Batista takes a shot at the Miz in MMA interview
In a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, Batista was asked what he thought about the current state of the WWE (via Wrestling Inc).
His response was as inflammatory as it was uninhibited.
He said that he doesn't watch the WWE anymore because it's all "Real World kids who are more concerned with how their hair looks and how much baby oil they have on."
The comment is an obvious shot at current Intercontinental champion The Miz, who first got his name in the public spotlight on MTV's reality show, "The Real World: Back to New York," as well as for his appearance on the spin-off show "Real World/Road Rules Challenge."
Whilst on the show, the man then known as Mike Mizanin discussed his passion for professional wrestling and his desire to one day make it to the WWE.
It was then that he also revealed his proposed alter ego, "The Miz," to the other participants.
When eventually given a shot by the WWE, he was reportedly a victim of notorious hazing specialist John Bradshaw Layfield, who has never made a secret of his backstage torment of the youngster.
"Did I haze the Miz? Hell yes! When I started, guys were hazed, and for good reason," remarked Bradshaw Layfield in 2010 (via Wrestling News World).
But seeing as all this is in the past, the timing of Batista's comments are questionable.
Batista left the WWE in 2010 after 10 years with the company. He is now set to further his Mixed Martial Arts career, as well as his budding acting ambitions.
This may lead some to suggest that his comment is merely an attempt to build up publicity for his current projects.