Three Matches That Will Change Your Opinion About Batista
One of the things I noticed since I came to this site is that you people hate Batista. I'm not saying all of you do, but a good percent of you do. Maybe 75 percent of you.
I'll admit Batista is sometimes off his game, but when he puts in the effort he puts on a hell of an performance. I mean, there are a lot of matches that were outstanding.
Recently, Batista returned from injury and he's never looked better. Batista has been sloppy at times, but in these three matches he looks simply amazing. Anyway, here we go!
No. 3—Wrestlemania 21: World Heavyweight Championship vs Triple H
This was the time of the end of evolution. Randy Orton had just left Evolution and now it was Batista's turn. He had just won the Royal Rumble and had the choice of fighting JBL or fighting Triple H.
JBL would've been easier to beat and plus there was already Cena in that match so he challenged Triple H.
Right from the beginning of that, Batista started to play mind games with The Game. He confused him and terrified him.
The Game attempted to respond with his own psychological warfare, but it was not successful. When it came to showtime Batista had The Game's number.
Batista really took control of the match when he busted The Game open. With a large amount of blood leaking from Triple H's face, you could tell the match was over, or at least that's what it seemed like.
Batista took control of the match until The Cerebral Assassin hit a home run connecting a title to the skull of Batista. It seemed all but over, as Triple H went for the cover: one, two, Batista rolls the shoulder.
Triple H also managed to get a huge low blow on Batista, but that didn't help either. Triple H was going for a Pedigree, only to have it broken and reversed. Then came the crowning moment.
Batista hit a Batista Bomb and that's when we knew we had a New World Heavyweight Champion.
In that match, the performance of Triple H and Batista was absolutely flawless. You couldn't say anything bad about it because as hard as you tried to look for a screw up it just wasn't there.
No. 2—SummerSlam 2008: vs Cena
Despite having two of the most hated guys on this site, this was a spectacular match.
This all started when Mike Adamle became the GM of Raw. The first match he announced was Cena Vs Batista. They won the tag team titles, but only held it for one week thanks to Cena.
According to Cena, it was a match six years in the making. And when it came to it, it was one hell of a match.
Usually at that time Batista and Cena were putting on sloppy performances, but not in this match. Both men were in top form for the match everyone wanted to see.
Batista and Cena exchanged amazing moves after amazing moves. It was truly a match you had to see. Yet another amazing Batista match.
No. 1—Wrestlemania 23: World Heavyweight Championship vs Undertaker
Probably the most unappreciated of all the great Wrestlemania matches. Now I know really well that this site hates Batista, but you have to admit, he put on an amazing performance (as did the Undertaker).
In fact when I watched this match I was telling Nathan (Migeul) that it all looked so real. I mean, it didn't looked like it was staged it looked like it was the real deal. Anyways this was a match for many reasons.
One reason is that The Animal put on an amazing performance. At the time of this feud, Batista looked at the top of his game. He looked vicious, nasty, violent and anything else that you could think of.
Another reason is the Undertaker, just like the Animal, put on a good show. I bet he was thinking to himself "I'm not gonna let him out shine me." So the Undertaker used all the skilled ability he could find in himself to compete with The Animal.
A lot of good things went down in this match including an amazing running power slam on the table. So if this won't convince you, I don't know what will.