Originally Posted by Pro Royka
He was big since he was 18 years old, not as big but 6 years of hard work in the gym, can easily make you look like that. The guy lives in the gym damn it. Look at his tweets, everything is gym for him, + he does MMA now.
What? Batista wasn't
on steroids? No way known do I believe that
. The guy looked absolutely ridiculous at various points in his career. That was not a look (notice I didn't say physique) one could achieve naturally with their body.
He looks a lot different nowadays because he's conditioning for the sport of MMA, whereas his job in the 'E during large stints was to look as big as possible without concerning himself too much with the cardio aspect. Notice in his return (sometime around 2007 I think) he lost a significant amount of muscle mass and was a lot freer in moving about. It's no coincidence that Kentonbomb's list is composed of Batista's matches when he was in much better shape for working.
All this talk about Batista prompted me to find that story about the infamous fight he had with Booker, as I know that Summerslam brawl is a favourite to discuss in regards to beefs wrestlers had, as well as the "big guys=stiff pansies who can't fight" debate much of this forum partakes in. Finlay confirmed that it was Batista that lay the boots into Booker in that instance, so this talk about steroid-abusing muscleheads being no good at fighting can be put to rest in this particular case. Many forget that ol' Batista had quite the rough upbringing as well.