Booker T Recalls Giving Batista A “Pretty Good Beating” During 2006 Fist Fight

Posted by Matt Boone November 8, 2012 4 Comments

Speaking to Fighting Spirit Magazine, Booker T recalled his physical altercation with Batista on May 8, 2006 at a commercial photo shoot in Encino, California for that year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event.

Batista, who rose to main event status in a relatively short period of time, was already unpopular within the locker room due to his lack of respect for those who came before him coupled with a sense of entitlement. That day, Booker T took issue with The Animal’s poor demeanor.

According to eyewitness reports, Booker T challenged Batista to “[go] into an empty room and go for it.” The two fought for approximately five minutes in the room, with Booker T dominating the muscle-bound wrestler. After the two were separated by fellow wrestlers, Batista snuck in one last sucker punch on Booker T just as he did immediately after the decorated wrestler closed the door to signal the start of fray.

Finlay, who was among the wrestlers who broke up the brawl, said during an earlier interview with the publication that the story was blown out of proportion. Booker T disagreed with his assessment.

“It wasn’t blown out of proportion. He took a pretty good beating,” said the SmackDown General Manager.

“The thing is, when you’re in a fight, it’s different from an MMA fight. That’s the thing with me. I’ve fought my whole life. You don’t just call a person out to a fight if you don’t know their background, what they’ve been through, and how to test them. That was his mistake, and I think it was definitely a case of him underestimating me, and thinking he was the bigger guy. For me fighting is in the blood, and it’s something I grew up doing. Honestly though, I hope Batista does well (in MMA), even just for the business’ sake.”

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    • suckatista

      you suck batista. you look like a fag especially in mma.
      I, on the other hand, hope you do horribly so you can whine, bitch, and moan about how you werent given chances and you didnt like that and this.
      go back to your steroids bitch. I’ll even take you on, all 5’8″ 200lbs of me.

    • Batista

      Eddie’s dead! *Eddie’s music plays*

      • Eddie Guerrero

        I lied

    • shane-o-mac

      I guess the lesson is just cause you have muscles doesn’t mean you can fight. And given batista’s reputation for whining like a bitch, that he probably would be a bitch,with muscles.

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