Batista's WrestleMania swan song went well, but it did stumble to start.
Upon entering the ring at WrestleMania 35, Batista nearly fell face first. He was able to laugh the situation off, and when speaking to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV, he said that is may have actually helped him out after so long away from the ring.
"I tripped. I think one of my boots got stuck on the rope. There were a lot of different factors but at the end of the day, I just tripped. You know what's funny is I was so worked up before that and after I tripped, I just had fun. I went out and I just started really living in that moment because I knew it was the last time I was going to be there. As I looked around, I saw Triple H's parents and as soon as the lights went out I went over and I hugged them. That put me at ease believe it or not, that tripping, because I was in that car a lot longer than people think that I was in that car just sitting there getting cold. Also, I warmed up like three times before I actually went out. It was a long show. So I was cooped up in that car, I got out and I was terrified, I was nervous, I was cold again and I was worried about that. I was concerned about way too much other than our match and then after I tripped it all went away," said Batista.
Batista won't have to deal with those in-ring nerves ever again, as he's committed to retirement. Instead, he looks to improve upon his acting career with the action-comedy Stuber set for release next month.
You can see Batista's full conversation with Chris Van Vliet above, and check out his channel for dozens of other wrestling interviews.