opinions are like *ssholes. My Twitter account, my opinion. And to all the b–ch a– haters who just dogged me out and b—hed about how horrible I was, I’ve worked with HHH, the Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Stone Cold, Edge, John Cena, Chris Benoit, Ric fu–ing Flair, etc.. and they all respected me and my work. Eddie Guerrero respected my work. So don’t expect your little bullsh*t remarks to actually carry any weight.”