Batista: John Cena Killed Hardcore Wrestling


The Chad Dukes show recently had Dave Bautista as a guest, and he had quite a few things to say about the PG direction of WWE.

About playing heel against John Cena: ” I was playing the part of the heel, but they were still booing the hell out of Cena. I really had to go that extra step to be a heel against this guy.”

About John Cena Being Responsible for the WWE PG Era: ” I think, you know, they did the whole PG direction thing, I think that works for Cena; the little kids love him, cause he’s a great character, he’s someone they can look up to. The girls love him, good looking guy, says all the right things, does all the right things, but the hardcore fans can’t stand him. He is Mr. Hokey, Mr. PG… to me; he killed hardcore, edgy wrestling.”

The whole radio interview can be heard at

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