Surprise surprise. The guy with the navel tat acts like a cheesehole. Fan reports have now surfaced regarding WWE Superstar Batista‘s hostile behavior toward the Pittsburgh crowd last night after winning the Royal Rumble match.
After the cameras went dark, and absolutely no one was happy, Batista walked to the back, reportedly pissed at all the boos and “NO!” chants. He got into a verbal altercation with one fan at ringside who gave him the finger – saying he could take out the guy with the snap of his fingers. Then giving the fan the finger right back.
You can't tell but Batista flipped this dude off while he was leavingpic.twitter.com/RBAO8cT2nz
— I'm Zach Picciarelli (@ZachP2517) January 27, 2014
When Batista reached the stage area, he then mocked the crowd with Daniel Bryan‘s own “YES!” chants – with middle fingers out as he thrust his arms into the air…
Batista Mocks Daniel Bryan After Last Night's Royal Rumble PPV pic.twitter.com/0QO31Q8qI9
— Team Goldberg™ (@ImGoldbergGuy) January 27, 2014
Likewise, Randy Orton (who you’ll remember was super-pissed off after the IZOD Center post-WrestleMania RAW) was “extremely angry” over the crowd’s reaction to his match with John Cena. He was reportedly heard telling Cena that they were the worst crowd ever, with Cena responding with “Don’t worry about it.
(Final thought: From everything I’ve heard, Batista’s actually a swell guy. And this wasn’t his fault, it was Vince, Hunter, and Creative’s. But this was not the way to deal with the situation.)
Matt Fowler is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler