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Former WWE Champion Says He Lost A Marriage Because Of His Wrestling Career

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 14, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted LIVE from San Jose, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 24: Breakdown’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– Jeff Jarrett vs. Jesse James

– Rocky Maivia vs. Kane

– Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Owen Hart

– Mankind vs. Undertaker

– Gangrel vs. Edge

– Mark Henry vs. X-Pac & Chyna

– Sable vs. Jacqueline (Evening Gown Match)

– Steve Austin vs. Ken Shamrock

• Former WWE Champion Says He Lost A Marriage Because Of His Wrestling Career

During a recent interview with SPORTbible, former WWE Champion Batista talked about developing a strong work ethic while working in WWE, losing a marriage because of his wrestling career & more.

Below are the highlights:

On developing a strong work ethic while working for WWE:

“I think that being on the road with WWE is such a grind. It really just developed my work ethic, I always had a strong work ethic but nothing like after I came out of the WWE. It really prepared me to just tolerate anything. You have to have a really thick skin there to begin with, but you also have to just pull your weight and be willing to sacrifice.”

On losing a marriage because of his wrestling career:

“I have sacrificed a lot. I have been through a lot of injuries, a lot of lost time with family. Throughout my wrestling career I just…I was never home. I lost a marriage with someone who was a very, very close friend of mine. We still remain friends, but just never being home just tore our marriage apart.”

On not wanting to be an action star at first:

“Going into acting was something very different and I never, ever planned on being an action star. Actually just wanted to be an actor, I actually didn’t want to be an action star. I thought that was an easy mold to fit in. And now I want to be an action star.”

On what he would do if he could go back and do it again:

“If I could go back and do it again, I know this sounds cliche, but I would go back and focus on education. I always preach that. I preach that to my kids and I believe that because that’s something that you can take with you no matter where you are in your life or where you are in the world.”

        
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