WWE legend Batista explains why he wanted to face Triple H in his final match and why he had to lose

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These two men have a lot of history going all the way back to 2003 in the WWE

At WrestleMania 35, Batista called time on his WWE career after his loss to Triple H.

The Animal is a six-time former world champion and is a lock for the Hall of Fame sooner rather than later.

Batista and Triple H put on a great match at WrestleMania 35

Batista and Triple H put on a great match at WrestleMania 35

At 50-years-old with a booming Hollywood career, it should come as a surprise to no one that Batista has picked now to finish his wrestling career.

Having given so much to the business and accomplishing virtually everything possible, Batista wanted to go out against Triple H and no one else.

Appearing on Lillian Garcia’s podcast, Batista explained why it had to be against The Game.

“I felt like my career really got started when I started working with Triple H. I never have been around the bush about it, Hunter made me a star,” admitted Batista. “He put a lot of stock into me. He invested a lot into me and put himself on the line physically for me. Not only did he put me over three times clean in the ring to make me a star, but also took the time to have me ride with him and have me pick his brain. He just groomed me to be a star in that company, so I wanted to finish out my career for him by just saying thank you to go out laying on my back for the guy.

Batista and Triple H clashed during the Evolution reunion on SmackDown 1000

Batista and Triple H clashed during the Evolution reunion on SmackDown 1000

“That is what I have always believed. It is the old school belief that I have, when you go out you go out on your back. If you go out and build a star do that, and obviously Hunter is already a star, but I wanted my last match to be with him on my back, because that is literally the only way that I can thank him.”

Triple H did a lot for Batista in 2005 once Evolution had split up and helped him become a real main event player.

It’s fitting that Batista’s storybook career would have a poetic ending.

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