Batista tripped up during his entrance at Wrestlemania 35 (WWE)Batista got off to the worst possible start in his latest WWE return as he tripped up during his entrance at Wrestlemania 35 ahead of his match against Triple H.
The 50-year-old, who is a six-time world champion, had not competed in the ring since 2014 in order to concentrate on his acting career.
But Batista made a surprise return in February to set up a Wrestlemania 35 showdown against his former ally Triple H, who put his career on the line.
Batista’s entrance at the MetLife Stadium, however, will go down in history for all the wrong reasons for his hilarious botch.
After heading up the steel steps, ‘The Animal’ put his left leg through the ropes first but it got caught and he ended up on all fours in the ring while his theme music blared out.
what a marvel #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/f1eBLTFKJB
— Scottish Undertaker (@ScotUndertaker) April 8, 2019
In what was by far the most brutal match of the Wrestlemania 35 card, Batista and Triple H went all out during their no-holds barred contest.
Undoubtedly the most gruesome spot of the match came when Triple H pulled out Batista’s nose piercing with a pair of pliers, while special guest commentator Shawn Michaels remarked: ‘You shouldn’t get your body pierced like that.’
Ric Flair, who was attacked by Batista in February, made a surprise appearance late on in the match as his distraction helped Triple H pick up the victory.
With Batista focused on Flair, ‘The Game’ hit his rival with a sledgehammer before nailing the Pedigree to secure the pinfall.