That could have gone a very different way. Earlier this year at WrestleMania 35, Triple H defeated Batista in what Batista has said will be his final match. The match is part of a longstanding feud between the two, which started all the way back in 2005. The match was one of the bigger parts of the card but as it turns out, things could have been even bigger than it was.
Batista was a guest on Talk Is Jericho this week and mentioned that he and Triple H had hoped to have their match be inside Hell In A Cell but Vince McMahon turned the idea down. McMahon said that the match did not work because Hell In A Cell is its own event and that he did not want the match taking place at WrestleMania. Batista defeated Triple H inside the Cell at Vengeance 2005. At the moment, Hell In A Cell is not currently scheduled this year.
This is what we got instead. Check out the announcement of the kind of match the two would have:
Opinion: This isn’t the biggest surprise in the world as the match would have made sense, but at the same time, it’s not like it would matter that much given how the match was worked. The No Holds Barred stipulation that we got wouldn’t have changed that much inside the Cell and given the slow pace of the match, it’s not like this would have made the biggest difference in the world.
Would you have preferred the Cell? Would the match have been better? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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