WrestleMania 35: 4 steps to build Triple H vs. Batista
Two weeks ago on Raw, one of the shocking moments on the show happened during Ric Flair's 70th birthday celebration when Batista returned and attacked Flair backstage. He then targeted Triple H who was waiting in the ring for Flair, saying into the camera, "Do I have your attention now?".
Ric Flair's birthday celebration had many big stars taking part. The likes of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Kurt Angle, Sting, Shawn Michaels, and even Triple H were in celebratory mood. All of them had a huge history with the 16-time World Champion.
As soon as Ric Flair's music hit, the camera suddenly cut backstage and we saw Batista dragging a cameraman towards Flair's locker room. Batista went inside the room and beat down Flair then pulled him outside.
This past week on Raw, Batista was advertised to appear and address his attack on Flair, but he didn't show up. Instead, he informed the fans through his Instagram account, that he does not like Philadelphia and that's the reason he won't come to Raw. But there was an appearance by Triple H who called out The Animal for a face-to-face for next week's show.
Now obviously, this is leading to a rumoured match between The Animal and The Game at WrestleMania 35. The entire angle during Ric Flair's party was planned weeks ago by WWE as a way to begin this rivalry. But how WWE builds it moving forward needs to be seen.
It is also rumoured that Batista will be "juggling" a movie role while building this feud, so he won't be making too many appearances on Raw. So, here are four steps to build this rivalry heading into the show of shows...
#4 Batista challenges Triple H to a match at WrestleMania 35; Vince McMahon fines Batista for attacking Ric Flair
The Animal was expected to make his first live appearance on this past week's Raw, but he didn't show up. He is expected to have a face-to-face with Triple H on next week's show, where he would definitely address his actions on Ric Flair. Batista can say that he already intended to interrupt Ric Flair's party, as a way to get under Triple H's skin.
He then can then go on to challenge The Game for a match at the Show of Shows. He can inform the fans that Triple H has never beat him and he will prove this to the entire world at WrestleMania that Batista is better than Triple H.
Batista could then get interrupted by Vince McMahon who will come out to appreciate The Animal's return to WWE. Then he can inform him this isn't the same WWE as it was when Batista left, things have changed and now there are consequences for every wrong action that happens in WWE.
Ric Flair's birthday celebration was completely tarnished when he put his hands on The Nature Boy. Batista's actions weren't acceptable and therefore he is fining him $100,000 for attacking a retired Hall of Famer and disrupting a celebration on Raw.
Vince McMahon could say that if Batista doesn't pay his fine, he will not be allowed to compete in WWE. then Batista could threaten Vince McMahon, by saying he will do exactly what he did to Ric Flair if the boss asks him to pay this fine. This heats up The Game, which leads him to pedigree Batista out of nowhere.