Former WWE star Dave Bautista was recently interviewed by SPORTbible to talk about several professional wrestling topics. During the interview, “The Animal” talked about the strenuous task of living on the road while working with WWE. Batista admitted that the task was a “grind” but the experience also prepared him to tolerate just about anything:
“I also think that being on the road with WWE is such a grind,” Batista said. “It really just developed my work ethic, I always had a strong work ethic but nothing like after I came out of the WWE.
“It really prepared me to just tolerate anything. You have to have a really thick skin there to begin with, but you also have to just pull your weight and be willing to sacrifice.”
For those with families, the life of working for WWE can be even more difficult. Batista actually lost one of his marriages due to not being at home enough:
“I have sacrificed a lot,” Batista said. “I have been through a lot of injuries, a lot of lost time with family. Throughout my wrestling career I just… I was never home. I lost a marriage with someone who was a very, very close friend of mine. We still remain friends, but just never being home just tore our marriage apart.”
"My wrestling career tore my marriage apart", former WWE superstar Dave Bautista (Batista) on the sacrifices he made to become a six-time world champion… ??? Final Score
Posted by SPORTbible on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions