Batista’s return is getting all the hype that it deserves, and there is a reason why everyone is looking forward to his return. Over the years Batista has delivered some of the best matches in the history of WWE, and as The Animal returns to reconquer the WWE, let’s take a look at some of his best matches.
5. No Mercy ’05: Batista vs. Eddie Guerrero, World Heavyweight Championship Match
This was the main event match of the pay-per-view, and also Eddie’s last pay-per-view match. After getting rid of JBL, Batista had to face the new #1 contender, Eddie Guerrero, who at that time started to portray a manipulative character, but he insisted that he is all about compassion. The build up to this match was spiced up when Eddie ‘accidentally’ hit Batista with a chair, saying that he was hitting MNM’s Joey Mercury.
It was a great match between the two former friends with both trying to get the upper hand, but Batista was always ahead of Eddie, who wasn’t able to complete his frog splash as Batista rolled out of it, gave a spinebuster to Eddie and pinned him for the win. The two shook hands after the match but hinted towards a continuation of this feud. Unfortunately, the feud couldn’t continue because of Eddie’s death.
4. One Night Stand ’08: Batista vs. Shawn Michaels, Stretcher Match
This match was a result of a feud emerging between these two after Michaels pinned Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV in a career threatening match, much to the remorse of Flair’s friend Batista. Prior to this, these two faced each other at Backlash with Chris Jericho as the special guest referee, where Michaels staged a knee injury only to deliver a sweet chin music to Batista, and pinned him for the win. Batista, soon defeated Jericho to win the chance to face Michaels in a stretcher match.
These two men gave their everything in this brutal match, with Batista finally getting Michaels on the stretcher past the finish line, and also bringing an end to this feud.