Batista made a huge impact on Monday Night Raw and surprised everyone with his appearance.
As the stage was set to celebrate Ric Flair’s 70th birthday, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon made their way to the ring to close out the night, with the Raw roster lining the stage.
WWE veterans Shawn Michaels, Ricky Steamboat, Kurt Angle, and Sting made it to the ring next, before a video package celebrating The Nature Boy's iconic career was screened.
Following that, Triple H introduced Ric Flair but a backstage camera caught Batista heading into Flair's locker room. Batista dragged an unconscious body of the 16-time champion into the hallway and asked The Cerebral Assassin if he had his attention.
While WWE had teased tension between the two Superstars on SmackDown 1000, it made little sense to see Batista wanting to get Triple H’s attention rather than the other way around.
While we are sure that we’ll find out why Batista wanted to get Triple H’s attention sooner than later on Raw, we have come up with 3 ways Batista can continue to seek Triple H’s attention before making things clear.
#3 Attack Stephanie McMahon
For years, we have seen WWE use female stars to fuel the feuds between its male competitors.
Recently, we’ve seen Lana become part of many feuds involving Rusev. This has helped many storylines grow for the Superstar.
Similarly, WWE has used Stephanie McMahon in feuds involving Triple H numerous times. Since Stephanie is Triple H’s real-life spouse, the impact has been greater than those storylines involving on-screen couples.
Batista has made the initial impact by taking out Triple H’s idol and longtime friend Ric Flair. He can take the next step and involve Triple H’s wife in the feud which will surely steam things up, just like it did between him and Randy Orton some years ago.
While the reason behind Batista’s attack on Ric Flair is not very clear for now, an attack on Stephanie will surely make things clearer and help progress the feud at a much greater pace with WrestleMania on the horizon.