Batista has worked hard to establish himself as one of the greatest Superstars in WWE’s history, but his time in WWE was not always bed of roses. The Animal certainly saw great success during his time in the company, as he went on to become a multi-time World Champion and a bona fide future WWE Hall of Famer. That said, Batista assumed he would get fired any day during his time in WWE.

In 2000, Batista joined WWE as part of their Ohio Valley System developmental program. He honed his skills there for two years, where he trained alongside future legends such as John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Randy Orton.

Batista’s final match was against Triple H at WrestleMania 35, where he would lose to The Game. The Animal took to Twitter and made a post, revealing what he was thankful for. Batista revealed that he assumed he would get fired any day during his time in WWE.

“When I was wrestling I was just happy to have a job and always thinking I’m going to lose my job any day. And so becoming a world champion was something I just never imagined. You know, it’s weird, they continuouslysay ‘Why do you want to be there if you don’t want to be champion?’ It’s just because I was content having a job. I just really wanted to make a living, be able to support my family.

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To being champion, being on top of the company was just beyond my dreams. So with me, it’s always baby steps. I find things by accident almost and then I chase them. Once I find out that I really love something, I just put everything I have into it and I put blinders on and sometimes that’s been a fault but I’ve sacrificed some things because of that. But also my life is what it is because of that.”

Batista has also been chosen as the Honorary Ambassador for the 2023 Olympia Weekend in Orlando Florida. Regardless, Batista will always be grateful for his time in WWE and that’s what matters.

What do you think of what Batista said? Are you glad he managed to stay in WWE? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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