Well, Batista and Alberto Del Rio had the singles match no one seemed to be looking forward to at tonight's (Sun., Feb. 23, 2014) WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV) at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
And it went terribly for "Boo-tista".
That's not what I'm calling him, that's what the fans called him during the match. He was roundly booed all throughout the proceedings, despite the fact that Del Rio pulled out as many heel tactics as he could to get the heat on him. It didn't matter.
Fans chanted for Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Y2J and, of course, the aforementioned "Boo-tista".
It was ugly.
Still, "The Animal" won with the Batista Bomb and he's off to WrestleMania 30 to challenge for the WWE world heavyweight championship title, assuming the reaction in this match doesn't force a change of plans.
Here's to hoping.
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