5 interesting facts from the Batista-Triple H feud over the years
#4 Triple H eliminated Batista in the 2008 Royal Rumble
Batista entered the 2008 Royal Rumble with the hope of main-eventing WrestleMania. Entering at number eight, The Animal lasted more than thirty minutes and eliminated four superstars. He was the longest-lasting participant in that match.
Triple H, who entered at number twenty-nine, lasted for just eleven minutes but had an edge over Batista in the number of eliminations. The Game eliminated six superstars. The final three survivors of the Royal Rumble were John Cena, Batista, and Triple H.
Everyone expected the former Evolution partners to team up and eliminate John Cena. However, The Cerebral Assassin calculatingly eliminated Batista, who was looking dominant, before being eliminated by John Cena.
Batista did not get the main event spot of WrestleMania XXIV. He faced Umaga in an inter-promotional match and defeated him. However, Triple H got featured in a WWE Championship match against the defending champion Randy Orton and Royal Rumble winner John Cena.