WWE’s YouTube channel released this video of Batista talking about his time on SmackDown during his time with the company. Here are the highlights (H/T to Wrestling Inc).
His relationship with Eddie Guerrero:
“It’s really hard for me to put into words how much Eddie meant to me. He supported me and really took the time to get to know me. He didn’t listen to what everybody said. He lived in Tampa and I was in Tampa, so we traveled home together. The guy would talk to me about life and not just keep it all professional. Eddie took the time to get to know the man. He didn’t care if I was the rookie, or the big muscle-head who was holding the title that was stealing his spot, he never thought like that for one second. He was too secure with himself.
“I think a lot of times Eddie’s skill was overlooked, Eddie wasn’t a large man in stature, but Eddie could work anybody. He could make you believe he was hurting anybody because he was so tenacious and vicious, but he was so talented, his timing was so good, and he could read the crowd better than most people I’ve worked with in my life.”
“When Undertaker decided he wanted to go, there was nobody who could do it better. He would always say for 15 minutes out of the day he was the baddest son of b—- on the planet, and I would back that up 100 percent. I mean, that dude can go. He’s very intimidating, you know he’s in charge, but it’s also very comforting because this dude has just seen and done it all. It’s almost like one of those things when you get in [the ring] with him you know you’re going to have a good match.”