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Apparently, both Dave Bautista and AJ Styles have been trading barbs from locker room to locker room. I'm not sure what started it, I'm not sure who started it, I'm not even sure what the choice soundbites are from this. I'm guessing that this is something that's been documented in the newsletters from the Torch and da Meltz.
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This is old. Months ago Dave did a radio interview where he bashed guys like AJ for not being able to tell a story in a match and for generally not being really really big guys. AJ bashed Dave for being Dave and that sort of thing. And if I seem dismissive, it's because I am. The whole thing is pretty irrelevant, even in the world of wrestling.
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Batista: I've actually not ever watched any of their shows. I saw a press conference that they did, which I wasn't very impressed with.
I've also seen clips of their car wreck matches with AJ Styles doing his stunts. That's not wrestling. Wrestling is storytelling.
But at the same time, I have friends in TNA and I wish them the best. Those type of matches definitely have their place, it's just not my thing.
(None of that should come as a surprise, because that's WWE's overall viewpoint on the X Division style and Batista's very in line with theri thinking. It was just news beacuse no one had asked him, and he mentioned a name - never mention a name!)
AJ took that exactly as you'd expect of someone who's proud of his work, and critcized Batista's wrestling. I'm not sure if Batista's responded from there - I imagine not.
These things tend to linger in the minds of the parties involved, but since AJ and Batista weren't liable to be working any time soon, it's kinda meaningless dislike.
It's quite simple. Thanksgiving night used to be Starrcade night. Then Vince put Survivor Series '87 on it, and said to the cable companies, "If you don't carry Survivor Series exclusively, you won't be able to carry WrestleMania.