Batista was a guest on Talk Is Jericho this week and during the interview, he revealed that he and Triple H originally wanted a different stipulation for their match at WrestleMania 35.
Originally, Batista and Triple H wanted to wrestle inside Hell in a Cell, however, Vince McMahon rejected the idea because of the stipulations PPV.
“Originally, we wanted a have a Hell In A Cell, but Vince, because of the pay-per-view, he didn’t want to have a Hell In A Cell, and we really wanted Hell In A Cell. They’re just great matches, they’re violent. We needed bells and whistles.
We’re two older guys, we hadn’t wrestled in a long time and we needed the drama. We’ve already got the history, so we just needed the violence.”
Batista also spoke about how he was originally supposed to be in Mick Foley’s spot when the legends attacked The New Day at WrestleMania 32, but he turned down the idea.
“Then there was another time where they had Stone Cold, Mick Foley, and Shawn Michaels and they did something with the New Day (WrestleMania 32), I was supposed to play the part of Mick and I said that was something I didn’t want.”
H/T to WrestlingEdge for the transcriptions.