Slam! Sports conducted an interview with Batista where he claimed he’s less than thrilled with the creative buildup for his match against John Cena. “It’s one of those things where, personally I like the long, drawn-out storylines,” Batista told Slam Wrestling. “The buildups to big matches where Triple H and I are the perfect example. We had such a buildup for our match. Cena and I being in such a marquee match, I really wish the buildup had been allowed.
“I think a match like that deserves the fan’s emotional investment. It’s way too soon. It’s just an attraction match and I think it’s more valuable than that, I think it’s been wasted a little bit. It will still be a hell of a match, I just wish some more emotional investment put into the match. Right now, I feel it’s more of an attraction, something that’s new and fresh.”