Batista Talks Disliking WWE Going PG (Video), Plans for SummerSlam 2014 DVD

June 7, 2014 by Daniel Bee

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Batista – The Animal Unleashed” is released this Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray!

Here’s an exclusive, new preview clip from the documentary portion. Batista talks not wanting to leave WWE back in 2010 but not being happy with the company’s new PG direction.

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The “Batista – The Animal Unleashed” documentary follows Batista around during his return to WWE, specifically on the day of the Royal Rumble 2014 event. Intertwined with that are interviews with the man himself and career flashbacks, as you saw in the above clip.

The new DVD and Blu-ray officially hits stores across the United States this coming Tuesday. You can pre-order your DVD/Blu-ray copy from $19.54 by clicking here. It will also be released to the UK and Europe later this month, then follows on to Australia in July.

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FANS IN UK/EUROPE: WrestleMania 30 is shipping out early from

The DVD and Blu-ray is officially released to the UK on Monday. As mentioned, Sainsburys stores will be stocking a limited edition version containing an exclusive dogtag, while ASDA stores will be stocking the DVD with the “30 Moments for 30 Years” mini-book.

WEEKEND EBAY FINDS: Check the links below for almost 25 noteworthy eBay auctions finishing this weekend. In here you’ve got collectible WWF DVD rarities, plus cheap deals on Blu-rays and recently released WWE DVD titles. Worth a look!

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One version of the SummerSlam DVD will include a free Topps trading card, likely as a store exclusive promotion. The SummerSlam 2014 DVD will be released to the United States on September 2nd and we can confirm that it’s coming on Blu-ray format too.

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The latest WWE DVD to hit stores was Extreme Rules 2014. That’s currently priced at only $10.99 here on, but as noted by Jarrett Cox and several other WDN readers, Walmart and K-Mart stores have it now for around the $9.96 mark.

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Our WWE DVD Release Dates page of the site has now been updated with September dates, which includes the new Sting DVD and Blu-ray!

There’s no sign yet of the Undertaker and Kane “Brothers of Destruction” DVD being released to the US market in September, which is of note because it is already confirmed for release to the UK and Australia in early September. We’ll keep you updated on that.

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  1. The A-Man says:

    I know that I’m not the only one laughing at the fact that throughout his failed comeback he’s been constantly trying to make out that he was part of the Attitude Era…

  2. LP1 says:

    About Batista not being a fan of the PG rating, he’s 100% telling the truth. If you remember back in 2009 he was doing interviews on radio shows and such talking about it back then. So it’s not like this is something he’s just starting to say now.

    There are a ton of guys currently working for WWE who are not fans of the PG stuff. But what are they supposed to do? If they want to work in the business they have to deal with it. Doesn’t mean they have to like it.

  3. RabidHeat says:

    His argument doesn’t really hold up, because during his first run he didn’t really ever use offensive language, hand gestures, was relatively un-hardcore in the ring, not involved in any really risque segments with Divas, no offensive T-shirts, and certainly never engaged in any kind of D-X or Austin-like mic work, so he never really was anything but PG himself. Plus, his argument is made even less credible by the fact that he’s come back now in 2014, when it’s more “PG” than ever, which just makes him sound like a hypocrit.

    Not buying any of it. This is just a lame way to try and get the older fans who miss the bygone to like him.

    • David says:

      WWE have been lightening up on the PG rating the last couple years. Some say WWE from 2009-2011 was more TV-G and even Vince admitted that in a conference call couple years ago that they were more TV-G than PG.

      As for Batista there was that storyline with Melina where he supposedly “raped” her which led to the feud with Mark Henry. He also had some pretty violent matches with HHH, especially the HIAC.

      I think the PG rating is fine, people just love to use that as a scapegoat and don’t realize that PG doesn’t mean Barney and Sesame Street, it stands for “Parental Guidance”. You can still swear and have blood, its just WWE chose not to incorporate blood due to health reasons.

      Smackdown has been PG since 1999 and it was fine. RAW was PG up until late-1998 which i believe was the peak of the Attitude era.

      People should blame the writing, not the rating. The rating has nothing to do with the product. The writing is just not as effective, which is i assume is due to all the hard-to-please smarks out there that bash everything WWE does.

      If you look at archives from 1998-2001 there were bunch of whiners out there like now that use to complain about guys like Austin and Rock burying everyone and HHH was treated like a god to the IWC – similar to how CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are now by fans. Was reading how pissed off people were about Rock vs. Austin at WM17 and HHH should have been added and the match with Taker was HHH getting “buried” after beating Austin clean and so on. Honestly, if you switch the names back then to now the IWC has never changed. It was practically the same as is now.

  4. ekkoes4life says:

    If reason was for quitting in 2010 that he did not like the PG era, I find it very funny…in a rubbish way that is…that he comes back in Reality-tv version of the PG era..if he actually supposed to be too rough for that PG era in 2010, how can he fit in these days!?

    Returning before he’s getting too old??? naaaah.. returning, to promote a socalled Hollywood blockbuster…with absolutely less succes than a certain Johnson.. oh well, WWE transforming into a platform for promoting products…guess, it’s the times. Hiiii Hooooo Silver…!

  5. LP1 says:

    Interesting that SummerSlam is being released on September 2nd. That’s only 2 weeks after it takes place. I wonder if that’s the new plan to get PPV’s out on home video faster.

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