On April 7, 2019, WWE COO Triple H fought against WWE Superstar and Hollywood actor, Dave Batista at WrestleMania 25. At the ‘Grandest Stage of Them All’, the two long-time rivals faced each other in a gruesome match that had the ‘No Holds Barred’ stipulation added to it. Also, Bupon Batista’s demand, Triple H had to put his career on the line.
— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019
It all started on the night of Ric Flair’s birthday celebration when Batista suddenly appeared backstage and attacked Ric Flair, just to gain Hunter’s attention. Batista explained that he had always been used by Triple H ever since their days in Evolution. Hence, an agitated Batista asked for a match at WrestleMania in which a loss would mean the end of the career for Triple H.
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019
It was evident that there were years of a story buried between the two wrestlers as they looked to take each other to their limits. After all, their time together in Evolution surely mad them aware of each other’s weaknesses.
Both the individuals then engaged in a gruesome encounter where Triple H appeared dominant for the most part. However, it also proved that Batista still knows his way around the squared circle. In this match, his best friend Shawn Michaels was present on the ringside as a special commentator.
Triple H attacked Batista with a chain and then went looking for his weapon inside the toolbox. He then used those tools to inflict more pain upon Batista before bruising his back with a steel chair.
He then went onto to remove Batista’s nosering at the centre of the squared circle. An infuriated Batista tried and almost succeeded in putting away ‘The Game’ for a small while but couldn’t continue the momentum.
Triple H also put Batista through the table following which he wanted to use his sledgehammer. However, Batista ensures that it isn’t that easy for the Game.
Towards the end, when it seemed like Batista will finally have his revenge, Triple H received assistance from Ric Flair who brought him a sledgehammer. The Game then used it to hit Batista and pin him in order to save his career and deliver a befitting reply to those who challenge him.