WWE, especially its creative system, has faced a harsh amount of criticism lately. Jon Moxley, formerly Dean Ambrose in WWE, made several podcast appearances to talk about his personal problems with creative and how broken the apparent system is. Rumors had even come out that Vince McMahon was aware of the problems with his creative system and talents’ frustrations with it.

Dave Bautista, better known as Batista in WWE, has decided to add to the criticism in his latest interview.

While speaking with Pro Wrestling Sheet, the former World Heavyweight Champion talked about his own experiences with creative during his runs in 2014 and 2019. Batista had previously spoken about how he lost his passion for wrestling following a hefty fine for bleeding on TV in 2008. And while he had been critical of his 2014 run in the past, Batista seemed to have especially harsh words this time around.

“The creative process I still don't get,” Batista told Pro Wrestling Sheet. “It was a nightmare to be the last time I was there, which was 2014, and it seems like it's become worse. I feel like they don't have a clear vision, a long-term vision, everything is very week-to-week. It doesn't seem like they stick to a plan very much.”

He went on to explain that stars from his tenure had more freedom and say when it came to the creative process, allowing them to forge genuine connections with the audience. But because talent today doesn’t have that say, they can’t form that connection with the audience.

His complaints echo those made by notable veterans, including Chris Jericho and Steve Austin, who is among a growing chorus of voices pushing back against WWE’s creative.