The most brittle wrestler in the WWE is once again on injured reserve. It is being reported that Batista tore his triceps at WWE Extreme Rules. The injury comes just two months after Batista returned to WWE action from his last of many injuries.
Batista’s injury history makes Mr. Kennedy look like Cal Ripken. For a man as huge as Batista is, he is one of the most injury-prone wrestlers in WWE history. I can’t recall anyone ever missing as much time due to injury as Batista has in his short career.
At 40 years old, Batista is one of the oldest full-time wrestlers. Batista got a late start in pro wrestling by wrestling years. Batista entered the WWE seven years ago, and hit his peak three years later. At 36 years old, it was only a matter of time before the shock of a top WWE star’s schedule hit Batista hard.
Batista was accused of anabolic steroid use in 2007 by an ESPN article. Batista vehemently denied the accusations. Batista was never suspended for these accusations which seem to backup his arguments of bad journalism.
However, muscle tearing is common among steroid abusers. The muscles become less flexible due to the amount of abnormal stretching. I think it is fair to say when someone tears their hamstring and triceps within a nine month span that something isn’t right. I am not accusing anyone of anything, but look at the evidence and draw your own conclusion.
It has almost gotten to the point where this is becoming embarrassing. Batista came back in April after tearing his hamstring. Up until recently he looked like he could barely walk out there. Two months and one day later, the guy once again tears another muscle in a big match.
The tear allegedly came last night in his Steel Cage Match against Randy Orton. Batista defeated Orton to become WWE world champion. The injury will immediately cause the WWE to change up its plans. I would suspect that Triple H will return as early as tonight to step into Batista’s open spot.
I don’t know what the WWE does at this point. Batista’s contract is up next year. He is a much bigger star than Mr. Kennedy was and he doesn’t have the rep for hurting others that Kennedy had. However, how do you do anything substantial with a guy that is always hurt? The confidence in Batista is likely at an all-time low by WWE officials.
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