That’s a big one. This week’s Monday Night Raw was built around two big stories: the return of Roman Reigns and Ric Flair’s 70th birthday party. As soon as Flair’s party was scheduled to go on last, it was clear that something was going to be going down. Since it’s almost WrestleMania time, it was a question of what was going to be happening and now we can see where it’s going.

Monday Night Raw ended with Flair set to come to the ring for his celebration, only to be attacked (off screen) by Batista, who ran into Flair’s locker room and beat him down. Batista dragged him out of the room and asked if he had Triple H’s attention now. Triple H vs. Batista has been rumored as a WrestleMania 35 match since last year’s 1000th episode of SmackDown Live.

It was rather villainous. Check out the attack and ensuing challenge:

Opinion: I’m intrigued by this. Batista vs. Triple H is a huge rivalry and something that is worthy of a WrestleMania spot (especially with Batista being in the new Avengers movie that comes out the same month) and we haven’t seen a lot of Triple H as the good guy. He’s going to be motivated here and coming back from the torn pectoral muscle could make things a little different. It could be a disaster, but there’s some potential there as well.

What did you think of the angle? How is the match going to go? 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, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. We are proud to offer our popular Wrestling Rumors app and encourage you to download it for an optimized user experience. It is available for Android and also on iOS. Thank you for reading!


  • Watch: WrestleMania 34 In Its Entirety on YouTube

  • First WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Defense Revealed

  • What Was Roman Reigns’ Announcement?

  • Monday Night Raw Live Coverage And Results – February 25, 2019

    Live Coverage
  • Impact Wrestling Results – February 22, 2019

  • Main Event Results – February 21, 2019

  • 205 Live Results – February 19, 2019

  • WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch Arrested Again

  • Watch Aleister Black (Possibly) Say Goodbye To NXT

  • Video: Lana Goes On A Great Rant Against Ronda Rousey