Batista Says WWE’s Creative Direction Has Gotten Worse By Not Giving Superstars Freedom

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Batista might be very busy with his movie career right now, but he did find time to make a return to wrap up his WWE career the way he wanted to at WrestleMania 35.

While speaking to Wrestling Sheet Radio, Batista opened up about WWE’s creative process. He didn’t like it when he was around during his last run with the company and since then it seems to only gotten worse.

Superstars aren’t able to express themselves because there is a team of writers and producers behind everything they do. Everyone wants to cater to what Vince McMahon wants as well because they know he has no problems firing backstage workers.

The Animal continued to discuss something that Chris Jericho once said that John Cena is the last Superstar who achieved his status in the old way. Now it seems impossible to achieve due to WWE’s creative system.

“The creative process, I still don’t get. It was a nightmare to me the last time I was there which was 2014 and it seems like it’s become worse. It seems that they’re just — I feel like they don’t have a clear vision or a long-term vision. Everything’s just week-to-week and it doesn’t seem like they stick to a plan very much.”

“I don’t think that guys — and I’m gonna steal this from somebody — but Jericho pointed out something to me that makes complete sense. He said that John Cena, he’s the last guy. He’s the last guy who’s gonna be over like he is. It’s because performers now they’re limited, their hands are tied. They can’t go to war like we used to.”

“We used to go to war and beat the crap outa each other and it earned a level of respect from people. It was like a different level of respect. It was a different level of getting over. We had more freedom. We could be more full of piss and vinegar. We could be more on the edge and the guys are just not given that freedom anymore.”

Batista said that was one of his biggest complaints about a PG Era, but obviously it has worked out for WWE financially. It doesn’t change the fact that Superstars are still shackled to WWE’s orders and strict creative vision.

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