3 reasons why Batista attacked Ric Flair on RAW (25th Feb 2019)
Roman Reigns was not the only WWE Superstar who returned on the latest episode of RAW. The Animal, Batista, also made a shock return to RAW. Batista made a significant impact on the main event of the program, after attacking Ric Flair during his birthday celebration.
Batista has not been on WWE TV much after he left in 2014, where he had a string of rivalries with the like of the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, and The Shield. However, Batista's return in 2014 was nothing but disappointing. He was regularly booed out of the building and was mocked repeatedly for wearing blue trunks (He was infamously called "Bluetista").
However, this time, Batista's return seems more serious than ever. After Triple H welcomed the guests for the birthday celebration and announced a tribute title for Ric Flair, Batista revealed that he had attacked Ric Flair backstage. In this list, we will take a look at a few reasons why Batista attacked the Nature Boy on RAW.
#3 To trigger a rivalry against Triple H
On the 1000th episode of Smackdown, the legendary faction Evolution made a one-night return. Randy Orton, Ric Flair, Triple H, and Batista - all made their speech about how Evolution helped them and the others in the faction. While Batista appreciated Triple H for his accolades, he made a specific point that The Game had done everything in WWE, except beating Batista.
Thus, the heavily speculated WrestleMania 35 match between Batista and Triple H was on the cards. The recent episode of RAW just the triggered this match. We could see The Animal appearing on RAW in the upcoming weeks to build up this dream match - 14 years after their initial encounter at WrestleMania 21.