Batista Criticizes WWE's Younger Stars, Top 2009 WWE Matches


Batista Criticizes WWE's Younger Stars, Top 2009 WWE Matches
-- It would appear that Batista is not particularly high on WWE's "champions of tomorrow" as he feels that other wrestlers of his generation are a dying breed. "We're dinosaurs in this age of instant gratification. We are not just athletes, we are also storytellers and I don't see that in the newcomers," Batista said in an interview with the Manila Standard Today. Regarding his future in sports entertainment, the multi-time champion believes he will be "fat and retired" five years from now. If he's still working for WWE, it would be in a behind-the-scenes role.

-- Last week's edition of WWE Superstars scored a 0.7 rating. The replay later in the night did a scored a 0.4 rating. This has to be considered a success for the company as the show aired on Christmas Eve, and still scored the same rating overall as they usually do. Superstars tends to score about a 0.8-0.9 for the first run of the show, and a 0.2 for the replay.

-- USA Today has an article up on WWE breaking into the Mexican market, and how it is affecting the local wrestling. You can check that article out at USAToday.com by clicking here. (Thanks to George and Aaron)

-- WWE.com has posted their top 25 matches of 2009, which are:

25. Elimination Chamber for WWE Championship
24. Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Steamboat
23. DX vs. Legacy - Hell in a Cell
22. Christian vs. Yoshi Tatsu
21. Team RAW vs. Team Smackdown
20. Jeff Hardy vs. John Morrison
19. John Cena vs. Jack Swagger - Champion vs. Champion
18. Undertaker/Cena/DX vs. Punk/Orton/Legacy
17. Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison - 2 out of 3 Falls
16. Money in the Bank Match
15. John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels - before Royal Rumble
14. Christian vs. Chris Jericho
13. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy - Stretcher Match
12. Team Orton vs. Team Kofi
11. Randy Orton vs. Triple H - Three Stages of Hell
10. Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio - SummerSlam
9. Triple H vs. John Cena
8. Rey Mysterio vs. John Morrison
7. Edge vs. John Cena - Last Man Standing
6.. Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk - TLC Match
5. Elimination Chamber for World Heavyweight Championship
4. Randy Orton vs. John Cena - Iron Man Match
3. Edge vs. Jeff Hardy - Ladder Match
2. Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio - The Bash
1. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels

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