Triple H added another stipulation to his WrestleMania match with Batista last night on Monday Night Raw.
When it was first announced, The Game granted The Animal his match vs him at this year's Showcase of the Immortals, but added it would be a No Holds Barred match.
Triple H took things to another level last night on Raw, as he raised the stakes in order to make sure he gives it all in his WrestleMania match.
The Cerebral Assassin stated that he will be putting his career on the line when he faces off against Batista at WWE's biggest show of the year due to a letter from The Animal's legal team stating he wouldn't compete unless he did so.
The retirement stipulation adds another level of intrigue to Triple H vs Batista on April 7 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but it may have made the result of the match a foregone conclusion.
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WWE hasn't explicitly billed this as a retirement match, but The Animal did make reference to that extent when he demanded The Game to grant him a bout vs him at The Showcase of the Immortals.
The former world champion said two weeks ago on Raw that he wanted "one last match, to end my career on my terms." He then said he'd end Triple H's career.
It's also difficult to forget the wrestling status of each legend in this match right now, as one is already effectively retired, while the other only competes part-time.
Batista's last match in the WWE was when he teamed up with Evolution vs The Shield at Payback in 2014, while Triple H's last competed at Crown Jewel last year with Shawn Michaels as D-Generation X vs The Brothers Of Destruction in Kane and The Undertaker.
WrestleMania 35 will write the final chapter in the historic rivalry between The Animal and The Game, but taking into account the new retirement stipulation, there's no way Batista is winning this match.