Batista Explains Why He Missed WWE Raw; Set For Face-Off With Triple H Next Week

Batista decided he doesn't like Philadelphia.

Many expected Batista to show up on Raw to address his actions last week when he laid out Ric Flair on his 70th birthday in an effort to get Triple H's attention. However, prior to Raw, Batista took to Instagram to announce that he wouldn't be showing up in Philadelphia because he didn't want to be there as he doesn't like Philly.

Even though Batista wasn't around, Triple H was in Philadelphia to address Batista's attack on Flair. Triple H went into a shoot, using "Dave Bautista" and "Richard Fliehr" when addressing the attack. He discussed his real life relationship with "Fliehr" and said he would fight "Bautista" anywhere. You can view Triple H's promo in the video above.

Later in the night, WWE announced that Batista and Triple H would meet face-to-face on next week's Raw.

In the Instagram video, Batista stated he would need to think about how much he doesn't like Pittsburgh before deciding whether or not to show up.

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