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Batista Slams WWE's Use Of The Undertaker

Former WWE superstar Batista has criticized the promotion's use of The Undertaker.

The wrestling legend became the subject of vitriol following his botched match against Goldberg at the Super ShowDown last month but appears to have gotten fans back on his side after returning to Raw.

Batista had previously revealed having tried to talk Taker out of wrestling Goldberg in Saudi Arabia and, in a more recent interview with GQ to promote his upcoming movie Stuber, he added that WWE isn't doing the veteran any favors with the way they use him.

“I called, man. I called Taker and said, ‘Is there any way I could change your mind?’ He laughed, and I knew I couldn’t change his mind. He said it sounded good when we first started talking about it," he said.

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"I only saw highlights which were, you know, low lights. it was not good. It’s just bad circumstances all the way around. I feel like Taker’s there for the right reasons. I think he’s there because he still loves it. But I wish that they would utilize him in the right way. I think a novelty match with Goldberg is the wrong way. I just don’t think it’s good for anybody and especially it’s not good for the fans. I wouldn’t have gone to Saudi at all. I don’t care who they would’ve booked me with. I just would not have gone."

The 50-year-old says he enjoyed his WrestleMania swansong, however.

"I loved my final match at Wrestlemania, with Hunter. The fans wanted to see two old guys go to war. That’s what we did. That’s the way the match was designed.”

It doesn't take a genius to see that Taker vs. Goldberg just wouldn't work in 2019. There's no doubting the vets still got it but going up against each other was simply too huge of an ask.

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