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I didn't agree with the direction the company was going in. It was geared more toward the PG...

I didn't agree with the direction the company was going in. It was geared more toward the PG rating. I fell in love with wrestling again in the late '90s with 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and 'The Rock' Dwayne Johnson … It was edgy, and that was the kind of wrestling I knew and loved. It wasn't like that anymore, and my passion for it died a little bit. I'm hoping the cycle will come around again, and it'll get a little edgy and it'll be my time to come back and shine a little bit. I love kids. I'm not anti-kids. I just don't think kids are going to relate to me the same way they're going to guys like John Cena, guys who are, to me, more bubblegum. There's nothing bubblegum about me.

Dave Bautista, or Batista, whatever works for you, talks to ESPN about why he left WWE and buries John Cena. It's really great to hear him talk like that about Cena. Bubblegum is the perfect word to describe him. I'm to the point that I wouldn't be sad if Bautista never came back to pro wrestling. I have my doubts about whether or not he will ever even get a fight in MMA. Later in the interview he goes on to say that he's more than ready for MMA because he was a bouncer so he's "been punched in the face" and also punched people in the face so it's "nothing new to me".
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