Rene Dupree: "I hope Batista is better as an actor and better as a wrestler"
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Rene Dupree has attacked and criticized Batista, saying coem he hopes he is better off as an actor than a wrestler. Dupree struggled on the main roster between 2003 and 2007, and in those years, Batista transformed from a novice talent into a Wrestlemania main eventer.
He explained: "Batista was physically bigger than Triple H, but he never had a good work ethic. He never put in the effort he should have and his wrestling style was terrible. He had neither grace nor timing. I confess. that I have never seen any of his films.
I hope that as an actor he is better than as a wrestler, otherwise it means that those films are sh*t!" A few days ago, Buddy Lee Parker revealed why Dave was discarded from WCW in the late 90s: "It's true he auditioned way back in 1999.
I was a little curt towards him, because I knew the WCW had no intention of taking it. I had already sensed at the time that he would be better off in WWE. Looking at his career development, I think it was the best thing that happened to him.
Batista in WWE
Batista performed in WWE between 2002 and 2010, then indulge in a few further appearances in 2014 and 2019. Dave is a six-time world champion, having clinched the heavyweight title four times and the WWE Championship twice.
His first reign as World Heavyweight Champion, which lasted a full 282 days, is the longest in the history of the belt. As if that were not enough, he has won the World Tag Team Championship three times and the WWE Tag Team Championship once, as well as having won two different editions of the Royal Rumble.
His wrestling career officially ended at WrestleMania 35, after he was defeated by his old friend and rival Triple H in a No-Holds Barred match.