• Batista Offered A WWE Championship Match
Current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley ran into Batista and posted photos with “The Animal” on Instagram.
Lashley noted in his Instagram caption that he’d be willing to give Batista a WWE Title match if he ever decides to return for a match.
Here’s what Lashley wrote:
“So good seeing my good friend @davebautista. And Yes I will give you a title shot if you ever return!😁 🤛🏾. Nevertheless Congrats on all your successes brotha.”
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WWE posted the following about it:
“The WWE Champion even floated the idea of a potential title showdown with Batista down the road. Lashley already has plenty of Superstars chasing his title, but the post has the WWE Universe wondering if The All Mighty Era could one day unleash The Animal.”
Batista (who was once scheduled to get inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2020, but will now get inducted at a future date) has noted multiple times during interview that he is officially retired from in-ring competition and he actually means it, and the fans will never see him in a WWE match ever again.
Batista lost to Triple H in his final match, which took place at WrestleMania 35 on April 7, 2019.
Speaking of Lashley, he will face Drew McIntyre in a non-title match on next week’s go-home episode of RAW for WrestleMania Backlash PPV.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 5, 1985) – WWF All American Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.
It included pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments and featured the 1985 WWF Superstars.
The card can be found right here:
Ricky Steamboat vs. Dave Barbie
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Junk Yard Dog
Magnificent Muraco vs. Dennis Cyr
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Andre The Giant
Courtesy of TNT – Paul Orndorff fires Bobby Heenan as his manager
Piper’s Pit – Bobby Heenan
Paul Orndorff vs. Charlie Fulton
Piper’s Pit – Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo
Nikolai Volkoff, Iron Sheik & George Steele vs. Ron Dee, Jose Luis Rivera & Tony Garea
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Jimmy Hart & Greg Valentine May 12, 1985:
Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Barry O & Jim Haley
Cowboy Bob Orton vs. Paul Roma
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews David Sammartino
Rocky Johnson vs. Steve Lombardi
Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart vs. Jimmy Londos & Jim Powers
The Body Shop – Nikolai Volkoff, Iron Sheik & Classy Freddie Blassie
Tito Santana, Junk Yard Dog & Pedro Morales vs. Mike Powers, Doc Butler & Johnny Rodz
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Classy Freddie Blassie, Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik