Batista hits out at WWE creative team

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Dave Batista has spoken out again, this time openly criticising the recent WWE creative decisions in an interview with the UK Huffington Post.

"The Animal" has not been seen on WWE television since walking out on his Evolution stable after the 'Payback' PPV, at the the beginning of July, but this was only done so he can promote his new Marvel movie - Guardians of the Galaxy.

However, whilst doing the media rounds, he has spoken out against some of the recent WWE decisions.

Brock Lesnar

When asked for his thoughts on Brock Lesnar infamously ending the Undertaker's WrestleMania streak, he gave a refreshingly honest answer.

He said: "It sucked! Honestly, I thought it sucked. I haven't really talked much about it but I think it was a bad decision, a horrible decision."

"Brock Lesnar beating him didn't seem to work and it really wasn't good that Brock left the day after. I just don't see how that made sense at all. I don't think anyone wanted to see the streak broken and it just didn't make sense to me."

Batista's answer seems to echo the thoughts of the vast majority of the WWE universe, who have become increasingly disillusioned with the massive decision at WrestleMania, instead of capitalising on Lesnar's heat they simply let him take a three month break.

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With Lesnar finally making his return to TV and challenging John Cena for the title, it leaves the WWE in a difficult place, do they keep Lesnar looking strong and have him win - or does Cena get to retain his belts. 

If Brock was to walk out champion it would leave another part-time champion with the belt. But if he loses, it will appear that the Undertaker's WrestleMania streak would be wasted.

The Shield Split

Batista also went on to slam the decision of breaking up "The Shield", claiming that they are not ready, and taking a pop at Roman Reigns.

He said: "I guess there comes a point where you have to send them their separate ways but - and it's just my opinion - I don't think they were ready. I don't think they're ready to fly solo. I realise where they're going and that WWE will push Roman Reigns straight to the top."

"However for me, Dean Ambrose is by far the most talented in that group and I think eventually if they just give him the spotlight then he's going to shine."

"To me Dean was the star of that group. I think Roman looks like the star of that group but I don't think he's nearly as talented as Dean."

Voice of the fans

Once again Batisita seems to be echoing the thought's of the entire WWE universe, with many fans becoming increasingly bored of the sight of Reigns spearing someone to end Monday night RAW.

Since the break-up, Reigns wrestling weaknesses have really been exposed, in the Money in the Bank ladder match he only hit seven moves, he's also failed to impress on the microphone.

It's not to say he won't be a star, he has that intangible "It" factor, but he has a long way to go.

On the other hand, Dean Ambrose has shone in his solo role, and he is arguably getting the biggest reaction in the WWE at the moment. Fans recognise his ability on the microphone, he just makes people care and listen, they also see the passion he brings to the ring.

Eventual return

With Batista making his return to the WWE in the near future, it will be interesting to see if he is punished for his comments, it wouldn't be surprising if he jobs out to Roman Reigns.

However, it's key to remember he is still big friends with Triple H, and a member of the fabled "OVW Class of 2002", his new movie will also bring him more mainstream attention.

Batista is the man people want to interview right now, and with answers like this, it's refreshing to see a wrestler really speak his mind.

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