Batista hasn't been seen in the WWE since he made a return in 2014 for a program with Randy Orton at WrestleMania 30. He won the Royal Rumble that year, earning himself a title shot against The Viper (who was the WWE World Heavyweight champion at the time), which fans disagreed with as they believed it was Daniel Bryan's year.
The now Hollywood actor initially came back as a face but was turned heel part way through his return run due to negative fan reaction, and Bryan being added to the main event of WrestleMania. The Animal would eventually lose the triple threat match when Bryan forced him to submit.
After reforming Evolution and feuding with The Shield, Batista would leave the WWE once more in June 2014 due to creative differences and he hasn't returned since, although he has stated on several occasions that he would like to at some point in the future.
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Speaking on the most recent episode of Chris Jericho's podcast, Talk is Jericho, The Animal said he would like to come back to the WWE to have one more match before retirement. He wants to have a match against Triple H (skip to 1:17:40 in the link above).
Batista said he wants to come back and run a program with The Game and no one else because this would be his retirement send-off and that's how he wants to go out of the business because of the history the two superstars have together.
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However, when he has asked Vince McMahon about returning for this feud, Vince has essentially turned down the idea several times saying he'll think about it, and now Batista has grown tired of asking.
Batista vs Triple H would certainly be an interesting feud, as the two have only had a handful of singles matches against one another in their careers due to them spending a lot of time together in the Evolution stable.
The most notable matches these two legendary superstars have had would be the World Heavyweight championship match at WrestleMania 21 in April 2005 which was where Batista won a major title for the first time.
They also wrestled a Hell in a Cell match at Vengence in June later that year, with The Animal winning that match as well.
The big question is is there enough interest in today's WWE for a match between two part-timers? We've seen the negative reaction Brock Lesnar vs Goldberg got earlier this year, but they managed to turn things around.
A match between Batista and Triple H, two well-respected superstars, should go down well with the WWE fans. It's just a case of whether or not WWE wants it, and right now, Vince doesn't.
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