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When WWE released Batista's autobiography "Batista Unleashed" in 2007, they promoted it with a pretty sensational summary about being a young grandfather, serially cheating on his wife while on the road, etc. Soon, this quote made the rounds online, purportedly excerpted from the book:
"Now, don't get me wrong, my ex-wife is the love of my life and I would never knowingly hurt her. However, while I was busting my butt on the road like a dog, she would sit around the house and do nothing. I mean, yeah, she had cancer, but she couldn't vacuum? And since the chemo made her "not in the mood", I had no choice but to have threesomes on the road. I mean, she's talented and I hated to see her waste her life like that when she could be a dancer, or maybe a nurse. But she's not a bad person and I take full responsibility for my actions, even though it was her fault."
Pretty shocking stuff, right? It was soon taken at face value by many wrestling fans online who had low opinions of Batista. Of course, in reality, nothing like that was in the book.
A few months ago, Batista appeared on Wrestling Observer Radio. When asked if any internet rumors really got to him, he quickly brought up the "quote" as something that deeply upset him when he saw it making the rounds and accepted as the truth.