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Batista Talks WWE PG Era In New Unleashed Trailer

Tuesday 10th, June 2014 / 11:25 Written by

A brand new Batista WWE DVD is heading your way and WrestlingDVDNews.com has posted the first official trailer. In the trailer, Batista talks about his decision to leave the WWE a few years ago with some interesting comments about the PG era.

All you need to do is watch this clip to remind yourself how great Batista was as a heel before he left a few years ago. Batista talks about the WWE’s decision to move to PG in this clip and how it impacted his leaving the company. Batista says he also wanted to try some things without WWE assistance and feels confident he succeeded.

This isn’t the first time Batista has been outspoken about the PG era. Batista cited the WWE’s move to PG as a reason for his departure in a few media interviews, one specifically being an appearance on the Wrestling Observer podcast. It seems only natural that the WWE would repurpose those quotes for their own benefit on the DVD.

I still find it hard to believe that the move to PG was most responsible for Batista leaving. While I understand his feelings, I don’t recall anything Batista did during his first run that he couldn’t have done in the PG era, other than bleeding. Am I missing something? Batista’s opposition to the era would be more understandable if he was Stone Cold Steve Austin or The Rock. I would love to know what Batista thinks he did that he couldn’t have pulled off in the WWE PG era.

Full Batista Animal Unleashed DVD chapter and match listings

DISC 1 – Documentary and Matches

Batista’s Journey
Welcome to Pittsburgh
Batista is Back
Arrives at Arena
Batista Quits
Reflecting
Mixed Martial Arts
Old Friends
Imperials
New Gear
Acting Career
Wardrobe Malfunction
Ready to Rumble
Happy to be Back

Leviathan vs. Brock Lesnar
OVW – July 28, 2001

Reverend D-Von & Batista vs. Faarooq & Randy Orton
SmackDown – June 27, 2002

World Tag Team Championship Match
Batista & Ric Flair vs. Rob Van Dam & Booker T
RAW – March 22, 2004

Bull Rope Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Batista vs. John “Bradshaw” Layfield
SmackDown – September 9, 2005

Batista, Rey Mysterio & Bobby Lashley vs. King Booker, Finlay & Mark Henry
Saturday Night’s Main Event – July 15, 2006

DISC 2 – Matches

Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Batista vs. King Booker vs. Finlay
SmackDown – December 1, 2006

Fatal Four Way #1 Contender’s Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Batista vs. Kane vs. Finlay vs. Mark Henry
SmackDown – May 25, 2007

Batista vs. Edge
SmackDown – June 29, 2007

Last Man Standing Match
Batista vs. Kane
SmackDown – December 14, 2007

Stretcher Match
Batista vs. Shawn Michaels
One Night Stand – June 1, 2008

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista vs. CM Punk
Great American Bash – July 20, 2008

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Batista vs. Chris Jericho
Cyber Sunday – October 26, 2008

DISC 3 – Matches

Batista & Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho & John “Bradshaw” Layfield
RAW – October 27, 2008

Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase
SmackDown – April 24, 2009

Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
Batista vs. Randy Orton
Extreme Rules – June 7, 2009

Batista vs. CM Punk
SmackDown – October 9, 2009

Batista vs. Rey Mysterio
Survivor Series – November 22, 2009

Street Fight
Batista vs. Rey Mysterio
SmackDown – December 11, 2009

Triple Threat #1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Championship
Batista vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
RAW – April 26, 2010

“I Quit” Match for the WWE Championship
Batista vs. John Cena
Over The Limit – May 23, 2010

Royal Rumble Match
Batista Enters at #28
Royal Rumble – January 26, 2014

Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio
Elimination Chamber – February 23, 2014

BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES

Batista vs. Justin Credible
RAW – November 4, 2002

Batista vs. Kane
RAW – November 25, 2002

World Tag Team Championship Match
Batista & Ric Flair vs. The Dudley Boyz
Armageddon – December 14, 2003

Batista vs. Randy Orton
RAW – April 4, 2005

Batista & Eddie Guerrero vs. MNM
SmackDown – September 23, 2005

Punjabi Prison Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Batista vs. The Great Khali
No Mercy – October 7, 2007

WWE Championship Match
Batista vs. John Cena
Elimination Chamber – February 21, 2010

“The Name & Face of WWE”
RAW – March 1, 2010

“I Quit!”
RAW – May 24, 2010

“Deal With It”
SmackDown – February 28, 2014

Batista: The Animal Unleashed

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Eric Gargiulo is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009.

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