Many fans look at Batista as a villain. After all he returned to WWE and he won the Royal Rumble. Daniel Bryan doesn’t compete in the Royal Rumble. It appears that Daniel Bryan dream of becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion was over. The WrestleMania main event was going to be Batista vs Randy Orton. Everybody in the WWE Universe was pissed including me because I think that Batista was going to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. Fortunately, Daniel Bryan defeats Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton at WrestleMania to be the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. For that moment my perception of Batista changed. He put Bryan over him. In this article I will talk about why Batista is not getting the respect he deserves.
Although Batista put over Daniel Bryan he was still hated by the WWE Universe. One of the possible reasons for that are the rumors that CM Punk wanted to win the Royal Rumble and he was tired of part time wrestlers returning and winning the important events and championships without any effort. It is true that CM Punk was pissed when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won the title for him last year. After all The Rock is a movie star and he is not in the regular roster. The perception is that CM Punk leaves the WWE because Batista won the Royal Rumble. For that reason many fans hate Batista. Batista not only put over Bryan he also put over The Shield in back to back pay per views. In Extreme Rules he was the member of Evolution that got pinned. In Payback he was also pinned. If we make a summary of Batista return he has a 2-3 record. If he was a selfish superstar then he would like to win at all costs. He would have wanted to defeat Daniel Bryan and win the title. He could have glory but he didn’t, after all Batista had a great career in the WWE and he doesn’t need to prove his talent to anyone.
In conclusion, fans should give Batista the respect he deserves. Very few superstars are humble and put other superstars over. Other examples that come to my mind are Chris Jericho and Rob Van Dam. They are future Hall of Famers but they are humble. They put young talent over because they love the company and they want to help the company develop young talent to reach the top. It is time that fans give Batista the respect he deserves. He is more humble that a lot of the superstars of the roster right now.