They kind of need the star power. We are less than five weeks away from SmackDown Live moving over to FOX in the biggest move the show has ever had. The move is going to make SmackDown Live the new a-list show for WWE and that means FOX is going to give it some promotion. They did just that on Friday, but one WWE legend was not exactly happy with how it went down.
On Friday, FOX released a trailer for SmackDown Live, showing normal people imitating wrestlers as well as various wrestling legends. This included names who are not full time wrestlers, such as John Cena, Steve Austin and the Rock. One name not included was Batista, who took issue with his exclusion on Twitter. Batista mentioned that he was getting no respect and did not seem happy. There is no word on if FOX, WWE or a combination of both created the trailer.
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 31, 2019
It’s a good trailer. Check out the full thing, even if it is lacking Batista:
Opinion: I’m on Batista’s side here as not only is he one of the biggest stars in the history of WWE, but he was also the face of SmackDown Live for a long time. Couple that with being in the biggest movie of all time, which was only in theaters a few months ago and is a bigger movie star than Cena and I have no idea why Batista would be left out. They can’t throw him in for a three second cameo?
Did Batista belong in the trailer? Who else was left out? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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