Stephen Amell made the mistake of referring to Batista as a celebrity on Twitter and unlucky for the Arrow star, the former World Champion replied.
WWE began the tease of a Triple H versus Batista match all the way back at SmackDown 1000 last October. Then, when The Game tore his pec at Crown Jewel, it looked as if that plan would have to be nixed, for the time being at least. Triple H, much like John Cena, appears to have super healing powers, though. He has been cleared to compete at WrestleMania and that's where the match will go down.
While it was obvious that's where we were headed following the attack on Ric Flair, it still needed to be officially confirmed. That happened on Raw this past week. After an odd promo exchange between the two, Triple H eventually caved and booked the match for 'Mania. The only caveat is that the bout will be a no holds barred affair.
The internet has naturally been talking about the exchange ever since. That includes Arrow star and avid wrestling fan, Stephen Amell. While the actor admitted that he is looking forward to the match, he qualified that comment by tweeting that he doesn't "want to see a celebrity angle detract from an awesome wrestling card."
Mistake. Batista saw the tweet and did not take kindly to being referred to as a celebrity. The Animal quoted Amell's tweet and proceeded to list his accomplishments as a wrestler. Batista pointed out that he is a six-time World Champion, could legitimately "f**k someone up," and is only back with WWE because he loves the business. He signed off by saying "maybe it just adds to the card."
Amell has since replied to Batista's reply and pointed out that his tweet was intended to poke fun at himself, not the Guardian Of The Galaxy's WrestleMania match. Amell has competed in a couple of wrestling matches himself and, as a celebrity, has taken away some of the attention from actual wrestlers and their matches. Hopefully, Batista sees the humor in the joke and replies to Amell for a second time to smooth things over.