Batista Teases Return Match at Smackdown 1000

By: Giancarlo Aulino

Thursday, October 18, 2018

WWE celebrated the 1000th episode of Smackdown Tuesday night in Washington DC. The crowd was fired up the moment Evolution’s theme song hit and all four members made their way to the ring for this special reunion.

Each member of the group said a few words however, it was Batista who had the biggest reaction from his hometown crowd. He reflected on some of his fondest memories and praised each group member for their legendary careers.

Batista saved Triple H’s praise for last. He brought up how The Game has single-handedly changed the business and highlighted that he has done it all including winning the world championship 14-time times. The Animal then reminded fans that there was nothing Triple H hasn’t done in the business, except beating him.

Batista received a big ovation after that comment, with the Capital One Arena breaking out a YES chant that led to a tense stare down between the former world heavyweight champions. Although the Evolution members laughed it off to end the segment, WWE may’ve planted the seed for a future match between “The Animal” Batista and” The Game” Triple H, likely at WrestleMania.

These two men are no strangers to wrestling one another. In fact, it was in 2005 where Batista became a main-event star by winning the Royal Rumble and defeating his fellow Evolution member Triple H in the main-event of WrestleMania 21. Batista and Triple H would wrestle once again at that year’s Vengeance PPV, where “The Animal retained his title in a Hell in a Cell match before moving to Smackdown.

I really enjoyed this special 1000th episode of Smackdown and felt the Evolution segment was the most memorable moment on a very entertaining show. It’ll be interesting to see how WWE plan on building up a match between these two legends. In my opinion, a match and storyline between Batista and Triple H makes much more sense then the one Triple H is currently involved in with The Undertaker and Kane.


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