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Batista Says He Had To Beg & Plead To Get His Dream Match In WWE



On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.

It was broadcasted from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1997’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Ivan Pustski & Scott Putski vs. Brian Christopher & Jerry Lawler

2. TAKA Michinoku vs. Tajiri

3. Miguel Perez Jr. & Jose Estrada Jr. vs. The Headbangers

4. Ken Shamrock vs. Jim Neidhart

5. Legion of Doom vs. The New Blackjacks

6. Vader vs. Flash Funk

7. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs. Dude Love & Steve Austin

• Batista Says He Had To Beg & Plead To Get His Dream Match In WWE

During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho, former WWE Champion Batista was asked what was the favorite match of his career.

Batista revealed that it was against Rey Mysterio at a WWE Live Event in Mexico when he was a heel.

Batista noted that working against Mysterio in Mexico was his dream and that he had to beg & plead to make it happen:

“It was with Rey Mysterio at a house show in Mexico. I begged and pleaded to get this match.

We weren’t set up to work each other, but I was leaving the company, it was 2010-ish, I was really hot as a heel at this point and I felt it was my last chance to work Rey as a heel in Mexico, it’s the dream.

We went and gave them a pay-per-view match. We went back and got a standing ovation. Rey kicked out of my finish, we gave them every bell and whistle we could think of.

That’s what I wanted my career to be. I gave them their hero. I was really proud of that match.”

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