Batista is unlikely to be able to commit to a match at WrestleMania 35 due to filming schedule


We are now just two months away from WrestleMania 35, and the storylines to build towards the big matches should be starting in the next few weeks.

Already being built towards are the Universal Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins and the feud between Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch.

But it's always the potential returns of legends that gets the WWE Universe salivating, and many think Batista might be the one to make a comeback.

The now-Hollywood sensation has longed for a final showdown with his former Evolution stable mate Triple H, and even hinted last year it could be his retirement bout.

Another match between the two was hinted at way back in October 2018 during the celebrations of SmackDown's 1000th episode.

Batista tried to antagonise The Game by saying he's done everything there is to do in WWE, expect from beat The Animal.

It led to an intense stare-down which was eventually defused, but it seemed as though seeds were being planted for Mania 35.

That match though looks increasingly less-likely to be happening with every passing day.

Batista versus Triple H looked to be a lock-in for WrestleMania 35, but plans have seemingly changed

Mike Johnson of PWInsider has explained how a scheduling conflict is seemingly going to prevent Batista from returning for Mania season.

"Batista, to the best of my knowledge I’ve heard nothing about Batista [appearing in the near future]," said Johnson, per NoDQ.

"I know there was a lot of expectation about him against Triple H at WrestleMania, but he’s going to be making Dune - the remake in the next couple of months.

"Whether that leaves him the ability to train, prepare, and even come back to wrestle we will see. I haven’t heard anything about it."

If Batista can't make it to Mania, the hinting of Triple H instead feuding with Dean Ambrose would now make sense after they had a tense face-off on Raw last week.

And with rumours rife that Undertaker will not have a part to play on the Grandest Stage of Them All this year either, WWE could finally be putting their trust in the younger stars to carry the load instead of relying on bringing back part-timers.

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