On Sunday night, Batista will take on Alberto Del Rio in his first singles match since his return.
This match is an interesting test of Batista. Batista has shown a whole lot of ring rust since his return in January. In fact, Batista’s Royal Rumble performance was awful, it was only overshadowed by all the fan backlash because of Daniel Bryan not being in the match. Otherwise, Batista’s in-ring performance would have definitely been the story.
So, Batista’s first singles match needed to be with somebody the WWE could trust to make him look good and put on a good match. Enter: Alberto Del Rio.
Del Rio, for all the talk about how boring his character is, is a great in-ring performer. There are not many better choices for Batista to be paired up with.
Nonetheless, Del Rio doesn’t have much of a chance and Batista should roll in this one.
Here is what the rest of the card looks like for this Sunday:
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match
Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Cesaro vs. Christian. Preview here.
- The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family. Preview here.
- WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E vs. Jack Swagger. Preview here.
- Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil. Preview here.
- WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Usos. Preview here.
- Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show Match
Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Rybaxel. Preview here.