– Batista Reveals His Favorite WWE Match
During a recent edition of “The Ross Report” podcast, former World Heavyweight Champion Batista revealed his favorite match in WWE. Below is his discussion with Jim Ross:
JR: Is that your favorite big match (vs. The Undertaker from WrestleMania 23) on your resume from WWE?
Batista: My favorite match is the Hell in a Cell I had with Hunter actually. It probably wasn’t nearly as good as the one I had with Taker. It definitely wasn’t as significant or as big.
But the reason I love this match is because I think up until the very last second we beat the hell out of each other and that was the good old days when we were bleeding everywhere. We were going to war with each other. And we started off this match with people chanting “Boring…Boring”.
At the end of the match we just had everybody just sucked in. And in this match, you literally didn’t know what the outcome was going to be until the very last second which is hard to get done. And I felt really accomplished coming out of that match.
Actually probably my favorite televised match, my favorite big match, the favorite match of my career was actually a house show match I had in Mexico with Rey.
JR: Really? Were you the big heel?
Batista: I was and I begged and pleaded because we weren’t on the card and I knew I was a short-termer in the company. I was heel at the time and…you know…working Rey as a heel in Mexico is just anybody’s dream come true.
And I begged and pleaded to give me this match and I finally got it and we gave them a pay-per-view match man and when I came back from the match everybody was….I mean people were applauding.
I’m talking about the boys, they were applauding us like we turned a house show into a pay-per-view and we just gave them everything. I mean everything. All the bells and whistles.
– Update On Women’s Royal Rumble Match Taking Place In 2018
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer recently noted how a Women’s Royal Rumble match in 2018 is not being planned. However, The Sun UK doesn’t think so.
After 5 new female NXT wrestlers debuted on the WWE main roster last week, The Sun UK is reporting that WWE will indeed be doing the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match next year:
“But now the event is set to be confirmed, although the details remain scarce and it is possible it may not have entrants as in the male equivalent. A number of women on the roster have already spoken on the possibility of a women’s Rumble.”
As of right now, there are 21 female wrestlers on the WWE main roster.