Triple H is set to face Batista at WrestleMania 35 in a No Hold Barred match where if he loses, he must retire from wrestling.
Speaking about his match, Triple H revealed that there were other plans for him at WrestleMania.
“I went from a month ago thinking, ‘Oh, this is great — I’m going to have an easy year this year, I just go watch the Hall of Fame and then I get to work behind the scenes at [Wrestle]Manias,” he told ESPN. “It will be easy. Then, Vince tells me I’m in the Hall of Fame … and then next thing [I know], I’m working at WrestleMania. So I got busy quick.”
Triple H says that there weren’t any plans of him wrestling at the event but Vince McMahon approached him and said that he wanted him to wrestle. The Game says he was worried that he wouldn’t be able to make it to WM because he tore his pectoral muscle at Crown Jewel.
“So I didn’t feel that way — Vince came to me and told me, ‘I need you to be in WrestleMania this year,’” Levesque said, recalling a conversation from February. “And I was like, ‘Really? Because I haven’t been cleared to train yet even — I don’t know that I’m going to make that.’ Batista and I had this conversation a while ago about trying to do this … then I had to call him and go, ‘Dude, I tore my pec and I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ll see.’ To this day, I’m still … I’m going to get in the ring next Sunday, and you and I will both find out at the same time whether my pec will hold on.”
Triple H hopes that he can perform well in the match, even though lifting weight and getting hit by Batista are two completely different things. Here’s hoping that he is able to do his job safely.